Angkor Wat
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  • SMChico2
    Fairfield, California746 contributions
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    Angkor Wat - do not miss the sunrise
    Angkor Wat is one of those places that was a "must see" on my list. Finally made it this year. There is no other place like it on Earth. Mind boggling impressive. I had read up about the place, and the awesome history of the Hindu and Buddhist kings from over a thousand years ago. How they made their way from India and settled in the region, and built great buildings. (For those interested, I would recommend Dawn Rooney's book "Angkor".) We stayed three nights and that should be the minimum. Maybe a fourth night. There is so much else to see in the area, including as Angor Thom, Ta Prohm, Shiva Valley, and so on. And do NOT miss the sunrise at Angkor Wat - priceless!
    Visited February 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Cory P
    Indianapolis, Indiana3 contributions
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    Angkor Wat with private national tour guide
    Angkor Wat was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend getting a national tour guide to visit the ruins. My sister and I had Khat Sam Art (Jackson) +855 93 733 583, who was extremely knowledgeable. His English was phenomenal and he was able to provide important historical and religious backstory to the ruins to enhance our experience. I definitely recommend seeing this wonder of the word with Jackson and would do it again!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • pshawcroft
    Ballarat, Australia105 contributions
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    Ankor wat temple's a must see.
    Definitely must see if travelling to Siem Reap. Tuktuk day tour is affordable and a great way to get around. Do yourself a favour and grab a guide on your way into the main temple, it will expand your understanding and knowledge to a new level.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Keilani P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular. Even better with a guide.
    Temple was, not surprisingly, very beautiful. Went with my brother and after going back and forth, we decided to hire a guide. We did not regret it one bit. We found our guides information on a review and easily set up a time for a tour. Although we originally were going to do just one day with him, we enjoyed it so much we extended for two more days. The information he shared made the temple that much more beautiful. 10/10 would recommend. If you are looking for a guide, here is Jackson's Whatsapp number. +855 93 733 583. His English is great. He's knowledgeable and very affordable compared to many of the other private tours offered through tourist agencies. Loved Angkor Wat and many of the surrounding temples because I was able to understand what I was looking at and because the architecture is absolutely incredible!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
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    Just amazing
    The key attraction and what a site it is. Important to know, it takes at least 20mins to walk from the carpark to the actual temple. There are two long walkways you need to pass before you get to the temples. Makes sure to factor this in when going to sunrise. We went twice, once during the day and once at sunrise. Sadly due to rain and clouds, there was no sunrise at all. But it is still a stunning site to see. Honestly you could spend a few hours here exploring all of the different areas, so much to see and so beautiful
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Maharaja G
    Bengaluru, India8 contributions
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    Angkor Wat!
    Angkor Wat is a paradise for people all over the world. For the first time, my wife and I have seen the great biggest Hindu temple of the world for Vishnu God. It was definitely one of our happiest time. 100% recommended visit this temple.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • NoMossHere
    Prescott Valley, Arizona231 contributions
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    Amazing Wonder of the World
    The entire complex of temples is amazing to start. Angkor Wat itslef is pretty incredible with all the carvings, the towers, and how intact it is. One can definitely see why it's one of the 7 wonders. We toured this with EF GO Ahead Tours, and I would heartily recommend them -- they did a fantastic job with all logistics, the Tour Drectors were top-notch, and they really took good care of everyone.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 13, 2023
  • okech
    Dallas, Texas15 contributions
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    A majestic sandstone temple complex
    It is the largest religious monument in the world and is considered a sacred place of worship. The ancient sculptures, carvings, and bas-reliefs found throughout the complex are a testament to the skill and dedication of the ancient Khmer people. The intricate details of the architecture, combined with the lush jungle surroundings, make Angkor Wat a truly awe-inspiring sight.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Jack
    U.S. Virgin Islands13 contributions
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    My favorite temple
    Angkor Wat is a gorgeous largest Hindu temple of the world. It is a must visit place and the best place for visiting sunrise of the world. If you want much more experience in a life time you should have a license tour with.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • juann22
    Cairns, Australia137 contributions
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    Lived up to all expectations
    Angkor Wat l8ved up to all expectations plus some. I wasnt aware that it was part of a huge temple complex that covered many kilometres. We did the dawn tour and it was stunning. Be aware that if you have mobility issues it is a nearly 4km walk from the front gate to the temple and back. All of the other sites you can drive to and just walk around. But it was definitely worth it. Tips. Take a guided tour or hire a guide when you get there. There is no information so you rely on guides to keep you informed.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
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Widey1979
Greater London, UK149 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We did a sunrise tour to AW via our hotel and neither of us were disappointed.

You can only purchase an access ticket at one place in town - $37/person which gives you access to all the temples. Get yours the night before so you don’t join the masses at 4:30 the morning of your tour.

Enter AW through the Western Gate and follow the masses who all congregate at the pond to the right of the main concourse. There’s an insane amount of rude Chinese/Korean peasant tourists that will literally step on you to get their perfect instagram shot. Quickly you’ll be ten deep with a plethora of phone screens lit up all around you jostling for space waiting for the sunrise over AW.

Avoid all of that.

Move yourself to the left of the main concourse towards the stalls area. Very few tourists around and you get a better view of the sunrise. You can also take advantage of either of the small structures each side of the concourse to get that better view.

AW is best seen early morning before the herd of Chinese mob the place or the sun scorched you to a crisp.

Get in early, do the small temple tour and get yourself back to your hotel pool by two and chuckle at the poor schmucks melting in the sunshine.
Written January 6, 2020
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Perfectionist Polly
London, UK120 contributions
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Feb 2020
Went here twice - for sunrise you want to get there around 5 and sit at the left pond as this is the best spot; however the left pond was currently under construction in feb 2020 and is closed. Would also recommend walking around this (and all other temples) in the mornings when the weather is nice and cool and there aren’t as many tourists. Extremely intense at 12pm when the sun is at its highest. Overall is a must see. Hire a tour guide if you want to learn some interesting facts at what your me staring at, we followed a couple round who hired one haha! SIDE NOTE - all the temples are extremely spaced out, you will be not be able to walk. Hire a tuk-tuk to take you around all day.
Written February 15, 2020
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CASEY
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Jan 2020
Just want to share my experience with a good private driver to explore Angkor wat! His name is Khun Racheam. I was lucky to find him through some comment in blogs and able to book him 3 days (Jan 27-30). He confirmed me very quickly through email and no need to prepay. Due to my own hotel has car pick up so I met him on my next day at hotel entrance but he offer free airport pickup as well! The three days comfortable air conditioning Lexus RX300 is US$128. He is very patience and funny.
He kept tell us history background and offered us bottle of water and cold towels every time we back to car from temples! I make the right choice not use tuk tuk because it is too dusty and hot in Seam Reap! I think private car save us trouble and ended with very good memory!

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We also want to recommend a very nice restaurant called "New Leaf Eatery" near the old market with nice food at good price. Besides, a shop called Eric Raisina has unique nice handmade silk organza handbags which are expensive compare price in Cambodia.
Written February 12, 2020
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Maren H
Boston, MA322 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
We visited Angkor Wat twice once at sunrise around 6am and once in the morning around 10am. Is you visit it for sun raise expect many other people to join you. It’s like going to a concert. Be sure to bring plenty of water when you visit during the day because you will walk around in the sun a lot. The temple is well restored and you have the opportunity to climb the stairs to the top level, which was assumed to be the paradise when the temple was built. Bathrooms are available on site, but I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone who has difficulties walking or needs a wheelchair. The temporary bridge over the lake is made of air filled plastic pieces which will make it hard to push a walker or use a cane.
Written February 17, 2020
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AnnaBananaPole
Essex, UK222 contributions
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Apr 2020 • Friends
Angkor Wat is probably considered the main temple to visit in Siem Reap and there is a reason for that. It is truly remarkable that there are places still like this in the world.

We got a tour guide whilst we were there and it cost around 20dollars. He was extremely nice and friendly and spoke fantastic English. He had a lot of knowledge on the temple and it was great walking around with him. He knew where to take the best pictures as well.

It is quite a walk of a day so for someone who isn't great for long walks this may not be the place for them but there are places to have a break.

You must cover your legs whilst you are here. Our Tuk Tuk driver took us to a place where we could get leggings for the temple, they will not let you in if your legs are on show. I would also recommend taking some water because it gets hot and there aren't shops inside the temple to get a drink.

The Buddhists there are amazing and getting blessed was a once in a lifetime experience.

I would recommend visiting this temple definitely as you will be amazed!
Written April 24, 2020
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Isabelle F
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
It’s difficult to give justice to the true beauty of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples. We stayed in Siem Reap for 3 nights but I would recommend 4 nights, time permitting, in order to truly experience the Angkor temples. With 3 teenage daughters we were worried that they wouldn’t appreciate the history of this unique area (knowing that very little reading on the temples would be undertaken). And so we decided to hire a guide and driver from the local tourist Centre to take us around Angkor over 2 days. It was one of the best decisions we could have made. Not only did Kia engage us all with the rich and wonderful history of Angkor Wat and the many other surrounding temples, he also knew exactly where to go at the best time of the day and how to avoid the worst of the tourist crowds. Angkor Wat at sunrise is a must, and make sure you stay on to look around when it’s a bit quieter as many tourist buses go back to their hotels for breakfast before coming back. I would highly recommend getting a local guide not only for that personal experience but also to support the local tourist industry.
Written January 25, 2020
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Adam & Fran
Orlando, FL21 contributions
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Dec 2019
You get the option to visit Angkor Wat and surrounding temples for either a full day or two. We chose to do the one day and it was plenty of time to see all the temples we wanted to see. Walking up to Angkor Wat is simply breathtaking. You see pictures online and in magazines, but seeing its magnitude up front is even more magnificent.

We hired a local government guide (you can hire one right at the entrance as you're walking in) for the main temple, which is Angkor Wat, because it's so large and has so much history. We wanted to learn a little more about its origin that google might not know. This will cost you between $15-25(USD) if you negotiate. Be careful with others offering to be a guide for $5, they aren't government licensed. We were really glad to pay for the guide, even though we initially didn't plan on getting one. We learned so much about the city (Siem Reap) itself and about tiny details such as the carvings on walls. We had the added bonus of having an awesome guide who was excited to take really cool pictures of us during our long tour.

It is easy to stay at this temple for hours, there is simply SO much to see. I recommend comfy shoes, sunscreen, and plenty of water during your tour. One of the coolest experiences we had in our time in Asia for sure.
Written January 3, 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,319 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Like every other visitor to Siem Reap we were always going to want to see Angkor Wat, ideally at sunrise. We did, I wouldn't have missed it, I took loads of photos but .....

Perhaps our experience was affect by visiting over Chinese Lunar New Year but the number of tourists was insane. We left our hotel at 4.30 (for a 6.00 sunrise) but even so, we initially struggled to find a spot with any space as the main temple area doesn't allow access until after sunrise.

Most people try to stand near to the pond on the right hand side of the main entrance walkway as that allows you to see the classic sunrise view of the five towers, reflected in the water. Even arriving at 5.00 it was already bedlam. Some people have no understanding of infringing personal space or quiet.

Fortunately our guide could see our disappointment and so walked us to the other side of the walkway, where you don't have the water reflection (they're currently excavating the pond) and can only see four towers but' more importantly to us, there were only a few people watching and waiting in silence. Even as the sun rose there was only two dozen.

After the sun has risen, and the crowd has moved on to the main site, then go to the other side of the walkway and take your 'reflection shot'.

Once inside the Wat, it's undoubtedly impressive. The carvings are incredible, the climbs to higher levels so vertiginous, but again too many people all seemingly unaware of their adverse affect on other people experience. Why do people have to stand right next to whatever the 'highlight' is. Move away and let other people take their shot without having a stranger in the view.

Of course you must go, of course it's impressive but, for me, there were two other temples that I enjoyed much more. Angkor Thom and my personal favourite, Banteay Srei.
Written January 30, 2020
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Loganfam
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We went early before sunrise, arriving by 6am. This is a spectacular time to visit and also a much cooler temperature. It is a truly amazing temple complex and it is worth taking a guide who can explain the history and religion. It was my favourite of the temples we saw that day. If you have time to spread your itinerary out, I would advise getting a 2 (or more) day temple pass and seeing only two temples per day. We saw 5 in one day and it was very hot from mid morning to afternoon and slightly overwhelming for our kids who were starting to get temple overload! If doing it again, I’d chose 4 temples and do a morning and late afternoon visit over two days.
Written January 11, 2020
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robbie l
Poulsbo, WA42 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Friends
Everything you’ve read is true and it won’t compare to the real experience of seeing this temple. We booked a private tour through our hotel and had a remarkable guide, Dara ing. If you can request this guy, do it. He has a passion for the temple and history of Cambodia. He grew up in Siem Reap and will explain about all of the changes occurring in the last 20 years. Having a guide like Dara greatly enhanced our experience. We were at the temple by 9am and done by noon, and we felt this was enough time. We happened to visit on a Buddhist special day so we’re not allowed to tour the third (highest) level. There are 4 special days a month coinciding with the cycles of the moon so if going to the highest level is important to you inquire about this before you visit. Also suggest you tour early in the day as it can get very hot in the afternoon. Unlike the other temples we visited this one has a lot of in-tact roof which offers some shade, and we were also fortunate to have a breeze.

I am glad we visited this temple last, and reserved a morning just for this temple. If you visit this temple first the others may seem underwhelming.
Written February 16, 2020
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