From Kuala Lumpur via Thailand to Angkor Wat
About the journey
In the end of 2015 we made a trip to Southeast Asia with a title "journey is the mission". We honored it and made a nice tour from Kuala Lumpur via Penang and southern Thailand to Bangkok and onwards to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Countries visited: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia
Travelperiod: 11/2015

Photoblog
almost there... northwest coast of Malaysia
almost there... northwest coast of Malaysia
dejá vu - Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
dejá vu - Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

After over 12 hours in a very uncomfortable KLM seats we are approaching the capital of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur.

monkeys in Kuala Lumpur Park
monkeys in Kuala Lumpur Park
jungle trekking on Penang Island
jungle trekking on Penang Island

One day in KL is sufficient and we are heading by train to the north of Malaysia to Butterworth and then short ferry ride to Georgetown on Penang Island.

tranquil Monkey Beach - Penang Island
tranquil Monkey Beach - Penang Island
waiting for the first banana pancake - Hat Yai, Thailand
waiting for the first banana pancake - Hat Yai, Thailand

After painful 8 hours (where 3 of them was waiting in a queue on Thai side of the border) we reached first major town in Thailand - Hat Yai, nice place to rest and spend evening.

moving on... from Hat Yai to Nakhom Si Thammarat
moving on... from Hat Yai to Nakhom Si Thammarat
green - Khanom Country
green - Khanom Country

Early wake up in Hat Yai, out in the rain, grab tuk-tuk and head to Nakhom Si Thammarat, where we change to bus toward Khanom, our beach destination.

our place for the next 5 days - Hallo Villa Khanom
our place for the next 5 days - Hallo Villa Khanom
peopleless beaches in Khanom
peopleless beaches in Khanom

Khanom was great spot to relax. There was a rain here or there, but we were having a few kilometres long sandy beaches just for us.

this is Bangkok, baby
this is Bangkok, baby
just Bangkok
just Bangkok

After Khanom we moved to Surat Thani and jumped on a plane to Bangkok. After one day stay we continued our journey towards east, to Cambodia.

crossing from Thailand to Cambodia
crossing from Thailand to Cambodia
this why we dragged us over here - Angkor Wat
this why we dragged us over here - Angkor Wat

Objective of the jump to Cambodia was same as for 95 % of tourists coming to the country - see Angkor Wat. We toured around the grren way - on a bike (suggest you do the same).

lake scene on the way from Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom
lake scene on the way from Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat with monks
Angkor Wat with monks

Then heading back to Thailand. Surviving the 8 hours long bus ride landed us in evening Bangkok, where we spent the last 2 days before the flight back to Europe.

back in Bangkok - Royal Palace
back in Bangkok - Royal Palace
ordering the last yammy yammy food
ordering the last yammy yammy food

Especially Thailand was a very positive experience for me - great food, nice people, superb sights and nice landscape.

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