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Photo Friday: Angkor Wat Sunrise

Regardless of whether or not you’re a morning person, it is worth getting up in time to see the Angkor Wat sunrise. ย It is absolutely breath-taking and ought to be on your bucket list.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing that you will remember forever, especially if it’s the first time you see Angkor Wat with your own eyes. ๐Ÿ˜€ ย If you get there on time, it will still be pitch-black. Claim your spot and don’t move unless you want to lose it.

You want the best view possible. ย Angkor Wat is amazing and there isn’t anything quite like it. As Cambodia’s national symbol, it’s on their flag. Angkor Wat ย was built as King Suryavarman II’s state temple and capital city – he ruled from 1113-1150.

So you’re not just looking at a sunrise over a one-of-a-kind temple; you’re looking at the sun come up behind a nearly 900 year-old city. ย I hope that these pictures that I chose for this week’s Photo Friday will make you feel like you actually watched the sun rise and that they’ll make you put this on your bucket list if you haven’t already. ๐Ÿ˜€

That means we have to start with the darkness.ย It seems like it’s going to be pitch-black forever, so it’s really exciting when you can see the silhouette like in the photo below. ๐Ÿ˜€

Finally! It's not longer pitch-black.

Finally! It’s no longer pitch-black.



Getting there. ย I LOVE the hint of purple.


Orange! Here comes the sun!

Orange! Here it comes!


Hello, Mr. Sun!

Hello, Mr. Sun!





It's up!

It’s up!


The whole view.

My favourite shot.


What gorgeous sunshine!

How gorgeous is this?!

What’s the most beautiful sunrise you’ve ever seen?



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10 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Angkor Wat Sunrise

  1. Michele Chan-Thomson

    Wonderful photos! I especially like the ones where it’s still really dark, and you can barely make out the silhouette of the temple buildings. Alas, I did not get up early enough to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat when we were in Siem Reap, even though I know it’s supposed to be one of the best views in town. With 3 kids along, I wasn’t in the mood to drag them all out of bed in the pitch dark. Glad that I could experience through your lens.

    1. Becky Post author

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€ I understand why you didn’t make it; it’s hard enough to get up on your own, so I can’t imagine having 3 kids. Maybe when your kids are older, I hope you get a chance to see it some day. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m glad I could give you an experience. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Becky Post author

      Make sure that this is on your bucket list! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’ll be the most amazing sunrise you’ll ever see! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. thewordhermit

    Great photos. Were there a lot of people there to catch the sunrise? I love how you captured the progression from the faintest hint of light to a beautiful sunny morning.

    1. Becky Post author

      There were tons of people! Luckily, we got there early enough to get the best spot. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so happy that you love the progression.

    1. Becky Post author

      LOL – peanut butter and jealous! That’s new. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you so much! I’m glad that you stopped by, and I hope that you make it there some day! ๐Ÿ˜€

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