There is a popular saying in Cambodia: “your Cambodian trip couldn’t be perfect without a visit to Siem Rieap and Angkor Wat”. Angkor Wat Cambodia has long been known as the largest temple complex among the Angkor monuments of Cambodia. It has recently become one of the most attractive destinations to travelers all around the world. In addition to traditional means of transportation such as taxi or tuk tuk, Angkor Wat hot air balloon is now a favorite choice of many travelers. It is a perfect way to enjoy the panoramic view of this famous monument from high above.
Angkor Wat Cambodia is located about 240 km far from the capital Phnom Penh to the north. It was built under the King Surja-warman II (1113-1150); hiding itself in deep forests. This famous temple complex with its south- north length of 1400m and east-west width of 800m is made from stacked stones. It looks very natural, even at the top dome.
Local people in Siem Reap in particular and in Cambodia in general consider Angkor Wat as their pride. You will have a great chance to discover this proud work from the sky as your air balloon starts to leave the ground. In order to try this interesting experience, you will have to pay USD 15/person. Then you will have a great chance to admire the panoramic picture of Angkor Wat from an air balloon within 15 minutes. As the Angkor Wat hot air balloon slowly flying higher and higher, you will see green rice fields and the monuments. The higher that your balloon flies, the more majestic Angkor Wat Cambodia will be. It feels like you are flying in the heaven. Most of travelers have shared that this experience totally worth its price.
A tip for you to have absolutely amazing memories in Cambodia is this hot air balloon experience in the early morning or at the sunset. It is because at these two moment, Angkor Wat Cambodia will be the most mysterious!
If you are now in Cambodia tours or planning to visit this country, do not ignore this exciting experience. I suppose that you should not waste this opportunity to visit other attractive destinations in Southeast Asia. A Mekong River tour crossing through several countries in this region is also a not bad suggestion for your Indochina tours.
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The Indochina Voyages team