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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
From $58.00
 
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
From $59.00

Sunset at Bakheng Hill Tips (40)

Late afternoon

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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Assenczo
Feb 11, 2014

Amazing sunset

To catch a spectacular sunset, climb the steps leading up to Bakheng hill. The colours are very rich and deep. It feels like a big social event as there will be plenty of other tourists waiting for...
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deeper_blue
Feb 27, 2012

Phnom Bakheang without the expensive Pass

Well I got this tip from the same forum prior to my visit and it's really works!! 1st thing to do. Get yourself a remork (Tuk-tuk -US$5) to visit as many temples as possible using the next day pass in...
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stimix
Apr 07, 2009

Phnom Bakeng - the hype

I debated for a while whether to put this here, or under "Traps". It's here because, after all, nobody coerced us. Phnom Bakeng has a reputation as "the" place for watching the sunset. I am sure there...
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Traveling_Duck
Jan 23, 2009

Sunset with 1000 others

Phnom Bakheng is often described as the best spot to experience a true Angkor sunset. Apparently, every person in the world knows about that, because it's full of people from 4 to 7pm. Be there early,...
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King_Golo
Oct 21, 2008

Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Bakheng is probably the only temple built on top of a hill which can be accessed by either 1 of the 2 ways. 1 is by foot and another is by paying to take an elephant ride up the slopes....
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kenningst
Oct 19, 2008

Phnom Bakheng

This temple is located on a hill and trekking there takes about half an hour. As an option, you can also take an elephant ride to the temple. It is very popular around tourists for watching the...
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muratkorman
Sep 13, 2008

TAKE THE ELEPHANT UP TO PHNOM BAKHENG

one of the many highlights of the angkor experience is watching the sunset from phnom bakheng, a temple situated on a mount that overlooks all of angkor. the views are spectacular and getting there...
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mavl
Jun 21, 2008

Watch Beautiful Sunset

Phnom Bakheng at Angkor is a Hindu temple in the form of a temple mountain. Located atop a hill, it is a popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger temple Angkor Wat, which lies amid the...
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sweetie_inc
Feb 24, 2008

Phnom Bakheng

Both days I was at Angkor Wat, I spent sunset at Phnom Bakheng. This is a huge mountain temple that is the highest point for miles around. The mountain itself is a man-made earthen mound with a very...
Ewingjr98
May 16, 2007

The notorious sunset thing

Don't bother! It's a bit like the story of the King's new clothes: somebody had to say it. I met plenty of people who told me that they had found better places to watch the sunset or that the sunrise...
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iwys
Apr 05, 2007

Sign

Final leg of Angkor Wat should include Phnom Bakheng - a small hill a couple of kms to the north west of Angkor Watt (and south of Angkor Thom). Usually a great spot for sunsets.You can walk up (it's...
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leffe3
Feb 09, 2007
 
 
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, the main temple of Angkor temple complex, one of the seven world wonders. The names Angkor and Angkor Wat are sometimes confused. And of course Angkor Wat, the largest religious building...
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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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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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Neak Pean

This is a small island temple, The central Temple sits at the centre of a cross, or lotus pattern of 8 pools. Constructed late 12th century C.E. - Buddhist. You cannot get to the actual temple, just...
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The Bayon

The Bayon temple seems from afar nothing more than a huge collection of stones. However, as we get closer, the temple is gaining shape and we see beautiful carvings on the walls that are built to the...
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Ta Prohm

This was my favourite of all the temples. Unlike the other temples much of it has been left covered with jungle. Huge trees sprout out of its walls. Giant roots smother its stones. Many of its walls...
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