These Angkor Wat Photos have been taken during my recent round-the-world trip in October 2013. As I had a stopover in Malaysia I decided not to fly directly to Thailand, but take a detour via Cambodia. You can get cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap with Malaysia Airlines. Onwards to Bangkok you can fly with AirAsia even cheaper. Siem Reap is the town directly near Angkor Wat which makes it the perfect homebase. The airport is really small and beautiful, and the 15-minute ride to your hotel makes it very convenient. Check back with your hotel first to arrange a pickup service! I stayed at Borei Angkor Resort which I can highly recommend. Once you’re there, your trips to make Angkor Wat Photos can begin! As Angkor Wat is “a trip of a lifetime”, make sure to have a great DSLR camera when you get here – check out my guide to the best travel camera if you need help!
The best way to explore the temples and take the best Angkor Wat Photos is to hire a Tuktuk driver for the day. He will drive you around wherever you want to go for under 10 US dollars a day (yes, it’s that inexpensive!). Another upside: many drivers that speak English can give you lots of tips on your route and the temples you want to see. This is especially handy for photographers as they know the best spots for Angkor Wat photos. Once you bought your ticket (starting from day passes) you should check out the main temple and take Angkor Wat photos of course. As this is the main attraction it is usually very crowded, but you can wander around the area on your own and look for the best photography spots. Angkor Wat is only a very small portion of the whole Angkor complex though. You should then continue to do the small or big tour circuit which takes you to a lot of temples and buildings at Angkor Thom. At some smaller temples you might get lucky and be on your own without any other tourist in sight. My personal favorite places at Angkor Thom were: Bayon, Ta Prohm, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm. I highly recommend to stay for two days at least to have enough time. Plan your trip before you arrive by using various Angkor Temples Guides to see all the things you want to see!