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Angkor city in Cambodia is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best and most famous photo destinations in the world.  Angkor Wat is only one of the many temples in the city, but it certainly is one of the world’s most famous travel destinations due to its unique appearance and history.  Being the largest and most well-known temple in Angkor, Angkor Wat is certainly spectacular.  The ancient city with its thousands of temples is definitely a travel must-see destination.

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According to Wikipedia:  “Angkor Wat is the largest religious structure (temple complex) in the world by land area, measuring 162.6 hectares (1.626 km2; 402 acres).”

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First things first

You’ll need a tourist visa which you can either obtain online or at any major border crossing as well as in Siem Reap.  The tourist visa is valid for a stay of 30 days.

The best time to visit Angkor Wat in Camodia

Angkor Wat is a gather place for everyone looking for the best photo opportunity:  Sunrise at Angkor Wat.   Therefor you should definitely plan your trip accordingly.

The best time to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia is from January until June and then again in November and December.  You can expect average temperature highs in Angkor Wat of between 31 and 36°C – March and April being the hottest moths.  January and February is usually the months with the lowest rainfall.

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Nearest Airport

You’ll fly to Siem Reap Airport, which is the gateway to all Angkor tourism and exploration.  The airport is situated only about 4 miles from Angkor and the town itself is also nice to explore.

Getting there and getting around

You can rent a Tuk-Tuk for the day.  However, you can also book with a trusted tour guide (our preference) to get there and to explore more of the surroundings.  The archaeological park opens at 5H00 am (in the morning), so you’ll need trusted transportation.  Booking a 2, 3, or 4-day tour with a tour guide is actually one of the best ways to travel here.  The guides know how to get you to the best places at exactly the right time of day.  You’ll be able to explore more of Siem Reap and experience the culture while enjoying safe sightseeing at all the best places.

Another way to get a unique view is to book a hot air balloon ride over Angkor.  This way you’ll have the most amazing views and photo opportunities.

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More Things to do
Things to do (besides visiting the temples)
  • Attend morning meditation sessions
  • Go on a Zipline Eco Adventure
  • Explore the town on a Vespa Scooter
Book tours and trips that include these famous stops:
  • The temple of smiling faces
  • Ta Prohm Temple where Tomb Raider was filmed (originally called Rajavihara ).

Travel Tips

  • Cambodia days can become incredibly hot during the summer months, so dress as light as possible and if possible visit the temples early morning.
  • Remember you are visiting religious sites, so no open shoulders or knees. You need to cover up before entering the site.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Remember extra storage space for phones – if needed (if you’re taking photos on your phone).

Language

The official language in Siem Reap is Khmer, but English are widely spoken in Cambodia.

How long do you need for a trip to Angkor Wat

If you book a trip of 3 days (or longer) you’ll have enough time to explore everything.  The experience of staying over will allow you to take in the culture and you’ll have free time in the afternoons.  (Exploring early mornings and taking those memorable sunrise photos.)

Where to stay when visiting Angkor Wat

The best option might be to stay in Siem Reap which has a few fabulous resorts and hotels: