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Siem Reap Attractions A to Z

List of All Attractions in Siem Reap by Alphabetical Order

There's a trove of great attractions in Siem Reap despite the city's compact size. These include the hundreds of breathtaking temples as well as well-preserved colonial buildings in downtown Siem Reap. Easily accessible on foot, tuk-tuk or motorcycle taxi, these landmarks let you learn more about the ancient Khmer empire and Cambodia's unique culture.

Cambodia’s natural surroundings range from expansive lakes and miles upon miles of rice paddies. Even the verdant mountains are all accessible within an hour’s drive from the town centre, where you can enjoy family-friendly activities such as hiking, bird-watching, picnicking and swimming. Through our guide of Siem Reap attractions, you’ll find there’s no shortage of things to see in and do around this quaint town.

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  • Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat

    One of the wonders of the oriental world. Covering an area of several hundred square kilometres, Angkor will take your Read More»

  • Bayon Temple

    Bayon Temple features many complicated and exquisite bas-reliefs with scenes depicting land and naval warfare, market Read More»

  • Ta Promh Temple

    Ta Promh temple comes as a complete surprise because it's pretty much the only building in Angkor that has not been Read More»

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10 Hidden Temples in Siem Reap

These hidden temples in Siem Reap and the surrounding countryside are ideal for those temple-chasers who want to see Read More...

Cambodian Cultural Village

Cambodian Cultural Village is a unique attraction in Siem Reap, where travelling families can learn about the nation’s Read More...

Wat Damnak Pagoda

Wat Damnak Pagoda, set along Wat Bo Road, is the largest pagoda in downtown Siem Reap. It was originally a royal palace Read More...

Angkor Silk Farm

Artisans d’Angkor Silk Farm was established by Artisans d’Angkor, a charitable business in Siem Reap, which aims 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.

A very interesting and informative guided tour of the farm includes all aspects of silk farming and production, from the raising of the silkworms, to dying the silk, to weaving the final product. Their free shuttle bus usually leaves at 8.30am and 1.30pm from Artisans d’Angkor in Siem Reap. The entire tour takes about 2 hours.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
  • Location: Highway No. 6, Puok District, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 63 963 330
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Angkor Wat in Miniature

You can admire miniature replicas of Angkor's temples in this small museum in Siem Reap. 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, Banteay Srey and other ancient temples.
 
Although it's quite small, it's worth a look for the effort that went into creating the detailed miniatures. The artist in charge doesn’t speak much English, but he will passionately show you around. The entrance fee is $1.50. The museum is open 24 hours.
  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 87 267 253
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Apsaras Dance and Dinner Shows in Siem Reap

Several restaurants and hotels in Siem Reap present Apsara Dance Shows, and Apsara Dance Dinner Shows are included in many tours. Shows durations average around 2 hours.

Most shows include the 4 genres of traditional Khmer dance: Apsara Dance, Masked Dance, Shadow Theatre, and Folk Dance. These are abbreviated dances for tourists, and unfortunately, there is Read More...

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Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom is the largest site within the Angkor Archaeological Park. Its name means Big Angkor. The temple site is actually a huge walled city with a moat, which served as the last great capital of the Angkorian Empire.

When Jayavarman VII defeated the Cham invaders in 1181 and recaptured the Angkorian capital, he instituted a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 7.30am to 5.30pm
  • Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Banteay Chhamar

Banteay Chhamar is slightly far to reach from Siem Reap, which simply means it is also very lightly touristed. The temple site was built under the reign of King Jayavarman VII during his monumental building program and is dedicated to his son who died in battle fighting the Cham. You can see various Khmer and Cham Read More...

  • Location: Thma Puok District, Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia
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Banteay Samre

Banteay Samre is a large, relatively low-rise temple built in the distinctive Angkor Wat-style of construction and art. It was built around the same time as Angkor Wat, and the influence can be seen in the towers and railings which strongly resemble the towers of Angkor Wat.

The temple also resembles the ancient Khmer temple of Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Banteay Srey

The name Banteay Srey translates from Khmer roughly as the ‘citadel of the women,’ but this is a recent name that most likely was applied because of the pink sandstone and the delicate carvings. This beautiful, 10th-century temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva.

Banteay Srey has some of the most exquisite carvings of any Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre in Siem Reap

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) is one of the most visited tourist spots in the country and has one of the largest butterfly exhibitions in the Southeast Asian region. A visit to Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre is a great way to take a short break from the temple tours and spend some time in spectacular surroundings Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Banteay Srei, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 97 852 7852
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Baphuon Temple

Baphuon Temple is a pyramid-shaped temple just to the northwest of the Bayon. The temple represents the mythical Hindu Mount Meru and marks the centre of the city that was here before Angkor Thom.

Baphuon is seriously big, only to be surpassed by Angkor Wat. A lot of it has collapsed in on itself because of Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Archaelogical Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Baray Lakes and The Mebon Temples

The huge Baray lakes are among the most remarkable aspects of Angkor. They are immense ancient rectangular artificial reservoirs, with the 2 largest to the east and west of Angkor Thom. The East Baray is 14 sq km wide, while the West Baray is 16 sq km.

It had been assumed they were used for agriculture Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple features many complicated and exquisite bas-reliefs with scenes depicting land and naval warfare, market scenes and others that tell about the construction of the temple itself. Scholars agree that the uniform shape of the faces throughout the temple depicts a likeness of the king himself.

This is one of Angkor's most popular locations and Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Thom Angkor Archeological Park, Siem Reap, 17000, Cambodia
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Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea is a jungle temple complex that's more than a square kilometre wide and is mostly overgrown by vegetation. It has been left the way it was discovered, similar to Ta Phrom Temple. With many trees growing out of broken-down towers and galleries, and vegetation covering ruined structures, it provides the opportunity for some great Read More...

  • Location: Beng Mealea Village, Cambodia
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Chau Say Tevoda

Chao Say Tevoda is a smallish, graceful Hindu temple Somewhere built by King Suryavarman II between 1120 and 1150AD. It has a central sanctuary, 2 libraries and 4 gopuras which are at the 4 cardinal points of the compass.

To the north is Thommanon Temple, which has a similar design and floor plan to Chau Say Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Cambodia Cultural Village

Cambodia Cultural Village is a 52-acre theme park in Siem Reap that showcases the traditional Cambodian way of life, and the local customs and practices of the various ethnic groups in the country.

The park first opened to the public in late 2003. It's now home to more than 10 villages, showing off the different cultures Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm
  • Location: National Highway No. 6, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 63 963 098
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Cambodia Landmine Museum in Siem Reap

The Landmine Museum represents an agonizing window into the realism of the country’s landmine situation. During Cambodia’s 3-decade-long conflict, approximately 6 million landmines were planted in the nation.

This museum was founded in 1997 by Aki Ra, with the prime objective to make the country safe through the removal of mines from wherever he could find Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 7.30am to 5.30pm
  • Location: Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 15 674 163
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Cello Concert by Dr Beat Richner

This cello concert, as the name implies, is a unique show presented by Dr Beat Richner – a Swiss national who is fondly referred to as Beatocello by Cambodians. Born in 1947 in Zurich, he received his medical degree in 1973 and worked as a pediatric specialist at the Zurich Children’s Hospital before he came to Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Thursdays from 7.15pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Jayavarman VII Hospital, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 15 487 222
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Kbal Spean River

Kbal Spean is the famous river of a 1,000 lingas at Phnom Kulen. These lingas (phallic symbols) were evidently carved into the bedrock of the river so they could ‘fertilize’ the waters flowing to the fields of Angkor.

You can also find carvings of Buddha and Buddhist images in the rocks that were carved at a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 8am to 5.30pm
  • Location: Banteay Srei, Cambodia
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Koh Ker

Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer Empire through 944 AD, which features Brahmanic temples, shrines, and prasats(towers) that surrounded a huge Rahal (a barayor water tank). King Jayavarman IV ruled at Koh Ker for 20 years until his death in 941 AD, and King Hashavarman II, his son, would remain at Koh Read More...

  • Location: Koh Ker, Cambodia
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North Khleangs

The North Khleangs is a collection of rectangular, sandstone buildings near Angkor Thom. One Khleang lies east of the Terrace of the Elephants, and the other is east of the Terrace of the Leper King. The North Khleang was constructed of wood by King Rajendravarman II and was later reconstructed of stone by King Jayavarman V. Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phimeanakas

Phimeanakas is a large, tiered pyramid of laterite and sandstone construction, and is the tallest climbable temple in Angkor Thom. From the top, it offers a good view of the surrounding area.

The stairway on the western, or back side of the temple, affords the easiest way to climb to the top. Unfortunately, there is an Read More...

  • Location: Royal Palace, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Bakheng (Bakheng Hill)

Phnom Bakheng was constructed on the highest hill in the area, it was the first major temple to be built at Angkor after the capital was moved from Roluos in the 9th century. It was the state-temple of King Yasovarman I in the new capital city of Yasodharapura. The foundation of this temple mountain was carved Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Preah Kahn

Preah Khan is one of the temple sites in Angkor   that has been left in a largely unreconstructed state. It is not as visually stunning as Ta Prohm, but it is a big, explorable temple complex, with large trees, moss, and dark stone corridors. It also has a wealth of carvings, and provides many Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Pre Rup

Pre Rup is a large temple-mountain, which contains well-preserved carvings of fine detail. This architecturally and artistically excellent temple is located just south of the East Baray and is similar in construction to the East Mebon which was built a few years earlier. The false doors on the upper level are of especially excellent quality. Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Preah Vihear Temple

The fabulous Preah Vihear Temple is one of the more far-flung temple sites of Angkor. You'll need to travel over 100 km north-east of Angkor, on the Thai border, to reach it. Preah Vihear Temple (or Prasat Phra Viharn) dates back to the beginning of the 11th century.

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  • Location: Kantuot, Cambodia
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Sambor Prei Kuk

Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom Province comprises 7th-century temple ruins that are the remains of Isanapura, the pre-Angkorian capital city of the Chenla Kingdom. King Isanavarman I is credited with building the city when the Chenla Kingdom was at its zenith, more than 150 years before Angkor.

The ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk are groups Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 5pm
  • Location: Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 12 634 835
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Siem Reap Crocodile Farm

Siem Reap Crocodile Farm is a commercial crocodile farm that's 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, stingrays, and snakeskin.

Note that this is not a zoo, and the crocodiles are raised solely for their high-grade leather (their meat is considered a delicacy). Entry costs about US$0.50 for Cambodians and US$3 for foreigners.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 7pm
  • Location: Road 63 to Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap Shooting Range

Siem Reap Shooting Range is where you can enjoy a thrilling experience of shooting real firearms during your visit to this historical town. Located outside downtown Siem Reap, this outdoor shooting range can accommodate up to 20 people at a time and features numerous paper target practices as far as 25 metres.

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  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 6.30pm
  • Location: National Road 6, Brasat Bakong, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 78 777 908
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Srah Srang

Srah Srang is a small but quite picturesque Baray (ancient reservoir), located to the east of Banteay Kdei. It was designed and constructed in the same manner as Pre Rup and was remodelled in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII as part of his building program. There are landings at different levels on the western part Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ta Keo

Ta Keo is a large, temple-mountain style structure, constructed of huge sandstone blocks. It was built by 3 different kings: Jayavarman V, Jayaviravarman, and Suryavarman I. When Jayavarman V started the temple, it was his state-temple, but unlike other state temples, it was built outside of the main capital area.

The temple is dedicated to the Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ta Promh Temple

Ta Promh temple is one of the very few ancient buildings in Angkor that has not been reclaimed by the jungle. As a result, it's like stepping back in time to when the first Western explorers 'discovered' Angkor. Huge silk cotton trees and strangler figs grow over and through the buildings, their roots like solidified lava Read More...

  • Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Terrace of the Elephants

The Terrace of the Elephants is a striking 300 metre-long, and 2.5 metre-high wall that is embellished with carved elephants and garudas.

The north part of the wall contains a number of especially fine sculptures which include a 5-headed horse, and dancers and warriors. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography before noon. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 5.30pm
  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Terrace of the Leper King

The Terrace of the Leper King features carved nagas, demons and other mythical beings. You can find it at the north end of the Terrace of Elephants. The inner wall was built first, and the outer wall was added later covering the inner wall. Archaeologists excavated the inner wall in the late 1990s. Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The Ruluos Group of Temples

The Ruluos Group of Temples is the 9th-century group of temples named for the nearby town of Roluos. The site lies east of Siem Reap along National Highway No. 6.

This group of ancient structures are what remains of Hariharalaya, the first important capital of the Khmer Empire It was the Khmer capital for more than Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Thommanon

Thommanon is a small, pretty-looking temple, constructed about the same time as Angkor Wat. Due to an extensive restoration in the 1960s, it remains in relatively excellent condition today.

The Angkor Wat style of architecture is evident in the temple's towers and carvings. The many carvings of Thommanon are also in very good condition, and in Read More...

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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War Museum Cambodia

Cambodia War Museum features outdoor displays of old, rusted and broken down military hardware taken from the battlefield. 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 about US$5 per person which includes a free guide (e.g. learning about the history, explaining about the different mines and weapons, personal war stories, and holding small arms (M16, Kalashnikov, RPGs). Tickets are about US$1 for Cambodians and US$5 for foreign visitors.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5.30pm
  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Tel: +855 97 457 8666
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