Up early this morning and off in our tuk-tuks for an optional photographic adventure! This morning we have 2 stops in mind, the first along the Tonle Sap River at Wat Ounalom. Cameras clicked and whirred as we walked around this beautiful Wat, with several monks dressed in their orange traditional regalia, posing along the way. Our second stop was at Wat Phnom in the interior portion of the city. Here, a beautiful staircase led up to an overview of the city with lots of ornate objects to photograph. Everyone was elated as we came back onboard Jahan in time for breakfast.

Our afternoon was filled with a very interesting talk entitled, “Why Culture Matters, from Darkness into the Light” by our National Geographic cultural specialists Chris Rainier and Olivia McKendrick. A high tea was served in the late afternoon, followed by a transit of the Tan Chau Canal. This narrow canal offered us close-up views of life along the Mekong River. Our after dinner activity was a photo feedback session hosted by the photography team in the lounge. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day here in Southeast Asia!