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Angkor Wat

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hindu Temples
Buddhist Temples
Tombs
Monuments
Notable Architectures

About Angkor Wat

Largest religious monument in the world originally constructed early 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire. It was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.


Attractions near Angkor Wat

Baksei Chamkrong Temple1.71km from Angkor Wat

The Baksei Chamkrong is a 10th century temple found near the Angkor Thom South gate. The very steep pyramidal temple topped with a single prasat tower was built as a Hindu sanctuary dedicated to Shiva. It was built by Harshavarman I in the early 10th century. It is now one of the main attractions in Cambodia.

Phnom Bakheng1.73km from Angkor Wat

Phnom Bakheng, the state temple of the first Khmer capital in the Angkor region, survives as one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. The Temple of Phnom Bakheng was constructed between the late ninth and the early tenth century by Yasovarman I as the centerpiece of his new capital, known as Yasodharapura.

Bayon Temple3.31km from Angkor Wat

The Bayon Temple is one of the more famous, popular, and beautiful of the structures in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Situated just to the north of Angkor Wat itself, the temple was once at the center of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. It's sometimes called Jayavarman's Temple, in honor of the Khmer king who ordered its construction. It's best known for its many towers with gently smiling faces on each side.

Ta Prohm Temple3.46km from Angkor Wat

Ta Prohm Temple is a very popular part in a typical Angkor tour. It's the only major stop that wasn't fully reclaimed from the jungle. Many of the walls and structures have been smothered by huge silk-cotton trees and strangler figs, which grow over, around, and through the ancient stone blocks. These trees both hold the ruins together and cause them to collapse.

Suor Prat Tower3.61km from Angkor Wat

Prasat Suor Prat is a 12th-century group of 12 towers built by King Jayavarman. The name translates as “The towers of the tight-rope dancers” in English. It’s believed that the towers were used to support a high wire which was stretched between them. The towers are located right in front of the Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of the Elephants.

Prasat Kravan3.64km from Angkor Wat

Prasat Kravan is a 10th-century Hindu temple which was originally dedicated to Vishnu. There are five brick towers that are oriented to the east and surrounded by a small moat. Unusually, the temple wasn’t built by the king, instead, it was constructed by high ranking officials during the reign of King Harshavarman I or Ishanavarman II. Prasat Kravan is in pretty good condition and its symmetry and lines make for a great photo opportunity.

Where is Angkor Wat

Discover more attractions in Siem Reap Province, where Angkor Wat is located

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Best known as the site of Angkor and the Angkor Wat temple ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What visitors say about Angkor Wat

Nele Lenze
Nele Lenze
Nov 2016

This is such a fabulous place to visit. It is absolutly breathtaking. Be very sure you have enough energy when you go. It can be very hot and you have a lot of stair-climbing to do. Most people go for the sunset which can make you a little tired through the day but it is certainly worth it.

Nele Lenze
Nele Lenze
Nov 2016
To visit the tempel premises you have to get up really early because it can get super hot during the day. Plan at least 5 to 8 hours, if you want to see the majority of the ruins. You can buy your tickets early in the morning at the ticket counter and wait with all the other tourists for the sunrise. You know the drill. Angkor Wat is getting really croweded so please make sure you take your garbage with you when you leave. Drink enough water and bring sunscreen. Don't forget to read up on the history of the place or hire a guide to make the most of your expirience.
Nele Lenze
Nele Lenze
Nov 2016
This is an absolutly breath taking place and you have to plan the whole day for it. Be sure to get enough rest and drink lots of water, it can be very hot