How much time does it take (approxiate) to roam around this enture thing "ANGKOR WAT"???
Can I recommend that you hire a private car for this trip. We found the solace of the air conditioning a must and were able to recover between temples in the comfort of it. The crowds, heat and humidity can be exhausting if you are like us, and off a farm! Your hotel can arrange this for you, and should only cost around $30 USD for a whole day. Worth considering.
Have to agree with the others here, 3-days gives you the best opportunity to take a number of great photos at various times of the day. Sunrise is okay but early morning or later afternoon will give you some great light for taking photos. Take bug spray and malaria pills, the mosquitoes like to have a visit or two with you as well, and malaria is still something to keep in mind. There's enough interesting things to see and photograph and you won't be disappointed with the various temples. Take a bottle of water but keep in mind, you'll find enough vendors around the Wats who'll sell you water and whatnot in the way of tee shirts, trinkets, et al. Also, and this is just a suggestion, take a number of US dollar bills for tipping. The average annual income is only $1,200 per family over there so tip. The dollar won't be much for you since you've already paid to visit there from wherever while to them, it can mean something a great deal more. Hope this helps.
We had a three day pass, and I really believe that is the one to go for. I think you should do a sunrise, but get your hotel to pack you a breakfast bag and stay there at the main complex for at least 3 hours. After sunrise most people leave to go back to their hotels, and that is the golden hour then, so you get lovely light and very few visitors to clutter your photo's. Mid-day is very hot, so I went back to the hotel then and went out again after 3pm to visit the numerous other temples in the area.. Hope that helps
I spent 3 days. That was just enough. Still didn't see everything
It really depends on what you mean by “see” and whether you mean Angkor Wat Temple or the entire complex. Plan on a full day to explore the main temple and the next morning to see sunrise, but prepared to get there early as it’s very crowded. Also, be sure to bring sunscreen as the sun is intense and very hot.
I would allow 3 days. It is vast and the hot humid conditions will also significantly limit how fast you get about,
We browsed around and it took about 2 hours
We had a tuk tuk driver and did a full day tour, if the weather is really hot you could do two half days instead, a full day is needed to get to see all the main sites
The area is huge so you cannot realistically see every building and wander through all the spaces. I would give yourself at least 3-4 hours and I think you will feel like you’ve covered much of it.
We were there for about 3 hours.
We arrived at 4:30 for the sunrise and once we’d seen as much as we could of that we headed inside for an hour and came out at 7.
Took some more photos of the sun finally peeking over the top of the towers and headed back after that around 7:30.
There is more to see but we had to check out back at the hotel.
Do the sunrise if you can.
If you don’t want to rush I recommend a 3 days visit. It also depends if you explore this on your own or with a guide. With local guide you spend full three days since the licensed guides know a lot about the area and history. It also depends if you are interested in the old carvings, history and religion. We met people that were just up for the nice picture. For nice pictures you just need a day.
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