I decided to skip Siem Reap on my motorbike ride around Cambodia. Angkor Wat is amazing, but I already saw it, and I wanted to avoid the mess of Siem Reap. There was an alternate, scenic route in the far North, following the border with Thailand. I decided to go that way, which would give me the opportunity to see the little visited ruins of Banteay Chhmar.
One of the best things about traveling independently by motorbike is that I’m not confined to a bus recklessly speeding through the beautiful countryside. Every time I see something interesting, I am free to stop and photograph it, which I did frequently. These are a few photos from my rides to Banteay Chmar and to Battambang.