North Thousand God Library

The grounds of Angkor Wat are as impressive as its lotus bud towers. The sheer size of this religious complex offers much to be explored. Truly deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Status, it's one of those destinations where even after I've been there, I feel like I can easily go back again to enjoy and explore it again.

If you haven't done much international travel, Cambodia, and South East Asia in general, is generally a good choice. It's beautiful and fairly cheap, so it's a good starter destination for those that want to travel abroad but don't want to spend a small fortune. Just aim to travel in the November through February time period, unless you enjoy 100 degree temps with extra humidity.

A monk stands on the North Thousand God Library, inside Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.