- Enjoy balloon ride over Angkor Wat during stay in Siem Reap

June 27, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that travellers who are staying in Siem Reap hotels towards the end of July can explore the fantastic scenery and architecture of the area with a balloon journey over the nearby temples.

Angkor Wat, the famous temple complex which is Cambodia's biggest tourist attraction, looks amazing from the ground, so imagine how impressive it is from above.

Balloon tours over the tenth century structure are available daily throughout the peak tourist months, meaning that anyone who is staying in Siem Reap hotels at the end of next month should be able to fit one in to their schedule for the trip.

The aerial perspective on Angkor Wat really allows people to appreciate the complexity of the surrounding temple site and the way in which its numerous waterways fit together.

Journeys up in the balloon typically last for around ten minutes, which is long enough to appreciate the splendour of the area without taking up too much of the day.

The site that it launches from is situated around 500m to the west of Angkor Wat, where tickets can be purchased. These should not cost much more than $11 (£7), while an English speaking guide should also be laid on to ensure that participants fully appreciate what they are looking at.

Posted by Delia Jones

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