Angkor Wat temple is a closest temple to Siem Reap, a well-known temple in Angkor complex and has been considered as one of the seven wonders of the world.
Bayon temple is located in the center of Angkor Thom city with 4 gigantic faces appear in each cardinal direction and crowns with lotus flowers.
Banteay Srie temple is located 38 km from Siem Reap, has a great beauty of art which is considered as a Jewel of Khmer Art in Angkor period. Where you could find an intricate and detail carving over the whole structure with no space left.
Phnom Kulen located 65 km from Siem Reap city as one of the sacred mountains in Cambodia, which you could see a river of 1000 Lingas, 40 meters high waterfall and big reclining Buddha statue built in 16th century.
Floating Village along Tonle Sap (Great Lake) where you experience Cambodian daily life on water, whole village are floating on water such as school, market, church, fish farm etc...
OTHER TEMPLES OF INTEREST ( Off the beaten track )
Beng Mealea: It is 70 km from Angkor Wat. Temple Sprawling jungle Temple covering over one square kilometer.
Kbal Spean: Adventure through jungle walking up the mountain 45 minutes. Literally means head of the river this is the River of 1000 Lingas.
Phnom Kulen: You can visit a waterfall and active pagoda on the summit of a mountain.
Koh Ker Temple: It is located in Preah Vihear province,150 km from Siem Reap.
Banteay Chhmar Temple: It is a ruin temple. This Temple is situated in Banteay Meancheay province, 160 km from Siem Reap Angkor.
SIGHTS AND ACTIVITIES
Other Things to Do in Siem Reap:
As enthralling as the temples of Angkor may be, there are lots of other things to see and do around Siem Reap. Following are links to descriptions of the various attractions in and around Siem Reap.
- Angkor National Museum
- Angkor Wat in Miniature
- Balloon Rides
- Cultural village
- Countryside Tours
- Elephant Rides
- Helicopter Rides
- Horseback Riding
- Mine Museum
- War Museum
- Pagodas & Shrines
- The silk Farm
- Message and Nightlife Tours
- Tonle Sap Lake and the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary
- Chong Khneas Floating Village
- Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary
- Kampong Phluk Floating Village
- Kampong Khleang Floating Village
- Apsara Dance performance (Traditional)