And it wasn't even intentional but the group I travelled with wanted to do the elephant ride up and see the sunset. So, I went along. I didn't ride the elephant though. I felt sorry for the poor creatures who have to go up and down carrying tourists every day.
|Hiking up the mountain|
I had been up on the mountain to enjoy the great view onto the rain forest and Angkor Wat years and years ago. There were no tourists and we also had a much steeper but shorter way to climb up. For the masses who walk up and down today an extra wide path had been created.
|Waiting for the next load|
|Waiting for space on the top|
|The view onto Angkor Wat in the distance|
|The line waiting to get up|
|Full even during rainy season|