Photo: A quiet corner at Beng Mealea.

How to avoid the crowds at Angkor

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With more than two million visitors a year flocking to Angkor—a number increasing annually—savvy visitors looking to avoid the crowds quickly realise that what makes the difference between a packed-out temple versus a people-free one comes down to a combination of the right timings and the right sites.

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It is all too easy to get caught up focusing on Angkor Wat alone and forget the enormous scale of the Angkor Archaeological Park. While there are ways to avoid the worst of the crowds at the “big three” (Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon), it’s surprisingly straightforward to find less crowded moss-swathed temples, if you’re prepared to make only a little ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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Popular attractions in Angkor

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Angkor.

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