#2 – Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Between the beautiful scenery and architecture, Angkor Wat is definitely a place I have to visit. It was built between 802 CE and 1220 CE, the stunning Angkor Wat temple complex includes hundreds of temples stretching over an area of 400 square kilometers (249 square miles). The most popular temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Phrom (setting of the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movie). All of the temples are intricately designed and are available to the public for exploration, watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat and sunset at one of the west-facing temples would be amazing. You can also rent ahot air balloon or a helicopter for a breathtaking view of Angkor Wat from above. Visitors to the temples are required to buy a 1 day ($20), 3 day ($40), or 7 day ($60) temple pass. In the last decade Angkor Wat has exploded onto the tourist scene. 15 years ago the nearby town of Siem Reap had only 1 hotel, now there are hundreds.

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