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  • Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Admission: 80,000 riel

The last capital of the Khmers is a stupendous complex on a stupefying scale; established in the 12th century on the site of an earlier capital, Angkor Thom dwarfs even nearby Angkor Wat. The city’s 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) of wall is ringed by a moat (which no longer holds water or – thankfully – crocodiles). Each of the five enormous gates is a monument in itself, approached by avenues lined with 108 divinities (good on the left, evil on the right).

Some elevation will help you make sense of the layout; head for the Terrace of the Elephants or nearby Terrace of the Leper King with their intricate carvings, or the hilltop Phnom Bakheng, particularly popular at sunset. Among the myriad other points of interest are the temples of East Mebon and Pre Rup, built in the same “temple-mountain” style as Angkor Wat.

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The southern gate to Angkor Thom lies 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) north of Siem Reap, past Angkor Wat. Baphuon and Bayon are also within the complex while much-photographed Ta Prohm lies to the east, an evocative ruin where trees force their way through intricately carved stone.

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Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 124 Reviews

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $83.00
From USD $75.00

Full day Angkor tour by Tuk Tuk from sunrise

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $69.00

3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle Sap

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $370.00

5-Night Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 6 days

From USD $1,125.00

Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $582.50

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