There are blankets laid out along the moat and a few groups out enjoying a picnic. Choeun tells us that this is a popular spot for the locals (who can come and go in the park area at will) to gather for weekend picnics. There is something about wandering over to the local World Heritage site for your afternoon picnic that is just hard to come to grips with, but this is just part of everyday life of the people who live here.
Further down the road, we stop at what was once the entrance a monumental city.
From the south, the approach over the moat to Angkor Thom features a grand walkway lined with large carved figures.