A true wonder of the world. I will never forget visiting here. It is hard to put the experience into words. Certainly worthwhile going at sunrise - even if the weather isn't the best the crowds are smaller and the temperatures are comfortable. Take some time to learn about the culture before visiting so not to insult the locals. A good guide will know how to tour you through the temple to avoid large groups.
A true wonder to visit this amazing temple. You need at least 4 to 5 hours to appreciate the architecture and carvings. I would definitely recommend you take a professional guide. It is so much more interesting to know the history and the how the carvings came about. They are very strict with dress code. No shorts, no exposed shoulders, no dresses - they will not allow sarongs. So wear long pants and make sure that your cover up your arms. Find out the sunrise times - it is a sight not to be missed and hope for a clear sky.
Place is amazing!!! It's a place of history. A placed of wonder. A place of prayer. Temple history toggle between Buddhist and Hinduism. There is so much too see. A lot of walking... I wish to urge the tourism of Cambodia and the govt to preserve this - the number of tourism (like myself) will over time deteriorate the temple grounds, please protect what you've got! The places is vast, please wear shoes for walking. Bring food and water. Buy your ticket ahead of time. There is no ticketing office at the temple grounds and buy the multi day pass. Your only coming took Cambodia for this. Don't worry about a few dollars!!!
Angkor Wat is the most famous site within the Angkor Historical Area in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Because of this, it will be the first stop of all the big tour buses. Expect large crowds. The temple is quite large and has intricate stone bas relief carvings around all four sides of the inner complex. There is a line to climb to the top that can take one hour. At the top, the views are limited due to the small vestibules, scaffolding, and crowds. You will want to see this site due to its grandeur and fame, but save your energy and don’t linger too long.
You don't need to read a review to realize that this is one of those places on most people's "bucket list". It was one of the most memorable two days of my life, and I feel I must return some day. It may be the only time in my life that I will be lost in an ancient temple, surrounded by sculptures and the sounds of the jungle, bats flying overhead. Go here without hesitation.