Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Watching the sun set, sat on one of the temples ancient walls is a magical experience.
Professional photographer workshop at the Temples of Angkor
Professional photographer workshop at the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
For those with a keen interest in photography and wanting to get the best of their time at the temples in Cambodia, this trip has been designed to help you do just that. Dutch artist and photographer Eric De Vries, has been a resident of Cambodia on and off for many years and has had numerous public exhibitions of his photography of Cambodia, most notably of the temples of Angkor.
He will spend the day with you, taking you around some of his favorite temples and the most famous ones, helping you get the best from your camera and to improve your photography skills. He will also show you some great vantage points and help to make the best use of the light at the temples. All levels of skill are welcome and Eric will meet with you the evening before your excursion to discuss what you are looking to get from the day and to assess what level your photography skills are at.
A local guide is not provided on this excursion as you will be in Eric's hands for the day, but lunch is included.
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Other experiences in Siem Reap
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
This excursion is not only a great birdwatching opportunity but also offers a fascinating insight into life on the lake. The village of Prek Toal is one of the largest floating villages on the lake.
Join a Cambodian chef and go shopping at the local market for fresh locally-grown ingredients. You explore several classic Khmer dishes and enjoy tasting the end result at a traditional Khmer style luncheon. The class takes three to four hours.
Travel southeast to one of the largest and least-visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Khleang, about 55km from Siem Reap. It has a population of about 10,000 people, all of whom make a living from the fishing industry.
Follow your guide into the countryside immediately surrounding Siem Reap for an insight into a different side of Cambodia seeing how local people live and taking in the rural scenery.