May 16th, weather: fair
The people who belong to community of tourists in Angkor Wat, Cambodia,
do something and be impressed surely.
The thing is…
★Watching sunrise at Angkor Wat !!
I thought watching that may be once-in-a-lifetime, so made order to front desk of the hotel, and chartered tuku-tuku half a day.
The date was May 16th, 4：30 AM, when was the day I left Siem Reap.
I went to back of the forest using tuku-tuku without going back to hotel.
It took 10 minutes from Angkor Wat.
I think here is not a major place and usual tour does not go here.
Because of early morning, there were two persons, me and a German tourist.
When we ascended, a local person came and began to explain kindly.
He said to take some pictures of us.
Although I also listened kindly at first, language was English and I could not understand and took some pictures on my own.
Then, he became kind to only a German tourist and I left behind.
I thought that I had to pay some chips later, and left forwardly.
After that, I did sightseeing by myself.
Here is a famous place, used film shoot.
It took about 10 minutes using tuku-tuku.
Here is filled by people normally, but few people were here then because of early morning.
So, I could do sightseeing in a relaxed way….
In here, a local person also began to explain kindly and do sightseeing together.
Then I said firmly “Guides, no thank you.”
He left obediently.
Compering to Angkor Thom, here was different because I saw roots of huge trees entwine ruins.
It was a sight to see and mysterious place.
And I went to last place of this sightseeing.
★To Banteay Kdei
I watched ruins walking in the forest.
When I did sightseeing between each ruins, I overwhelmed huge ruins made of stones.
But now, watching photographs with guidebooks,
I feel that mysterious atmosphere…
Next is sightseeing of Tonle Sap
I felt something was wrong in here.