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  Angkor Thom, the Bayon
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  • Angkor Thom, the Bayon - Khett Siem Reab
      Angkor Thom, the Bayon
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  • Angkor Thom, terrace of the Leper King - Khett Siem Reab
      Angkor Thom, terrace of the Leper King
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  • Ta Prohm - Khett Siem Reab
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  • Angkor Wat - Khett Siem Reab
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  • Phnom Bakheng - Khett Siem Reab
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Favorite thing: For visitors Siem Reap is in the first place the gateway to the Angkor temples. The most famous temples Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are 6 and 8 KM north of the town.

Most temples are open from sunrise until sunset. A one-day pass costs 20$ and a 2-3 days pass costs 40$ (ID-picture needed). These passes can be bought at the checkpoints on your way to the temples.

Angkor became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Archaeologists from all over the world are working on the restoration of the temples. Also the Cambodian government is activily involved in protecting the monuments and promoting the region.

Fondest memory: The Angkor temples rise literally out of the jungle. After climbing the Phnom Bakheng and looking in the direction of Angkor Wat the impressive towers of the Angkor Wat look very tiny in the large green area.

The most striking was my visit to Ta Prohm, the ´jungletemple´, showing the struggle between the giant trees of the jungle and the ancient constructions, which gave any idea how the Angkor area has looked like before the restoration of the temples has started.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 2, 2006
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