How do I explore Angkor Wat?
How To Get Around Angkor Wat
- By Tour Van. As the most comfortable means of seeing Angkor, sightseeing with a tour van is also the most expensive option. …
- By Tuk Tuk. If transport is all you’re after then hiring a tuk tuk for the day is a great way to see Angkor. …
- By Bicycle.
What city is close to Angkor Wat?
Though the countless stone temples of Angkor Wat are spread far and wide over hundreds of square miles in Cambodia’s jungle, the northwestern city of Siem Reap, a mere five miles from Angkor’s main temple, provides a convenient base from which to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site.
What is the best time to visit Angkor Wat?
Following the typical weather patterns for much of Southeast Asia, the best time to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia is during the dry season from late November to early April.
What does Angkor Wat look like?
From a distance Angkor Wat appears to be a colossal mass of stone on one level with a long causeway leading to the center but close up it is a series of elevated towers, covered galleries, chambers, porches and courtyards on different levels linked by stairways.
Can you visit Angkor Wat without a guide?
There is not a single tour group itinerary that does not visit Angkor Wat — the biggest of all the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park — for sunrise. It means getting up at 4:00 a.m. to stand beside a small lake to watch the sun coming up behind the building’s five towers.