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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  • The most beautiful place to see sunrise in the world. You have to see this moment once time in your life. Fantastic!  more »
  • We spent over 3 hours meandering around in awe of these old temples. It was busy, hot and humid so we didn't rush and took water. An incredible feat of engineering that has to be seen to be believed. ...  more »
  • We chose the 3 day pass and didn’t regret it , some of the most iconic sights in the world at sunset and sunrise made our journey from the UK worth every minute.I think good research before you go is ...  more »
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  • A true wonder of the world. I will never forget visiting here. It is hard to put the experience into words. Certainly worthwhile going at sunrise - even if the weather isn't the best the crowds are smaller and the temperatures are comfortable. Take some time to learn about the culture before visiting so not to insult the locals. A good guide will know how to tour you through the temple to avoid large groups.
  • Fabulous lake views. Clean water of lake looks great. Fascinated with green surroundings on both sides of the lake. Cambodia has many spots of tourists attraction. Green mountains and lakes with so much natural beauty, good scenery of all the places.
  • A must-visit attractive historical and UNESCO site in Cambodia. The biggest religion temple in the world. It is really beautiful architecture that was built during the 12th century. Fresh air plus a great view surrounding clear and nice water. Please read Code of Conduct for wearing clothes before going to visit inside the temple. The entrance fee is free for nationals and for foreigners $37 for a one-day visit, $62 for a three-day pass, and $72 for a week-long pass. Love Angkor Wat!!
  • A true natural wonder on this earth - needs to be on everyone's bucket list. A reasonable level of fitness is required and it is very hot. Bring a nice wide brimmed hat and plenty of cold water. Go early in the day to beat the crowds and would highly recommend a private local tour guide with driver ($70 US).
  • One of the most beautiful temples in the world. An absolute dream for photographers and travel enthusiasts. The temples are huge so make sure you buy the 3 day pass as you will definitely need 3 days to explore all the temples. My favourite was Temple of Bayon as it's the one with the huge Buddha faces carved on each temple. Make sure to bring a rain coat as it rains all throughout the day. Also bring some snacks and water as you will be walking around all day. Definitely try the sunrise tour as it's magical to see the sunrise above the temples.
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