柬埔寨的重要景點 (from UNESCO site & Lonely Planet)：
Cultural Heritage Site – http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/kh
Temple of Preah Vihear (2008)
Lonely Planet Top 5 – http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cambodia#ixzz2D6Wwl3NQ
1 Prasat Preah Vihear (沒有去，後來看到了照片，很想去)
Marvel at the stone sanctuaries and the breathtaking views of the ultimate mountain temple, a heavenly reward for a hellish overland trip
2 Koh Ker
Wander the ruins of this long-inaccessible 10th-century capital
3 Angkor Wat
Encounter the mother of all temples, the world’s largest religious building: the one and only Angkor Wat
Discover architectural clues from eras long forgotten, cycle to nearby hilltop temples, and experience the norry, Cambodia’s homemade bamboo train
5 Koh Kong Conservation Corridor
Explore the jungles, mangroves, waterfalls, islands and beaches of the southern Cardamom Mountains
從越南到Siem Reap的機票大約 USD$170 – $250連稅。
Angkor Wat 要付入場費，一天証USD$20, 三天USD$40和七天USD$60。
中午到達去酒店Check-in後，包半日車+導遊大約了解吳高歷史 (主要參觀Angkor Wat)
六時看日出，再逛Angkor Wat，再到Angkor Thom
回Angkor Thom玩餘下的，再經Victory Gate到Ta Keo和Ta Prohm，完成Small Tour Circuit
走Grand Tour Circuit要大約一整天時間
看日落 (在Angkor Wat和Angkor Thom中間的Phnom Bakheng)
做個Spa / Massage ，下午坐飛機回去
Day 5, 6 : (Extra)
Consulate General of Cambodia in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Unit 616, 6/F Star House, No. 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
私人導遊 – http://angkorwattripguide.com/angkor-wat-tours/
FCC酒店 – http://www.fcccambodia.com/angkor/tour_transportation.php
FCC酒店Tripadvisor評價 – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297390-d550138-Reviews-FCC_Angkor-Siem_Reap_Siem_Reap_Province.html
WikiTravel – http://wikitravel.org/en/Angkor_Archaeological_Park
吳哥每個兢的簡單資料和地圖 – http://www.canbypublications.com/siemreap/srtemples.htm
Day 1 – 開始Angkor Wat的旅程，來到才發現吳高很大，四日三夜才能勉強玩到重點。
The visual impact of Angkor Wat, particularly on one’s first visit, is awesome. As you pass through the outer gate and get your first glimpse, its size and architecture make it appear two dimensional, like a giant postcard photo against the sky. After you cross through the gate and approach the temple along the walkway it slowly gains depth and complexity. To maximize this effect you should make your first visit in optimal lighting conditions, i.e. after 2:00PM. Do not make your first visit to Angkor Wat in the morning when the backlighting obscures the view.
The first level of is the most artistically interesting. Most visitors begin their exploration with the bas-reliefs that cover the exterior wall of the first level, following the bas-reliefs counterclockwise around the temple. Bas-relief highlights include the mythological Battle of Kuru on the west wall; the historical march of the army of Suryavarman II, builder of Angkor Wat, against the Cham, followed by scenes from Heaven and Hell on the south wall; and the classic ‘Churning of the Ocean Milk’ on the east wall. (http://www.canbypublications.com/siemreap/temples/temp-angwat.htm)
Day 2 – 五時就起來，今天太陽伯伯出來了，不過一到中午我們就差不多曬乾了，回去吃飯和小睡片刻，繼續參觀。晚上就到市中心湊熱鬧。
If you see only two temples, Angkor Wat and Bayon should be the ones. The giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. There are 37 standing towers, most but not all sporting four carved faces oriented toward the cardinal points. Who the faces represent is a matter of debate but they may be Loksvara, Mahayana Buddhism’s compassionate Bodhisattva, or perhaps a combination of Buddha and Jayavarman VII. Bayon was the Jayavarman VII’s state-temple and in many ways represents the pinnacle of his massive building campaign. It appears to be, and is to some degree, an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century.
Huge temple-mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom. Largely collapsed and in ruined condition, the main temple area is undergoing extensive restoration and is not open to the public. The exterior entry gate and elevated walkway are open. Note the unique animal carvings at the walkway entrance, and the large reclining Buddha on the west side, added to the temple at a much later period.
Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon, Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace area. The northern section of the wall displays some particularly fine sculpture including the five headed horse and scenes of warriors and dancers. Constructed in part by Jayavarman VII and extended by his successor. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography before noon. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.
Impressive laterite and sandstone pyramid. The lack of surviving carvings leaves it artistically uninteresting, but it is the tallest scalable temple in Angkor Thom, providing a nice view from the top.
A double terrace wall at the north end of the Terrace of Elephants with deeply carved nagas, demons and other mythological beings. The inner wall is an earlier version of the outer wall that was covered at the time the outer wall was added. The inner wall was excavated by French archaeologists in the late 1990s. The terrace was named for the statue of the ‘Leper King’ that sits on top.
The construction of this temple mountain on Phnom Bakheng (Bakheng Hill), the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area, marked the move of the capital of the Khmer empire from Roluos to Angkor in the late 9th century AD. It served as King Yasovarman I’s state-temple at the center of his new capital city Yasodharapura.
Day 3 – 今天要征服Grand Circuit Tour，一天剛剛好。
Preah Khan is a huge, highly explorable monastic complex. Full of carvings, passages and photo opportunities. It originally served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. For a short period it was also the residence of King Jayavarman VII during the reconstruction of his permanent home in Angkor Thom. Preah Khan means ‘sacred sword.’
Small, classic Bayon-style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure, face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries much like a miniature version of Ta Prohm. Many of the carvings are in good condition and display particularly fine execution for late 12th century works.
East Mebon is a large temple-mountain-like ruin, rising three levels and crowned by five towers. Jayavarman IV, a usurper to the throne, moved the capital from Angkor to Koh Ker in 928AD.
Picturesque baray opposite the east entrance of Banteay Kdei. Originally constructed by the same architect that built Pre Rup. Remodeled in the 12th century as part of Jayavarman VII’s massive building campaign. A multi-tiered landing platform on the west edge of the baray is adorned with naga balustrades and guardian lions. The very sparse remains of an island temple can be seen poking out of the middle of the lake during the dry season when the water is low. Srah Srang offers a pleasant, much less touristed sunrise alternative to Angkor Wat.
Day 4 – 就這樣就用完了我們的吳高三日Pass，今天就簡單地過吧。