Trip Advisor has just announced that Angkor Wat is the top Landmark in the world to visit, with Siem Reap voted 2nd best Destination in the world.
UPDATE: Lonely Planet has just voted Angkor Wat as the Best Travel Destination to go and see 2015.
I have been photographing here since 1999 and it is truly a magical place, Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The whole Angkor complex stretches some 400 km2, so there are always new places to discover.
Of all the different temples that make up the Angkor complex, Angkor Wat is the jewel in the lotus and also the most well preserved of them all.
The stone carving here is some of the most exquisite of all the temples.
Even though the place sees a large number of tourists each year, local life still goes on in and around Angkor Wat.
Siem Reap is the gateway to the temples and a town that has expanded over the years but never lost its charm.
There are now great places to eat and drink to suit all budgets in Siem Reap. I’m looking forward to heading back again this November. There are places available on the photography holiday if you want to improve your photography skills. Because of my extensive knowledge of the area I get you to the best places for the best light.
My photography holidays here also support some NGO’s helping street kids, the rural poor, people with disabilities and also a nature conservation project.
Details of the travel photography holiday I run to Angkor Wat can be found on my website: http://www.digitalphotographyholidays.com
You can follow my journey over the years of photographing at the Angkor Wat temples on the Manfrotto website: http://www.manfrottoimaginemore.com
Keep in touch:
My travel photography holidays & UK photography workshops website: www.digitalphotographyholidays.com
My travel and garden photography website: www.stephenstuddphotography.com