Angkor Wat - One of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Location: Siem Reap 252627, Cambodia
- Recommended reason: Symbol of Cambodia and one of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Opening hours: From January 1st, 2016, the tour time of Angkor Wat and Srah Srang is: 05:00-17:30; Phnom Bakheng and Pre Rup are open from 05:00-19:00; The time of other scenic spots does not change, is: 07:30-17:30.
- Entrance fee: About $37-$72
As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat was included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO in 1992. It has become a popular tourist destination for tourists from all over the world and a representative of Cambodia.
Where Angkor Wat is located? (Angkor Wat map)
Located in 6 kilometers north of Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the site of the ancient Khmer dynasty.
Angkor Wat history
According to historical records, the Khmer dynasty began in 802 AD, and since then the kings have built large buildings, palaces and temples. After the Thai invasion, the Khmer people were forced to move to the capital, leaving Angkor Wat in the jungle and forgotten by the world. It was not until 1861 that the French biologist Henry Muo had inadvertently discovered and wrote the book "Siamese Cambodian Laos Kingdoms Travel Notes" in the virgin forest, which brought Angkor Wat back to the world.
Attractions of Angkor Wat:
In the general sense, what people call "Angkor Wat" is a general term for the Angkor monuments. In reality, the Angkor Wat in the narrow sense is only the most well-preserved and beautifully detailed temple in the entire complex. It has another name called Angkor Wat. The official name of Angkor Wat in the broad sense is Angkor Acheological Park, which includes the Great Angkor (Angkor Thom), Small Angkor and many surrounding sites.
Angkor Wat contains many attractions, mainly divided into small circle, big circle and outer circle attractions.The small circle attractions include Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Phnom Bakheng. The big circle attractions include Srah Srang, Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Angkor Wat sunset. The outer circle attractions include Baanteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea and Rollo Temple Group.
Is Angkor Wat a world heritage site?
In 1992, Angkor Wat was included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO due to its magnificent architectural scale, exquisite stone murals and mysterious life background. Since then, Angkor Wat has become a popular tourist destination for tourists from all over the world. Its image is also displayed on the Cambodian flag as a symbol of Cambodia.
Price of tickets of Angkor Wat:
Tickets for Angkor Wat are divided into three types: one-day ticket about $37; three-day ticket about $62; you can choose to visit for three consecutive days or ten days for any three days; seven-day ticket about $72, you can choose seven days in a row or seven days in a month.
$2 per ticket will be donated to the local Children's Hospital. When you buy a ticket, take a photo on the spot and the photo will be printed on your ticket. Tickets for Angkor Wat are 5:00-17:30, so travelers who watch the sunrise don't have to worry about buying tickets. In addition, the ticket for the next day will be sold every day at 17:00. After you buy the ticket, you can enter the scenic spot. The ticket term will be calculated from the next day.
How to visit Angkor Wat?
The recommended tour time for Angkor Wat is 3.5-4 hours. The lotus pond in front of Angkor Wat is one of the best places to watch the sunrise. The afternoon light of Angkor Wat is good, and the murals in the west can be seen clearly. After watching the sunrise, there are fewer people visiting Angkor Temple, but the light is not enough, which is up to your choice.
When to visit Angkor Wat? (Best time to visit Angkor Wat)
The dry and cool dry season, from January to February, is the best time to visit Angkor Wat.
During the rainy season from June to October, the lakes in Cambodia will be filled with rain, and the monuments will show another face. The hot March to May is the month that tourists who are afraid of heat should avoid.
If you want to avoid the feeling of overcrowding during the tourist season, you can choose the lowest precipitation in the rainy season in August, when the Southeast Asian region is lush and green, the humidity is not as big as you think, the morning and evening are cool feelings, few tourists, you can exclusively enjoy the tranquility of Angkor Wat.
How to Get There？
The nearby town of Siem Reap can be reached via good roads from Phnom Penh and buses and taxis make the trip regularly. Those preferring to travel by boat can also make the trip from Phnom Penh in some five or six hours—about the same travel time as by road. The airport in Siem Reap has service to Phnom Penh and regular flights abroad to Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Laos.
Tips for visiting Angkor Wat:
- No.1 If you are in an emergency situation in Angkor Wat, you can call the Siem Reap tourist alarm number 012-969991, or the local alarm number 097-7780013.
- No.2 Don't worry about getting into the toilet in Angkor Wat. There is a washroom for tourists in the south of Angkor Wat. It is easy to find in the scenic spot. As long as you hold the tickets for Angkor Wat, you can use it for free, otherwise you will need to pay 2000 riels. There is also a washroom in the Baanteay Srei Scenic Area, which requires tickets to be used free of charge. There is a little trouble in getting to the toilet near the Rollo Temple Group. The nearest toilet is in the leather carving orphanage, which can be borrowed. If you are in a hurry, you can also borrow toilets from nearby houses. There is a washroom at the ticketing point, and you can use it without a ticket.
- No.3 Toilets in Cambodia are generally squatting and are usually very clean. When the locals go to the toilet, they will take off their shoes before going in. After using the toilet, they will be rinsed with water. There is no toilet paper in the toilet, so it is best to carry it with you.
- No.4 Angkor Wat has a long history of construction. Some tourists were injured by the falling rocks of Angkor Wat. Pay more attention to your surroundings while you are visiting.
- No.5 Do not wear short-sleeved or sleeveless clothes. If you are wearing a skirt, make sure the length of the skirt is over the knee.