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Angkor Archaeological Park
1000+ wicked cool Buddhist and Hindu temples from the 9th century

Angkor Archaeological Park

Most commonly known for Angkor Wat, the archaeological park is located just outside of Seim Reap in Cambodia. The sprawling compound built in the 9th century A.D. is home to 1,000+ temples and structures that make up this popular tourist destination.

2 million visitors make the trek to Seim Reap to visit the ruins; The 37 USD entrance fee and with impressive tourism numbers have provided a revenue stream to preserve and restore the temples. Sadly, most temples have some level of destruction due to natural disasters, looting, and nature doing nature-things.

Some of the famous temples and sites in the archaeological park:

  • Angkor Thom
  • Angkor Wat
  • Baksei Chamkrong
  • Banteay Kdei
  • Banteay Samr√©
  • Banteay Srei
  • Baphuon
  • the Bayon
  • Chau Say Tevoda
  • East Baray
  • East Mebon
  • Kbal Spean
  • the Khleangs
  • Krol Ko
  • Lolei
  • Neak Pean
  • Phimeanakas
  • Phnom Bakheng
  • Phnom Krom
  • Prasat Ak Yum
  • Prasat Kravan
  • Preah Khan
  • Preah Ko
  • Preah Palilay
  • Preah Pithu
  • Pre Rup
  • Spean Thma
  • Srah Srang
  • Ta Nei
  • Ta Prohm
  • Ta Som
  • Ta Keo
  • Terrace of the Elephants
  • Terrace of the Leper King
  • Thommanon
  • West Baray
  • West Mebon

Visiting Angkor is a multi-day excursion; however, a full day trip allows you to see most of the popular points of interest.

Getting to Angkor Archaeological Park is easy as tour drivers and guides are available in town and at any hotel. It’s not feasible to hike between the templates due to the distance between them.

The Cambodian climate is hot, humid, and full of bugs. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and bug repellent if you want to avoid misery.

Interested in visiting Angkor Archaeological Park? Travel Blogger and author of DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN Sean Brown has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help make your trip a breeze.

What is the closest airport to Angkor Archaeological Park?

Siem Reap International Airport (IATA: REP) is the closest airport to Angkor Archaeological Park. It is approximately 20-30 minutes away from the park's entrance.

What is the local currency at Angkor Archaeological Park?

The entrance feed for Angkor Archaeological park is paid in United States Dollar (USD), however the local currency is Cambodian riel (KHR).

How much does a driver/guided tours cost at Angkor Archaeological Park?

A driver runs around 10-20 USD for a full day. Gratuity is appreciated.

Angkor Archaeological Park

Apsara Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Latitude: 13.412469

Longitude: 103.866989

Telephone: +855 63 965 414


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