Angkor Wat

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Country: Cambodia
Continent: Asia
Constructed: 800 – 1200 A.D.

Angkor Wat
History and Construction

Where is Angkor Wat located?

Angkor Archaeological Park is located in northern Cambodia which is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. This archeological site is located about 5.5 km (3.4 miles) north of the town of Siem Reap. The town of Siem Reap is the primary access point for the Angkor Archaeological Park and is the tourist hub for the area. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with magnificent sculptural decorations.

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How to get to Angkor Wat?

Siem Reap is a major tourist destination and Angkor is located about 20 minutes to the north from central Siem Reap. The airport is around 7 km from the town center. Siem Reap International Airport is the second largest airport in Cambodia with modern architecture is based on the traditional Khmer style. Siem Reap is also well connected to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Tourists can travel between these two cities using buses, taxis, or boats. Other modes of transportation to getting around include bicycles, motorbikes, cars, and tuk tuks.

Where to stay?

Le Meridien Angkor
Being the closest 5 star luxury international hotel to Angkor Wat itself, Le Meridien is the perfect choice for travelers afar, who want to be close to the very reason for visiting. And the rustically colorful township of Siem Reap with its charming French colonial buildings and 400 years old teak trees is just 5 minutes from the hotel where local markets, art galleries and cafes abound. Conveniently near the airport in Siem Reap, Le Meridien Angkor is close to Angkor National Museum, Royal Garden, and Lucky Mall Super Market. Also nearby are Wat Preah Prom Rath and Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort
Set in landscaped gardens on Charles de Gaulle Avenue, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort is the closest Siem Reap hotel to the ruins of Angkor Wat. This unique Siem Reap Cambodia hotel is situated near traditional markets, tourist attractions and the airport. Enjoy the many features of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, including 238 rooms, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, five restaurants, the Phokeethra Country Club, and a world class 18 hole golf course. This luxury resort is situated in the historical district and is close to Angkor National Museum, Royal Garden, and Siem Reap Royal Residence. Also nearby are Lucky Mall Super Market and Wat Preah Prom Rath.

Tara Angkor Hotel
Tara Angkor Hotel is the first 4-Star Luxury Hotel built in the mystical land of Angkor, an ideal base to explore Siem Reap and the magnificent temples steeped in legend and history. As an Ideal and convenient location, Tara Angkor Hotel is situated only 6 km from the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat Temples, 15 min drive from the Siem Reap International Airport, a few minutes stroll to the Angkor National Museum and a short ride to the city town center with an array of Cambodian souvenirs, shopping and culture.

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Guided Tours

Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap - $77.33

Be mesmerized on this Angkor Wat private tour from Siem Reap. Tour of Cambodia's Royal Temples of Angkor,l begin at the south gate of Angkor Thom City and explore the Bayon before continuing to Baphuon temple, the Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings. After lunch, spend most of the afternoon in Angkor Wat before returning to Siem Reap.

Private Tour: Angkor Wat Ancient Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap - $77.33

Visit Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temple complex on this private full-day Angkor Wat tour from Siem Reap. In the morning, visit the Roluos Temple Group, then return to Siem Reap for lunch. In the afternoon, spend two and a half hours touring majestic Angkor Wat before climbing up to Phnom Bakheng to enjoy a magnificent sunset over Angkor and its surroundings.

Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour - $70.00

Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day, small-group temples tour from Siem Reap. See the iconic Angkor Wat and the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple. Wander around Ta Prohm, where the trees are intertwined among the ruins, and enjoy a traditional lunch in the forest. This is a perfect tour for those who want to see the highlights of the Angkor temples in one day.

Angkor Wat
History and Construction