Angkor Wat Cambodia Tour: City of Temples
Due to its exquisite beauty and history, Angkor Wat has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1992, attracting more than 2 million visitors annually.
Below are some of the pictures from our Cambodia tour of Angkor Wat to show you how beautiful it is:
Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the entire complex of Angkor, is the top reason why tourists visit Cambodia. It is also believed to be the biggest pyramid in the entire Asian continent and known to be the biggest religious monument in the world.
“Angkor Wat is the only Angkorean temple complex that remains. There are more than one hundred temples of Angkor and Angkor Wat is the best preserved and most well known.” – source here
FYI: A three-day pass to explore the Angkor temples costs US $40. A single-day pass is available for US $20 and a week-long pass can be purchased for US $60.
FYI: There is a dress code for those wanting to go up the temple. Make sure you follow these rules because they are strict. Also, when it rains, people are not allowed to go up.
TIP: Bring a bottle of water. There is not much shade below while waiting for your turn to go up. Too much heat will drain all your energy away.
(Picture above) This is basically what you can see at the top of Angkor Wat temple. I forgot how many similar quadrangles there were.
What to expect from the top of Angkor Wat:
1. The view
2. The line-up and the crowd
One way up, one way down.
If you decide not to go up, there are still other parts of Angkor Wat that are similarly as beautiful – inside and out.
Apart from Angkor Wat, Angkor city is also comprised of Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple.