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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 avaliable; 1 day pass ($20), 2 or 3 day pass ($40) or 1 week pass ($60). 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 to visit5:00AM - 6:00PM
- What is the price?A single day pass costs around $20 USD
- Will I need a guide?Not necessary, but advised.
- How to get thereFrom Siem Reap, the best option is to go in a private van. Taxis, tuktuks, and bikes can get you there too.
- Additional tipsThough it may be hot, remember to dress appropriately! The dresscode indicates no shorts or sleeveless tops.
What People Are Saying About Angkor Wat
I enjoyed my stay at Siem Reap and would definitely recommend Sarati (guide) who is English speaking to my friends and family.
Very knowledgeable and willing to let me determine time mgmt sine it was a private. He's a fantastic guy.
Our tour guide took us through the different temples. He was very knowledgable. There is a lot to choose from visiting Angor Wat and Angor Tom, our guide was really good at offering different options for us. The more than 12 hour tour went by very quickly, our guide was very accomodating. Furthermore the guide was really passionate about the past and present Khmer history, adding on to the experience. All in all a very clever way of seeing the many highlights here.
The day was really well set out and not too structured. It was also good to have a guide to ourselves and not in a big group. The guide was informative and the stop of for lunch was great.
Fantastic way to spend a day and a great way to coerce the kids into seeing a few temples. Our guide, Som, was brilliant and if was part of Cambodian history, he knew it!