If we understood correctly, people live within the more remote Angkor Wat areas and also work there, either at the temples or selling cold drinks and handicrafts outside.
Tuk Tuk is definitely the way to go when visiting the temples. We saw other tourists on bicycles which seemed like a nice idea but just too hot this time of year considering the distances.
Nothing like a hammock for a quick snooze! Many tuk tuk drivers use them when waiting for passengers and we saw them strung up everywhere – in the shade under people’s house, amongst trees in the garden and on the street next to small stalls.
The temple itself was lovely. Small but one of the earliest temples to be restored which means that statues and lots of delicate carvings are well preserved. We particularly enjoyed these monkeys. We did see small monkeys along the side of the road in the area.
Many of the young Cambodian girls dress to avoid the sun and keep their skin pale. So while we are sweating in our shorts and t-shirts they wear several layers and a hat, scarf, glove combo! People are very friendly and happy to have a small chat.
On the way back to fown we stopped at a butterfly farm.