Day three in Siem Reap started at a much more vacation-y time of 8:00am. Yes, we woke up at 8:00 while on vacation. In reality, our bodies had no idea what time it was. Traveling to the other side of the world is rough!
Our day three plans included bicycles! Our hotel was about six kilometers away from the Angkor temple complex and we were in the mood for an adventure. So much of an adventure that we left the helmets at the hotel. Sorry mom.
The ride to the temples is very easy. The road is new, the speed limit is slow and the monkeys are sparse. It's just a little hot and sticky! Taking the bikes around allowed us to stop at the smaller, less popular temples. We visited this bitty little temple first and climbed to the top. The stairs were incredibly steep.
We next had to ride over the moat and into the Bayon temple complex. I kinda wanted to take off with these little dragon boats. Bird boats? What are those animals?
We biked past the smiling faces of the Bayon and out the West gate.
Hello smiling gate!
We decided to bike along the West Baray - an ancient reservoir that once fed water to the towns surrounding the Angkor temples. The road wasn't really paved...
Four hours later, we wound our way back to the main temple complex. And did some dancing...
Biking around the temples allowed us to stop at some of the smaller temples.
We said good night to the Bayon faces at sunset.