Khmer Temples, Cambodia 2013

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First View of Angkor Wat

We arrived in Siem Reap, the town closest to the Temples, in the afternoon. We thought the best way to deal with our jetlag was to do something, so we hired a tuk-tuk (a motorcycle rickshaw) driver and headed 4 miles north of Siem Reap to get our first glimpse of Angkor Wat. It's the largest of the temples: it covers 500 acres and is surrounded by a 600-foot wide moat. Built in the early 12th century, it took 30 years to construct.