Driving by the moat after a full day spent viewing Angkor Wat, the Bayon (smiling faces) in Angkor Thom and Ta Phrom (overgrown by trees), we spontaneously asked our Tuk Tuk driver to stop to photograph Angkor Wat moat.
At first we just wanted photos of the moat with a dreamlike quality, but when our guide mentioned he knew a place with that quality plus with monkeys, we were doubly interested.
And there were Monkeys. Well-mannered ones at that.
TOUR ANGKOR WAT IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE CAR FOR THE DAY.
Although on this day we hired a Tuk Tuk on other days we hired a car for the day and it was a great option. Having your own driver makes it easier to make photo stops like this.
Amazingly considering that Angkor Wat gets two million visitors per year, these guys were not in the least interested in us and seemed content foraging. This is not the case within Angkor Wat Temple where the monkeys can be problematic. I hope these guys stick to foraging in their natural surroundings.
Also linked to Reflections Enroute for Weekend Travel Inspiration.
and for #SundayTraveler at Chasing the Donkey.
I watched these monkeys torment tourists at Angkor Wat. I saw one steal a man’s very, very expensive Canon camera and then run up a tree. I also saw one climb on an unsuspecting lady. They were hilarious and very mischievous. Honestly, some of my fondest memories from Cambodia stem from Angkor’s monkeys!
They were very tame the day we saw them then Jacqueline!
Such sweet inquisitive creatures. From a distance!! 😀
Yes they stayed away from us thankfully. 🙂
Everyone loves monkeying around…I mean monkey photos! Love them. That baby is too darn cute! Thanks for linking up with Weekend Travel Inspiration!
I know that baby was so cute!
Very unlike the monkeys at Ulawatu Temple in Bali. They were very cheeky little monkeys and just about ‘frisked’ you of any possessions you happened to have upon you.
We saw some at the Monkey Forest in Bali and they were extremely bold, pinching sunglasses and cameras.
Ha Ha Jan! HOw could you forget The Monkeys!! They are naughty and funny and … yes I would imagine ‘hang on to your bag’ type monkeys too? As in Bali??
They really didn’t take any notice of us at all! Maybe they were well fed that day 🙂
In India there are monkeys everywhere too. And they’ll snap fruit out of your hand, if they can get away with it.
What fun to see monkeys in the park, it’s a nice distraction after all those amazing temples. Hope you can share your post with us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link is up for the entire week.
Thanks Noel, I shared a new one instead. 🙂
SJ @ Chasing the Donkey
Yes, you should have added those photos they are so darn cute. Although I’d never get too close to one 🙂 BIG THANKS for joining us for #SundayTraveler this week.
I would love to see these little guys in their natural surroundings. The more I see about Angkor Wat, the more I want to go. Great photos!!
So cute 🙂
You are so lucky to have a sister living in the area!
Woo hoo! Thank you for the shout out, Jan! I just called Phoenix in here and told him to check it out and we are both beaming with huge smiles!! 🙂 Hey, Phoenix wants to know if that little monkey will throw the tennis ball and play?? We appreciate you so much, our friend! 🙂
I am sure it would play but it might like to hop on Phoenix’s back. If there was a tennis ball involved I am sure the monkey would steal it and run off. Had to give you a shout out on an animal post 🙂
Jessica @ Independent Travel Cats
So cute, I love watching monkeys. We actually didn’t see any monkeys around Angkor Wat during our visit. We visited during a slow time of the year and I wonder if they come out more when there are more people (and food to steal).
They were not inside angkor wat Jessica, but on the outside on the side of the moat where the road passes by. It was fairly slow mid-october when we were there. It was the end of the wet season. I liked being there out of season 🙂
Sacha | Beatiful Travel Hangover
The monkeys are so cute, from a distance. They can be cheeky little things. I once got sort of attacked by one in a monkey park. And they like to steal things. But they are fun animals 🙂
Luckily the monkeys didn’t attack us or steal anything which I have seen happen in Bali. They are definitely cute though.