PHOTO: Angkor Wat, Cambodia. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Covering more than 1.6 million square meters, Angkor Wat is sprawling, to say the least. If you have only a couple of days to tour the ancient city, Huffington Post has an at-a-glance guide to some of the must-sees.
First stop: Angkor Wat itself.
“The site’s namesake, this temple alone covers over a kilometer with the central towers rising 65m into the sky. Go at the beginning or end of the day before it’s too hot as there are a lot of stairs to reach that iconic view,” writes Roanna Mottershead.
Another must-see is Banyan.
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“[At] the youngest state temple, over 200 giant Buddhas smile on visitors. As it passed between kings, it also changed religions, serving as both a Buddhist and Hindu place of worship throughout its lifetime,” notes Mottershead.
Ta Phrom should also be on the list.
“Get ready to embrace your inner Lara Croft. Made famous by "Tomb Raider," Ta Phrom will live up to your film set expectations,” says Mottershead.
Want to know more about what to see as well as what to skip? Read on here.