Cambodia’s star attraction, the Temples of Angkor are among the most fascinating and increasingly popular destinations in Southeast Asia. The excursion is more than worth it, but there are a few things you should know before arriving in Siem Reap. Here are 10 tips for making the most of your visit to Angkor Wat.
1. There’s a lot more to the temple complex than just Angkor Wat.
While Angkor Wat is the most famous and certainly among the most beautiful, there are more than 1,000 Temples of Angkor. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries, both a fully functional city and a religious site.
The temples were constructed in the 12th century, and today make up the largest historical religious site in the world. If all you do is snap a sunrise selfie at Angkor Wat, you’re missing out on a lot.