Wat Athvea (Prasat Vat Althea) Tours

Believed to have been built during King Suryavarman II’s reign in the first half of the 12th century, Wat Athvea (Prasat Vat Althea) is one of several Hindu temples in the area shrouded in mystery. Built from laterite and sandstone, both still in relatively good condition, the temple has no inscriptions and few carvings. It seems as though the carvings it does were abandoned before they were completed.

Wat Athvea isn’t nearly as touristy as many of the other temples of the Angkor complex, even though it’s one of the better maintained temples. Visitors looking for a peaceful place to take photos without the crowds can easily do so here, particularly in the late afternoon when it’s at its quietest.

Practical Info

Wat Athvea is located just over four miles south of Siem Reap, just off the main road toward Tonle Sap.
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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hours: Daily 5am-6pm
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Admission: 1-Day Pass US $20
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