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Tips on Angkor Wat Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Angkor Wat Warnings and Dangers

Angkor Wat is known as one of the largest religious mausoleums on earth. While the temple is incredible and iconic, there are warnings and dangers that you should know before you venture out.

Unexploded Landmines

Walking through the area can be tricky so you may want to watch your step. Try not to go off the path or you could find yourself at the mercy of a hidden landmine that can explode, dismember, or even kill you.

Bring Plenty of Water

You will need plenty of water due to intense temperatures that cause the weather to be very hot and humid. Tourists can lose a lot of fluid due to the hot temperatures and water is needed to replace them. You will be subjected to a great deal of hiking and walking to get to most of the sites and temples.

Aggressive Children Vendors and Peddlers

While you’re sight-seeing, you may encounter children who attempt to sell various items such as bracelets, drinks, and scarves. They may be cute and your first reaction may be to feel sorry for them. You may want to think twice as they can also be persistent and even aggressive.

If you’re out shopping, you may want to move as fast as possible. If you appear to be moving at a slow pace without purchasing something, the vendors will tend to ask why you did not choose to shop with them. The kid vendors can be very polite when they are trying to obtain a sale by using compliments, but if you do not purchase, they will hurl insults at you.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Angkor Wat.

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