We stayed at a place called Green Town Guesthouse which is about 1 mile from the night market. The room was hotter then heck, but it was cheap!
We walked to the night market and got a Cambodian dish platter so we could try it all. The amok fish was my favorite. Then we did some shopping and watched a drag queen show that was happening on a the night market stage. They lip synched and did skits. They weren’t even trying to hide that they were men. One drag queen lip synched a Whitney Houston song, the music purposely cut out and she/he was singing at the top of his male lungs and he started laughing.
At sun rise the next day we went to Angkor Wat. We got there at about 6 am to find a huge crowd. But we still enjoyed it.
The Bayon Temple, which is in the center of Angkor Thom, has 216 smiling faces around the complex. The inside was well lit by sunlight and had beautiful hallways. It was the surreal state temple of king Jayavarman VII. This was my second favorite one.
Ta Prohm was my favorite because century old tree’s roots are wrapped around the temple. There are two types of trees; silk-cotton (which have huge trunks) and ficus (which strangle a tree with its multiple roots) Tomb Raider and Two Brothers were filmed there.
Ta Keo is a huge mountain of temple. It is believed that it was the first built out of sand stone.
Catherine is off to Thailand and I’m off to Sihanoukville, which is down south on the coast. I’m taking a night bus, so I save on a hotel 😉
While I wait for my bus, I decided to go to blue pumpkin. Upstairs has a cool lounge with beds,AC and WiFi.