Time Required : You can explore the temple and the surrounding area in a day. It will take around 2-3 days to explore the whole park apart from Angkor Wat at a slow pace.
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Angkor Thom, located in Angkor archaeological park in Siem Reap in Cambodia, is an ancient walled city. It was the capital town of Khmer dynasty for over 400 years. King Jayavarman VII, the greatest Khmer emperor, constructed Angkor Thom after defeating the Cham rulers and coming to power. Angkor Thom was discovered along with the rest of the area in the 18th century, after being hidden from the world for many centuries.
Angkor Thom was a rich and flourishing town for many years. It is estimated that this heavily secured city had almost a million residents at its peak. It was a vast city consisting of a Royal Palace, many state temples including Bayon and royal terraces.
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