The ultimate playground (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

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In order to see as much as we could in the three days we’d scheduled in Siem Reap we hired a tuk tuk and driver for the entire period.

When Siem Reap is mentioned people naturally think of Angkor Wat. But of the hundreds of temples in the area we found some of the smaller temples were more interesting to walk around.  ‘The boy’ had a great time, as there was so much safe space for him to run around and rocks to climb and explore.  We visited eight temples in three days and not wanting to bore you with the finer details of each archaeological sight I will give you an insight into what we saw using photography instead:

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Our lovely driver 'Jack' and his lovely new tuk tuk. Another family shot!

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Ta Som temple

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Climbing 1.5 kilometres up the dry riverbed to reach the carvings at the top - Kbal

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The beautiful temple, Banteay Srei

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The Bayon

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Face carvings feature heavily in the architecture at the Bayon - one of our favourite temples in Siem Reap

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Milk time at the Bayon Temple

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Climbing through the tree roots at Ta Phrom temple

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Ta Phrom - tree roots and temple become one

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The stunning Angkor Wat

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A monk joins the throng of people visiting the famous Angkor Wat

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A group of tourists with their lenses trained on 'the boy' - Angkor Wat

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Daddy and 'the boy' in front of Angkor Wat

Top tip of the day:
There is more safe green space for your baby to play on around the temples in Siem Reap than any other place we’ve been in Asia. Take a ball or some outdoor toys with you to give your baby play breaks during the day.

 

 

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