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Angkor Wat Tours and Activities

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Rising from the jungle as the star of the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park, the Angkor Wat temple complex is a 12th-century engineering marvel that tops many adventure travelers’ bucket lists and justifies a trip to Southeast Asia all on its own. Every surface is covered in intricate carvings and details that don’t disappoint—nymphs dance on columns in shadowy hallways, serpent-topped balustrades line the moat, and huge, chiseled bas-reliefs wrap the outer walls, depicting Khmer Empire battles. The site’s colossal size reflects its ambition, intended as a microcosm of the universe. Nonetheless, it’s difficult to get lost here, with the complex arranged on three tiers.

The Basics
Angkor Wat tours typically run from Siem Reap, with a number of options available. Both small-group and private tours take visitors around the complex—choose a full-day tour to travel with a knowledgeable Angkor Wat tour guide; an epic helicopter tour to see the ruins from above; or a bike tour to make your way to the site from Siem Reap on two wheels. Tours that visit at sunrise or sunset are especially popular for the photo opportunities, while a stop at the nearby Angkor National Museum allows visitors to better appreciate the significance of the structure and its symbolic decorations.

All visitors to Angkor Wat enter through the west-facing main entrance and onto a raised cruciform sandstone terrace. Once inside, the instantly recognizable five inner and four outer towers of the raised central temple serve as orientation points for exploration of the various hallways, chambers, and crumbling inner layers. If not visiting as part of a tour, 1-, 3-, and 7-day passes for the archaeological park are sold at the entrance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s most popular attraction, which makes for large crowds. Book your tour in advance to save time.
  • Angkor Wat is a sacred site for Khmer people, and visitors should dress modestly. To visit the top tier, you must have your upper arms and thighs covered.
  • At any given time, a limited number of visitors are allowed to ascend to the top tier for views of the surrounding landscape.
  • A lawn in the outer ring has two free-standing roofless libraries that serve as peaceful places to escape the inevitable crowds.

How to Get There
Angkor Wat is located four miles (six kilometers) north of Siem Reap in the Siem Reap Province. Travelers can arrive by tuk-tuk or choose a guided Angkor tour with roundtrip transportation from the city.

When to Get There
Peak season at Angkor Wat is between November and February, when cool, dry weather makes for a pleasant visit. Huge crowds gather in the early morning to capture photos of the sun rising over the temple and its reflection in the site’s long pools. To beat the crowds, visit other temples first and save Angkor Wat for midday or try sunset instead. The site is typically open from 5:30am to 6pm.

Exploring the Angkor Temples
The ancient temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park can take days to explore, but day tour highlights include the masterpiece Angkor Wat; Ta Prohm, where banyan tree roots encroach on crumbling structures; the South Gate of Angkor Thom; the Bayon Temple, where ancient smiling stone faces sit atop high towers; and the high wall at the Terrace of the Leper King. Visitors with more time can also see further-away sites like the pink stone temple of Banteay Srei, dating to the 10th century, or take a boat ride on Tonle Sap lake.
Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Hours: Daily 5am-6pm
Admission: USD $37
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3 Days -Guided tour of All Major Temples and Kulen Mountain Waterfall

3 Days -Guided tour of All Major Temples and Kulen Mountain Waterfall

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.00
Price varies by group size
From
$158.00
Price varies by group size

3-Days Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

3-Days Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.67
Price varies by group size
From
$166.67
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.00
Price varies by group size
From
$247.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea from Siem Reap

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea from Siem Reap

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$257.30
Price varies by group size
From
$257.30
Price varies by group size

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$160.00
Price varies by group size
From
$160.00
Price varies by group size

Private 03 Day Tour- Fully experienced Trip to Ancient Temples

Private 03 Day Tour- Fully experienced Trip to Ancient Temples

This is a fully designed itinerary with all main temples in an archaeological Park. For those who are focusing mainly on temples will be satisfied and meet their desire. Tonle Sap lake is the most interesting place listed on the top ten places the travelers should not miss during their trip in Siem Reap.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$304.62
per group
From
$304.62
per group
Taking safety measures

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall - 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall - 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$158.00
Price varies by group size
From
$158.00
Price varies by group size

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea in Siem Reap

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea in Siem Reap

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$161.00
Price varies by group size
From
$161.00
Price varies by group size

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:
What are Angkor Wat hours of operation?
A:
Angkor Wat hours of operation: Daily 5am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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