Cambodia and the Temples of Angkor
Although we were only in Cambodia for five minutes, there was plenty of time to realise how special the Temples of Angkor are. Angkor Wat is the most famous, but to my eyes far from the most spectacular. My favourite was Ta Prohm, of Tomb Raider fame, where vast fig and silk-cotton trees tower above the ruined temple, incongruously taking root in the temple stonework itself.
From the rural simplicity of the local communities to the tranquil beauty of lake Tonle Sap, Siam Reap's surroundings were never less than captivating, even though we STILL didn't manage to see a proper sunset!