My rented ride. Biked about 40-50 km. I was very sweaty in the 90+ degree heat.
I sat down to paint this tree (because how could you not?!?) and by the end, I had quite an audience and some fellow painters with me.
Showing her how to use the watercolors.
I was continually astounded by how open and well-preserved the temples were. I felt like a kid wandering through corridors, windows, and doors, not sure where exactly they would lead me, or climbing up steep stone steps for a stunning view. My favorites were the trees perhaps as old as the temples themselves essentially crushing the wat walls to grow.
Besides Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is a lovely city. The people are really kind, and the tuktuk drivers are very creative with their solicitations. Best of all, the food is delicious and cheap. I can't wait to go back!