Half Day Angkor Wat Tour

General information

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Program details

Depart from hotel to visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Its famous silhouette never fails to impress. It covers a huge area of 1.6 square km and is surrounded by a wide moat. The god-king Suryavarman II ordered its construction in the 12th century and dedicated the temple to Vishnu, the Hindu deity he identified himself with. The 5 enormous towers have the same symbolic function as other temple mountains of Angkor: they represent Mount Meru, the mythical dwelling place of Hindu gods. In the outer galleries are some of the finest and best-preserved bas-reliefs of the Khmer Art. You will be ending the day with a view at the Phnom Bakheng, the best spot over the Angkor Wat and the outlying complex before returning to hotel.
Angkor Wat is a great place to see sunrise. Phnom Bakheng should start early in the evening around 4 pm as there is always a huge crowd on top with sunset view on the top of hill.