Angkor Archaeological Park – The city of temples

About a 20 minutes drive from Siemp Reap, you can find the Angkor archeological area, an UNESCO heritage. Angkor Wat is also known as the city of temples. It was built in the 12th century as the capital city under the ruling of Khmer King Suryavarman II and initially dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but later on transformed into a Buddhism.  

It can take a day to see the most iconic places or you can even take more days to explore each temple. Timewise for us it was the best to take a day tour and we tried to fit in as much as possible. The place is overcrowded with tourists of course and depending on the time of the year, the heat might make the tour a bit exhausting. Nevertheless that doesn´t take away the incredible vibe and energy around this complex of temples.

This being said, we would recommend a 2-day tour if you really want to visit this place thoroughly. 

The amazing Khmer architecture alone, is already definitely a great reason to plan your visit to Cambodia.

Angkor wat

Ta Prohm

This was our favorite temple due to the combination of Bayon style architecture and nature.

Swallowed by the jungle

Prasat Bayon

Another impressive temple with huge stone faces carved on the towers.


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