A World Heritage Site and the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat contains some of the greatest masterpieces of Khmer art and architecture in existence. Khmer emperor Suryavarman II had the temple built in the early 12th century, originally dedicating it to the Hindu god Vishnu. By the end of the century, the temple transformed into a Buddhist religious site, which it remains today. Tour the 162.6 hectare (402 acre) complex to see its fantastically detailed and well preserved stone temples. Wear clothes that cover your upper arms and legs down to the knees to adhere to the temple's visitor dress code. A visit to Angkor Wat represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Siem Reap online route maker to plot your vacation.
Angkor Wat reviews
Only for half a day thanks to the experienced guide Choub I managed to experience to the fullest place with good history explanation, great photo locations and pace that allows to enjoy the sights to.... more »
I was required to start my own travel and name and it.It was good and i enjoyed.Tripadavisor had given me opportunity to think for a suitable word and attractive to the travellers and try to be... more »
All the temples are phenomenal but Angkor Wat one of the marvels of the world, just make sure you get to the top of the temple in good time to view the surroundings as we were a little rushed by the time we made it up there and couldn't quite soak in the spectacle of a massive temple being in a jungle. Also, feel there should be a tribute/recognition to the people, most likely slaves who built the place.
Once the capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed. I love how the temples transform from Hindu to Buddhist temples over centuries, with the change actually enriched the artwork and sculptures of these architectures. Don't just read the reviews, come and spend at least a day to truly appreciate the marvelous of this "Temple City".
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