Siem Reap Attractions
What to See in Siem Reap
In addition to the magnificent ancient temples of Angkor, there are many other interesting attractions in Siem Reap to see. The attractions available are and varied, and range from museums, to traditional Khmer dance, to visits to a silk farm. Many package tours to Cambodia include several of these attractions.
The descriptions here are provided to help you plan which attractions you would like to see during your visit. Please see the Activities Page for things to DO in Siem Reap.
Museums in Siem Reap
Angkor National Museum
Opened in 2007, the museum houses many archeological treasures and cultural relics from the Angkorian and pre-Angkorian periods. The tour of the eight galleries begins with a short orientation presentation. The galleries include 1,000 Buddha Images, Pre-Angkor, Religion and Beliefs, The Great Khmer Kings, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Story from Stones, and Ancient Costume. Tour guides and audio tour guides in various languages are available.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 to 20:00.
- Location: 968 Charles de Gaulle Road.
- Tel: +855 (0)63 966 601.
- Price Range: Entrance fees are USD$3.00 for Cambodian nationals, and USD$12.00 for non-Cambodians.
War Museum Cambodia
Outdoor displays of old, rusted and broken down military hardware taken from the battlefield are featured at this museum. Equipment on display includes old tanks, artillery guns, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns, small arms, mines and bombs. There is also an old Shenyang J-6 jet fighter, an XU-814 Mil Mi-8T helicopter, and other military hardware in various condition. The entrance fee is $5/person and includes: a free guide (e.g. learning the history, explaining about the different mines and weapons, personal war stories; holding small arms (m16, khalasnikov, rpg); and free photographing/filming.
- Location: near National Highway No. 6, between the city of Siem Reap and the International Airport
- Tel: 088 848 7351
Other Attractions in Siem Reap
Angkor Silk Farm
The silk farm was established by Artisans d’Angkor for the revival and perpetuation of traditional sericulture in Cambodia. They provide training in silk production, and produce the silk they use in their products. The guided tour includes all aspects of silk farming and production, from the raising of the silk worms, to dying the silk, to weaving the final product. A very interesting and informative tour. A free shuttle bus leaves at 08:30 and 13:30 from Artisans d’Angkor in Siem Reap. The entire tour takes about 2 hours.
- Location: Artisans d’Angkor Silk Farm, Hwy. No, 6, Puok District.
- Tel: +855 (0) 63 767 018, +855 (0)12 222 404.
Angkor Wat in Miniature
Constructed in 1994 and 1995 by Dy Proeung, you can see that a lot of time and effort went into creating the miniature of Angkor Wat, Baneay Srey and other ancient temples. Unfortunately in recent years they have not been well cared for, and sadly the place is in a state of disrepair. The person in charge doesn’t speak much English. The entrance fee is $1.50.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 to 18:00.
- Tel: +855 (0)12 776 264 (Khmer only).
Cambodia Cultural Village
Cambodia Cultural Village first opened to public in late 2003. Covering a total area of 52 acres, this theme park showcases the traditional Cambodian way of life, and the local customs and practices of the various ethnic groups in the country. It is home to more than 10 villages, showing off the different cultures and characteristics of 19 Cambodian races. The shows include Apsara dances, traditional wedding ceremonies, circus acts and an elephant show.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00.
- Tel: +855 (0)63 963 836.
- Price Range: Entrance fee $12.00
Usually when you go to the movies, you can escape and forget about the world outside, but not in this theatre. Here it is a bit different, and you come face-to-face with reality. They feature only three movies: “Pol Pot: The History of Genocide” a documentary chronicling the nightmare of the Khmer Rouge years, “Angkor Wat: History of the Jewel of the Jungle” a history of the Khmer Empire from the 9th century to the 15th century, and “From the Land Mine.” These movies will give you a better understanding of Cambodia as it is today. The theatre is air-conditioned. First showing is 16:00, and last showing is 23:00.
- Location: Angkor Night Market.
- Tel: +855 (0) 12 494 705.
Siem Reap Crocodile Farm
There is now only one commercial crocodile farm in Siem Reap open to the public. They have over 1,000 South China crocodiles, ranging in age from 1 year to 50 years old. They also have a store selling leather handbags, wallets, belts, etc. made from crocodile, sting ray, and snake skin.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 to 19:00.
- Location: South of Siem Reap on road to Tonle Sap Lake.
- Tel: +855 (0)67 979 999, +855 (0)12 927 718.
- Price Range: The entrance fee is USD$0.50 for Cambodian Nationals, and USD$3.00 for non-Cambodians.