Discover the temples of Angkor, representing 600 years of Khmer civilization (802-1432 AD), on a full-day small group tour. You’ll learn about one of…
Explore the ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom on a full-day tour from Siem Reap. Learn the history of the Khmer Empire…
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,…
Enjoy a day out at the temples with Dave or Elliot, who will give you an artistic insight into Angkor as experienced digital photographers. The…
Enjoy a full-day exploring in Angkor Archaeological Park. Start at Bayon temple and make your way to Ta Prohm. Enjoy a lunch break in the park before…
Enjoy a tuk tuk and walking tour of Angkor Wat. Explore the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm temple and Angkor Wat, the world’s largest sacred building.
Discover the best of Angkor Wat on a private, full-day tour by bike starting with the majestic sunrise. Follow your expert guide to explore the…
Visit beautiful temples outside Angkor Thom including the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller…
Experience an unforgettable morning on this sunrise Angkor tour. Watch Angkor Wat emerge from darkness in the soft early morning light, then toast…
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
Really good tour. The company was on time for pick-up and we could get a good spot to see Angkor Wat during sunset. For the remaining time, we saw all main temples on the Angkor complex and took many good pictures. Our guide was particularly good for that! As feedback, the tour did not last as originally stated. For day 1 we were supposed to finish at 13 hrs; instead we were heading back by 11:40 am; we did not get enough time to appreciate the Bayon temple as we were rushing to the van to head back to the hotel. On day 2 we were heading at 3:30 but we could've stayed more in my opinion. As an advice to fellow travelers, I would spare an additional day to go back to the temples you liked the most (or to other additional temples, as there are many) either on your own or with a private guide.
It would have been excellent, if the sun rised without clouds!!! We woke up early and took our place right across the golden temple and waited! But it was a very cloudy day so never so the sun rising behind the temple. We're there during the Corona virus outbreak so the number of tourists were down but still it was packed! After that it was awesome!
Mr. Sin was an amazing guide. He knew a lot about the temples and was happy to explain in detail what we were seeing. He also knew the best spots for a photo and offered to take pictures of us. I would definitely recommend Mr. Sin and this tour.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a deep understanding of the history of Angkor Wat. Both made sure we were hydrated, as the temperatures were extremely high. We would highly recommend this tour.
Very informative tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Picked up on time and plenty of water provided throughout the tour. Got to see Angkor Wat at sunrise and then onto Ta Prohm and Bayon temples