#TRAVEL – Cambodia: Angkor What?

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The majority of people who travel to Cambodia take the time to visit the worlds largest religious monument: Angkor Wat.

Nursing a colossal hangover, I did just that.

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Angkor Wat is located close to the town of Siem Reap (the infamous ‘Pub Street’ is also situated there, hence the hangover) and can be entered for a variety of prices depending on the type of tour you choose. It was built by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century, using the famous Khmer style architecture. Over the years, Angkor Wat has had its fair share of historic moments, but since 1953, it has been controlled by Cambodia. Now, it draws tourists like a moth to a flame and is overrun with cheeky little monkeys.

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Many choose to make the trip at sunrise, which is highly recommended. Unsurprisingly to anyone that knows me, I didn’t make it.

However, visiting in the afternoon was nothing less than breathtaking.

I’ve seen a vast range of temples and monuments travelling throughout Asia, but I can say with confidence that nothing has trumped Angkor Wat. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. It’s gigantic and you can’t help but feel a bit like Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider whilst you’re strolling around its neverending architecturally brilliant superstructure.

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I think I paid around 30 US Dollars for the day pass, but I would suggest the 2-day option if you have the time.

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I’d love to go back sometime.

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If you’re heading to Cambodia ,don’t forget your travel guide –


31 thoughts on “#TRAVEL – Cambodia: Angkor What?

    1. “Angkor WHAT?” and “Temple Bar” are across the street from each other on Pub Street. I went on a Saturday night and it went OFF! We danced in the street between the two and had the best time!

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  1. I just started following your blog! Can’t wait to see more of this! Cambodia is such a lovely place, hope I can go there some day! Hope you’re having a blast! πŸ™‚


  2. You can’t be in Siem Reap and not visit both Angkor Wat and Angkor What? The hangover with the beauty and alcohol go hand in hand! Love how detailed and informative your posts are. Keep blogging πŸ™‚

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  3. I was a little disappointed. They were renovating bridge and a huge crowd of tourists. I got tuktuk to take me to his favourite quiet temples and was hugely rewarded. I’m just antisocial I thinkπŸ˜‚

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