Angkor Wat Temples

3 day pass £23, 3 day guided tour for 2 = £87
3 days to navigate the 1,000 sq km of the former Khmer Empire. Show up at 5:30am. Built over 30 years in the 1100's as a home for King Suryavarman II Undiscovered until France colonized Cambodia in 1800's. Walls depicting many levels of heaven and hell - beware of monkeys.

Beng Mealea temples at Angkor
Built to the same floorplan as Angkor Wat. 12th century under Suryavarman II (r 1112-52), Enclosed by a massive dried up moat 1.2km by 900m.

Preah Khan (Sacred Sword)
Largest complexes at Angkor - vaulted corridors, fine carvings and lichen-clad stonework. It is a good counterpoint to Ta Prohm.

Ta Prohm

Most atmospheric ruin. It has been swallowed by the jungle. Vast root systems.

Bayon Temple
richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom

Banteay Srei

15 miles north-east of the main group of temples, enough to list it as a separate attraction. 967 AD only major temple at Angkor not built for a king

Siem Reap Town

BUS: 5½ h from Bangkok £13 Leaves from Mochit St leaves 8am 9am no food stop 8h journey inc border control. Buy visa in adv.
FLIGHT: 1h £30 AirAsia. £11 visa on entry

Siem Reap Night market

Gateway town to Angkor. Night Market - knock-offs, oil paintings. Travel between temples: Tuk tuk for a day is £5, taxi £10. £11 for guided tour.

Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Floating Villages

Several so-called floating villages located on, and around the Tonle Sap Lake. Villages on stilts. Best viewed from December to April. £15 tour, 3h round trip forced to buy food for orphanages and give tips.