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Full-Day Angkor Tour by Tuk Tuk from Sunrise
"Your own Tuk Tuk and guide wait for you in the early morning at your booked hotel in Siem Reap and head to the main gate of the Angkor temples (recommend bringing one pass photo for the entrance pass into the temple complex) and make your early morning s with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt; it is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Conceived by Suryavarman II Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build.Return back to your hotel for breakfast and we move back into the Angkor temples to admire some of the other amazing temple ruins that define Angkor and make it a proud member on the UNESCO World Her we visit Angkor Thom. The Great City of Angkor Thom is one of the central points within the whole Angkor Complex which was probably more opulent than most European cities in the late 12th Century. This ten square kilometers city is enclosed by an eight-meter high wall and encircled by a hundred meter long moat said to have been inhabited by fierce crocodiles. over 200 in total. Continue to Preah Khan ""The Sacred Sword""
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Private Full-Day Angkor Temple and Sunset Viewing
"Morning pick up at hotel and transfer by private vehicle to the Angkor complex. Start the day with a visit to the south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of a forest of heads.Lunch at Local restaurant.Afternoon visit an amazing view of Ta Prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. Kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots. Then visit Angkor wat the most balanced the most harmonious and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art
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Half-Day Angkor Tuk-Tuk Explorer Tour from Siem Reap
"Explore the courtyards temples moats and carvings of Angkor Wat admire the massive structures of Angkor Thom and snap photos of the detailed bas reliefs near the Bayon on this immersive excursion into Angkor. Between stops enjoy riding down winding roads in the charming seat of a tuk tuk.Pack a light jacket and a sense of adventure as you meet up with your ready to head to your first site in a 3-wheeled
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Angkor Wat

Local Customs

Toilet Signs

Well, in these quickly changing times one can never be sure if tips on a sign are to be trusted. What if you not only want to use the loo, but are also in need of a shower? Are you allowed to...? And...
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Locals

The temples at Angkor are spread over a huge area of some 400 square kilometres and the area is home to many villages so you get a chance to see some everyday country life. This is best encountered...
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Destination for Monks and Nuns Too

Angkor Wat is not just a destination for tourists. Many monks and nuns visit also, although it is probably more like a pilgrimage for them. I noticed that one group of monks had a licensed guide with...
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Prayer Stone Piles

I have seen these little piles of stones in many parts of Asia. They are built with small stones, the larger ones on the bottom with smaller ones at the top. The number of stones varies but is usually...
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Modern-Day Temple Dancers

Modern-day dancers perform in the southeast corner of the third level at Angkor Wat; however, they were resting when we passed by. Two may have been apsara dancers. Another two had on interesting...
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Places of Worship

Sometimes it's easy to forget, but the temples of Angkor are still important places of worship for the local people, and they have even more right to be there than we do.You may see monks and nuns...
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Young children selling souvenir to tourists

You often find young children, six to ten years old, of course they could be older but appeared young, selling anything from postcards to scarf or cans of Coke to tourists coming down from their air...
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Aspara dancers - Khmer traditional classic

Although similar to Thai classical dancers, the Cambodian or Khmer Traditional Classic dance is re-emerging with the wake of tourism after it was almost eliminated during the Pol Pot...
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Conserving Angkor

Conservation work on the Angkor temple complex started in 1908, when French archaeologists established the Conservation d'Angkor. Nowadays, the Angkor Conservation Office (ACO) is the Cambodian...
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Dress Appropriate

Some of Angkor's sites were originally built as Hindu temples, while some were built as Buddhist temples, and yet others were converted over the years. Today, most of Angkor's major temples house at...
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Take only good quality US Dollars

Locals will not accept damaged, defaced, worn or old US money. The will try to palm off their old yankee money to you in change. Take a lot of $1 bills with you when you go and inspect them all. Take...
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The children selling at Angkor Wat

Be prepared to be overwhelmed by children selling whatever they can when you drive up, They are selling to make money because the country is so poor, so if you see something you like get it, get it...
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Show Respect

It is easy to forget that the temples are places of worship and not just tourist attractions. I did see some people asking monks to move out of the way so that they could get a better picture or even...
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Visit the Village in Angkor Thom

During out visit in 1997, there was still a village in Angkor Thom with houses on stilts, sugar and beer making activity, ox carts, and hair being cut. The villagers were very friendly and happy to...
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Hotels Near Angkor Wat

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No. 297, Blvd. Charles de Gaulle, Daun Pa Khum, Siem Reap, 998888, Cambodia
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Phum Traeng, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Airport Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Central Park, Siem Reap, 93145, Cambodia
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National Road No. 6, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Top Things to Do in Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor is the capital of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries AD. It is the largest city in the world in the twelfth century AD and the tourist capital of Cambodia since ancient...
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Sunset at Bakheng Hill

The Hill of Phnom Bakheng is the crowd magnet for the end of the day. After a tiring day of dodging the sun in leafy surrounding amongst crumbling temples now is the time go up a mile in order to face...
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Angkor Thom

Visiting Siem Reap to Explore the Hindu ruin back to 12 century is quite amazing. I been there 5 times and each time, I so impressive as I have never been there before. My last trip was 14 to 17...
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Ta Phrom

We got lucky, we arrived to Ta Phrom on the morning before all other tourists (they usually start from Angcor Watt), therefore, we were alone in jungle on the ruins of ancient temple listening to the...
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Banteay Srei

Almost near the foot of Kulen Mountains, Bantaey Srei stands with its mix pink sandtone and wood temples with exquisite decorative carvings which have miniature resemblance of other Angkor Temples....
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Sunrise at Angkor Wat

My experience on my first visit wasn't the best. In part this was due to a late start and not knowing how many people would actually be here. This year I arrived early, had a clear sky and no wind....
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"Angkor Wat"
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"Angkor Wat Rediscovered"
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"Angkor"
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"Angkor What?"
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"Facing to the west and stairway to heaven"
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