Walking among the Giants and Flight of the Gibbon

3 days of getting our ‘Indiana Jones’ on and exploring the many temples and structures of Siem Reap – said to have been built in the 16th Century onwards…  The sheer size is absolutely mind-blowing and the fact they have stood for so long without the aid of a mortar is incredible.

After our last temple, Dee and I opted-in for one of the add-ons intrepid had arranged, Flight of the Gibbon – A high ropes course some 50-60 feet up in the trees of the jungle…  Sadly, we didn’t get to see any Gibbons, however, one back on the ground we find a tarantula in its hole!!

Though our group had headed back to the hotel, we were well looked after, being both driven by tuk-tuk to and from the Flight of the Gibbon centre.  On our way back, and included in the package,  we stopped off for dinner at the Palmboo Restaurant – The staff were friendly (it helps if you pick-up some common phrases, even if it’s just thank you – phonetically: All Gun), The restaurant was perfect for where we were , lakeside, and more importantly the food was delicious – see photos below.

In this Photo Collection: Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm,The Angkor Thom Sth Facing Gate & Bayon Temple, The Terrace of Elephants, the Flight of the Gibbon and Palmboo Restaurant.

– Angkor Wat

– Banteay Srei

-Ta Prohm

– The Angkor Thom Sth Facing Gate & Bayon Temple

– Terrace of the Elephants

– Flight of the Gibbon

Travel Summary:

  • Location
    • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Hotel
    • Claremont Angkor Hotel – Comfortable with friendly staff and a roof-top restaurant.
  • Activities
    • Visited Temples – 3-day pass required – If you want to see them all, you definitely need this.
    • Flight of the Gibbon
  • Tips
    • The locals are friendly, however, if you do make friends with the children, they will ask you for donations so be prepared with small change, small items like pens or small polite phrases like, phonetically:
      • Ak tai, all gun – No, Thank you
      • Sous Dey – Hello
      • Som – Please
    • All the food was good but I recommend you try the Chicken & Basil

 

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