The Angkor Wat is a beautiful, peaceful place despite the hordes of tourists! The carvings are in very good condition and you can actually identify gods and scenes from hindu mythology, if you take the time.
There is a lot to explore, and it can get tiring and numbing visiting one temple after another till they all merge into a confused mess. So, if possible, set aside half a day to visit Angkor Wat. A guide might be handy. If not, a prior visit to the Angkor National Museum should give you enough information on what to look for vis-à-vis the history, special carvings, architectural styles and so on.
The temple is constructed on several levels - all symmetrical (or so it seemed to me) and you can climb to the highest level. But the stairs are steep and I felt a bit disoriented on the way down. The view from the topmost level is excellent, and you can see the surrounding areas spread out like a map.
The temple deserves its World Heritage Status!
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