The Angkor Archaeological Park, which is the official name for the area where you can find more than 80 ancient temples, covers more than 400 square miles. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. The number of tourist that visits the park yearly reached its top in 2019 with more than 3 million visitors. The most popular temple inside the park is Angkor Wat, which is the largest religious building in the world.
Join a tour or hire your own tuktuk?
It will take weeks to visit all the different temple sites since there are so many temple sites and they are also located in a large area. Most visitors prefer just to visit the most prominent temple sites, like Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the Ta Prohm temple, which was used in the movie Thomb Raider. The best way to visit these sites is with an experienced tour guide, who can tell you all about the different temples.
Another way to visit the temples, is by hiring a tuktuk driver who can take you to all the temples of your choice. This will cost you between $20 and $30 per day or $10 to $15 for half a day.
The Small & Big Temple Circuit
If you choose to join a tour there
Big Temple Circuit Tour
- Angkor Wat – Start your day early with a beautiful sunrise
- Prasat Kravan – A small and quiet temple site
- Srah Srang – A man made reservoir, known as the Royal Bathing Place
- Bantheay Kdei
- East Barray
- Pre Rup
- East Mebon
- Angkor Thom
- Preah Khan