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  • KeenTraveller12372
    Sydney, Australia545 contributions
    THIS IS WHY I AM HERE
    Another day tour provided by Vacation Indo China Travel Only had time to see 3 temples Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm also a visit to the Terrace of Elephants and The Terrace of the Leper King Personally I could spend a day a temple but only had a day excluding lunch. To be able to see these amazing structures from 12th if not earlier centuries is amazing they are all rabbit warrens but watch ones step as many uneven surfaces. To be a witness to the amazing carvings that adorn the walls of the temples to climb the stairs that the ancients once stepped to appreciate the intricacies of the carvings with the tools of the day and all still visible today just amazing There is a tethered balloon so that one can see Angkor Wat from a height but this was not part of my tour and had no time to detour. The stories that the walls relate are amazing and more than a day is required to explore . Highly recommend this visit .Am so glad that I visited now post Covid as one can see that at the height of tourism the number of people would be prohibitive and limit ones access to a lot of the temples. To see the extent of tree coverage is amazing. I also attended a sunrise to Ankgor Wat but the clouds had other ideas none the less to see the day arise was just as amazing and the people so many more than the day before. As usual when returning to bus one must run the gauntlet of market sellers you decide.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 5 December 2022
  • Aimless Vagabonds
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India69 contributions
    The core of every Cambodia Trip, plan wisely to make it a more memorable one.
    Undoubtedly the highlight of every tourist's Cambodia visit. This is a spectacle! Since there are a million reviews of the temple, here's some pointers that may help. 1.People watch the sun rise at the temple so start as early as you can so you have enough time to buy tickets and then head to the temple to get a good spot experience the sun rise. 2. Try visiting the Angkor National Museum before you head to the temple, that way it makes way more sense. 3. Not all tour guides here speak good English/ Spanish/French, so ensure you speak to them before you decide to hire one.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 6 December 2022
  • scottsnew1
    151 contributions
    Amazing of course, but ruined with all the hawker stalls
    I was here in 2001, 2002, and 2004. If you have not been here you really must see it. Sadly when I last visited 18 years ago, there were only maybe a few dozen hawkers in the whole ancient city of Angkor, and one string of maybe 15 or 20 locally priced restaurants near the Bayon. Now there are MANY MANY HUNDREDS of hawker stalls all throughout the ruins, and scores of overpriced restaurants, with prices in the $6-$7 range. Pro-tip. you can bargain down the overpriced meals to $4 each, and less for something like fried rice. It's really sad to see how commercialized it has become, it really ruined my experience this time around. There is no need for this many hawkers all selling the same exact things.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 7 December 2022
  • Malanclair
    London, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Top of world civilization of Khmer culture
    It was the first time for us to see the most beautiful masterpieces of amazing temple in Cambodia such as Angkor Wat, Bayon, Taprhom, Bantey Srey as well as besides other areas too. We will came back to see again. High recommended for seeing this beautiful country before your dies.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Yab P
    3 contributions
    Amazing temple
    Wanna say wow, Angkor Wat is stunning view from the top tower. Amazing Temple in the world. This is a good time to visit this Hendu Temple if you are coming to Asia. Can't wait enough to see it again.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 December 2022
  • AzRat
    Arizona1,988 contributions
    A National Treasure
    December 2022 - Visited Angkor Wat during the Heritage Festival. Third visit (second with a guide) and learn something new each time. Fascinating history at the largest temple complex in the world.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 16 December 2022
  • Donald G
    McLean, Virginia355 contributions
    Amazing Ruins
    This is a must see for any world traveler. I could have spent days exploring the ruins. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable, they give you all the perspective you need to understand the site. I lol forwArd to bringing my wife here one day and showing her this amazing place.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 December 2022
  • Bob M
    9 contributions
    Cambodia Experiences
    Journey Cambodia was one of the best tour companies my wife and I have used to get the best experiences. I will not hesitate telling anyone to contact Journey Cambodia for a tour company. The our guide could not do enough for our best experience. Very knowledgeable and concerned. Please do not hesitate to use this company
    Visited November 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • Reza Sattarzadeh
    Muscat, Oman2,221 contributions
    Amazing Place
    Definitely the most incredible place I visited in my entire trip to Cambodia was Angkor Wat. As a history enthusiast, this place absorbs you so much that you do not feel like leaving it, even after a few hours of staying there. The whole complex is full of amazing stories of the once very powerful empire which rules that region of Asia. It is very easy to get lost, so either have a guide or pay attention to the signs. The whole complex has many temples, and only a limited number of them can be visited just in one day. Overall, if you travel to Cambodia, you should not miss Angkor Wat.
    Visited May 2022
    Written 22 December 2022
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Hemel Hempstead, UK206 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Amazing place & definitely not to be missed. Even visiting during the day when quite busy still a fabulous place to visit. So many temples over a large area so impossible to see them all in one day but it is mind blowing!
Written 30 November 2023
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Roque
Tijuana, Mexico2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The explanation and the good vibes of Mr T made the tour a wonderful and funny experience!! We learned a lot while we were laughing during the transportation!! Muy recomendado Mr T y James Bond!! 👌🤘
Written 30 November 2023
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Nadine E
9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We spent a full day touring around Siem Reap. We visit some tempes beforing finishing with sunset @ the Angkor Wat. It's an impressive temple, a must see place you should never miss when coming to Siem Reap.
Written 29 November 2023
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Andrei M
Bucharest, Romania358 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Its a great experience. You have to be there at about 5 in the morning in Nov to find a spot and watch the colors. Also if you have many days available use a cloud forecast to chose the best one for viewing.
Written 27 November 2023
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RogerNBill
Gettysburg, PA175 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A wonderful piece of Cambodian history. We went at sunrise but the cloud cover prevented great pictures. What it DID provide was a respite from the heat so I really recommend going early. The steps to the temple of the gods was daunting but totally worth doing. I learned so much here.
Written 26 November 2023
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Ramona Kumar
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Angkor wat on 26th November 2023 was full of tourists both local and foreigner, Cambodian celebrate the water festival therefore many people. This world temple was built in late 12 century for lord Vishnu the Hindu religion. It's the largest one in the world so recommend visit with tour guide you can see all the best spot and in addition you have gotten the angle photos.
Written 26 November 2023
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joanne
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We got up at 4 am to arrive in time to watch the sun rise. Our guide suggested staying outside the moat for a long distance view without the crowds and it was very quiet and peaceful as the stars faded and the dawn light filled the sky slowly revealing the temple.

It is an awesome place well worth visiting. Getting there early means that it isn’t too hot yet as well if you are not used to the Cambodian heat.
Written 25 November 2023
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jeffrey f
Kildare, Ireland8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Just did one day visiting angkor wat and a few surrounding temples.. really enjoyable and fascinating at the same time. Finished with a sunset on top of a temple. Really enjoyable. Dont normally post reviews but had a tuk tuk driver for the day.. really nice person and if you're in siem reap, well worth contacting him. I used him for a second day also to visit a few other places.
Written 24 November 2023
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Diana B
Te Awamutu, New Zealand26 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We bought our tickets online and downloaded the ticket, with barcode and photo to our phones. You will need to upload a passport size photo of yourself. The ticket provides entry to all of the temples in the Angkor area. We got a tuk tuk from our central hotel at 4.45am to see the sunrise (about 20 mins). The driver knew exactly where to take us and pointed out where to meet him after each visit to the different temples. He would stop along the way at various checkpoints where we had to show officials our online ticket which they scanned. We only had time for 3 temples, so did Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm, which are all quite different. The driver waited for us at each temple and drove us to the next then returned us to the hotel after about four and half hours, it cost US$5 each.
Written 22 November 2023
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scubacol11
Rotherham, UK1 956 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is my third visit to Siem Reap and Angkor wat.I prefer the unrestored and ruined temples rather than the completely restored ones, but I did make a swift visit to Angkor just to see the new year preparations.so many paper flowers on the grass in front of the temple. As always, the temple was very bus. Much prefer smaller, quieter temples away from mass crowds.
Written 22 November 2023
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