Angkor


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MyAngkorguide.com is a site dedicated to the truly unique and spectacular ancient Khmer city and temple complexes found in Cambodia – South East Asia.

Angkor Wat causeway

Main causeway to the central temple complex of Angkor Wat

What is Angkor?

When most people here the name Angkor, they assume this means Angkor Wat, the most well known and arguably the most impressive and best preserved temples of them all. However Angkor actually entails an area that contains most of the ancient Khmer sites and monuments, built at the height of the Khmer Empires power – over a period of 350 years. With over 72 main sites within a 15 by 5 miles region and a large related infrastructure covering 386 square miles, (roads and canals featuring a high degree of connectivity) Angkor is certainly more than just one temple.

Why is Angkor not as famous as the pyramids of Egypt?

Until relatively recently, these hidden wonders of the world were a little known secret only “rediscovered” to the wider world by a French Archaeologist during the French Indochinese colonial period. However due to the tragic recent history of Cambodia and the only new found relative stability – following the end of the Civil war and demise of the notorious Khmer Rouge, getting to Angkor Wat had been almost impossible for the average traveller.

Now thankfully, the area and the amazing wonders that are the cities and temples are far more accessible.

Incredible detail of Banteay Srei carvings

Incredible detail of Banteay Srei carvings

Where to Begin?

This site aims to give the intrepid explorer a comprehensive guide to Angkor; what to see, where to go, where to stay and how to visit the sites responsibly and safely.

Find out more about some of the main cities and temples of Angkor here.

Find out how to get to Angkor and how to get around Angkor once there.

Find somewhere to stay by seeing our listings of hotels & guesthouses in Siem Reap

Perhaps one of the most important things about Angkor is its religious history, find out about Angkor religious history here. Alternatively find out more about the Khmer Empire here.