Experience: Angkor Wat
Arriving at Siem Reap airport to my tuk tuk driver weaving in and out of motorcycles driven by shoe-less drivers and occasionally pant-less passengers, 6 month old babies tethered only by a single hand, I wonder if we've made a huge mistake coming to Cambodia. As a Least Developed Country, it is the most third-world place I've ever been. It's also one of the oldest places I've ever been, and after my 10 hour day at Ankgor Wat's complexes, I realize not only have I made the right choice, but I probably should have stayed longer than two days in the former Khmer Capital.
The centuries, nee millenia, old city is one of the seven wonders of the world, and I can see why. The detail on the Hindu-turned-Buddhist shrines and buildings is insane. The talent and time that went into it, pre-mass production, leaves you absolutely awe-inspired.
Now, most people only visit Angkor Wat's main complex. It being the most well preserved and the complex's namesake, most tour buses will only stop there, leaving it insanely crowded (sidenote: Would anyone want to see a post on how to get your travel photos to look like there aren't hoardes of crowds!?), but there's so much more wonder at the other temples and complexes.
Have you ever been to Agnkor Wat? I definitely see why it's a Seven Wonder of the World and one of the "Ultimate Destination"s. If you do go, I definitely recommend a day or two with a tuk-tuk guide to ensure you see ALL of the magic and not solely the main complex.