Angkor Archaeological Park

Dating from the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

This in-depth guide will help you to plan your trip to this incredible group of Temples and learn more of its history.

Angkor Wat


Just 6km (5 miles) north of Siem Reap a trip to this wonderful group of temples and monuments is easy and convenient.

Although the park can be easily visited independently we believe that hiring a guide is the best option to ensure that you get the most from your visit. Guides are inexpensive and very knowledgeable.

The Angkor Archaeological Park covers more than 400 square km however many of the key sites are within a relatively small area meaning that visiting multiple temples on one day is possible.

Angkor Archaeological Park

The Park has 72 major temples and buildings plus the remains of several hundred more, minor temple sites.

If you have a number of days you can really explore the area away from the hordes of tourists who head to the main sites in Peak Season

Area Guides

We have compiled a number of handy guides on the main temples and areas to visit.

Angkor Wat is the most famous of all temples and is one of the “must-see” temples in the area.

Angkor Thom is the former Khmer Empire capital city and houses a number of significant monuments and temples.

Bayon lies within the walls of Angkor Thom and the stunning stone faces and galleries makes this a stunning location.

Ta Prohm is also known as the jungle temple or the Tomb Raider temple after the film that was set in the area in 2001.

Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom

We had spent most of the day entranced by the incredible temples and ruins in Angkor Archaeological Park.

Then for one of us it all changed. Read about Angkor Wat and a Personal Emergency here.

Angkor Thom

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