Nagarkot is a hilltop resort about 30km from Kathmandu.
Nagarkot situated at the Kathmandu Valley rim, thus provide vista view of the valley as well as the Himalaya snow cap summits.
visitors can take transport up to the hilltop without having to do any climbing or hiking. From the hotels or nearby hilltop, Nagarkot provides incredible vantage views from Annapurnas to Everest.
Ratu Boko is one of the archaeological site 3km from Prambanan Temple.
Many foreign visitors may complain that the entrance fee (IRD90,000 per head, local visitor has lower fee) is too expansive because the temple structure remains were ruins and nothing much to see (as compare to other temples nearby Jogja).
Ratu Boko is more well known for its incredible sunset view from the near 200m plateau. The dark horizon on the bottom view was the padi field and valley.
We were rushing for the dance Ramayana Ballet performance at Prambanan, thus only made a 20 minutes stop over. We were lucky enough to see a local lady posing for photo shoot.
The sky already very dark and I have to use the widest aperture to squeeze the little light out of the sky.
Now, we could move on to our quick dinner and watch the dance performance.
note: if you don’t have time and not fancy for sunset, you can happily skip this site.
Since there is nothing much to do at Siem Reap besides seeing ‘stones’, watching sunrise and sunset become a standard itinerary for tourists. We woke up 3:30am and reach the sites before 5am for 3 consecutive days.