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“One of my favorite places in the World.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat
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Half-Day Bike Tour from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat
Ranked #1 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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“One of my favorite places in the World.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

I had the privilege of visiting Angkor Wat a year ago. I spent four days milling about the ruins with two travel buddies and a private tour guide. The preservation of this place is absolutley amazing. Like most things the photos that I had seen did not do this place justice. A couple things to think about. Book a private Tuk Tuk with your lodging establishment. Take the necessary time to actually enjoy this marvel, get up early to catch a sunrise and stay late for the sunset. If possible, stay for a few days so that you can see more than just the most popular sites. Bring lots of water and you MUST get fruit from the side stands along the road. Remember that there will be people selling tings at every turn, even information. What you think to be a simple conversation will leave you digging in your pocket for a tip.

Visited June 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great but very busy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

When you go to Angkor Wat, you have to go very early. We went at 0600hrs and it was already filling up. Dont be conned by the people selling incense sticks, they act like they are free and then let you place them on a budda then demand $20! Be careful, do say no. They were the only downside to this magnificent area!

Visited November 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

The minute we got off the airplane, it was hot & humid during March. The scenery was beautiful. Ancient Ankor Wat is very large with many surrounding temples. You need to spend a least 5 days with lots of walking and climbing. The town is full of tourist buses, tuktuk, and motorcyles. One of best travel destination.

Visited March 2012
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“Skip the tour guide as smart local kids will help you cheaply.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Place is is all hand-carved sandstone made at a time when Europe was in the Dark Ages. The place is enormous and your camera battery will run out before you've seen it all, so allow for multiple days. Drink lots of water.

Visited March 2012
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“if you only have time to see one Khymer temple, this is it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Angkor Wat is the most impressive of all the 300 temples in this area. In overall plan, it resembles the Imperial Palace complex in Beijing, with large open spaces separating the main buildings, and grand entrance gates flanked by striking sculptures. Unfortunately, all of the Angkor temples were vandalized, and needed reconstruction, but here you can see most of the details that are present throughout the entire Angkor Wat national park.

Visited May 2012
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