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Sunsets at Angkor Wat offer lasting memories of Cambodia tours

Visiting Angkor Wat is an unquestioned staple of Cambodia tours. The largest religious monument in the world, this sprawling complex truly has to be seen to be believed. Aside from its historic significance, Angkor Wat is a large tourist draw thanks to its natural landscape, which makes it a great place to view sunsets. However, due to its immense size it can be hard to know where to go to witness the approaching dusk. Cambodia and Australia recently teamed up to make the process easier by releasing the Angkor Sunset Finder, The Associated Press reports.

The website features the best spots to see sunsets in the 160-square-mile complex, and although it will be a big help to visitors, it was also developed to preserve the integrity of the centuries-old site. Specifically, its creators hope by providing more information on where to go, it will reduce the number of tourists heading to the areas that see heavy volumes of visitors. If you're planning a trip to Angkor Wat, you may want to start detailing your sunset experience well ahead of time.

One of the best spots to see the sunset is from the top of Phnom Bok. Much more secluded than some of the other spots, the trip to Phnom Bok is not easy - it requires a trip up 250 steps - but the payoff is certainly worth the effort. In addition to seeing the sun dip behind an Angkorian temple, you can watch the sunlight disappear from a stunning rural landscape.

If you're looking for a less arduous journey, there are other options available. For instance, taking the boat out to West Mebon will provide a relaxing journey that offers views just as stunning as anywhere else at Angkor Wat. 

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