The Angkor Wat temple complex dates back over a thousand years, turreted temples stretching upward from the jungle canopy, rouged bricks and sandstone slabs urged apart by questing tree roots. It’s mysterious and astounding and muggy, and there’s a very good reason it is a worldwide treasure and tourist attraction.
You should go. You should book your ticket, pack your bags, and get in the nearest tuk tuk to take you on a temple tour. I mean sure, the temples of Angkor aren’t for everyone. Just people who love adventure, epic histories, radical beauty, and the best travel photos around. So I mean, I can understand if you’d rather skip it. If I can keep twisting your arm just a little bit, see below for my personal top five reasons to visit Angkor Wat.