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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Most tourists to Cambodia make a point of going to see Angkor Wat. On this, my second visit, Angkor Wat is a distant second (or maybe fifth) to Bayon. You have to experience the magic yourself to truly appreciate the magic of the upper tier,...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

If you are looking for really old carvings, temples and weathered stone, this is the place. The faces were nice and all, but the whole place feels really ancient. No internet access and zero electricity. Its high enough, I feel like if they added a...More

9  Thank Boone406
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Bayon temple is extremely amazing. This temple was built by a very popular king in Cambodia. This temple was designed like face of human. Although the temple was a little broken, but it still be amazing. This is my first experience for in Siem Riep...More

Thank Van3664
Reviewed today

Fascinating and very well preserved. Must see along with Angkor Wat and Ta Prom. My favourite out of all of the temples in the area.

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Reviewed today via mobile

The clarity of the carvings is quite stunning given they are sine 900 years old. Our guide found it easy to convince us as to the difference between Chinese and Cambodian footsoldiers for example. The architecture is unbelievable complex given that there were no machines...More

Thank theflyingdoctor
Reviewed yesterday

Bayon is a beautiful and picturesque temple, if you can manage a photo without being pushed by others. Extremely rude tourists, arriving in big group tours, have no respect for others and push, yell, and generally make the visit less pleasant. Pick a private tour...More

Thank FieldEpi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bayon was our favorite temple during our visit; so many intricate carvings and beautiful designs. This area is partially in a secluded jungle area so be sure to spray with Deet or another insect repellant to stay safe from the mosquitoes and enjoy your surroundings!...More

Thank thelutons
Reviewed yesterday

Incredibly moving experience. The views from the top were spectacular but it was very crowded and very hot. My 2 pieces of advice...1) dress for the weather. You will need to be covered but make sure that your clothes are breathable. 2) I guess this...More

Thank Allie_LRL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first time with a tour guide and later with a friend from Spain who is a photographer Nil Comí Garcia! We had some pineapple 🍍before going in the second time. Keep in mind most of the temples don’t have bathrooms 🚽 the toilets are...More

Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take some time to come here. The many faces here are amazing. You can climb up as well stairs are from wood and manageable to walk. If you have time walk around the full temple as well amazing outside views. It's pretty shaded as well...More

Thank V_2020
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked a tuktuk for a short trip angkor wat temple trip and bayon temple was our second itinerary like the other temples the rock formations here are amazing some are under construction but we still enjoyed we didnt stay here for long as we...More

Thank leegraceee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brilliant example of local culture, interesting history, great guide, great tour companions to little time

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NSAFINAR
27 January 2018|
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Response from rajiv s | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need another ticket - you should be good for 3 visits - besides you can visit on the same day - morning or it gets too hot - do ankor wat first
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
This sad story is all over the web. An elephant used for tourist rides has died of exhaustion at Angkor. As this is clearly not an issue of travel and tourism, but one of animal welfare and animal rights, I don't understand... More
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Response from siriVVut | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the official ticket center, which located on the way from downtown to Angkor, on Charles de Gaulle st. You have to take a Tuk Tuk there. It will be on your right side. If you want to start using it from... More
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