Snapshot: Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, Angkor Region, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Sunrise

Sun worshipers wake up as early as four in the morning to catch the view of the sun as it rises behind the silhouette of Angkor Wat. The effort of waking up to catch the sunrise pays as the dramatic scene unfolds. They say the sunrise at Angkor Wat is one of the best images of Cambodia.

So I woke up at dawn and rode the bike from Siem Reap to the Angkor Region. It was still dark but I managed to reach the ticket office at five in the morning, their opening time. Before the sun broke out, I was already positioned together with others watchers of various nationalities in front of the towering temple.

What more can I say, the photo speaks for itself. Waking up early just to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat truly pays. It is one of the best views of sunrise I have ever witnessed.


  1. Kat

    Gano katagal kang nagbike to angkor region?

  2. sid

    your lucky enough to see the sunrise,us we went there only last month wake up at 4:00 am waited until 6am ala sunrise due to weather it’s cloudy that day….

  3. allan

    nice. been there last year.

  4. riz

    Love the dramatic shot! 🙂 Angkor wat. #1 on my lists this year. Looking forward of your Angkor wat travel guide post. 🙂

  5. iloveit!! it pays to wake up that early 🙂 nagbike ka na naman siguro 😀

    1. Hi CA, yes nagbike. Hehehe 🙂

  6. soon… I will have to wake up by 4 and bike to Angkor too…beautiful photo!

    1. Thanks Apol. 🙂
      It pays to wake up early and ride the bike just see the sunrise, kahit walang breakfast 🙂

  7. Beautiful silhouette…right timing lang at angle.

    1. Exactly, buti at nakisama din ang weather. Rainy season na sa Cambodia eh. Thanks Mitch 🙂

  8. doi

    i am yet to see the beauty of this sunrise…super ganda niya!

    1. Dapat pala sinamahan nyo na ako 😛

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