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Angkor Archaeological Park
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
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Ranked #5 of 182 things to do in Siem Reap
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed October 16, 2012

You can't come to Cambodia & not visit. It's simply mind-blowing in its size, in the quality & number of carvings, & in the conflicting feelings of mystery, peace, tragedy & awe it generates in the visitor.
Loved the funkiness of Ta Prohm, which had me looking over my shoulder to make sure I wasn't about to be encircled by a rogue root.
Wanted to have a conversation with the faces at Bayon, which all looked like they had stories to tell.
It can also be overwhelming - the size, the hawkers, the heat, the humidity - & after a few hours it all starts to look alike. For this reason, if no other, it makes sense to get the 3-day pass & break up your visit.

Thank colomonica
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Awe inspiring. Learn the history before you go to get the most from your experience. There are so many different areas reflecting different eras of Cambodian history.

Thank Charlotte S
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Outstanding architecture and design... place is huge but for the main highlights you can complete in a full day or day and a half. Get a good driver and book, and go at your own pace. Visit Angkor Wat first in the morning, since most tourist groups will hit it in the PM to see the sunset, so you can avoid the crowds.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Since you are here for the experience of a lifetime, space it out to make the most of it. We started out early at 7.45 and ended the day by 4. Our route: Ta Prohm to avoid crowds -> Angkor Thom including terrace of elephants, terrace of Leper King, passed by Phimeanakas and climbed Baphuon -> Bayon (superb) and Angkor Wat. Second day: Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey, Ta Som, Preah Khan and Naek Pean. Day 3 ended the trip with a visit to the National Museum.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

For a 20 dollar entrance fee per day, you have access to one of the most awe-inspiring and unique cultural sites in the world. You have many options for arriving there from bikes to tuk tuks to shared cars and minibuses and all transport and tours can be organized by any one of hundreds of hotels and gueshouses and tour desks in the city. The park entrance is only 15-20 minutes from most places in Siem Riep city. If you only have one day you can hit a few of the major temples but really that is too short a time to see all that the park has to offfer. I have been to Borubudur in Indonesia and it has absolutely nothing on Angkor. A must do in Cambodia!

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