Siem Reap Temples

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Siem Reap Temples Reviews

metallicchef metallic…
1 reviews
wonders of the world Mar 28, 2011
the temples are amazing, well worth a visit, i would recommend a directed flight to Siem Reap, as the rest of the country is not nice
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Ben168 Ben168
2 reviews
Angkor Wat Jan 21, 2010
Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.

Angkor Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. At the same time, it was also placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to looting, a declining water table, and unsustainable tourism. UNESCO has now set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Angkor itself has no accommodations and few facilities; the nearby town of Siem Reap is the tourist hub for the area.
Angkor Wat over view from the Hot …
Thoch Thoch
1 reviews
Must see if you're in the country Dec 10, 2008
There's a direct flight to Siem Reap International airport if you're short on time as opposed to going to the capital city and busing it to Siem Reap.

Due to large volume of tourist in the area I find Siem Reap more developed so communications with locals are alot easier.Don't be afraid to haggle for a better deal especially if your hiring a tuk tuk for a couple days to see the temples.They are generally cheap anyway. I hired one for US$50 for the week and he,literally, took me everywhere.

The entry fees are around US$20-$40 and that's mainly to see the main attractions of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.Generally foreigner would have to pay a fee but locals and natives receive free entry,which in my case I was lucky enough to get one.Because these are the main temples, there are many many more scattered throughout the countryside that's totally free but unless you have a guide it could easily be missed.

Be sure to have a guide if not then a reference book because you will wonder what some of these craving means and knowing so will make the experience there more enriching.I had a book.Wear light,airy cotton clothing and comfortable shoes and be sure to have your camera charged(because you won't stop taking pictures) and maybe an extra SD card too. A bottle of water is ideal as you will be doing a lot of walking,these temples especially the stairs are huge.

For the more adventurous, some of the most beautiful temples are located about 1 hour away from Siem Reap. The process of getting there is half the fun as you hike through the jungles and waterfalls, to see craving from the riverbed and stones.But the real beauty is Bateay Srei - the most detailed of all the temples.Be sure to save some spaces on your camera for this beauty.

Be prepared for street vendors to bombard you with trinkets and souvenirs the moment you leave the temples.If nothing interest you decline and politely say no.
inside Angkor Thom
Bateay Srei
Bateay Srei
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tekk2k tekk2k
27 reviews
Day Trip to Siem Reap Mar 23, 2008
The Siem Reap Temples are simply amazing. Be sure to stay for a few days to see all of the temples. Wear hiking shoes. Bring extra batteries for your camera because you will be taking lots of photos. And then spend the evenings in town. Lots of social spots to meet people. After 7pm the streets become pedestrian only, which makes for a nice social atmosphere when doing a little bar hopping.
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