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Famed Cambodian Temples Meet Modern, Luxury Accommodations

Ferrying me through the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat, my guide Nin Vo Leak—or “Leak,” as he likes to be called—executes the perfect approach to avoiding the crowds. We enter from the East Gate early in the morning, which means the sun is at my back, and the assembled masses of tourists are gathered at the West Gate nearly a mile away. From a distance, the five cone-shaped spires constructed in the 12th century strike a clear contrast to the complex’s green lawns and blue sky.
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