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Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #6 of 103 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Angkor Thom was thoroughly impressive with the large faces covering its facade. I am glad we made the stop but there were a lot of crowds to fight our way through and it felt like we couldn't walk anywhere without photo bombing a photo op. Angkor Thom is a complex that includes quite a few temples and terraces so prepare... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of the best building in the complex. Maybe my favorite. Can take a couple of hours to enjoy that construction.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Spent 4 days in Siem Reap and visiting temples. Been on 3 occasions before but over 5 years ago. Still breathtaking and always something new to see. Take your time . 3 day pass valid for five so use the rest days in between if you can.

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NSW
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just when you think Angkor Wat is amazing, this other temple is just as fascinating with its range of extraordinary history and the beauty of its architecture. Why hadn't I seen this before on my many trips to Asia?

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Like Ankor Wat- go now before it is completely overrun by the hordes of tourists. Its the beginning of the end when you see Chinese script graffiti on the walls of 1000 year old temples

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Havelock North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Beautifully restored stonework. An excellent example of the skills of the stone masons. Go to this site before Angkor wat and you will not be so overpowered by the size of Angkor Wat. Best advice is to go withy a local guide. They can give a far mor extensive insight than any guide book.

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Santa Monica, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place is all you would expect it to be. The other reviewers here do it justice when describing how wondrous and beautiful this and the other temples in the area are. Unbelievably breathtaking and an important site for Cambodia's tourist trade. Unfortunately, because it is an important tourist spot, the vendors are everywhere. Most have portable tables around their... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I visited this temple complex as a prelude to Angkor Wat, but in my opinion this has greater appeal and is more spectacular. Known as the temple of smiles it displays happy smiling faces on all aspects of the towers although one has to look hard and use some imagination to discern the figures as centuries of erosion has degraded... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was a whole city and palace wen it was bulid. its so huge that from going to 1 place to the other, u need to take the car. there are many temples inside it. the main entrance of the south gate has statues of angels and demons... its really beautiful...

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bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

From the little details to the stone carvings. It's so hard to believe that it's over 700 years old. It can get crowded but just don't be in a rush and everything will be fantastic. However the sellers outside are VERY ANNOYING SO DON'T talk or look a them and just walk.

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