Siem Reap in 3 Days

While planning our trip to Cambodia, we struggled to find the “right” number of days to spend in Siem Reap. Of course, there’s the world-renowned temples of Angkor Wat, but would 3 days be sufficient to see the rest of the temple-city? Is there anything to do besides temples? (did someone say jet-lag?) Too many questions…

Turns out, 3 days were indeed sufficient without being rushed! Here, we share our list of top things to do in a short time; a bit of everything in a relaxed manner 🙂

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Top Sights in Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest religious structure in the world; an architectural and spiritual wonder built more than a thousand years ago by 50,000 artisans with 4,000 elephants over a 40 year period. (Yep, an astounding fact!)

Our trip highlighted the epic proportion of Angkor Wat symbolizing man’s creative ability, spiritual devotion and the peak of ambition. To see the wide expanse of the Angkor grounds would require more than a week, but the top sites (main temples) can be seen in three days. Anything less is not just sacrilege (as most will tell you), but also requires an unearthly amount of stamina, and resilience against the oppressive heat!

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