Holidays in Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat featuring a temple or place of worship and heritage architecture

Experience the famous architecture and stunning history of this unique temple, located in the ancient ruins of Cambodia’s Khmer Empire.

In the 12th century, King Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat as a grand worshipping place and mausoleum. Today it’s the largest religious monument on the planet. This ancient relic of the Khmer Empire is located in Angkor Archaeological Park. It’s packed with so many sights that you can easily spend a full afternoon there. Make sure to purchase a pass to see the temple at the park’s entrance; armed with this ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the park’s extraordinary sights.

Treat yourself to a stunning sunrise over Angkor Wat. This is a popular practice for visitors, and for good reason. Late afternoon and sunset is also an ideal time to experience Angkor Wat. Bring a flashlight if you plan on visiting at dusk, as the temple is not outfitted with lights. There are also many steep staircases to the top of the temple, so it’s a good idea to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Impressive gopuras (towers) act as the gateway to the temple. Beautiful courtyards and libraries are packed within the building, but make sure to focus on the walls. Intricate sculptures and carvings are engraved into the surface and create a photographer’s dream.

Browse for souvenirs at the gift shop selling local arts and crafts just outside Angkor Wat. Buy refreshments from the vendors selling street food around the temple. If you’re in the mood for finer fare, try Chez Sophea, a French-style bistro located outside the temple entrance.

Your journey to Angkor Wat, in the Angkor Archaeological Park, will begin from Siem Reap, one of Cambodia’s liveliest cities. The park is located about 6 kilometres (4 miles) north from Siem Reap and you can get there by renting a private tour bus, bicycle or tuk-tuk. Private guides are reasonably priced and will give you an insider’s perspective on the temple.

1058 Cheap Hotels Near Angkor Wat

Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
2.5 out of 5
Veal Village, Sangkat Kouk Chak, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
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The price is AU$40 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Situated in Siem Reap, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Angkor Archaeological Park and Angkor Wat. War Museum Cambodia and Charles de Gaulle Road are ...
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Dany's Angkor Cottage
Dany's Angkor Cottage
2.5 out of 5
Charle De Gaulle Road, Mundol 3 Village, Slo Kram, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is AU$50 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Situated in Siem Reap, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Angkor Archaeological Park and Angkor Wat. Charles de Gaulle Road and Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor ...
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Dany's Angkor Cottage
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
3 out of 5
Siem Reap, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
Situated in Siem Reap, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Angkor Archaeological Park and Angkor Wat. Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum and Charles de Gaulle ...
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
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Top Angkor Wat Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
2.5 out of 5
Veal Village, Sangkat Kouk Chak, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
The price is AU$40 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Dany's Angkor Cottage
Dany's Angkor Cottage
2.5 out of 5
Charle De Gaulle Road, Mundol 3 Village, Slo Kram, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is AU$50 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Dany's Angkor Cottage
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
3 out of 5
Siem Reap, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
Sok Phen Homestay
Sok Phen Homestay
2.5 out of 5
30m Street, Wat Kauk Chok road, Siem Reap
The price is AU$57 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Sok Phen Homestay
Green Empire Resort
Green Empire Resort
3.5 out of 5
Veal Village, Kouk Chork Commune, Siem Reap
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La Maison des Bambous LMDBSR
2.5 out of 5
Sangkat Kouk Chak, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
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Grand Venus La Residence
Grand Venus La Residence
5 out of 5
Wat Thmei, Kouk Chak, Siem Reap
The price is AU$57 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Grand Venus La Residence
Palm Village Resort & Spa
Palm Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Phum Trapaing Ses, Khum Kok Chork, Siem Reap
The price is AU$106 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Palm Village Resort & Spa
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