See Angkor Wat like a bird - from a microlight aircraft

Avoid the hordes of tourists at Angkor Wat at sunrise and see the temples with nothing but birds for company - from a microlight aircraft

A desire for a more tranquil experience of Siem Reap's famed temples, without the masses, is how I end up strapped into a microlight aircraft shortly after sunrise one morning.

I had given little thought to warnings offered by family and friends. "Don't they have a reputation for crashing?" asked my usually encouraging mother.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'See Angkor Wat like a bird'. Print Edition | Subscribe