What Best Secondary Temples Near Angkor?

by Angel
(USA)

I absolutely love your site. I recently read your article about Bangkok to Cambodia.


I am wondering if you have any other articles in regards to Cambodia. I wish to go to Angkor Wat but I am wondering if there is other must see temples.

I am sure like most places there is those you have to see and those that are just in the so so category.

Many blessings and thank you Warmest regards, Angel.

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Our Reply:

Hi, Angel. I appreciate the kind words about the articles and the website.

There is an article with good maps at http://www.travel-budget-asia.com/angkor-wat.html

Check it out.

Angkor Wat is simply the name of the largest and most famous of the hundreds of other temples that occupy the Angkor complex. A single temple within a massive complex of other temples.

The Angkor complex covers an area of about 1,200 square miles (3100 sq. km), or nearly 800,000 acres. This is a land mass near the size of Los Angeles today.

There are 70 distinct structures in the Angkor complex. All of them are in various stages of decay so many of them are mere mounds of sandstone, unrecognizable. Others are nearly perfectly preserved and these are the ones that the tourist flock to.

Your day pass allows you access to any of them. I recommend you get to know a good tour guide, spend a few extra bucks and have them take you out to some of the more remote locations. They are beautiful places and if your imagination is up to it, you can get a sense of what they were like in all their glory.

And you'll be a long way away from tourists and traffic. It is almost serene to walk amongst the older temples, with no other soul around and listen to the sounds of the jungle and imagine the temple as they once stood.

Three of my favorites are Preah Khan temple, East Mebon Temple and Pre Rup Temple.

Good Luck,

Philip

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