Angkor Wat occupies a rectangular area of about 208 hectares (500 acres) defined by a laetrile wall. The first evidence of the site is a moat with a long sandstone causeway (length 250 meters, 820 feet; width 12 meters, 39 feet) crossing it and serving as the main access to the monument.
Is Angkor Wat one of the 7 Wonders of the World?
Located at the heart of the 400 km² Angkor Archaeological Park, Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia.
How much is a tuk-tuk from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat?
A day’s hire of a tuk-tuk from the town around the major temples at Angkor Wat and back should cost around $15-25 USD.
What is the best time to visit Angkor Wat?
The best time to visit Angkor Wat in terms of weather is in the dry season from early December until March: You experience pleasant temps and the least rainfall. Temperatures hover around 30°C (86°F). However, it is also the busiest time. A much quieter period is the rainy season from May to October.
Can you visit Angkor Wat without a guide?
It’s Cambodia’s most visited tourist attraction with more than two million visitors every year. That said, it is possible to see Angkor Wat without the crowds.
What is Angkor Wat famous for?
Though just one of hundreds of surviving temples and structures, the massive Angkor Wat is the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples—it appears on the nation’s flag—and it is revered for good reason. The 12th century “temple-mountain” was built as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu.