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.

1054 Cheap Hotels Near Angkor Wat

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$35 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
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 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfekt homestay
"Vi havde et fantastisk ophold hos Bill og hans familie. Hele familien tog godt i mod os, og de var gode til at føle os meget velkomne i deres hjem. Vi spiste aftensmad med familien, som var rigtigt hyggeligt. Da vi skulle se Angkor Wat og de andre templer, blev vi kørt rundt i familiens tuk tuk. ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2019

Dany's Angkor Cottage
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
5 out of 5
Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Angkor, Siem Reap
The price is AU$241 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
This family-friendly Siem Reap resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Charles de Gaulle Road and Angkor Wat. Pub Street is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (210 reviews)
Fantastic time there
"We had a wonderful time and looking forward to spend some holydays there any time soon!"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2020

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
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$39 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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$35 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Dany's Angkor Cottage
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
5 out of 5
Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Angkor, Siem Reap
The price is AU$241 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
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$39 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
Damnak Tormeas Homestay
3 out of 5
Siem Reap, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
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Sok Phen Homestay
Sok Phen Homestay
2.5 out of 5
30m Street, Wat Kauk Chok road, Siem Reap
The price is AU$56 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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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
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La Maison des Bambous LMDBSR
La Maison des Bambous LMDBSR
2.5 out of 5
Sangkat Kouk Chak, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
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Templation Hotel
Templation Hotel
4 out of 5
Rok Rak Street, Mondul 3, Sangkat Slor Kram, Siem Reap
The price is AU$191 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Templation Hotel
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