Today is Christmas eve , received a lot of message from friends which I don’t have time to reply them yet. Wake up at 6am to have our breakfast at the lobby. The buffet breakfast is not so delicious as it seem and I didn’t eat much. After breakfast we wait till 8am the hotel staff say that our day trip was cancelled and put us on tomorrow, we went back to our room but as soon as we reach the staff informed us that the tour guide was here to pick us up. They pick us No 2/ , continue pick up other tourist from their hotels. The van pack with 11 people including us.
After picking everyone, we going to buy tickets to Angkor Wat. The ticket must have our photo on it like passport. Our tour guide name Tida..his English was good where we explain every details.
Our first place was Angkor Wat Temple..is exhibits the most unique religious architecture in the world and is the best preserved temple in the 12th century. This great temple is surrounded by a moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. The temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. We were there for 3 to 4 hours just to walk around the area and taking photos and our tour guide explaining the details of the temple and of course a lot of tourists too. There we get to know some people in the van with us.. there is a lovely couple (elderly couple) we have chat with them, both of them are cute and funny couple.
After the first temple, we going to have lunch at 12pm, the restaurants is packs with people and mostly we sit separately but the one who join us was a lady from Ukraine. I have a chat with her and she told me she been here for a few days and I ask her any other place she would like to recommend us to visit.
After lunch we going to visit – Ta Prohm Temple- is one of the most picturesquare tree temples in the Angkor complex. Originally named Rajavihara, Ta Prohm Temple was commissioned in 1186AD by Kind Jayararman VII and was dedicated to his mother in hur of Prajhaparamite (the goddess of wisdom in Mahayana Buddhism). We were there for one and the half hours. We get to know a another family’s from Brazil.
Next we going to Bayon Temple- is one of the largest Mahayana a Buddhist temples in the Angkor complex; the Bayon was built in the heart of Angkor Thom(a great city spanning Nine square kilometres). It was constructed in the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King Jayavarman Vll. The Bayon’s most distinctive feature is the multitude of massive, serene stone faces that grace its many towers. This time we chatting with a guy name David from England. He’s friendly and he also have visited Malaysia for 2 weeks since he have friend here. Next we going to East gate to take some photo before heading to Phnom Bakheng Temple to watch sunset. The hill that we all going to climb is about 20 min according to Tida. When we reach up, the queue is too long when we reach up the temples. All of us decided to go down and heading home- is almost 5pm. The tour van send us home first, we have a wonderful time with the rest of the people in the van. Is time to say our good bye to them as we heading back to our hotels.
We reach about 6pm. Open reaching our suite, we saw some gifts on our bed, is a Christmas gift from the hotel, having shower , rest and write my review today before I forgot everything that we been going,
During next time, we feel hungry and have dinner at the suite, they having Christmas buffet which cost USD 17 per person, since we going down late nothing much left to eat..*sad*. We sitting near the pool to have our dinner and accompany with Christmas songs. They have a few couple swimming during the night plus cocktail near the pool too.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.