Phnom Bakheng, what is know as the "sunset temple" due to its high vantage point above the rest of the area, and its unobstructed view of the hazy orange sunset. We follow groups of monks in similarly tinted hazy orange robes upwards, taking the slowly-climbing dirt path that winds its way around the mountain. The views as you climb are more and more impressive, especially when catching glimpses of hot air balloons in the distance, but the throng of people standing in line to access the top of the temple is not what we expected! There is a limited number of people allowed up at any given time, and the hope of us getting up there to see that last glimmering rays of the sun is slim at best. Every terrace and bench and area with a somewhat unobstructed view of the sunset is teeming with people, cameras at the ready. I like a good sunset as much as the next person, but not like this. We watch is happen as we descend back down the mountain.
Conclusion: The hike is good, the views better, but if you are coming for the sunset, come EARLY!