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Chris Cusick Photography

Photo Credit: Chris Cusick Photography

By Courtney Ridgel

We are very excited to send our guests to our photographer partner, Chris Cusick, who is based out of Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Chris has been living and working in Cambodia since 2014, and when he isn’t working with guests, he is scouting out new locations and expanding his expert knowledge of the area.

The Angkor Temples are so intriguing and beautiful that around 2.1 million people visit them each year.   As many travelers discover, sometimes a series of selfies don’t do justice to the real thing.  If you’d like better mementos, we recommend adding Chris’s photo shoot services to your tour.  As your guide shows you through the temples, explaining their history, Chris will tag along and quietly take some incredible shots of you surrounded by ancient and spectacular monuments and carvings.  We especially recommend these photos for families and couples, to preserve your memories of your time in this incredible place.

For our guests who love to spend time behind the camera instead, a full day or half day with Chris can be the perfect addition to your tour.  Chris specializes in travel photography, photography workshops and showing guests the best angles and shots in the temples of Angkor.  He has worked with photographers of all skill levels, so he can easily adjust to your needs – whether you want to learn your way around the camera, you want a workshop to improve your technique, or if you simply want someone to point out those unique shots and views to capture the essence of Cambodia and Angkor.

Photo Credit: Chris Cusick Photography

We are so excited to be working with Chris and we love his work!  If either option listed above interests you, be sure to mention it to your tour consultant.  In addition to his website, you can find more of Chris’s travel photography work on Instagram at chriscusickphoto, or on his Facebook page.

All photos included in this blog are the property of Chris Cusick Photography.

Discovering the Hidden Temples of Angkor

By: Anna Baldwin, Operations Manager- Cambodia

What a wonderful Directors’ Week we’ve had! Everyone got together from all over the world – the US, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and of course, Cambodia. It was wonderful to get the team together, throw ideas around and generally just have fun. The fun, of course, included getting to explore the local area in and around Siem Reap, and here is some info on one adventure I particularly enjoyed.

One early morning, I was lucky enough to venture out with Nicole, our Laos Director, and Santhou, one of our top guides here in Siem Reap, to go in search of the Hidden Temples. Although incredibly beautiful, the bigger, more well-known temples can sometimes get a little overcrowded depending on the time of year. It’s no wonder that our Hidden Temples tour is becoming more and more popular, allowing you to escape the crowds and really immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this magical place. The photos below provide a bit of an insight into our little secret adventure but to find out more you’ll just have to book our tour!

The road to...?
The only other explorer we came across
Spot the hidden temple!
We had the whole place to ourselves
Our wonderful guide Santhou explaining some of the history of the temples and their unique carvings
The busy weaver ants building their leaf-ball home
Even something this majestic can still be kept a secret...
And provides more than a day’s workout as Nicole soon found out!
One of the entrance gates to Angkor Thom which most visitors rarely get to see
Our only other companion was a young boy selling postcards

Hidden Temples: Getting away from the crowds at Angkor Wat

By: Andrea Ross

Last week Brandon and I took a morning away from the office to explore some lesser known temples with one of our amazing guides. We did have to walk a little and the flooding isn’t completely gone, but the end result of a perfectly peaceful temple in the middle of the Angkor Wat Complex was reward enough. We will be offering this tour as part of our tour packages, after a day at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom with the crowds this is a wonderful morning escape. There is no way to describe the majesty and splendor of these temples and I’m not giving away the names, you have to book a Journeys Within Tour to get those!

Enjoy our morning Hidden Temples Adventure:

Heading into the jungle to find the hidden temples
Heading into the jungle to find the hidden temples

An entrance gate to Angkor Thom that tourists never see

Andrea getting blessed with good luck
Just us and our guide at this beautiful site!