One of the largest religious monuments in the world, the archeological park of Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, wonder of the world and most definitely a site to be seen. Many sites to be specific as you can spend anywhere from a full day to a week visiting Angkor and its endless temples. It is without a doubt one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited and the temples found here have an energy that is indescribable.
Below you can find some travel tips starting with where to stay along with info and photos of some of the site’s most popular temples to visit.
This would be the town to travel to and stay in while visiting the Angkor temples. Full of restaurants, markets, shops and endless lodging options, a visit to this city does not disappoint. I’d suggest at least a few days here so that you have ample time to visit the temples along with time to explore the town.
The largest and main temple is Angkor Wat itself which is a massive complex full of endless temples and beauty. The most popular times to visit are at sunrise and sunset for incredible views of the sky reflecting in the water surrounding the temple.
Known for the unique smiling faces on each of the structures, the popular Southeast Asia phrase “same same but different” is very applicable at Bayon Temple. This is one of the most popular temples to explore and for good reason. The views of each and every smile on the buildings make this a very pleasant and enriching experience to be had.
This temple found its notoriety due to its use in filming the movies Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie and Indiana Jones. Full of trees and their roots taking over and growing from every angle of the buildings, this temple is another magnificent site.