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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

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Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie's character in Tomb Raider, may have put Cambodia and the Khmer temple on the map a few years ago, but the temple has been a favorite of backpackers and architecture fans ... Read more
for decades. Built in the 12th century for the king Suryavarman II as his state temple and part of his capital city, the site is Cambodia's top attraction. It even features prominently on the nation's flag. In some parts, trees have started growing over the structures but the beauty of the complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still makes it a Southeast Asian must-see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The temples of Angkor Wat are a must see for world travelers looking to explore historical sites in exotic locations.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Must see in Siem Reap, the huge temple complex is rich with history and exquisite carvings

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

I definitely recommend coming here during either sunrise or sunset! There are tons of tourists, so be prepared for that!

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Seattle

Amazing ruins to roam around on. Secret tip; rent a bike for $3 usd and explore all the sites!

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Tempe, Arizona

I will admit, we were too lazy to get up for sunrise, I will rely on other people's accounts and photos. Instead had a nice leisurely breakfast and coffee, met the driver and guide in the lobby and off we went.
I've only experienced Angkor Wat through travel videos and photos. Even in the extreme heat and humidity videos and photos cannot capture the immense scale and history of this place.
Now I feel like we should've been there for sunrise.

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Aventura

This is like the big daddy of the tenples in Cambodia. A tuktuk took me for $18 to do the entire tour and guided me a bit about the temples. Great place to visit

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Menlo Park, California, USA

This is the must see wonder and UNESCO heritage site of Cambodia and Siem Reap. If you can wake up early enough (4:30 am!),
The sunrise here is spectacular, it is an amazing marvel and achievement and definitely a must for any visitor to Cambodia.
Keep in mind the secret is out and there are hordes of tourists here.

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Local from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Obviously a must-see place when you visit Siem Reap and it’s definitely worth the visit. The best way to experience it is with a guide though. I’ve done both and with a guide is far more rewarding; they can explain how the temple was designed, who by and what the murals on the walls mean. The last guide I took guided us to the least busy paths and helped us have what felt like a really private experience even though the temple was quite busy with tourists.

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Foster City, California, USA

Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world and one of the most interesting sites to visit in Cambodia.

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Scarborough

One of the most stunning sun rises you will ever see in your life. Get up early, have a double espresso and get over to Angkor wat.
Tip: don't focus on standing by the pond to get the reflection shot, instead stand on the walkway, right in the middle. It's just as stunning. By 7am the sun is in the prime spot and most of the tourists have moved on, leaving you to then go and get the "reflection shot"

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Los Angeles

A magnificent wonder of the world. It's a hidden gem amidst a strong, humble people with a tough history of survival. Watch a beautiful sunrise and see the area riding in a tuk tuk.

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Quezon City, Philippines

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It is a UNESCORTED World Heritage Site and one of the most important architectural and archeological sites in the world. It should be on everyone's bucket list. It is a truly marvelous site. A visit to watch the sunrise from behind the e is a must.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Not even sure where to begin...a Grand Temple that went from Hindu to Buddhist a couple of times, with detailed carvings telling the stories of the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, the Samudra Manthan (churning of the sea by gods and demons) as well as other local depictions. Again, highly recommend going with a guide to make sense of everything you see (and learn fascinating facts, like there are 1800 apsaras (nymphs) carved into the structure, with 30 distinct hairstyles! ). They have installed shallower wooden steps over the original steep stone ones for an easier time going up. We also went to Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Baphuon, and Banteay Srei.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Angkor Wat and the many wats in the area are the main reason why visitors come to Siem Reap. The architecture and the shear size of the complex is truly amazing and is definitely worth the long tract to visit.

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Singapore

A grand historic adventure showcasing the magnificent beauty of the Khmer depth of culture ... 2nd time exploring !

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Sydney, Australia

Angkor wat is absolutely breathtaking.. Whether you're religious, into history or just a traveller it's a great place to experience.. (Very pricey! But it's better to see somethings once than to hear about it 1000 times! & make sure you cover up otherwise it's unbelievable prices to buy scarves/sarongs etc!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A visit to Siem Reap would be incomplete if you don't step foot on this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex is huge and made up of a collection of temples, the main one being Angkor Wat where you can climb to the highest point to get a panoramic view of the complex. I would also recommend Ta Phrom (Tomb Raider was filmed here and the large banyan roots rising from the ground hugging the stone temples is the highlight) and Bayon (the four faces of Buddha is a fascinating wonder). The three temples would take you at least half a day or more. There are 1 day passes and a 3 day passes. AS a plus, if you purchase your ticket for the next day on the evening before (4pm) you get to enter the complex to watch the sunset for free (until 6pm) and still have a full day pass the following day.

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New York City

I think the Angkor Wat complex is the greatest man-made wonder I have ever seen. Make sure to explore more than just Angkor Wat . . . Angkor Thom, etc.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Angkor Wat is THE temple complex that people visit in Siem Reap. Sunrise is best captured at the left lake inside the complex while it's also best to have a map of the massive structure so as not to miss out on the important sections. That being said, do take your time and soak in the majesty of Angkor Wat.

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New York City, New York State, USA

25 Amazing Photos of Angkor Wat http://vickiwinters.com/25-great-photos-angkor-wat-cambodia/

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