Seeing the Sunrise at Angkor Wat is a experience many Travellers dream of one day seeing. Check out these handy tips for making the most of your Bucket List Moment.
1. Organise your Transport.
Make sure you organise your transport before the day of travel to guarantee how you are getting there and back as well as locking in a good price. $15-20 USD for a day hire of a tuk tuk is a good price.
2. Wake up Early!
Angkor Wat opens at 5 AM but if you haven't brought tickets yet you need to be there just before opening as lines will quickly form.
3. Be prepared to be Surround by People.
Though not everyone will make the effort to get there early for Sunrise, a lot of people also have this on their bucket list. So be prepared to be walking in the dark with a crowd of strangers.
4. Best spot for Photos - Left Side of Angkor Wat
But keep in mind a lot of people will know this as well and you will all be huddled around the small muddy pond waiting for the perfect moment when the sun reflects Angkor Wat onto the surface of the water.
5. Be Patient.
Though you have got there early to get your perfect spot you will have to wait for the perfect moment. We recommend hiring a small mat to sit on from the local stalls for around $3 USD. Sun will start to shine behind Angkor Wat around 6 AM but it won't rise until around 7 AM.
Be patient and embrace the experience of seeing Angkor Wat lit up in all its glory.