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34 Best Siem Reap Attractions Every Tourist Must See

The temple complex known as Angkor Wat, is so much more than most people expect and it is serviced by the town of Siem Reap.

Top Attractions

Angkor Wat is the best known of the temples in the area, possibly because, unlike most of the others, Angkor Wat has never been forgotten and left to disappear into the jungle and become ruins. It may have dropped off the European map, but the Cambodians still celebrated and worshipped there. Sunrise and sunset are considered special times for photographic opportunities.

Other Temples

Angkor Thom is the old capital city of the Kymer people and it contains a number of other amazing attractions in the complex. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are in the same vicinity, and can be viewed together easily. Other temples are further apart and a tuk-tuk is needed to transport you between sites. Generally, tourists choose to see the temples in two sections, the Big Tour and the Small Tour. These names relate to the length of the tour not the number of temples. There are many temples and it takes a number of days to see even a few of them. Some special temples are Ta Prohm, still over-run by the trees of the jungle and Neak Pean, with a bridge across a lake to the ruins.

Day Tours

Other than the temples, Cambodia has lots to offer. Try going to a street market and eating frogs, insects, snakes or tarantulas! Go to the Floating Village or catch a boat down to Phnom Penh. Get out into the countryside and taste the palm sugar, watch the people planting rice, or check out some of the orphanages that sell craft that the children make.

34 Most Popular Attractions in Siem Reap

1. Angkor Archaeological Park

  • Leanne Emily
    Leanne Emily
    United Kingdom 25 Comments
     -  04 Mar 2018

    Fantastic attraction

    I finally got to live out my childhood dream of becoming Lara Croft! The Angkor site is absolutely incredible and certainly lived up to the expectations.
    We hired a TukTuk out for the day (around $20 between 3 of us) and bought a 1 day ticket (I could have easily gone back again although we did manage to pack a lot of the sites into the one day!)
    We went in September and the humidity was a little unbearable, I would suggest going earlier in the year unless you enjoy sweating profusely!
    My personal favourite was Angkor Thom, although it was EXTREMELY busy (be preapred to be elbowed by tourists taking selfies!)

  • Adults US$20-$60, Children < 12yrs free (whole Angkor Archaeological Park)
  • Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)
  • 7

2. Angkor Wat

  • Jen11
    Jen11
    Germany 60 Comments
     -  03 Oct 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    The Angkor Wat temple is the biggest of all the temples you can explore. I loved watching the sunrise, where the pinkish colours of the sky where reflected with the temple in the small lake in front of it. I recommend you to go as early as possible because it gets super hot later on and there are not to many people in the morning either.

  • Adults US$20-$60
  • Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Daily 5am-6pm
  • 4

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3. Phnom Bakheng

  • $20-$60
  • Phnom Bakheng, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

4. Banteay Chhmar

  • $5
  • Banteay Chhmar, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

5. Chau Say Tevoda

  • $20-$60
  • Chau Say Tevoda Temple, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

6. Banteay Srei

  • $20-$60
  • Banteay Srei, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-5pm

7. Preah Khan

  • $20-$60
  • Preah Khan Temple, Street Number 15, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

8. Phnom Krom

  • $20-$60
  • Phnom Krom, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

9. Ta Keo

  • $20-$60
  • Ta Keo, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

10. Angkor Thom

  • Adults US$20-$60, Children < 12yrs free (whole Angkor Archaeological Park)
  • Angkor Thom, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)
  • 1

11. Baphuon

  • Adults US$20-$60, Children < 12yrs free (whole Angkor Archaeological Park)
  • Baphuon, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

12. Ta Prohm

  • chessieorq
    chessieorq
    Philippines 62 Comments
     -  04 Dec 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    One of the best temples in the Angkor complex. It is famous for the many ruins and trees inside the temple. The way around can be a bit tricky since most areas are blocked due to the ruins and possible falling debris. But still a nice place to visit. Side note, when visiting, ensure to wear the proper attire (no shorts and revealing clothing).

  • Adults US$20-$60, Children < 12yrs free (whole Angkor Archaeological Park)
  • Ta Prohm, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)
  • 4

13. Phnom Kulen National Park

  • CherieJulie
    CherieJulie
    Australia 74 Comments
     -  20 Sep 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    I spent the day swimming in the waterfall, after the rainy season it was amazing because the waterfalls were running and the water was so fresh! It is important to go with some locals or a local guide/driver to get to the falls safely. It is so popular here and it can be very crowded on holidays or weekends with families. It’s a lovely place and more tourists are starting to visit and enjoy the natural surroundings.

  • US$20
  • Phnom Koulen National Park, Banteay Srei, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)
  • 1

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14. Neak Pean

  • $20-$60
  • Neak Pean, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

15. Ta Som

  • $20-$60
  • Ta Som Temple, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • 5am-6pm (Sunrise to sunset)

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