Monks outside an ancient temple in Angkor, Cambodia
Often considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, the magnificent Temples of Angkor are arguably the most impressive temples in the world. Though Angkor Wat gets most of the glory, the Angkor Temple Complex actually stretches over 75 square kilometres and includes hundreds of archaeological sites and temple ruins.
Travel Tip: Plan to spend at least 3 days exploring the many ruins within the Angkor complex. Many people don’t realize just how big it really is. Rather than rushing to visit the top archaeological sites, spread it out over multiple days and spend the time admiring its detail.
The bloated tourist buses visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom and Bayon, which are the most popular sites on the brochure circuit. But there are many more sites to discover that are often overlooked by the crowds and well worth the extra effort.
Have you visited the Angkor Temple Complex? What was your favourite memory?
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