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"Present Day Monastery" Angkor Wat Tip by leffe3

Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat: 228 reviews and 461 photos

Before you head off into the temple, following the hoardes, it's worth veering off to the left of the 2nd causeway just before you reach the lake. Many will do this to take 'that' reflection of the towers in the water, but walk beyond to the present-day monastery. Here you will see some remarkable stupas, old and new, and a great view through the lines of stupas through to the monument's central towers.

And you will also get a slightly different perspective of the main Angkor Wat temple if you walk in a diagonal from the monastery.

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  • Updated Feb 9, 2007
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