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Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise and Best Temples Tour

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise and Best Temples Tour

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

From US$ 26 per person

Watch sunrise at Angkor Wat temple with entry to the great temple in darkness from the western side and soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor. Spend your day temple-hopping with your expert guide visit to the world-famous Angkor complex.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Siem Reap City.
Private or small groups available


  • Watch the sun rise at Angkor Wat for a once in a lifetime experience
  • Learn about the history of the world-famous Angkor complex
  • Discover jungle-clad shrines and remains of the Khmer Empire
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
  • Explore in the cooler hours of the day with less crowds and take the best photos
Full description
Begin with a pre-dawn departure for sunrise outside of Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness (please bring a torch) from the little-visited eastern side, and creep along cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world. End your tour at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple. Continue by moving on to Visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side - gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. At ‘The Bayon’, you will see the beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants. In the afternoon drive to Ta Nei, a late 12th Century stone temple located in Angkor. Move on to the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm – one of the most atmospheric temples in Angkor, once home to 2,740 monks.
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mineral water and cool towel
  • Temples entrance fee ($37 per person)
  • Meals
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • An additional surcharge of USD 37 for the Angkor Pass is payable on the day of your activity. Visa cards also accepted
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.
  • Request a wake-up call at your hotel to be sure you do not miss your tour
  • If your hotel room includes breakfast, please request the breakfast pack otherwise you can order at the local restaurant after sunrise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Sok was a great guide, very knowledgeable, and answered all my 'dumb tourist' questions about Cambodian culture, history, politics, language, etc., so graciously. The pace was just right, and we had excellent breaks for food, drink, bathrooms and just cooling down at appropriate intervals. I also appreciated having ample time to explore on our own between being guided. Just what I hoped for in a tour. Small group - just half a dozen - made for a great experience overall. Highly recommend!

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June 24, 2022

Fantastic! We were picked up on time and went to Angkor Wat temple to watch the sunrise. We then explored Angkor Wat, and proceeded to have breakfast. After that we explored Ta Prohn and Bayon temple. The temples themselves are amazing but also our tour guide Mr Bun was fantastic!! He really knew his stuff and there wasn’t a question of ours that he wasn’t able to answer. I had been on a tour the day before and hardly learnt anything so I was really glad Mr Bun was able to tell us the history, explain why things were built the way they were, and point out the archeticture which I hadn’t noticed the day before. His English is really good and he has such kind hearted mannerisms. He was great at also understanding what our tour group needed (it was very hot so he recognised when we needed a break in the shade and even recognised what history/architecture we all found interesting). Thank you Mr Bun for sharing your life with us too, it opened our eyes and was very moving!

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June 12, 2022

Amazing, memorable day

Watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat was beautiful. The guide Chan Dara was very knowledgable and helpful throughout the day. A day we will all remember.

March 19, 2019

Product ID: 196490