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- 98%History Buffs
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Local Culture
- 64%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%Spiritual Seekers
- 59%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 59%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (143)
- Angkor WatMar 08, 2014
I've been to over 30 countries, and spent years of my life living and traveling in Asia, and Angkor Wat is the most spectacular ancient site I've ever been to. It's surreal, with the large-format sculptures, narrow corridors and twisted tree branches growing around, into and out of the rocks. You have to go twice, at both sunrise and sunset to really appreciate it. If you can, hire a local motorbike guide to take you to even more remote ruins in the surrounding area, too (though watch out for your personal safety, of course). A totally amazing place, no lie.
- Angkor WatMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 3Oct 29, 2013
Majestic and exceptionally atmospheric in the pink-hued glow of daybreak, despite the crowds. Make sure you hook up with a licensed guide and set aside at least four hours to explore the temple complex.
- Angkor WatMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersMar 08, 2014
Loved the place but I am an old school fan of Indiana Jones (and Lara Croft ain't too hard on the eyes either). My personal fav site wasn't Angkor Watt itself but Ta Prom - the place where it looks like the tree roots are the tentacles of a giant squid crushing a hapless 12th century temple. Bayon, with its multiplicity of enormous enigmatic faces was a close second to Ta Prom.
- Angkor WatOct 24, 2013
Probably one of the most beautiful ruins I have ever seen. The architecture is absolutely stunning, and you can spend days just wandering around the maze of columns, alters, steps and sculptures. I think reading up about it before hand and then touring it yourself is better than hiring a guide, because you really want to go at your own pace here. Make sure you stick around for sunset as well, when the ruins turn a beautiful gold color.
- Angkor WatMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
Merely very very beautiful, as opposed to completely insanely beautiful, Angkor Wat is usually viewed at sunrise, when the towers of the temple complex stand silhouetted against the blue predawn, just before the warming rainbow of daylight ribbons thru the sky. And though it might be ridiculously crowded with overly-serious photographers jostling for a space to set their tripods, it’s also the best sunrise at Angkor, popular for a reason. One of the best-restored temples in the complex, and also one of the largest; it may not be my very favorite (you are, after all, spoiled for choice), but it’s still stunning.
- Angkor WatMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
Angkor Wat was as amazing as what people said. I went to Angkor Wat because I wanted to feel something different and see something 'amazing'. I was having a hard time back then. You can purchase several kinds of entrance tickets, and I recommend you to buy a week long, three time entrance ticket, if you want to go there more than one times. Trust me, after one full day of exploring, you will need some resting time. Not just Angkor Wat, the whole archeology park has a lot of hidden gem. Rent a bike to explore. The best way!
- Angkor WatMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 15, 2013
This is the temple that most people have in mind when they think of Angkor. It is definitely a highlight of the area and a must see. Take time to linger here and look at the bas reliefs. If possible, read up a bit in advance so that you understand the symbolism. A good spot to visit more than once so that you see it in different light and get a chance to really process it. Unfortunately, the temple can be completely overrun with tourists. Talk to your guide and see if he / she can recommend an off peak time to visit. Might be worth going early / late or when the heat of the day is at its peak.
- Angkor WatMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Mar 08, 2014
One of the most magical and mysterious sites on the planet. Imagine a complex of temples and pyramids, going on for miles in all directions, covered with ornate carvings. Some perfectly restored, others being swallowed back into the jungle. You could spend days here and never see everything. I found it more impressive than the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. A must see!
- Angkor WatMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
Angkor Wat is impressive and one of the major highlights in visiting Southeast Asia (it's definitely the biggest highlight in Cambodia). I would advise spending at least 2 full days here, and preferably, stay here for 3 days. I make the mistake of spending 1.5 days around the temples and towards the end, I got "templed out." Angkor Wat really demands that much of your time since it's so huge and vast.
- Angkor WatMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 28, 2013
What can you say? Simply put,Angkor Wat is one of the top sights in the world. Take two of three days minimum to see the temples at Angkor which are spread out over a huge area.