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Siem Reap Angkor Wat
Location: 6km north of Siem Reap
Price: Included in Temple Pass
Opening hours: daily, 05:00 - 18:00
Best time to visit: sunrise; for photos the light is best in the afternoon; fewer tourists in the morning
Total visiting time: half a day, min. 2 hours
Angkor Wat is located 6 km north of Siem Reap, Cambodia in the Central Area of the Angkor Archaeological Park and the closest temple to Siem Reap town. Follow the road after the main entrance and the moat of Angkor Wat is just in front of you. Turn left at the T-junction for the main West Entrance. In case you want to enter Angkor Wat from the east, take a right turn at the T-junction and follow the road along the moat. Angkor Wat is included in the Temple Pass Entrance Ticket.
(Famous Vishnu Statue at the entrance of Angkor Wat)
Date: Beginning of 12th century, Reign: Suryavarman II, Religion: Hindu (Vishnu)
Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument and an architectural masterpiece. Angkor Wat is a pyramid temple in three tiers built on an artificial mound with four enclosures and opening unusually to the west. The external wall forms a rectangle of 1025 by 800 metres which is enclosed by a moat 190 metres wide. With this construction Angkor Wat is a completely realized microcosm of the Hindu universe, culminating in the five peaks of Mount Meru.
(Pond infront of Angkor Wat Temple)
There is an overall of 600m of narrative bas relief and nearly 2,000 Apsaras, all differently carved. Angkor Wat was probably the funeral temple of Suryavarman II. It is best to visit Angkor Wat in the late afternoon.
Angkor Wat is included in the Temple Pass.
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