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Angkor Thom

Ranked #6 of 96 Attractions in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This magnificent inner royal city was built by the end of the 12th century and is renowned for its temple grounds and towering southern gate.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in Siem Reap, I would recommend to visit all the temples. But if you can't, you should visit Angkor Thom, it is a place with different temples and you can also take an elephant ride. It is close to Angkor Wat so there are a lot of tourists.

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Constantly Travelling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Take your time, take in the atmosphere of the ancient world and enjoy the carvings. Not too crowded.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A great place for photos and history of the magnificent kingdom of Angkor. We enjoyed this one very much as it was smaller and easier to access.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

As everyone has said "Amazing". Well worth the visit, always lots of tourists apparently but understandably so. Be sure not to miss it.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Angkor Thom is quite impressive...the size is much larger than I thought it would be which makes the translation ring true (Great City) which at one point held over 100,000 within it's walls. As the largest of the temples and one of the few where you can actually see some differences in carvings and construction between a Buddhism and Hinduism... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing temple.Recommend going on the elephant ride round it,you get a different perspective Then climb up and wakk round inside.

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Immingham
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We visited this on a day when the temperature was almost 40 degrees, but despite this, it was absolutely fabulous. Everywhere you looked, took your breath away. It was like being in the Tomb Raider film (which was filmed here). The trunks of the trees which had almost taken over the buildings were absolutely amazing. No words can describe this... More

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Along with Angkor Wat this a must see and I suggest either a guide or a bit of research so the significance can be appreciated. Check out the Terrace of the Elephants carefully as there is a lot of detail you can overlook and it is beautifully carved.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Less well known than Angkor Wat but equally impressive is the walled and moated city of Angkor Thom ,still mostly untouched . Visit if you have the time.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I gave up partway round and sat down waiting for my wife whose stamina when faced with piles of old stones is greater than mine, I just had a quick look, yes, very nice, and old carvings always have interest, but then I was all templed-out after already having trogged round Angkor Wat and Bayon. 'er indoors said the bits... More

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