Rise early in the morning to witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument on the globe. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning.
Enter the grounds of Angkor Wat through a little-known entrance on its eastern perimeter (the western causeway is where the vast majority of tourists enter). By entering this way you will avoid most other tourists initially and your first impressions of the temple grandeur at daybreak will be relatively private.
In the past several decades, Angkor Wat has captured the world’s imagination and taken its place alongside other Asian world wonders like the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal. This incredible temple was built in the 12th century as the capital of King Suryavarman II’s kingdom. The largest and best-preserved of the Angkorian temples, it is also the only one to have remained a significant religious center (first Hindu, then Buddhist) since its founding. It is the apogee of classical Khmer architecture and has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on the national flag.
Most group tours end before lunch and visit Angkor Wat early. Due to this we suggest going early as possible or right after lunch time for less touring traffic.