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Angkor Wat

Brian Rego
19th Mar 17

Amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist mythology

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Angkor Wat

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19th Mar 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Reviews and Ratings

Govindan Naganathan

Govindan Naganathan5.0/5

167 reviews

Magnificent Temple

Angkor Wat is architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive temple complex said to be built in early- mid 12th century by King Suryavarman II. One needs to obtain ID pass to enter the Angkor Wat. The passes are for duration of one day, 3 days or 7 days. Since this pass is valid to visit all temples in Angkor we opted for a 7 day pass as suggested by our guide by paying 72 USD per person. Though originally of Hindu faith later it was influenced by Buddhism. One can see the beautiful carvings of epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, Heaven and hell, and the churning of the ocean in the walls. One can also see many Buddha idols in Angkor Wat. This is a place invariably included in the tourist schedule and is a must visit place in Siem Reap.

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Ravi Mittal

Ravi Mittal3.9/5

113 reviews

900 years of history

An amazing piece of history this. The largest religious site I the world measuring over 160 hectares. What's amazing is the site is over 900 years old!!!Originally constructed as a Hindu temple for Lord Vishnu, it shows how widespread Hinduism was before it became a buddhist temple in the 12th century.Though maintenance is not as good as it could have been, the site is a real work of art and one can only imagine the marvel it would have been in its hayday.The temple has 3 levels, representing hell in the lower level, earth in the middle and heaven in the higher level, which despite having many steep steps to reach up to the top is worth the climb as it offers fantastic views over the complex and houses some important statues as well.There is considerable amount of walking involved and in the hot and humid weather of Cambodia, that's a real toughie.An interesting site to visit for sure and a must do while in Siem Reap

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Amber Sharma

Amber Sharma4.3/5

2 reviews

A place to visit once in lifetime

Angkor Wat a famous for its structure which was built in 12th century by King Jayavarman. Though history says Angkor Wat was built by Hindu kings who came here to rule, the architecture and carvings on wall gives impression you are visiting the hindu temple of South India. To me Angkor Wat looks more like the Chola Dynasty temple. On temple walls you see carvings of Ramayana where Lord Ram and God Hanuman is fighting Demon Ravana. Now it is Budhha temple and in center of temple there is another temple for which you need to wait for 20 to 30 mins for your turn as they allow only 100 people at a time to visit the temple. For this temple you need to climb the very steep stairs and it's worthwhile to visit the top for view and yes to see sleeping Buddha Statue.I would recommend everyone to visit the Angkor Wat at the time of sunrise. For sunrise one needs to leave hotel at 4:30 am.

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Vaibhav Saini

Vaibhav Saini4.6/5

4 reviews

Breathtaking History

It is an absolute must if you are in the city, its splendid and beautiful. Remnants of such history are sheer pleasure to look and explore. Make sure you take a complete day for these as there are around 5-6 temples and extremely unique in their own way. Also ensure you start early as the temple complexes are closed by 5;30 PM. Carry water as it gets real hot in the day.

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

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Brian Rego

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
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Mithun Madhusudan

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

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Brian Rego

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

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Brian Rego

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap