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Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia

We traveled to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh which is the main town near the Angkor temples.

Angkor Wat is the most famous temple as it is an ancient temple complex in Cambodia that was the center of the Khmer empire that once ruled most of Southeast Asia.

Checkout our travel tips before going to Cambodia and fun things to do on Battambang.

It is the largest religious monument in the world. From the 16th century, Angkor Wat was neglected but was never completely abandoned with Angkor Wat been reclaimed by the jungle.

To visit Angkor Wat, a entry permit or Temple Pass is required to enter the Angkor temples unless you are Cambodian.

The entry permit is valid for all of the Angkor temples in the area. A 1-day pass is $37 USD, 3-day is $62 USD, and 7-day is $72 USD.

We used a tuk-tuk for the day which that cost us $20 between us. There are loads of food and drink options within Angkor though a little pricey. Advisable to bring your water as avoid paying the high prices for water.

Some the the temples of Angkor we visited.

Angkor Wat

As the largest religious monument in the entire world was constructed as a Hindu temple by the Khmer Empire but changed to a Buddhist temple by the 12th Century.

Angkor Wat temple
Angkor Wat temple

The Bayon

The Bayon temple stands in the centre of Angkor Thom and is the temple where you will find many statues of faces.

Bayon temple
Bayon temple

Preah Khan

Preah Khan temple was built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom.

Preah Khan temple
Preah Khan temple

Ta Prohm

The Ta Prohm temple is still covered by the jungle, representing what it must have been like to re discover the ancient temples back in the 19th Century.

Ta Prohm temple
Ta Prohm temple
Temple View
View from Temple
Temple Steps going down
Temple Steps going down
Temple Steps going up
Temple Steps going up

Wrapping Up

Hope you enjoyed this post about visiting the Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap Cambodia.

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