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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom
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$102.18*
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Private Angkor Day Tour from Siem Reap
Ranked #4 of 179 things to do in Siem Reap
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Owner 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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“Incredible experience...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Simply amazing to visit this extraordinary place. It's humbling to walk through this complex and marvel at the age and condition. There is constant restoration going on, but necessary to keep the jungle at bay. A beautiful place and truly a wondrous experience.

Visited March 2014
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“Historical sightings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

All the temples in ang kor wat look almosit the same haha its is in the state of renovation when i was there , every temple is different with different gods etc, its worth to visit

Visited November 2013
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“Grand!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wide fields, the Bayon, magnificent gates, grand terrace, etc... all these are at the Angkor Thom.... i've heard that it was the capital of the ancient Khmer civilization... Here, like that in Angkor Wat, you will find a big area for souvenir shops, and restaurants... if you are fortunate enough, there are elephants for riding too... sure you dont want to miss them.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

This third temple site was, like the others, so well worth visiting. Each temple is different and each in its way, worth the visit.

Visited March 2014
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“History Oozes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Angkor Thom is an amazing collection of temple ruins in varying states of disrepair and renovation. The four main tourist areas are Bayon Temple, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace, and Terrace of the Leper King.

The Bayon Temple is stunning, and the history is fascinating. You can climb all over the structure, as long as you don't stray off the designated tourist areas.

You must dress appropriately because this (and all ancient temples in Siem Reap) are active religious shrines. No bare shoulders, cleavage, short shorts or short dresses. Dress code is enforced.

It's unbelievably hot in Siem Reap, even in early April. (And I'm from Florida, so I'm saying this as one who might have a higher than average tolerance for heat.) Go very early in the day, or wait till after 3:00 p.m. to avoid heat exhaustion or worse. It's wise to carry a parasol to keep the direct sun off your head.

You'll need 2-3 hours to see everything in the Angkor Thom city complex, and you'll want to be done by 11:00 a.m, if you do a morning tour. Between 11-3 the heat is just too intense.

Bring lots of water and wear very light clothing. And wear sturdy shoes because you'll climb hundreds of stair steps on unsteady surfaces.

There's no formal concessions area in Angkor Thom, but hundreds of local vendors hawk their wares from tents at the entrance and far inside the city walls. You'll be literally thronged with people begging you to buy water, postcards, scarves, etc.

Admission to the temples is $20 US per person per day. Or you can buy a 3-day pass for $40. This includes admission to ALL temples in the Siem Reap area. Each pass is personalized with a photo ID, so don't plan to purchase a partially used pass for less.

History and archaeology fans will love this attraction. It's well worth the time and the price of admission.

Visited April 2014
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