Attractions Brief in Siem Reap

Ak Yum

Angkor Wat Temple

  • Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.
  • The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture, it has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Thom City

  • The city was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire, it was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII, covers an area of 9 km².

Bakong

  • The first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire at Angkor, temple of Bakong took shape of stepped pyramid, popularly identified as temple mountain of early Khmer temple architecture.

Baksei Chamkrong

Banteay Kdei Temple

Temple known as “Citadel of Monks” is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, this Buddhist monastic complex is currently dilapidated due to faulty construction and poor quality of sandstone used in its buildings, and is now undergoing renovation.

Banteay Prei

Banteay Samre

#5 Baphuon Temple

  • Built in the mid-11th century, it is a three-tiered temple mountain dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.
  • In the late 15th century, the Baphuon was converted to a Buddhist temple. A 9 meter tall by 70 meter long statue of a reclining Buddha

Bat Chum

Bayon Temple

  • Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, The Bayon‘s most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.
  • The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.

Banteay Srie Temple

  • The temple was built largely of pink sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem“, or the “jewel of Khmer art.

Beng Melea

Chapel of the Hospital

Chau Say Tevoda

East Mebon Temple

  • This combination of sandstone, brick, laterite and stucco, temple stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry up East Baray Reservoir. The sculpture at the East Mebon is varied and exceptional, including two-meter-high free-standing stone elephants at corners of the first and second tiers.

#2 Kbal Spean (a River of 1000 Shiva Lingas)

  • It consists of a series of stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations of the river bed and banks. It is commonly known as the “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” or “The River of a Thousand Lingas“.
  • Hike through the forest leading up to the river at Kbal Spean is lovely, and it’s only 1.5 kms long and took about 30-40 minutes.

Kleangs (North and South)

Krol Ko

Krol Romeas

Kutisvara

Kravan

Bei

Lolei

Neak Pean

Phimeanakas

Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Krom

Phnom Kulen

Pre Rup Temple

  • This is a Hindu mountain temple at Angkor, the temple combined of brick, laterite and sandstone construction, this reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple.

Preah Khan Temple

  • The temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous later additions. Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.

Preah Ko

Prasat Top (East)

Prasat Top (West)

Preah Palilay

Preah Pithu Group

Roluos Group

Suor Prat

Spean Thma

Srah Srang

South Gate of Angkor Thom City

  • The south gate now become the most often visited, as it is the main entrance to the city for tourists.
  • South gate of Angkor Thom along with a bridge of statues of 54 gods and 54 demons. Two rows of figures each carry the body of seven-headed naga.

Ta Keo

Ta Nei

Ta Prohm Temple

  • Built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th century, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university.
  • Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors.

 

Ta Prohm Kel

Ta Som Temple

  • The temple consists of a single shrine located on one level and surrounded by enclosure laterite walls, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.

Tep Pranam

Terrace of the Elephants

Terrace of the Leper King

Thma Bay Kaek

Thommanon

Wat Athvea

West Mebon

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