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  • Hours: Open daily 5am - 6pm
  • Admission: 80,000 riel

For many people, Angkor Wat alone justifies a trip to Southeast Asia. Like many sites in the Angkor Archeological Park, this breathtaking temple dates to the 12th century, with its unique west-facing orientation indicating that it was intended as a mausoleum for its creator, Suryavarman II. 

Angkor Wat’s colossal size reflects its ambition: this was intended as no less than a microcosm of the universe. Nonetheless it’s difficult to get lost here, with the complex arranged on three tiers and the instantly recognizable 5 inner and 4 outer towers of the raised central temple serving as orientation points. And they make a particularly majestic sight reflected in the nearby water basin.

Every surface in this well-preserved complex is covered with intricate carvings reflecting Hindu cosmology and the Khmers’ military triumphs. Elegant colonnades, the charming free-standing libraries on high pedestals and various tucked-away corners where the jungle threatens to reassert its might are all places to get away from the inevitable crowds.

Practical Info

Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s most popular attraction. It is located almost 4 miles (6 kilometers) north of Siem Reap. Save your walking for the temples and take a tuk-tuk from town.

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Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Angkor Wat Ancient Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

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