My first visit to Siem Reap was in June 2018. Whilst we did have a bad experience with a floating village trip (read more here) the temples were absolutely breathtaking. I will never forget how I felt when I walked into that first temple, and it just got better and better! Siem Reap makes an excellent weekend trip for those living in South East Asia, and I picked up a few tips during my visit which should help your planning go more smoothly. Here are my top ten tips to get the most out of a short stay visiting these ancient wonders.
Read up on the history first
Before you go to Angkor Wat, reading up on the history of the complex and the main temples is essential to ensure you fully enjoy your visit. There are some information plaques, but not many, and you can also get a tour guide if you wish. I don't think this is essential unless you are really into your history. Reading some background info online before visiting will give you a good base and enhance your experience.