An Angkor map will give you the quickest overview of Angkor Wat and its surrounding area. A picture truly is worth a thousand words. Knowing the big picture in regards to temple locations will also give you a sense of direction when visiting the temples, and that is not a bad thing at all.
Let us start with Angkor Wat itself. This is the Angkor Wat temple, with the moat surrounding it.
Angkor Wat Map: Angkor Wat entrance gates and buildings. View larger map.
Angkor Map: Angkor Wat central temple, the eight bas relief galleries, as well as the Gallery of 1000 Buddhas. View larger map.
And here you can see the Angkor Thom, the Barays (reservoir), and the Rolous group temples. Rolous was once the capital of the Khmer empire.
Angkor Wat Map: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Western and Eastern Barays, and the Rolous group. The three must see temples also in there: Ta Prohm, Phnom Bakheng, and Bayon. View larger map.
An aerial map really gives you a sense of the temples’ size. Who knew that the large Angkor Wat is ‘small’ when compared to the others? While the hilltop Phnom Bakheng temple and the 216 Bayon’s Buddha faces are within Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm temple and its giant trees are located outside the walls of Angkor Thom.
The beautiful Banteay Srei temple and the Beng Melea jungle temple are off the map. These amazing temples are farther away from the more popular and easily accessible temple clusters, but please do go out of your way to visit these temples, because they are so worth it.
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