Angkor Wat

Angkor, Cambodia

  • 5 mentions in Best country in Southeast Asia for a 10 day stay?

    • Tony W.

      Tony W. said, " We loved Cambodia. It's a bit more off the beaten path than Thailand, but it's pretty hard to argue with Angkor Wat- it's truly amazing. We wrote up our full thought son Siem Reap/Angkor and Phnom Penh here. Northern Thailand..." See More

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...Beware of your belongings there. The monkeys will take them! There's also a cool street market nearby.In Cambodia, of course there's Angkor Wat for its stunning ancient temples. Good luck in making your decision! :)..." See More

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...I would suggest Camodia. When it comes to temples and ancient culture the Angkor Wat is the number one in Southeast Asia. And the cuisine is quite interesting in Cambodia too. You could combine it with a visit to either Bangkok or..." See More

    • Karlo d.

      Karlo d. said, "...well hand in hand. Can't avoid it, but you can minimize tourist activity depending on which temples you go to. In Angkor Wat, you're probably going to be with hundreds and possibly thousands of people (that's per temple by the way)...." See More

    • Juanma S.

      Juanma S. said, "...entirely democratic. It is more rural than Thailand, but also less crowded with tourists than Thailand, except of course the great Angkor Wat. It is a virgin country for tourists and therefore best for "adventurous", but also less secure. Vietnam is..." See More

  • 4 mentions in Best places in Cambodia?

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...say as you will otherwise not see anything but the roads you are traveling on from one place to the other. Angkor Wat is the most obvious site in Cambodia and you should give it at least 2 days there. And get..." See More

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...ton of press and may not be the same in a few years from now. Clearly, you have amazing temples ( Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm TempleThe Bayon, Angkor Thom) but the city itself was surprisingly, incredibly enjoyable. Plenty of restaurants (head..." See More

    • Zay h.

      Zay h. said, "...Cambodia is small but it has many things to see and to do, for some people Angkor Wat is all about traveling to this beautiful country, yes, its true but thats not all the trends, go to remote area and live the..." See More

    • Katerina P.

      Katerina P. said, "...Cambodia is a special country. I really enjoyed Siem Reap. Angkor Wat and Pub St are the main attractions in the city. I went in March when it was very hot so be sure to stay hydrated. It's worth it to see..." See More

  • 4 mentions in Must-sees & try things in Siem Reap AND(!) must-avoid & don't think about

    • John V C.

      John V C. said, "...Like everyone else said, Angkor Wat, that's basically mandatory. Try to make it for sunrise at the "main" temple otherwise you'll be there with hundreds of other tourists instead of dozens. But I'm surprised no one said to see the Floating..." See More

    • sinal m.

      sinal m. said, "...tour guide to get fast and unique experience over culture, lifestyle of the people out there, history etc. Great temples are Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm Kel Temple, Banteay Srei, Phnom Bakheng, and lastly you should use your one hour..." See More

    • Christie ..

      Christie .. said, "...costs $40 (same cost for 2 days). So, my recommendation is that if you truly only have one day to explore Angkor Wat, you should get a 1 day pass and explore as many temples as you can possibly handle. I..." See More

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...schedule the day and time. His brother gave us the temple tour and it was fantastic. We started at sunrise at Angkor Wat. Before most people left, he took us over to Ta Prohm Kel Temple and we pretty much had..." See More

  • 3 mentions in What to do in Cambodia and Vietnam for 6 days?

    • Julian W.

      Julian W. said, "...In Siem Reap: visit Angkor Wat complex (1-3 days) and some other surrounding temples. In Hanoi: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Museum of Vietnamese History, Ethnology museum, military museum, Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel, water puppetry, Công ty..." See More

    • Sina S.

      Sina S. said, "...Siem Reap sightseeing you can do 1 day temple tour for if you have short time here. I can suggest you Angkor Wat Small tour, all the main temples are in this tour such as Angkor Wat temple, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm..." See More

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...time around. They have so much more in depth knowledge, and can point out little details. Our favorites were, of course, Angkor Wat -try to go for sun up. After the sun rises, head over to a different temple because everyone else..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Best places to visit in 2 weeks?

    • Thoo K.

      Thoo K. said, "...2 weeks is too long for Cambodia. 1 week is long enough. go Angkor Wat 's sunrise view, Ta Prohm Temple and the Night Market..." See More

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...Siem Reap is one of my favorite places of all time. Not just the spectacular temples ( Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Temple, The Bayon) but just the city itself. I adored walking around Pub St and both the day and night..." See More

    • Mia L.

      Mia L. said, "...just in case. I was a great and different experience! In Siem Reap we spent four nights.. One full day touring Angkor Wat. It was AMAZING!!! Some people get 2 or 3 day passes as there are so many temples to..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Travel in Laos and Cambodia

    • John K.

      John K. said, "...well. You can refer an itinerary Chiang Mai - Pak Beng - Luang Prabang- Vientiane- Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham Province- Angkor Wat- Siem Reap..." See More

    • Janelle K.

      Janelle K. said, "...I haven't been to Laos, but I have been to Cambodia and can say that Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, though "touristy," are absolutely worth seeing. Sihanoukville is a low-key beach town that is off the beaten path (for now) but just..." See More

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...I would suggest that you take the overland trip from Vientiane to Angkor Wat. And take it down through Laos via Savannakhet and Pakse. This is a route which is still not too touristy and you can also stop and relax..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best sunrise in the world?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...My two most amazing sunrise experiences have been at Angkor Wat just outside of Siem Reap Or, Oia, Santorini, Greece..." See More

    • Ashley B.

      Ashley B. said, "...That's a great question. One of the most incredible sunrises I've seen was in Cambodia at Angkor Wat. Check out a few sunrise shots on Google images. Spectacular...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Realistic, adventurous, 2 week trip to Vietnam and (hopefully) Cambodia.

    • Corey B.

      Corey B. said, "...the way you can visit Hoi An , Hue , Da Nang . But if you want to Siem Reap / Angkor Wat, then only can start in the big cities like Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi . If traveling..." See More

    • Hat N.

      Hat N. said, "...2 weeks is a little tight for two countries, since Angkor Wat will take you at least 4 days, plus travel time. Siem Reap is closer to southern Vietnam , so I would focus on Mekong Delta area, Saigon , a beach..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What tourist traps around the world are worth the visit?

    • Laurie B.

      Laurie B. said, "... Angkor Wat in Siem Riep: We encountered masses of tourists, bus loads. So many people, both children and adults asking for money. You can't cross the street without being approached by someone asking for money. it was heartbreaking. Having said this it..." See More

    • Bryan R.

      Bryan R. said, "...Would definitely have to say Angkor Wat. Yes, you have to be there at crack of sparrow's to avoid standing in line for an hour to buy tickets, and even then you're going to have to deal with crowds inside and..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Insider advice about modes of travel, places and events not to miss

    • Megan B.

      Megan B. said, "...Garden Village Guesthouse which was cheap and had a lovely atmosphere :) The must see place in SR is of course Angkor Wat. Your guesthouse will be able to arrange a tuk tuk to take you there but once inside I..." See More

    • Alex J.

      Alex J. said, " or tuktuk will be convenient and cheap. If this is your first time to Cambodia and you want to visit Angkor Wat I would recommend an early pre-sunrise start. But instead of fighting for a spot at the main West entrance,..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Awesome 2-Week Southeast Asia Itinerary????

    • Carole K.

      Carole K. said, "...specific to 4 countries - much easier: - Keeping Hạ Long Bay - Mũi Né Sand Dunes - Hoi An - Angkor Wat- Phnom Penh for Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum & Choeung Ek Genocidal Center - Kampot pepper farms & Kep..." See More

    • Carole K.

      Carole K. said, " Bali, Indonesia - Tea Plantations of Cameron Highlands - Kuang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang Laos - All of Myanmar - Angkor Wat I could add so many other places but I guess it all depends on the type of trip you..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What are the best places to visit in the world?

    • Craig C.

      Craig C. said, "...So many places to see....some places would highly recommend would be Cambodia (notably the amazing Khmer Cities of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, The Bayon, etc that are near Siem Reap), Jerusalem (not sure any city in the world would come close..." See More

    • Alan S.

      Alan S. said, "...One of my favorites is Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia. It is amazing. It is also becoming more and more popular. Right now there are no restrictions in entering, climbing on and exploring the various sites. However, I can see in..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Is Bagan worth visiting?

    • Carole K.

      Carole K. said, "...Craig! I would highly recommend Old Bagan - we visited the ancient city during our 8th month of traveling after visiting Angkor Wat and Borobudur - the feel is quite different. The temples of Bagan are spread out, you can spend the..." See More

    • Mira A.

      Mira A. said, "...Yes! Compared to Angkor Wat, I like Old Bagan more. The view is amazing and exploring the temples with bicycle is quite an experience for me. Before going to Bagan you can stopped by at Inle Lake and going to Taunggyi...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best way to travel through SE Asia and what can't we miss?

    • Ranoch S.

      Ranoch S. said, "... Angkor Wat, Cambodia..." See More

    • Rodger W.

      Rodger W. said, "... Angkor Wat is a tousand year old temple, one of the largest ever built. The size the complexity and sheer brilliance of it, can notbe missed, but there Iis 200 other temples in the near vicinity (20klms) ) all in the one..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Things to do in and around Siem Reap, Cambodia for two days

    • Jeff L.

      Jeff L. said, "...You can spend two days there just visiting temples. Angkor Wat is only one of many vast and palatial temples in the area. Angkor-Thom is well worth a visit as well. If you can, hire a guide with a car to take..." See More

    • Katerina P.

      Katerina P. said, " was the right amount of time to get a good feel for the city. One day was spent touring around Angkor Wat. It was very hot when I was there in March so make sure you bring lots of water..." See More

  • 1 mention in If you had 6 weeks in S.E. Asia, where would YOU go?

    • Joel W.

      Joel W. said, " the pass or not. You can then go down toward Cambodia to explore there check out Siem Reap and nearby Angkor Wat, Krong Battambang Krong Preah Sihanouk Phnom Penh etc. If I had the time that's the way I would..." See More

  • 1 mention in where to take a side trip from Singapore?

    • Janelle K.

      Janelle K. said, "... Angkor Wat, Cambodia. It's a 90 minute flight, Air Asia flies cheaply, and although the temples are crowded and Siem Reap is very touristy, the temples are absolutely worth seeing and amazing just the same...." See More

  • 1 mention in Recommendations for 3 week honeymoon itinerary in Southeast Asia

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...Air) to Siem Reap. It is a vibrant town, incredibly friendly and gracious and the temples are absolutely jaw dropping ( Angkor Wat ). We stayed at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort and loved every single minute if it-from..." See More

  • 1 mention in Other cities to visit when travelling to Singapore

    • Andrzej W.

      Andrzej W. said, "...see Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels Cambodia is also well worth the visit, go straight to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat. Indonesia is also close, to visit Bali, best way is to go to Ubud, avoid the beach area...." See More

  • 1 mention in Angkor wat

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, " early as possible to the entrance, as the lines can get long once you are past 9am in the morning. Angkor Wat is extremely popular, so you better get there before the masses arrive.Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple are the..." See More

  • 1 mention in So, I'm trying to plan a trip to Asia with my fiance. Ideally, I'd be away for months, but in reality I probably have 4 weeks. What should I do?

    • Drew H.

      Drew H. said, "...I agree with Vicky I: You absolutely should check out Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia ( Set aside at least three days or so, and I can guarantee this will be one of - not the - highlight(s) of your trip...." See More

  • 1 mention in Thinking about going for a month to Asia. Recommendations for Cambodia?

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...give yourself plenty of time in Siem Reap, not only to visit all the temples (not just the main ones like Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Kel Temple, The Bayon and Angkor Thom) but to enjoy the city itself. The center area..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where to stay and eat for one weekend in Siem Reap?

    • Layla P.

      Layla P. said, "...for few days and can tell you they are in a really good location - you can go by bike to Angkor Wat temples, not a hard way to get there and really nice views - and good drinks for cheap price!..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the five best cities you've ever been to and why?

    • Vincent L.

      Vincent L. said, "...Reap, Cambodia! A hidden gem but still a little rustic. Use to be a 2 night stay to see the famous Angkor Wat but has matured to become a destination in itself. 5 star hotels to hostel accommodations, world cuisines, safe and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Can't miss things to see/eat/do in Siem Reap?

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, " well. The market adjacent is excellent to wander around in, and the Night Market St is lively too. Of course, Angkor Wat is amazing-and worth it to watch a sunrise, even if it is cloudy. However, my husband and I really..." See More

  • 1 mention in The traveller's Bucket List- what's on yours?

    • Mark P.

      Mark P. said, "...Sandwich Islands, and Panama Canal but that doesn't mean I'm finished :-) Places still left include: Machu Picchu, Victoria Falls, Serengeti, Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang, Ayers Rock, Florence, Skeleton Coast Park, Timbuktu, Patagonia (Argentina), Denali National Park, Gallipoli Peninsula, Tibet and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where do you like to travel to the most, and when do you like to go?

    • Jason F.

      Jason F. said, " much to do from beaches to cultural things like temples. My best few would be Siem Reap Cambodia for the Angkor Wat ruins. Chiang Mai, Thailand for the temples(Wats) and other amazing cultural experiences. Thailand a less explored islands like Koh..." See More

  • 1 mention in Seven Wonders of the World

    • Polly B.

      Polly B. said, "...a list, I'll bump them off in favor of places I still want to see...Great Wall Of ChinaChichén ItzáMachu PicchuPetraTaj Mahal Angkor Wat Hagia Sophia..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to see in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia?

    • Nam O.

      Nam O. said, " relatively packed. Hard to say you miss anything, probably just spending too short time at any amazing places, for example Angkor Wat near Siem Reap need 3 days for exploring. For Laos, Southern region is skipped, mother nature such as Khone..." See More

  • 1 mention in Itinerary for 10 days in Japan?

    • Anthony G.

      Anthony G. said, "...month in Cambodia and had a amazing time. It's very, very inexpensive and English is more widely spoken than in Japan. Angkor Wat near Siem Reap is amazing. You might want to spend a few days on Koh Rongwhich is an undeveloped..." See More

  • 1 mention in Suggestions for location for 3 weeks long honeymoon in September?

    • Rick K.

      Rick K. said, "...Cambodia is one of my most favorite countries in the world. Spend at least a week Angkor Wat. Rather than flying all the way to Bora-Bora, which is uber expensive, you can get away to the car free Gili Islands in..." See More

  • 1 mention in Quick Southeast Asia trip - can't miss cities/sites?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...full of fish too! But, the main reason I would recommend checking this out are the temples just outside Siem Reap. Angkor Wat Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm Temple The Bayon are all incredibly amazing. Plus, it's then a very simple, quick flight..." See More

  • 1 mention in What is a must-see when backpacking in Thailand?

    • Laura D.

      Laura D. said, "...part of the Khmer empire and Phanom Rung was built during this period. Some believe it to be a prototype of Angkor Wat. I've been there a number of times and can give you information if you're interested...." See More

  • 1 mention in Best Sunset in the World

    • Han H.

      Han H. said, "...was in Oia , Santorini, Greece. However a bit more wonderful even is the sunrise. Another amazing sunset I saw in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. You have to be in the right spot where not so many people go...." See More

  • 1 mention in 3 Weeks itinerary/Must sees for Vietnam/Cambodia?

    • Nam O.

      Nam O. said, "...Cavethe world largest cave in the world are great. Historic sites is Angkor Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia are more than Angkor Wat. There are ancient temples such as Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm Temple, Banteay Srey and many more which need..." See More

  • 1 mention in 6 week adventure in July/August

    • Janelle K.

      Janelle K. said, "...challenging country to travel through with kids, and they may be a bit young to appreciate the history of places like Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh, but Sihanoukville is an inexpensive (for now) but up and coming beach area that lacks all..." See More

  • 1 mention in 14 Day Trip to IndoChina- where to visit and best way of transportation?

    • Mandy Bui V.

      Mandy Bui V. said, "...Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Siem Reap visit Banteay Srei by car Day 13 Bike to Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat Day 14 Depart Siem Reap (Cambodia) Surely your family will love this tour! Here are some information for your..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best temples to visit in Thailand?

    • Rodger W.

      Rodger W. said, "...Catch a bus to Siem Reap in Cambodiaand see the temple of all temples ? Angkor Wat and the 200+other temples in the park...." See More

  • 1 mention in Where is the best place in the world to take pictures?

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...the places that I really liked for photography are places like Foz do Iguaçu La Paz Zacatecas Halong Bay Vietnam Guilin Angkor Wat Bali LombokMalaccaGalleSanto Antão Petra. Just to mention a few places that I liked...." See More

  • 1 mention in Best locations for a solo round the world trip?

    • Mark P.

      Mark P. said, "...the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Russia) If you are interested in iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites then Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Petra, Alhambra, Acropolis of Athens, Havana, and Machu Picchu. Natural beauty would include Ilulissat Isfjord, South Georgia and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Can I travel Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in 6 weeks?

    • Joel W.

      Joel W. said, "...Chi Tunnels)... You can then go overland as we did including the Mekong River, Phnom Penh, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Siem Reap Angkor Wat... Then into Thailand See my answer for a similar question here I would agree with Gilli Singer..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where should I got for a 3 week trip In Asia?

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...Ho Chi Minh City if I were you and then visit Kanchanaburi where you have River Gwai, then head over to Angkor Wat in Cambodia and after that down to Phnom Penh. Then from Phnom Penh, go by boat down the Mekong..." See More

  • 1 mention in 25th Anniversary trip to Indochina

    • Julian W.

      Julian W. said, "...Luang Prabang (spend sunset time at Mekong River bank or Mount. Phousi - you will never forget that moment. For Cambodia: Angkor Wat is number 1! For relaxation, you can go to Sihanoukville with a nice beach and delicious sea-food. I can..." See More

  • 1 mention in Top international destinations with teenage children?

    • Nguyen N.

      Nguyen N. said, "...The countries in Asia are good places to learn about culture Angkor Wat, Laos, Vietnam...." See More

  • 1 mention in Eating locations and general tips for Bangkok/ Thailand & Cambodia

    • Kaydee B.

      Kaydee B. said, "...appreciate them and then see the big guy. I did Ta Prohm and a series of temples my first day then Angkor Wat, Bayan and more nearby temples the next day. I'd also recommend sunrise in both instances (Angkor Wat for..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where was your favorite backpacking destination?

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...touristy as many places are in Thailand. A few places I would recommend you are Plain of Jars Site 1 Louangphabang Angkor Wat Kampot Hoi AnMui NeHạ Long Bay HanoiJust to mention a few places...." See More

  • 1 mention in Suggestions for trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma?

    • Zach W.

      Zach W. said, "...actually treat the elephants well and don't allow riding etc... Railay Beach is great!! Not overdeveloped at all. Definitely go there. Angkor Wat and Siem Reap are great...." See More

  • 1 mention in 10 Top To-do's in Thailand

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...but to each their own. :) So, in summation, I would recommend Siem Reap, Cambodia and seeing The Bayon, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Google "Sun Same" to use a fantastic guide to the temples. Then, stay at the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Number 1 Must Do Thing in Southeast Asia

    • Jacey & Scott M.

      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...By far the best is Siem Reap! Not only do they have the most amazing temples: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Temple, The Bayon but the town/village is so entertaining. The market is huge and has everything you could possibly need: pipes,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Koh Rong and other Cambodian islands

    • Claude A.

      Claude A. said, "...Toul Tom Pong | Russian Market and Phsar Thmei | Central Market . So we were at Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat. You must see the Tonle Sap Lake :The sunset is beautiful! also in The Gate of Angkor-Thom ,..." See More

  • 1 mention in 3-4 week multi-country honeymoon: help us pick countries!

    • Zach W.

      Zach W. said, "...Chiang Mai (Elephant Nature Parkwhere you "help" elephants rather than exploit or ride them). We went to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat and it was unreal experience. Then we went to Phuket and stayed at The Westin Siray Bay Resort and..." See More

  • 1 mention in First time backpacker to SE Asia - best travel route please!

    • Gina C.

      Gina C. said, "...Tunnels aren't far away. Phu Quoc would be another option for beachy relaxation. In Cambodia, of course the big draw is Angkor Wat, for which Siem Reap is the gateway. There are tons of temples spread out over a huge area,..." See More

  • 1 mention in 2 week SE Asia solo exploration holiday- any advice?

    • Janelle K.

      Janelle K. said, "...they'll be happy to show you the best food and drink options where you can get a more authentic local experience. Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are absolutely amazing, but I would definitely recommend going as early in the day as possible,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Planning a big solo trip, where should I go?

    • Lynn F.

      Lynn F. said, "...of Canada are gorgeous; our National Parks are really something else (I was just up in Yosemite... stunning!). Otherwise Cambodia & Angkor Wat; Singapore; have you been to Iceland? Its practically in your back yard. I loved it there, & the..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the best things to collect when travelling?

    • Nam O.

      Nam O. said, "...newest sarong bought from Ubud, Indonesia. Another collection is entrance tickets from UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Southeast Asia such as Angkor Wat, Ayutthaya Historical Park and San Agustin Church, Manila, Philippines...." See More

  • 1 mention in 30 Day Itinerary

    • CJ Y.

      CJ Y. said, "...a good balance of beaches, nightlife and beautiful views/snorkeling. With 30 days budgeted, you may want to consider hopping over to Angkor Wat for 3-4 days in Cambodia , as it's a cheap flight and WELL worth the excursion. Most flights depart..." See More