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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. Arrange your visit to Angkor Wat and discover more family-friendly attractions in Siem Reap using our Siem Reap holiday planner.
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  • នេះជាកន្លែងគួរទាក់ទាញសម្រាប់ក្រុមគ្រួសារ។ Lovely place to take the family for a vacation. We loved the architecture and all its surroundings.  more »
  • This temple gets quite busy quite quickly. There is lots of history here, you could easily spend 4 hours here but after a while it became a bit boring for me personally. It gets hot and humid and brin...  more »
  • We went to see the sunrise, but it was cloudy that day which ruined the view a little. Would recommend to climb the main tower as early as possible, as only 100 people can be up there a time. We start...  more »
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  • Always a visit you'll never forget, but even more memorable when torrential rain threatens safe passage down the steep, narrow stairs, so guards keep you (and dozens of others) in the upper towers for an hour! Even if you haven't done your homework, the haunting, exotic beauty of this place will enchant you. If you know the culture and history, you'll be spellbound. In time, access will likely be more limited. For now, appreciate the freedom to wander freely (unless it's raining!)
  • I was here more than 10 years ago. and this is my return trip. I prefer the Angkor Wat then. less tourist. less wood structures for the steps n walk way. more authentic. I think the restoration still requires lots of effort. and I hope the government really do the preservation well and not just 'milk' it for money. it is a national pride. indeed for such majestic monuments. practical approach could be giving more multimedia tools to the tour guide. they did a fantastic job by showing photo from their own mobile phone.
  • Angkor Wat is the most fascinating temple of all temples in Cambodia. I highly recommend you to visit the temple when you visit Siem Reap or Cambodia. You don't want to miss one of your rarest chances!
  • Incredible experience. Also, the roads and facilities are well maintained. I recommend going very early and watching the sunrise. I really enjoyed the food available just outside and inside. The tour guide was worth the $15 if you want extra info in the moment, but you could also read all the info online before and after and save $15. Ambitious cyclists might enjoy a hot, but easy ride to the temple - the ride is very flat and the roads are in good condition.
  • Be prepared to leave your hotel at 4am to get to the best spot for sunrise. But worth the wait. Do observe the dresscode or you will be denied entry. Be mindful and help keep the place tidy. Entry ticket fees does not mean the poor monks have to pick up tourist rubbish. It's a huge complex to explore. Keep you busy for hours.