by Sean Nolan
Angkor Archeological Park is made up of an estimated 1,000 temples, shrines, and urban developments covering over 1000 square kilometers of lush Cambodian jungle and swamps – making Angkor the largest religious complex in the world.
Over 2 million tourist flock to Cambodia each year to see the ancient temples which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. According to officials, it would take over 7 days to fully explore the entire Angkor area.
We only had a days time to visit the Temples, thankfully there are 2 Tourist routes to choose from when visiting Angkor; The Small Tour Circuit or The Grand Tour Circuit.
Angkor Archeological Park
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Website: Tourism Cambodia
We opted for the (more popular) Small Circuit Tour, that takes you to 3 of the main temples and a few smaller complexes.
• Angkor Wat
• Angkor Thom
• Preah Ngok Shrine
• Terrace Of The Leper King
The Small Tour Circuit can be accomplished in half a days time (6-8 hours) and is recommended for first timers and tourist on limited schedules.