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Kent Kobayashi

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I traveled to Cambodia in January of 2019

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Asia > Cambodia > Siem Reap > Angkor Wat > Useful Info
Updated on May 17, 2019 Useful Info

What to bring with you to visit Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is one of the most amazing places I've been to. It's very visitor-friendly and you don't really need to do much to prepare for it (aside from reading up on its amazing history).

Here's just a short list of things you should bring with you:

  • Ticket: duh.
  • Water: Siem Reap is very hot and Angkor Wat is very big requiring lots of walking around in the sun. Bring lots of water and stay hydrated. I recommend at least 1 liter of water (1/3 of a gallon)
  • Sunscreen: wear at least SPF50 sunscreen, and if you're extra sensitive wear SPF70-90. Replenish every few hours between 9am and 5pm because you will sweat them off throughout the day
  • Insect repellant: lots of mosquitoes around Angkor Wat and especially active in early evening. Also lots of other bugs I don't even recognize. Very handy to have some insect spray
  • GPS: Angkor Wat is massive. I found my phone's GPS really helped me navigate around
  • Camera: duh.
  • Backpack: with all the stuff you need to bring, it's better to just put everything in the backpack
  • Passport: they didn't check mine, but I've heard from some people that they check. So bring it just in case

This is all I brought with me. I'm sure someone can suggest more stuff I missed