|Figurines on the bridge leading into Angkor Thom|
To me, the more interesting temple in Angkor Thom (or Siem Reap for the matter) was the Bayon Temple. You can see many interesting faces being carved out of the stones. Personally i prefer the Bayon Temple over the Angkor Wat ruins.
|Bayon Temple from afar|
For the kids in you, there are elephant rides that circled the Bayon Temple but no elephant rides for me this time. I had enough of those in Phuket. The rainfall have created nice puddles of water for a nice photo shot. You will probably not get this shot during the dry and hot season.
|Intricate carvings on the walls|
|Heads being carved from stones|
|This head is still in relatively good shape|
|Intricate stone head carvings|
|Field where the "parade" took place.|
Just outside Bayon Temples, there are other ruins. The above was one where the parade used to take place and there are elephants on parade. If you have only 2 temples to visit, this will be one and Angkor being the other since it is such a world UNESCO heritage site. Visit this temple in the morning and Angkor Wat in the afternoon for a good photo shoot as the sun will be shining in your favor. The temple one day pass will cost you US$20.
USD works perfectly fine in Cambodia, thus you wouldn't need the local currencies.