Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu Temple Complex in the world. It is situated in Siem Reap province of Cambodia. The province is the gateway to Angkor wat. Siem Reap also consists of many tourist attraction like Cambodia National Museum, National War museum, PUB Street, Night Market, Old Market, Buddhist temples, Floating Villages, Silk Farm, Apsara Dance Show (Cambodian Traditional Dance) and much more. Inspite of all this, the major attraction is Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat is a huge temple complex that spreads around 400 Acres. It was built by Suryavarman II during 12th century. This temple is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu, but later it was transformed into Buddhist temple. It consists of several temples in the complex. Each temple is separated by the minimum distance of 3 to 4 kms. So for covering the entire complex it takes a complete day. So if you want to see the place in the relaxed way we can go for two or three day passes. (Passes details mentioned at the end).
We(me and my friend) decided to cover Angkor Wat first during our stay in Cambodia. We started the day around 09:30 AM,then rented a bike for a day and brought a day pass from the ticket counter located almost 6 kms away from the complex and drove towards the complex. There was a check point at all the entrance of the complex, entering the complex without ticket is impossible and a criminal offence. We showed our ticket at the check point and entered the complex.
One of the biggest advantage is that we can get map of the temple complex in almost all tourist places. It is better to get one from the travel and tour operators. We got a few maps about the complex. There are almost 7 temples where we want to show our ticket for visiting. The temple includes Angkor(the main temple), Angkor Thom (Bayon Complex), Ta Phrom, Banteay Kdei, Ta Keo, Neak Pean, Phnom Bakeng(Sunset View point). These are the temples where we need to show our tickets apart the list there are other temple as well which we can visit without showing the ticket.