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“Be sure you have time for the pace you want” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Archaeological Park
Treng Village , Slor Kram Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat Ancient Temples Full-Day...
Ranked #2 of 79 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious complexes in the world, and a stunning array of 9th to 13th century temples built by the kings of the Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park is breathtaking, and still the principal draw for every visitor to Siem Reap.
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“Be sure you have time for the pace you want”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Amazing and vast! All too often we hear of only a portion of this beautiful area for Angor Wat but THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!
Be sure you have at least a half day for this vast area. Many spend multiple days among the ruins. I suggest a guide through angor wat to get asssociated.
Also great idea to get a tuk-tuk driver for the full day to pick you up at other side of ruins and get you to the next one or food, bathroom etc

Visited December 2012
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“Angkor doesn't dissapoint !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The whole Angkor archaelogical park lives totaly up to expectations. Angkor Thom, Temple of Bayon, Terrace of the elephants and Angkor Wat totally live up to all expectations.
Getting up at 4am for the spectaculat Angkor Wat sunrise is well worth it.
The fig trees growing over the buildings at Ta Phrom is a photographers paradise.

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“So many temples to take in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We only bought a one day pass but on the advice of our hotel manager, we bought it on the evening on the day before we planned to spend our day in the park. Our ticket then covered us all the way through. We watched the sunset over Phnom Bakheng (although we had a long queue as it was crowded).
The next day we did Angkor Wat, the most famous of the entire site and is the largest religious building in the whole world. You have to have shoulder and knees covered to see the inner sanctum.
We then saw the less populated temple Banteay Kdei and the royal bath; the massive artificial lake that is Sra Srang. The former was the more interesting for us and it was almost completely ruined.
We also saw Ta Prohm, known as the Tomb Raider temple as some of the Tomb Raider film was shot here. Next was Angkor Thom, then the Temple of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Lepers, Bauphon and Bayon. By this point we were templed out even though we'd seen only the tip of the iceberg for the park. There's easily a few days worth to see.
It's fantastic and exploring the ruins are incredible but not a great deal of information about the history of the temples. Would recommend finding a good tuk-tuk driver to take you round to make the journey between temples quicker and they may give you a quick talk about each of them.

Visited December 2012
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“A true wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Angkor should be at the top of just about everyone's to-do list for South East Asia as it is truly one of the greatest man made wonders on earth. Of all the ancient structures that i've seen around the world this is the most impressive. The architecture and artwork differs between each complex so you're constantly met with unique and interesting designs. Perhaps the most interesting is Ta Prohm which has numerous giant fig trees growing out of the buildings. You've most likely seen pictures of this but you really do have to see it up close to appreciate this odd and beautiful nexus of nature and the artificial.

I have read other reviewer's complaints about there being too many tourists here and I cannot argue with that. People desire to go to the most amazing places so that's why Angkor is so busy; the same can be said for the pyramids of Egypt, the Roman Colosseum, etc. That said, the park spans 400 square kilometres so there are plenty of places to go where there are few to no tourists. I recommend getting at least a 3 day pass so you have time to explore the popular and less popular complexes.

Visited May 2013
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“Surreal, serene, must be seen.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My girlfriend and I traveled to Angkor Archaeological Park in October 2013. We toured by Tuk Tuk for two days, seeing the big three tourist destination major temples as well as several farther out locations. Each and every place held it's own unique beauty and power. Many of the temples, including the main namesake Angkor Wat, were amazingly devoid of crowds. We felt like explorers of a lost and ancient world. Climbing up a path of massive stone rubble to the top of Preah Khan while the rain began to fall and the sun began to set is a memory will always hold a special place in our hearts. This is a place to be still and to be amazed.

Visited October 2013
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