Angkor Wat

Attraction Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
05:00 AM
07:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Outdoor
Must see
Kids
Architecture
20.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Angkor Wat, in its beauty and state of preservation, is unrivaled. Its mightiness and magnificence bespeak a pomp and a luxury surpassing that of a Pharaoh or a Shah Jahan

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Why Angkor Wat is special ?

Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, is one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia. It extends over approximately 400 square kilometres and consists of scores of temples, hydraulic structures (basins, dykes, reservoirs, canals) as well as communication routes. For several centuries Angkor, was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. The architecture and layout of the successive capitals bear witness to a high level of social order and ranking within the Khmer Empire. Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance.

What to explore at Angkor Wat?

With its extensive area, Angkor Wat offers a wide range of galleries for you to thoroughly understand the history and layout of this World Heritage:
GALLERY OF BAS-RELIEF
WEST GALLERY - BATTLE OF KURUKSHETRA
SOUTH (HISTORICAL) GALLERY - ARMY OF KING SORYAVAMAN II
EAST GALLERY - CHURNING OF THE OCEAN OF MILK
NORTH GALLERY: BATTLE BETWEEN THE GODS AND THE DEMONS
WEST GALLERY - BATTLE OF LANKA

How to get to Angkor Wat?

Angkor is located about 20 minutes to the north, by car or motorbike, from central Siem Reap so you can rent a motobike to get there. There are also several tour operators to help you easily access this Wat.

Selling points

  • Simply stunning - a must see
  • Impressively enormous Angkor Wat.
  • A lifetime experience
  • Breathtaking View
  • If you are in Cambodia, it's a must.
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Estimated
457.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Tips for you

  • Don't forget to bring sun protection if you want to climb up to the temple.
    What to bring
  • If you are a photograper you need to prepare a good lens, so bring salty mineral water because there will be sweating.
    What to bring
  • Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to visit because you can avoid tons of tourists and the heat.
    Timming
  • Even if it’s very hot and humid sometimes, you are not allowed to wear shoulder free shirts, short skirts and shorts in the sacred Angkor Wat temple.
    What to wear
  • You should read the history of it before listening tour guide's introduction.
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Everyone goes to Angkor Wat for sunrise, 90% of the people will go back into town for breakfast. Pack breakfast & enjoy the temples when they are deserted and cold.

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Take a picture from the left side (facing the temple) thats the best composition you can get with reflection. Go far left so you'll have a gap so you can see the 5 towers.

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I can say that, even if for just a while, I was the mayor of Angkor Wat. How cool is that?

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The stairs on the third floor are ankle breakers. However, the view on the top is great.

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Pile on the sunscreen and tour the grounds at noon time when the big groups are having lunch and staying out of the sun. You'll have Angkor Wat to yourself then & take lots of good photos like us! :)

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We opted for a morning tour of the temples starting with sun rise over Angkor Wat. The early rise was so worth it. It was fantastic to watch the sun begin to rise, the sky become red, the towers appear in silhouette and then finally with the sun up we witnessed the most perfect reflection of Angkor Wat in the river moat.To make our temple tour more perfect we opted for a tuk tuk and a guide as well as a driver. We were collected from our hotel at 5am with a packed breakfast to hand.Having watched the sun rise we then entered the huge temple complex and spent a few hours walking around the various tours, viewing the intricate wall carvings and climbing the 37 steps of heaven.Angkor Wat's 7th Wonder of the World tag is well deserved.

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We visited with a private guide, and started with the sunrise, It's the best time of day because it's cooler. Having a private guide (through Mr Kriss) helped because he knew the best vantage points, and knew the history very well,Once the sun is up, most of the crowd departs for breakfast so it's a good time to look around.

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yeah, you gotta go here. rent some bikes and ride around and enjoy it. no place on Earth like it. so old and charming

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We opted for a morning tour of the temples starting with sun rise over Angkor Wat. The early rise was so worth it. It was fantastic to watch the sun begin to rise, the sky become red, the towers appear in silhouette and then finally with the sun up we witnessed the most perfect reflection of Angkor Wat in the river moat. To make our temple tour more perfect we opted for a tuk tuk and a guide as well as a driver. We were collected from our hotel at 5am with a packed breakfast to hand. Having watched the sun rise we then entered the huge temple complex and spent a few hours walking around the various tours, viewing the intricate wall carvings and climbing the 37 steps of heaven. Angkor Wat's 7th Wonder of the World tag is well deserved.

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Take a picture from the left side (facing the temple) thats the best composition you can get with reflection. Go far left so you'll have a gap so you can see the 5 towers.

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