Angkor Wat, one of the seven World Wonders and absolutely a must-see when you are travelling around the world. After travelling to Asia last year I decided to go again this year. Why? Because there is still so much to see in South-East Asia and one of the places that I definitely wanted to visit this time was Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and was originally built as a Hindu temple for the god Vishnu during the Khmer Empire. Gradually it transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th Century.
The temple complex is a unique combination of temples and galleries, which are decorated with gorgeous and impressive detailed ornaments.
Visiting the Temple Complex
The best way to visit Angkor Wat is taking a tuk tuk from Siem Reap to the temples. The tuk tuk driver will bring you from one temple to another for approximately 15 dollars.
There are three ticket options when you visit the complex: a 1-day ticket for 36 dollars, a 3-days ticket for 62 dollars or a 7-days ticket for 72 dollars. I bought a 1-day ticket and this was enough for me. Start early (leave at least at 8 am in the morning or earlier) and you can see a lot of temples before the temperature rises too high. There are different routes that you can take, but the most popular one brings you to Angkor Wat, the Tomb Raider Temples and other very impressive buildings.
It was absolutely breathtaking and you should definitely visit it in your life. I don’t know where to begin when it comes to selecting the best pictures of my day visiting the absolutely magnificent temples. So therefore I decided to create a photo diary of my time at the Angkor Wat temples.
It is of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world – António da Madalena, Portuguese Monk