Your life will be forever changed after spending a few of days visiting the temples of Angkor Wat.
A smart approach is to organize the same guide each day. They are a wealth of knowledge on the history of Cambodia, and can help you design your adventure while keeping in mind where you've been the day before. We asked our guide to take us to some of the more remote, less trodden temples and we were rewarded with total solitude.
That certainly won't be the case at Phnom Bakheng, a sanctuary at the top of the weathered hill. It's well worth the journey up with other DSLR-strapped trekkers for a decadent sunset. As the bright orange sun descends, shaded temples peak out from the twisted jungle trees, elephants roam the grassy plains in the distance and the mystical sky turns to shades of rouge. Then, the unimaginable. You realize you are standing atop of hundreds of four leaf clovers.