Spectacular Angkor Wat from hot air balloon

There is a popular saying in Cambodia: “your Cambodian trip is not completed without a visit to Siem Rieap and Angkor Wat”. Angkor Wat has long been known as the largest temple complex among the Angkor monuments of Cambodia which has recently become one of the most attractive destinations to travellers all around the world. In addition to traditional means of transportation such as taxi or tuk tuk, hot air balloon is now a favorite choice of many travellers to enjoy the panoramic view of this famous monument from high above. Indochina tours Cambodia

A more spectacular Angkor Wat seen from hot air balloon
A more spectacular Angkor Wat seen from hot air balloon

Locating about 240 km far from the capital Phnom Penh to the north and was built under the King Surja-warman II (1113-1150), Angkor Wat is hiding itself in deep forests. This famous temple complex with its south- north length of 1400m and east-west width of 800m is made from stacked stones looks very natural, even at the top dome.

Angkor Wat is hiding itself in deep forests
Angkor Wat is hiding itself in deep forests

Local people in Siem Reap in particular and in Cambodia in general consider Angkor Wat as their pride. You will have a great chance to discover this proud work from the sky as your air balloon starts to leave the ground. In order to try this interesting experience, you will have to pay 15USD/person to have a great chance to admire the panoramic picture of Angkor Wat from an air balloon within 15 minutes. As the hot air balloon slowly flying higher and higher, you will see green rice fields and the monuments getting smaller and smaller. The higher that your balloon flies, the more majestic Angkor Wat will be. It feels like you are flying in the heaven and almost every traveller has shared that this experience totally worth its price. Tours in Cambodia

Admiring the panoramic picture of Angkor Wat from air balloon
Admiring the panoramic picture of Angkor Wat from air balloon

A tip for you to have absolutely amazing memories in Cambodia is enjoy this hot air balloon experience in the early morning or at the sunset because at these two moment, Angkor Wat is most mysterious!

Angkor Wat is most mysterious at sunset
Angkor Wat is most mysterious at sunset

If you are now in Cambodia or planning to visit this country, do not ignore this exciting experience and if it is possible I suppose that you should not to waste this opportunity to visit other attractive destinations in Southeast Asia, a Mekong River tour which cross through several countries in this region is a not bad suggestion

The Indochina Voyages team.

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