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.
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.
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.
The Bayon temple stands in the centre of Angkor Thom and is the temple where you will find many statues of faces.
Preah Khan temple was built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom.
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.
Hope you enjoyed this post about visiting the Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap Cambodia.
Please feel free to leave a comment or if you have any suggestions.