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“Cambodian pride and heritage and largest religious buildings on Earth” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Archaeological Park
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US$105.00*
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Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour
Ranked #5 of 181 things to do in Siem Reap
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious complexes in the world, and a stunning array of 9th to 13th century temples built by the kings of the Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park is breathtaking, and still the principal draw for every visitor to Siem Reap.
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“Cambodian pride and heritage and largest religious buildings on Earth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Needless to say Angkor and its temples are one of Wonders of the World and it is one of the primary attractions for tourists in Cambodia, place of pilgrimage of many buddhists and hinduists.

20$ tickets gives you opportunity to visit any temple within 24 hrs.

One of the opportunities for improvement could be more toiled facilities (at least portable biowaste ones) and give the ability to go by scooters for tourists. I understand government tries to take care of locals by giving them change to drive tourists on tuk-tuks and private buses but more flexibilty means more tourists. I like to be independent, explore and read myself.

Anyways, must see in Cambodia for everyone who likes adventures and real life Indiana Jones experience.

Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic Historical Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Take your time while you walk thru these ancient ruins and try to imagine how people built it and how they lived in those years.

Visited June 2014
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“You have to do this....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have no idea how to review this. You can't go to Cambodia and not see it. Plan on spending a couple of hours exploring, try to go early to avoid crowds and heat. Be sure to wear the appropriate clothes (sleeves and legs covered to knees).

Visited May 2014
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“Amazing Angkor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Amazing at sunrise, but you need to get there for 4.30am, to see the sun right behind the Angkor temples.

It is not worth going for sunset, as the sun does not set behind it, but this is a good time to go to the temple, as there are less people and everyone else has gone to Bakheng Mountain for sunset.

Wander inside, spend time looking at all the intricate details, remember for any temple, to cover shoulders and above the knees, it is bets to wear t shirt, long shorts, pants or definitely covered sarong and shawl over top, no sleeveless and bare legs to fully respect the religion and culture of these sacred places of worship.

Although worth doing for a good 1-3 hours, depending on how much/less, quick/slow you like to wander around there, I actually felt that all the other places on the grand circuit and small circuit aside from this were more memorable.

Visited June 2014
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“Everything one would expect and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

You've seen seen it in Tomb Raider, National Geographic and the History Channel, this preparation means you know what is looks like but being there walking over rubble, makes you feel like an real explorer (if you pretend the hordes of tourists walking around taking pictures and yelling loudly are not there), heat and humidity included. If you go to the smaller less popular sites, it's a timeless experience.
We went to the ruins at 6am, went back to the hotel for lunch, swim to escape the heat then went back out again at 4pm when it was cooler. This worked out really well for us and allowed us to enjoy the sites more.
The people are really friendly, lots of people selling you books, postcards, etc but not really pushy. Our tuk tuk driver was extremely nice and always smilling. We bought prepaid mobile SIMs at the airport, this allowed us to wander through the ruins at our own pace. Also useful to let your driver know you are ready to leave. For USD5 each, why would you not get one for everyone in your group. Some carriers offers free calls to each other.

Visited March 2014
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