Visit the ruins of the imperial capital that ruled an empire for several centuries and was once the center of its power and influence across the Mainland Southeast Asia. The total area of the Angkor Wat site measures almost 200 hectares, including the broad moat.
Why do you like Angkor Wat?
Angkor Wat literally means the city temple. It was originally built during the early 12th century, as the state temple complex. It is an architectural masterpiece of massive proportions, representing the apex of Khmer building skills. … Angkor Wat today attracts millions of visitors each year.
Is Angkor Wat 7 Wonders of the World?
Located at the heart of the 400 km² Angkor Archaeological Park, Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia.
How was Angkor Wat destroyed?
The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.
What is the best time of year to visit Angkor Wat?
Best Time to Visit Angkor Wat
The best time to visit Siem Reap and Angkor Wat is during the cooler months, especially between December and February, when temperatures stay in the 20s Celsius, and evenings can actually feel cool, especially if you’re outside of the city.
Why is Angkor Wat so expensive?
The whole Angkor Wat experience is expensive due to cost of entry into the complex, and transportation, and 3) food. That said, hotels and transportation in and out of Siem Reap is reasonable. First, Angkor Wat is managed by Sokimex, a private company founded by an ethnic Vietnamese-Cambodian, beginning in 1990.