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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

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A World Heritage Site and the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat contains some of the greatest masterpieces of Khmer art and architecture in existence. Khmer emperor Suryavarman II had the temple built in the early 12th century, originally dedicating it to the Hindu god Vishnu. By the end of the century, the temple transformed into a Buddhist religious site, which it remains today. Tour the 162.6 hectare (402 acre) complex to see its fantastically detailed and well preserved stone temples. Wear clothes that cover your upper arms and legs down to the knees to adhere to the temple's visitor dress code. A visit to Angkor Wat represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Siem Reap online route maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Only for half a day thanks to the experienced guide Choub I managed to experience to the fullest place with good history explanation, great photo locations and pace that allows to enjoy the sights to....  more »
  • I was required to start my own travel and name and it.It was good and i enjoyed.Tripadavisor had given me opportunity to think for a suitable word and attractive to the travellers and try to be...  more »
  • My wife and I visited Siem Reap, as part of a 17day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia, where we were travelling with 10 other people. The tour was with G-Adventures and so the visit to Angkor Wat...  more »
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  • All the temples are phenomenal but Angkor Wat one of the marvels of the world, just make sure you get to the top of the temple in good time to view the surroundings as we were a little rushed by the time we made it up there and couldn't quite soak in the spectacle of a massive temple being in a jungle. Also, feel there should be a tribute/recognition to the people, most likely slaves who built the place.
  • Once the capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed. I love how the temples transform from Hindu to Buddhist temples over centuries, with the change actually enriched the artwork and sculptures of these architectures. Don't just read the reviews, come and spend at least a day to truly appreciate the marvelous of this "Temple City".
  • It's honestly hard to describe the elegance and grandeur of the temple architecture. I would really recommend any tourists, who are planning to visit, to start early in the morning and reach in time for the sunrise. The view of the temple silhouette slowly being illuminated by the sun rays is a beautiful sight to see. Angkor Wat for me is one of the world's unofficial wonders. The sculptures, inscriptions and architecture which describes different eras from Hindu mythology are breathtaking. If you already know some of the stories, you can even play a small game where you can try identifying which story or scene is being depicted. Going to the temple complex and visiting all the places might take a week so I would recommend choosing 5-6 if you're visiting for a day.
  • It was such an amazing and very spiritual experience to visit Angkor Wat. We have been here a few years ago. It's like you were in ancient time seeing people crafting the walls and telling stories. When you visit the Angkor Wat temples you'll be walking alot. Make sure you bring comfortable sneakers.
  • Fantastic. So much better than any temple Thailand has to offer. Had a guide who spoke perfect English which made everything even better. I hope Cambodia's tourism continues to rise. The people deserve it. The children selling postcards are adorable.

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