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  1. Brad Mixner
    Brad Mixner at |

    Now that’s a photobomb!

  2. Marisa Green
    Marisa Green at |

    Did this exact same stuff last month! So awesome!

  3. Erik
    Erik at |

    I just did the same on the morning of June 23rd but had a completely different experience. We used Happy Angkor tour company and had already visited Angkor Wat two days prior, thus we already had our park ticket. The guide & driver picked me up at the hotel at 4:45am, took me to the (back?) entrance where we waited 5-10 minutes with a small group of people, then the officials let us in. We walked briskly to the left side (your “thousand people” picture) and I was literally the 3rd person to get there. My guide told me exactly where to stand at the water’s edge to get the best shooting angle for pictures. He then waited by a tree behind me for a little over an hour while I watched the sunrise and snapped my pictures (and he even came over to take some pictures of me so I would have something better than a selfie). When I turned around to look at the crowd behind me, I’d say it was maybe half as large as your picture. We departed around 6am and they took me back to the hotel for breakfast. They left and came back at 8:30am to pick up my family and we spent the day visiting some less visited temples (Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som, East Mebon, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, and Pre Rup). We were very satisfied with Happy Angkor, I’d recommend them to anyone. I will say that the Angkor Wat area appeared significantly more crowded on Friday than on Wednesday when we visited the complex (due to Asian weekend tourists?), so maybe it’s best to go during the middle of the week.

  4. Trevor
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    That’s great! A friend of mine (Thom) I think just recently visited Ankgor Thom (although I haven’t had the chance to catch up because I’ve been traveling myself). Would you recommend your driver / tour guide? I thought I was going to get there in March but alas, did not, it is still very high on my list, hopefully before the end of the year (unless of course its at the way end of the year, where I may punt to 2017 based on the experience you share).

    Great post none-the-less… and really, really makes me want to visit it!