"Angkor Wat And The Surrounding Temples" Angkor Wat Tip by Etoile2B
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Angkor Wat is the best known of all the temples in Angkor. In fact it is the largest religious building in the world. Angkor Wat, and the surrounding temples, were declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1992. When people think of Angkor, images of Angkor Wat are most often visualized, but many people are not aware of the actual scope of the entire Angkor complex. The park consists of 400 sq. km and hundreds of structures built between the 9th and the 15th centuries. Admission to the temples includes free reign to roam, explore and climb the ancient structures. The structures were built and carved entirely by hand for several kings. And the people who currently reside here are descendants of these ancient peoples.
Although guests are allowed the unique opportunity to climb and explore the magnificent and often crumbling structures, care should be taken. It implore any visitor to these unique temples to exercise care and caution during their time in Angkor, it is the only way to ensure that this amazing edifice will remain for future generations to enjoy. Many of the temples are currently under reconstruction and some of the lesser temples still need to undergo major preservation. And removing any objects from any of the Angkor temples is strictly forbidden. But also, as a visitor to these sacred sites please be respectful, many of these temples are still in use. Much of the ugly behavior we experienced from other tourists were shouting and shoving ? especially on the steep and narrow steps to the top of Angkor Wat, which is not only rude but dangerous.
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