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Angkor Wat overview

Angkor Wat is the most famous and powerful project in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as the most popular tourist destination in this country. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well-known not only for its own beauty but also because nearly all tourists who visited it voted it as one of the most beautiful and impressive destinations in the world.

People have worked for 35 years to build Angkor Wat, which is 200ha in size and located in the heart of a large forest with many large trees, it is also surrounded by large lakes. It’s breathtaking to see Angkor Wat from above or from a plane, and you’ll be even more surprised when you go inside.

Best time to visit Angkor Wat

The best time to visit Angkor Wat is in January, February, March, April, November & December during the dry season when temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees C.

How to travel to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap?

The Siem Reap international airport is about 8 kilometers from Siem Reap town and about 6 kilometers from Angkor Wat, making it very convenient to explore both Siem Reap town and Angkor Wat with a short transfer from the airport or from Siem Reap center via various modes of transportation such as car transfer, bus, cycle, or even walking if you prefer to experience the local roads leading to Angkor Wat.

Transferring by bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes about 6hrs or about 50min by a short flight. Flying time from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Siem Reap is about 1hr 20min, about 1hr45min from Hanoi, Vietnam, and about 1hr10mins from Bangkok, Thailand. There are also numerous short 1-2hrs flights to Siem Reap from cities throughout Southeast Asia.

Things to do in Angkor Wat

The temple complex is 81 hectares in size, comparable to Beijing’s Imperial Palace, which will amaze you. The Cambodian flag features its distinctive five towers, and art historians regard the 12th-century masterpiece as the pinnacle of classical Khmer art and architecture. Explore Angkor Wat, you also should not miss climbing the steep steps to the tower for a magnificent view of the Angkor heritage site, and a lot of the interesting stories of the Khmer empire, as well as the kings from long ago, are told to you through amazing images in this special site.

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