On this Afternoon Angkor Wat tour, you'll visit Angkor Wat, a famous temple complex with incredible ruins dating back to the Khmer empire. Admire the beautiful structures and stone carvings are you explore the grounds.
DurationApproximately 3 hours
Available dayEvery day
Meeting timeApproximately 14:30
Meeting pointYour hotel lobby
Learn about the Khmer empire
Walk through the ruins of Angkor Wat
Admire the incredibly detailed stone carvings
Relive the Ramayana Story
Enjoy the visual history of Siem Reap
On "The Afternoon Angkor Wat Tours: Discover the History of Angkor Wat Temple" tour you will visit Cambodia's most famous temple; the highest standing temple in Siem Reap. Constructed in the 12th century, Angkor Wat is a huge temple complex covering an area of about 162.6 hectares, and an example of some of the most beautifully detailed stone carvings in the world. Built as a Hindu temple in honor of the god Vishnu under the rule of Khmer King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat became a Buddhist temple.
There is something exciting around every corner, with gorgeous ruins making for a fascinating lesson in the Khmer empire. Galleries with spiraling columns, towering libraries, courtyards, vast ponds, and awe-inspiring murals of the Ramayana Story paint a picture of ancient Angkor. On this private tour your guide will tell you interesting facts about old-world Cambodia, and it's rich history. It's a thrilling, all-encompassing lesson of Siem Reap.
14:30Pick up at hotel lobby (approximately)
Angkor Wat Temple
17:30Drop off at your hotel (approximately)
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.
Pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in city center. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.
Guests stay outside of city center will be advised an additional surcharge (if any) subject to distance. This surcharge customers to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.
1. Read a basic history of Angkor Wat. This will help you appreciate it more when you see it in person.
2. Be prepared to walk. The complex is very vast and a lot of the temples and sights are relatively far apart from each other (and may require a little bit of climbing), so don’t forget to wear your comfortable shoes.
3. Weather is quite hot and humid, especially from April through May, and you’ll want to stay hydrated during all of the walking and trekking.
4. The best time to visit is before sunrise, which means you should aim to be there around 5 a.m. Many travellers have said that this is the most opportune time to explore the temples, as watching the sunrise is an indescribable experience–it’s also an ideal time for picture taking. Also, you’ll be avoiding the tourist rush and will therefore get the chance to fully enjoy the serenity of the temples.
5. Don’t miss the reflection of the main temple from the water at sunset–the colour of the sky is one you won’t be able to rid your mind of for years to come.
6. Bring an umbrella when you’re walking around the complex to help block some of the harsh sunrays.
7. January brings some of the best weather. If it’s possible, try to book your trip for this month.
8. Wear modest clothing, since all of the ancient temples are active sites of Hindu worship. This includes covering your shoulders with sleeves and wearing long pants.
9. Be aware: Children under the age of 12 won’t be able to enter certain areas of the complex. If you’re travelling with kids, research ahead of time and plan accordingly.
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.
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