Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat and soak up the early morning atmosphere. Spend the rest of the day temple hopping with a professional local guide,…
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Top sights in Siem Reap
Angkor Wat is to Cambodia what the Taj Mahal is to India -- an historical site of such majesty that it draws visitors from all over the world. As the world's largest religious monument, there's a lot to discover. Here are some facts to get you started.
The name roughly translates to 'Temple City' or 'City of Temples', which gives you sense of the scale. Like any good ancient city, it's surrounded by a huge moat and high walls.
Built resemble the mythological Mt. Meru, the center of the universe, this place was always intended to be the temple of all temples. It's no wonder they made it so big!
The temple features a cluster of five lotus-reminiscent towers, called a "quincunx," and multiple levels linked together by steep staircases, colonnades, and wide courtyards.
The walls of the temple are intricately carved with Hindu "devatas" (deities) and depict scenes from Hindu scripture, as well as defining moments for the Khmer empire at the time.
After decades of neglect, Angor Wat has undergone serious restoration efforts with the help of foreign institutions, resulting in a steadily increasing number of visitors.
Given the massiveness of this site, and how much there is to learn about its very walls, it is highly advisable to find yourself a guide.
There are three types of passes available; 1 day pass ($37), 2 or 3 day pass ($62) or 1 week pass ($72). Make sure you specifiy which pass you would like so as not to be over-charged!
You will be asked to show your visitors pass at many different points in the complex, so keep it handy at all times!
- When should I visit?
- 5:00AM - 6:00PM
- Is it expensive?
- A single day pass costs around $37 USD
- Will I need a guide?
- Not necessary, but advised.
- How to get there
- From Siem Reap, the best option is to go in a private van. Taxis, tuktuks, and bikes can get you there too.
- Additional information
- Though it may be hot, remember to dress appropriately! The dresscode indicates no shorts or sleeveless tops.
What people are saying about Angkor Wat
Our tour guide, Noy, and driver, Mr. Bun, were right on time to pick us up and swiftly got us into Angkor Wat. During the trip to a sunrise viewing spot, Noy enthusiastically talked with us about the history of Angkor Wat. We were the first to reach the more popular viewing spot: right in front of a large pond facing the temple. As the sun got closer to rising, more people showed up, but our spot got us the best, least obscured view. Once we finished watching the sunrise, Noy gave us a tour of Angkor Wat and helped us take several nice and fun pictures. We also toured two other large temples, including one used to film the recent Laura Croft movie. Throughout, Noy was very friendly and happy to tell us about everything we saw. Mr. Bun also made sure we were well hydrated and kept cool with extra water bottles and wet towels whenever we returned to the car. My sister and I were the only ones on this tour, and we really enjoyed it!
We really enjoyed this tour, we were collected from our accommodation promptly and dropped back after the tour which was really handy. Lign from Journey Cambodia and his driver were really hospitable and made sure we were looked after. The minivan had great aircon which we really appreciated after touring the temples in the scorching sun! We were provided with plenty of cold water and wipes throughout the day too. We visited the three main temples of Bayon, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat and Mr. Lign was an excellent guide, he really knew his stuff and provided us with great facts about each temple. He also knew the best times to visit each place before it got too busy which was great! Would definitely recommend booking with Lign on this tour as its the best way to get around the complex and he was a lovely guide.
We really liked our tour guide, Mr. Chhay. He has great sense of humor and very talented with speaking skills. He made us laugh a lot and told us about Cambodian history and culture. He is very diligent and open minded. We are lucky to have a guide like him. We’re also impressed by his actions like collecting empty bottles which someone threw away during the tour. We really recommend to join his tour. Thank you!
We had the Jeep with driver from 8:00 am to 6:00pm. We managed to visit 7 temples in the area and due to the drivers knowledge we entered from different entrances them the main tourists. All in all a great day. We had bought our tickets to the temples separately online, so we didn’t have to stand in line in the morning at the entrance, these tickets were delivered to our Hotel the night before.
The tour was extremely professional! Picked us right on time from our hotel, we arrived in time to get amazing sunrise photos, we cycled through the angkor wat complex and were able to see so much more on bikes! Great equipment, great meals, great guides, great tour! Highly recommended!