Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Sunrise - Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Built between 802 CE and 1220 CE, the stunning Angkor Wat temple complex includes hundreds of temples stretching over an area of 400 square kilometers (249 square miles).

The most popular temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Phrom (setting of the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movie).

Recommended activities include exploring the temples, watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat, watching the sunset at one of the west-facing temples, and for those more adventurous types: getting in a hot air balloon or a helicopter for a breathtaking view of Angkor Wat from above.

Visitors to the temples are required to buy a 1 day ($20), 3 day ($40), or 7 day ($60) temple pass. In the last decade Angkor Wat has exploded onto the tourist scene. 15 years ago the nearby town of Siem Reap had only 1 hotel, now there are hundreds.

Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Bayon, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Preah Khan, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Banteay Srey, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Banteay Srey, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Bayon, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Preah Khan, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Sunrise - Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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