Southeast Asia gets hot this time of year. 98F/37C with 75% humidity is too damn hot. But, I live here. I’m climatized. No, it was ridiculously hot, but I was on a mission.
Angkor Wat is an overwhelming experience. It’s the incredible place that time forgot. There were a million people living here. It was the biggest city in the world at the time. It was all based around the water system of canals and reservoirs that allowed the population to grow. First it was a Hindu, then it was Buddhist. Over population and war took it’s toll and Angkor Wat eventually fell in to ruin.
Read the fascinating history of Angkor Wat here: http://www.siemreapcambodia.org/history/
What we’re left with from 700 years ago is an amazing architectural monument. A visit to Angkor Wat is a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll always treasure.
Yea, it was hot.