12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Not today, Tuk-Tuk

Tuk-tuk drivers take a break in the early morning heat outside of Temple Bayan in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The heat in the off season in this region reaches close to 90 degrees before the sun rises and due to this, most visitors to the temples will start early so they can finish before the heat and humidity become unbearable. Visitors hire tuk-tuks to take them from the city to the temple; the drivers drop off the visitors at one side of the temple and then nap until their visitors finish and require transport back to the city.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Matthew Rose