It's one thing seeing Cambodia's ancient Angkor temples up close and personal. It's something else capturing a bird's-eye view of the once-thriving kingdom aboard a helicopter.
We've strapped ourselves in and put on our headphones, which fail to completely suppress the whump of the chopper's blades slicing the air and whirling us into the clear, blue sky.
Our Aussie pilot Phil Butterworth's voice crackles through our earpieces: "You've chosen a great day to fly. The weather conditions are pretty much perfect".