I was unsure how accessible Angkor Wat would be to me; on one hand it’s a bunch of ruined temples from the 1200’s, on the other hand it’s Cambodia’s largest tourist attraction.
Our day started off at 4.30am to arrive in time for what turned out to be a disappointing sunrise followed by Angkor Wat, the tomb raider temple (Ta Prohm) and then a tuktuk tour around the rest of the sights to see them from the outside.
All I can say is the temples were not at all accessible. Not. At. All! I genuinely feel like I may end up coming back with a greater ability to walk and absolutely no ability to push my own wheelchair. However, with Steph under my arm and her running my chair up and down stairs every few minutes we managed to see all of Ta Prohm and some of Angkor Wat before I felt like I was going to die! Although the day was exhausting it was totally worth it an Ta Prohm has got to be one of the highlights of my trip.
There’s not much else to say so I’ll let the pictures do the talking…although I really struggled to capture just how staggering the place is! The girl in the pictures decided to adorn my nose ring with a vine then insisted on helping Steph push my wheelchair round the rest of the temple! Conveniently we also go chatting to an awesome nurse called Ben who not only gave us a tip-off about the circus but checked out my extremely painful weeping motorbike scorch then skinning wound!