Angkor Wat is one of the most stunning places in the world. It is vast, serene and peaceful. Minutes turn into hours when you are staring at the buildings and it is a place everyone should visit.
Angkor Wat is a buddist temple in Cambodia, built in the 12th Century by the ruling Kumhar kings. It is the largest religious monument in the world, with temples, reservoirs and canals stretching over 400km2 site.
Angkor Wat is now a UNESCO world heritage site, situated just north of the town of Siem Reap. This is your stop off point where you stay whilst you visit the magnificent site. You can take a taxi from the town to the site, buy a ticket on the door and enter.
It is hard to describe how unbelievable this place is. Massive temples, surrounded by huge reservoirs dominate the site, the Temple of Angkor being the main one. Sunrise is the most beautiful time to see this temple. As the mists roll away, giving birth to this impressive monument, you can stroll into the building and watch the sunrise from inside, rather than wait for that picture moment with the hoards outside. It is well worth it as you can have the main temple to yourself.
The site of Angkor Watt is massive and it is almost impossible to see everything in one go. A rik shore can take you around to avoid long walks, which can be well worth it if pressed for time.
One of the most fabulous experiences is exploring some of the lesser buildings that have been left riddled with jungle. Angkor Ta Prohm Temple is awesome, huge trees and pale green moss have taken over and played with the building. It is utterly amazing.
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