Angkor Wat (Cambodia) Reviews
Description:Angkor Wat, located in central Cambodia, is the largest temple complex in the world. The complex was built in the 12th ... more
Angkor Wat (Cambodia) ... century under King Suryavarman II to celebrate the king as the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. The complex is made entirely of stone, with corbeled roofs and relief friezes depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. / Angkor Wat, located in central Cambodia, is the largest temple complex in the world. The complex was built in the 12th century under King Suryavarman II to celebrate the king as the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. The complex is made entirely of stone, with corbeled roofs and relief friezes depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.
Newest Review: ... if you want to see the main sights and do a little bit of exploring. By the end of the five hours, we were boiling hot and all templed out. If you have more time than we did, I'd recommend getting a three or five day pass and visiting in shorter bursts rather than doing it in one go. ==Some of the Main Sights== Angkor Wat is the most famous and largest of the temples in the complex. It is ... more
Customer Angkor Wat (Cambodia) Reviews (6)
by - written on 21/04/13 (Very useful, 31 readings)
==Introducing the Mighty Angkor== Angkor is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located close to Siem Reap in Cambodia and we were lucky enough to visit earlier this year. The city of temples combines together to make it the largest religious site in the world and you can see why even before you get there; any map of the 400 square kilometre site will give you a sense of the importance and significance of the place. Apparently it was home to over one million people back when London was city of only 10,000 people. The site fulfils a number of criteria that give it the UNESCO status, but mainly it is the fact that it contains the remains of the different ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/02/10 (Very useful, 10 readings)
We booked a coach and a hotel from our hostel in Bangkok to Cambodia Siam Reap near Ankor Wat. It coast around £16 to take us there and for one night at the hotel. It seemed a little too good to be true as it takes an entire day to get there and includes the boarder crossing (Visa is around £30 and boarder). We got there all well and fine and the hotel was really amazing, down a bumpy old dirt track - very insightful. Ankor Wat coast around $27 for the whole day and although it seemed at the time really pricey, in hindsight it was the most amazing sight of my life. These gigantic stone temples are wonders of the world with no question asked. They ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/08/09 (Very useful, 111 readings)
Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a UNESCO world heritage site that is part of a massive complex of temples in the jungles of Cambodia, South East Asia just outside the town of Siem Reap. It is an outstanding example of Khmer architecture. There are over 1000 temples built over a very large area. It was built at the start of the 12th century the ruler of the time called Suryavaram II and consisted of palaces, temples, public buildings and wooden houses. I had read about Angkor Wat before going out to Cambodia and looked at loads of photos but nothing prepares you for the shear size and magnificence of the place. It actually reduced me to tears standing in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/05/09, updated on 19/05/09 (Very useful, 91 readings)
I spent quite a bit of time in Cambodia, as part of my job, and I absolutely loved the country. My favourite part of Cambodia, by far, was Angkor. Cambodia has been tainted somewhat by relatively recent war and is still recovering from the effects of the Khmer Rouge, and its programme of mass execution. Like any country you go to, you do have to be careful, in the big cities especially. Cambodia is not a rich country, so you will stand out as a westerner if you go out with a big ol' watch on and flash the cash. And, like anywhere else, this will make you a target. As long as your sensible you will be fine, if you wouldn't do it in the UK then don't ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/08/02, updated on 05/08/02 (Very useful, 107 readings)
When I went back in '99 it was all backpackers. Now theres far too many american and japanese tourists I found on March 2002 visit. It used to be quite a backpackers community. This has really impacted on local people who cant afford the rising land prices and increases the gap between the rich and poor that is very evident in Cambodia. I dont have a photo without a wide american ar3e in it! Luckily I have some photos from my previous visit and have some advice on missing the crowds. Your guide (bike driver or taxi driver) price varies on which hotel you are staying at. If your in a 5 star hotel expect to pay $15 a day and up. Your best bet is to ... Read the complete review
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