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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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  • To describe Angkor I find very difficult because it is so impressive that it is difficult to grasp in words. I'm going safe again. Take time and enjoy. I've seen quite a few temples but Angkor can be compared with nothing. Must be seen.
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  • The temple is massive, so plan your trip accordingly. The sunrise here is beautiful, but the place is quite crowded, so one would have to walk around a bit to find a suitable place to stand and watch ...  more »
  • It is a must, but to do so, because really a beautiful site, despite the number of tourist. We had a guide for even better enjoyed the site
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  • A must-place to visit 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. Love Angkor Wat!!
  • Truly spectacular sunrise...definitely worth the 4am start. You can ask your hotel to pack your breakfast. You can also pay 2usd for coffee and chair while you wait. Best spot is left of the lake on the left where you can see the sun rise up above the main tower. If you are only planning to visit for the day without sunrise, enter from the east gate to avoid crowds...best is just after sunrise rush at around 9am. There are 3 main galleries, one is the tower which is closed 4 times a month for religious reasons so make sure you check this
  • The temple was beautiful. Make sure to have a tour guide around to tell you the story of the carvings on the temple. Was there for one day. But should have spend more times exploring the temples slowly.
  • Constructed under the reign of Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat Temple is the world's first massive Hindu temple, which was listed as the world heritage in 1992. Since it was surrounded by water, which was, at that time, used as a reservoir for agriculture of farmers, the visitors can enjoy seeing beautiful and attractive images of the water, along with that of the temple, reflecting from the water; moreover, they can also have their photos taken with that nice landscape as well. On top of that, once they walk into the temple, they can feel the real activities of the construction of the giant temple by people at that time. If you want to enjoy such a great time of your holiday with the biggest Hindu temple, this place is highly recommended, and you will never ever be regrettable of being there.
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