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“Amazing heritage site”
Review of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat
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Half-Day Bike Tour from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat
Ranked #1 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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“Amazing heritage site”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

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!

Visited September 2013
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Perth Hills, Australia
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“amazing”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

the shear size is impressive. The carved rock art and the structure itself was fascinating. TAKE WATER

Visited August 2014
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“Bit overwhelmed.”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

There is so much to see re bas reliefs and temple levels. Avoid the crowds and go after the bubonic plague has struck everywhere. Don't recommend sunrise or sunset.

Visited August 2014
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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“Amazing Architecture”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We got here in the late morning, and it wasn't very busy. The architecture is fantastic, and it's well-worth the time just to walk the grounds admiring the exterior at some point. My travel buddy was apprehensive that it wouldn't live up to its reputation, but he changed his mind pretty quickly after our arrival!

Visited August 2014
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Suva City, Central, Fiji
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“Excellent Heritage Site”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Excellent Heritage site and the world's largest and oldest Hindi temple. Can be upgraded further but still is a very satisfying place to visit. Lost for some time and tarnish by military action, this place is still standing.

Visited October 2013
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