There are hundreds of temples of all sizes within the 400 km² Angkor Archaeological Park, and hundreds more in Siem Reap Province. If the thought of scouring the jungles in search of small, remote temples is something that excites you, there are unlimited possibilities.
If you have been to Angkor Wat in the past five months you know the effect the pandemic has had on visitor numbers. Ticket sales that used to run between ten and fifteen thousand a day have dwindled at times to ten to fifteen total. The temples are never crowded and there are times when you can have them all to yourself. But what do you do when you have explored all of the empty, echoing passages of the well known temples within the Angkor Archaeological Park and you are itching for something more?
There are approximately 4000 ancient temples that can be found throughout Cambodia in varying sizes and states of ruination, and the vast majority can be seen without the cost of the Angkor admission ticket. Some locations will have nothing more than a few stones and artifacts strewn about the foliage, while others are surprisingly intact. Continue reading