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  • Siem Reap is a place to be savoured, embraced, not rushed, as they say Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Siem Reap has reinvented in the last few years, now it has become a great shopping centre, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, now it suits both adventurers and foodies. You will love the ambience and taste of Siem Reap restaurants.

    Kroya means “food” in the Khmer Royal language, this restaurant serves the best Asian and Cambodian foods. Food at the restaurant is impeccable, staffs are outstanding, the ambiance is romantic and you will love the air-conditioned comfort, outdoor seating and also the romantic swing terrace.

    Situated in between the river and Wat Bo road in Siem Reap, the burgers here are so delicious that it will leave you finger licking long after the burger is gone. The staffs here are friendly and do their work in a customer oriented manner. 

    Here are some of the best restaurants in Siem Reap:

  • 01Kroya Restaurant

    Kroya Restaurant
    Kroya is a restaurant that serves the best Asian and Cambodian foods. This is situated in Oum Khun, Siem Reap, Cambodia.



    Highlights -
    The key USP of this restaurant is that you can order the exact portion you want and they figure out a way to serve you – no matter however small it is, and this attracts a lot of tourists and visitors to the restaurant. This restaurant also renders Spa services along with dining. So people prefer this restaurant to many other restaurants in the society. This restaurant also has a bar attached to it that serves the best drinks in that locality.

    Location -
    Oum khun, Siem Reap, Cambodia. – Quite steep;

    Price for two - 
    a bottle of water costs around USD10.

    Speciality dishes –
    Authentic Khmer style Pork ribs, stuffed chicken breast, Timings - 11 AM to 10 PM
  • 02Jungle Burger Sports Bar & Bistro

    Jungle Burger Sports Bar & Bistro
    The Jungle Burger sports bar and Bistro is situated in between the river and Wat Bo road in Siem Reap, Cambodia.



    Highlights -
    This restaurant is considered as one of the best places to hang out in the locality. The burgers are so good that it leaves them finger licking long after the burger is gone! This restaurant has really good staff members who do their work so efficiently and in a customer oriented manner. This makes it a preferred combination for most tourists and hence this place is the most sought after on their list.

    Location -
    Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    Around USD20.

    Speciality dishes
    - This restaurant serves some of the best burgers in the Combodian region and so it attracts a lot of people. Their other specialties that are preferred by tourists include fries, ribs, pies and subs.

    Timings -
    all days 11 am to 11 pm
  • 03Mamma Shop

    Mamma Shop
    The mamma shop is a restaurant which is situated behind the central markets of Siem Reap.



    Highlights -
    This is a restaurant that serves excellent Italian foods with authentic taste. The staffs are warm and welcoming and they provide the tourists really good service. Their imminent customer service leaves customers spell bound thus making this restaurant feel like home away from home. Contrary to popular belief that only in Italy do we get the best Italian food, this place serves the best Italian cuisine. The ambience is good enough, but the key attraction is the sheer Italian taste and for all the Italian cuisine lovers, this is a must go restaurant.

    Location -
    Hadgang street, Phum Mondol I, Svay Dangkum, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD8 to USD12.

    Speciality dishes –
    All kinds of pizzas.

    Timings –
    all days 10 30 AM to 10 PM
  • 04L'Annexe

    L'Annexe
    L' Annexe is a French restaurant that serves some of the exotic, mouth-watering dishes and delicious desserts.

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    Highlights -
    It has a really wide variety of dishes that are French based and have really experienced chefs making it one of the best restaurants in town. This French restaurant has some of the best staff, who takes care to explain the recipe that goes in to making the dishes, thereby making ordering food easy for those unfamiliar with French cuisine. The care with which they prepare all dishes show their interest on customer’s health. The food is hygienic and healthy and thus is liked by almost everyone in the first instance.Location - Sok San Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD10 to USD35.

    Speciality dishes –
    Lamb racks, duck breast, Malbec wine and chocolate pie.

    Timings
    - Monday – closed: Tuesday to Sunday - 4PM to 10 30 PM
  • 05Mie Cafe

    Mie Cafe
    Mie cafe is one of the best restaurants with a great ambience and refreshing look.



    Highlights –
    This place is tidy and neat in every nook and corner making it a really good place to have a meal. The place is so well kept that the customers might get attracted just by looking at the way the cafe is being maintained. The ambience is quite casual giving a kind of peaceful atmosphere to the customer. The food here is way too delicious and exotic. The menu has a very wide variety of dishes which makes the customer’s choice a bit difficult. This restaurant serves the finest Cambodian food in the locality.

    Location -
    Sangkat Sla Kram, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD10 to USD25.

    Speciality dishes
    – fresch scallops, frogs’ legs, fish amok and eggplant with pork.

    Timings -
    All days - 11 AM to 2 PM, 5 30 PM to 9 PM (hours might differ on international worker's day).
  • 06O Bistrot des Copains

    O Bistrot des Copains
    O Bistrot Des Copains is a French restaurant that serves the finest French food in the locality.



    Highlights -
    Unlike other tourist places, the cost is very affordable at this place and does not put pressure on your purse strings. The ambience is something that one looks at as soon as he enters this restaurant. The restaurant also has a bar attached to it. This restaurant is a typical small french restaurant and bar serving the best wines and delicious French foods.The staffs are all friendly and attentive at the same time.

    Location -
    Near Pub Street, Pi Thnou street, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    Approximately USD20.

    Speciality dishes –
    beef carpacio, excellent wines, and great steaks.

    Timings -
    All days - 6 30 PM to 10 30 PM
  • 07Rico Pizza

    Rico Pizza
    Rico Pizza is the place to go to if you are dreaming of eating good pizzas with the best cheese, toppings and crust.



    Highlights –
    Rico Pizza offers some of the greatest pizzas in town because these pizzas are baked in wood fried oven. Considering the time that is taken to prepare these pizzas on wood fired ovens, not many restaurants resort to this mode. This restaurant stands apart by making the finest and most delicious pizza in Cambodia.. Their specialization in Italian cuisine and their delicious pizzas clearly make them the best Italian restaurant around. The restaurant has a quite decent place and a casual ambiance.

    Location -
    Pub Street Extension, New Street A, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD10 to USD25.

    Speciality dishes -
    Great pizzas with the finest of cheese.

    Timings -
    Monday to Sunday 4 PM to 11 PM : Tuesdays – closed
  • 08Damnak Lounge Fine Dining

    Damnak Lounge Fine Dining
    The Damnak Longe Fine Dining restaurant is a really nice restaurant that is spacious enough and serves some of the finest foods in Cambodia.



    Highlights –
    This place has beautiful interiors and the structure of the restaurant is itself a catchy one for the eyes. The food here is so delicious and exotic that one becomes an instant addict after tasting it for the very first time. The food is not only tasty, it is hygienic too. This restaurant’s place is an ideal one for a casual eat- out, given its location, spacious exteriors and great cuisine offerings. The feather in the cap is their wonderful and friendly customer service.

    Location -
    Kruos Village, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    Around USD25. Speciality dishes - All the main course meals and desserts.

    Timings -
    All days 12 PM to 2 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM (hours might differ during international worker's day).
  • 09Georges Rhumerie Restaurant

    Georges Rhumerie Restaurant
    Georges Rhumerie Restaurant is considered as a really special restaurant by the visitors who have been here.



    Highlights -
    This restaurant serves Cajun & Creole, French and fusion foods. This is almost the only restaurant that has the concept of fusion in it. The fusion food is something which will be tried by many people and thus this restaurant scores lots of brownie points with guests. They serve some of the finest dishes in Cambodia making it one of the most sought after restaurants in Cambodia.

    Location -
    Georges' Ln, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD6 to USD16.

    Speciality dishes -
    They serve the best chutney and chilly pastes. The chutneys and chilly pastes of this restaurant are considered special because they are home- made.

    Timings -
    Monday to Saturday - 6 PM to 10 PM: Sunday - closed (hours might differ during international worker's day).
  • 10Cuisine Wat Damnak

    Cuisine Wat Damnak
    Cuisine Wat Damnak is the restaurant that lies between Psa Dey Hoy market and Angkor High school.



    Highlights -
    This restaurant is a Cambodian restaurant which serves the best Khmer delicacies in this locality. It has aesthetic interiors and a great ambience where one can enjoy a very peaceful meal. The items on the menu are very meticulously prepared keeping in mind the health and hygiene of the customers. The herbs used to garnish the food enhance the flavours in the meal thereby adding to the taste of the food.

    Location -
    Wat Damnak Market Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    Around USD50 to USD60.

    Speciality dishes –
    Moulin a Vent, Poully Fuisse, five-course menu and wines.

    Timings -
    Sunday and Monday – closed: Tuesday to Saturday - 6 30 PM to 9 30 PM
  • 11Bugs Café

    Bugs Café
    Bugs Cafe is a cafe that is situated in Thmey village, Bugs street, Krong Siem Reap in Cambodia.



    Highlights -
    The key differentiating factor of this restaurant from the others in this locality is the high level of cleanliness that is practiced here. Since cleanliness is directly linked to the hygiene of the customers who visit the restaurant, this eatery prides itself in elevated levels of customer service as well. This is a vegetarian cafe and thus doesn't serve non vegetarian dishes.

    Location -
    Thmey Village, Angkor Night Market Street, Bugs Street, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD8 to USD24.

    Speciality dishes -
    The salads here are very fresh and salacious. The spring rolls, donuts, samosas are some of the dishes that one must try here.

    Timings -
    Wednesday to Monday - 5 PM to 12 AM. 
  • 12Nest Angkor Café and Bar

    Nest Angkor Café and Bar
    Nest Angkor Cafe and Bar is one of the best places to dine in Siem Reap Cambodia.



    Highlights –
    This restaurant has a nice variety of dishes being served to guests. The ambience is so good that it makes one's jaw drop and walk right in to savour the items on the menu. This restaurant serves Asian, Cambodian and also some great International foods and thus makes it an ideal place to dine in for tourists from all over. They also have an incredible customer service, and the staffs are earnest and welcoming. The nest like comfy seats is one added attraction to this place which makes it score an additional point.

    Location -
    Sivatha Boulevard right next to Mekong Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD30 to USD70.

    Speciality dishes -
    They make really awesome steak, spaghetti, gyoza, and mango curry.

    Timings -
    11 30 AM to 12 AM
  • 13The Blue Pumpkin

    The Blue Pumpkin
    The Blue pumpkin is a place that serves some of the best ice creams, cakes, pastry, bread etc. in Cambodia.



    Highlights -
    The restaurant itself looks very simple with casual ambience making it a cosy and comfortable place to have a quick bite of some variety ice creams. The hot weather that prevails in Cambodia during the summer drives more customers to this little ice cream parlour. They serve some of the finest and rarest flavours of ice cream.They have a clean and tidy environment which makes it all the more appealing to the customers. The creamy ice creams, the warm atmosphere and the friendly staff make Blue Pumpkin the most sought after ice cream parlour in Cambodia.

    Location -
    Mondul, Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD6 to USD16.

    Speciality dishes –
    Caramel & Cashew Nut Ice Cream, sandwiches and all cakes.

    Timings -
    All days 7 AM to 11 PM
  • 14Viroth’s Restaurant

    Viroth’s Restaurant
    Viroth's Restaurant is a Cambodian Restaurant that serves some of the best Khmer delicacies in the country.



    Highlights-
    The menu that is available is truly varied to cater to tourists who arrive from all over the world. There is a lot of focus on cleanliness and hygiene as well at the restaurant. The menu has spicy, plain, salty and sugary items, thereby catering to the diverse tastes and preferences of people from all over the globe.

    Location -
    Achar Hem Cheav Street, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD12 to USD30.

    Speciality dishes -
    If you are a non-vegetarian food lover then Viroth’s restaurant is the place to be in to taste mouth-watering pork, lamb, eggplant curry and the best fried rice in the locality. They provide a very green salad which adds to the health quotient as well.T

    imings -
    All Days - 10 30 AM to 10 PM.
  • 15Tangram Garden

    Tangram Garden
    Ambience is at its best at Tangram Garden, Cambodia and this is the key highlight of this place.



    Highlights -
    With nice set up of dim lit lights and cool interiors, this restaurant is a perfect place for a perfect meal. The atmosphere is quite romantic. The whole set up is arranged in a very classy and elegant way attracting a lot of people. The food here is delicious without losing its nutritious value. Visitors throng this place because of the beauty of the place and young couples find this an ideal getaway.The Tangram Garden serves a variety of delicious dishes including Barbecue, Cambodian foods, steakhouse and also some of the authentic vegetarian foods.

    Location -
    Wat Damnak Village, Salamreouk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD12 to USD20.

    Speciality dishes –
    All kinds of steaks.

    Timings -
    5 45 PM to 10 PM.
  • 16Khmer Touch Cuisine

    Khmer Touch Cuisine
    Khmer Touch Cuisine is a Restaurant that serves a good variety of Cambodian foods.



    Highlights –
    Sea foods and the vegetarian fare here are so yummy and delicious. The staffs here excel in customer service thanks to their friendly nature and they also have a nice presentation of the menu that makes it all the more attractive. The soups here are so juicy and creamy that it would make the customers an instant addict to it. The restaurant serve the best chicken curry in the locality with the right amount of spices, salt, and the consistency is also taken good care of. They also have a cafe adjoining the restaurant. Location - Sivutha Boulevard, Old Market Area, Siem Reap.

    Price for two –
    Slightly expensive than other Pub Street joints.

    Speciality dishes –
    Slow cooked chicken curry, beef lok lak, grilled sea bass etc.

    Timings -
    All days 11 AM to 10 30 PM (duration may differ during international worker's day).
  • 17The Square 24

    The Square 24
    The Square 24 is a neat and simple restaurant which serves good Cambodian food.



    Highlights -
    The tables at this restaurant are neatly laid out and the ambience is also very pleasant and enjoyable. They have a wide variety of foods that customers can choose from. The service is also quite decent with best staff members ho are friendly, attentive and very approachable to the customers. They have one of the best menus in Cambodia serving all the exotic dishes of the region and attracting customers round the clock.

    Location -
    Wat Bo Area, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD10 to USD30. Speciality dishes - The noodles they serve are juicy and delicious, making one want more and more of it. They are also specialists in beef, fish, and chicken curries.

    Timings -
    11 AM to 11 PM (duration might differ during international worker's day). 
  • 18Banlle Vegetarian Restaurant

    Banlle Vegetarian Restaurant
    Banille Vegetarian Restaurant is a Cambodian restaurant which is in Siem Reap.



    Highlights -
    The key point scorers for the restaurant include the strategic location, the pleasing ambience and the ever friendly staff members. With such an amazing combination of positives, the restaurant is always full and bubbling over with customers. The hotel staffs are very courteous and polite.This restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant; however it still attracts customers in large numbers because of the tasty and healthy food that it serves. They have a wonderfully creative set of dishes which make them unique in the locality. Location - Wat Bo Village, Phum Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two – Around USD10.

    Speciality dishes -
    They are specialized in making brown rice, lime pie, eggplant curry, sorbet, and other curry varieties.

    Timings -
    Wednesday to Monday 11 AM to 9 30 PM
  • 19Belmiro's Pizza & Subs

    Belmiro's Pizza & Subs
    Belmiro's pizzas and subs are one of the best restaurants in Cambodia.



    Highlights -
    Belmiro's pizzas and subs serves the best Mexican food and also is a specialist in Pizzas and fast food. They have a really good atmosphere making it an excellent place to dine. The services by the staffs are rendered with utmost care keeping the customer's like as first priority. The place itself carries a lot of good vibes making it a happy place and a peaceful place. All pizzas made here have the right amount of cheese spices toppings and the crust would also be so good. This differentiates Belmiro's from other restaurant that offer pizzas.

    Location - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD4 to USD34.

    Speciality dishes – Excellent pizzas

    Timings - Monday to Thursday 12 PM to 12 AM: Friday and Saturday 12 PM to 2 AM : Sunday – closed
  • 20The Touich Restaurant Bar

    The Touich Restaurant Bar
    The Touich Restaurant Bar is a Cambodian restaurant along with a bar that has the finest drinks to serve.



    Highlights -
    The Restaurant has a garden which is a great attraction for the tourists at large. The garden makes the restaurant itself a quiet and peaceful place where one can dine with their loved ones, peacefully. The staffs are also very friendly that the hospitality that they provide makes us feel at home, quite unlike many other places.The great food and drinks, the superb ambience and the excellent customer service makes it one of the places that the tourists love to visit when they are in Cambodia.

    Location -
    Trang Village, Sangkat Slor Kram, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Price for two –
    USD4 to UD34.

    Speciality dishes –
    All kinds of seafood and beef dishes.

    Timings -
    All days 6 Pm to 10 PM (duration may differ during international worker's day).

Attractions

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Cambodia Landmine museum

This is one of the must visit places in Cambodia for environment lovers all over the world.



Highlights
– This is probably one of the very few places in the world, where you will know about landmines, their dangers and risks, how it impacts kids, how it kills people and ways to disarm these landmines. There is a farm right behind the museum, where kids who are saved from landmines are put in relief camps and cared for. The museum is a repository of excellent tools, guns, weapons and other equipment that were used for mining in those days.

Location
– Situated at about 25km distance from Siem Reap, this museum is located in close proximity to Banteay Srei.

Timings
– 7.30AM to 5.30PM every day. Professional guided tours are available in English and Japanese on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9AM to 5PM.

Price
– Foreign adults – USD5. Cambodian citizens and kids below 10 years of age – free of cost.
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Lotus Farm

If you love lotus flowers and if you have been craving to see thousands of flowers at one single place, the Lotus Farm at Battambang, Cambodia, is the place you have to be.

Highlights – Apart from witnessing the flowers, you can get first-hand experience of how lotus plants are cultivated, how they are converted into various purposes. Do not miss to see the lotus fabric production when you come here. This is a process where selected lotus stems are cleaned thoroughly and then cut open to bring out the fibres. These fibres are then spun nicely into a thread by the weaving experts found here. Thee threads are very fine and resemble silk and the added advantage of these lotus threads is that no worms or other living beings are disturbed in this process.



Location
– Kamping Poy, Battambang.

Timings – Open all through the day.

Price – Entrance is free of cost here.


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Bakong Temple

As Bakong Temple is the first mountain temple sandstone in Cambodia, it has a special space in the culture and tradition of the country deeply. Located near modern Siem Reap, the temple was constructed by the rulers of Khmer Empire. It has the shape of a stepped pyramid which intricately exposes the Khmer architectural styles. It was also the official state temple of King Indravarman I in the final decades of the 09th century AD. Ed inside is Lord Shiva. The primary deity placThere are three concentric enclosures and they are separated by different moats. Elephant statues as guardians at the corners of three lower levels of the pyramid and statues of lions remain as the guardian at the stairs.

Location: Hariharalaya, Roluos, Cambodia

Price: Free
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Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre

Do you love the harmless and colourful, winged-creatures called butterflies? How about spotting hundreds of butterflies at one location? Exciting, isn’t it? You have to come to Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre to witness this.

 

Highlights –
One of the newer tourist spots in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province, Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre, shortly known as BBC, consists of thousands of butterflies in one single place. It is the biggest butterfly exhibit centre in South East Asia and is definitely worth a visit for nature lovers. When you visit BBC, you can get introduced to butterfly farming, life cycle of butterflies, butterfly conservation and other ecological details. The amount collected by tourists goes towards the welfare of the local people. There are expert guides to take you through the farm.

Location –
Siem Reap.  

Timings - 
9AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

Price –
USD4 per adult and USD2 per kid.
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Me Chrey

Situated in close proximity to the famous Angkor temples, Me Chrey is a beautiful floating village which offers guests various opportunities to feel entertained. Living with locals and bird watching are few of them.

 

Highlights –
When you visit the floating village of Me Chrey on Tonle Sap Lake, you should mandatorily get to know about the lifestyle of the locals living here. Planting rice plants and fishing are the main occupations of the locals. Come here during the early hours to witness live action of fishing. You can take boats or tuk-tuks from Siem Reap to reach Me Chrey. Location – Bank of Tonle Sap Lake, about 9km from Siem Reap.

Timings –
Can be visited all through the year; however visiting this place during sunrise is considered ideal.

Price –
While the boat ride costs just about USD20 per person, eco-tourism packages cost around USD70 per person.
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Preah Khan

Located towards the northeast of Angkor Archaeological Park, Preah Khan (meaning, Royal Sword), is a temple which was constructed by King Jayavarman VII. It is also quite closely situated to Ta Prohm temple, which makes this a good tourist spot.



Highlights
– Lots of plants and trees grow around the Preah Khan temple, which makes it look lovelier than ever before. Lord Buddha, in the name of Avalokiteshwara, is the main deity of this temple. The temple complex is quite huge and there are two gates leading into the temple. Prior to becoming a temple, this complex was used as the residence of the royal clan who ruled over this place, which gives a majestic look to this place.

Location
– Towards the western side of the Jataka Baray and north east of Angkor Thom, this temple is situated in close proximity to the Ta Prohm Temple.

Timings
– 5AM to 6PM every day.

Price
– Temple entry pass of USD20 (one day), USD20 (3 days) and USD60 (7 days).
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Angkor Thom

There are many places in Siem Reap that capture the attention of history and archaeological lovers. Angkor Thom is one of them.

Highlights – Set up during the 12th century by King Jayavarman II, Angkor Thom was the last and most reputed capital of the Khmer Kingdom. Built in pure Bayon style, this site was constructed using a large amount of laterite and massive naga-carrying figures on its 5 towers, each 23m tall. The gates opening to this site has massive representations of “Churning of the Ocean” episode from Hindu mythology. The gate on the south is often used by tourists who come from Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom. Traditionally, the Khmers addressed this as Prasat Angkor Thom. By 1609, many parts of Angkor Thom started getting damaged and what is left today are just the colossal remnants.



Location
– Siem Reap.

Timings- 5AM to 6PM.

Price – Part of Angkor Archaeological Park; therefore prices are USD20 (one day pass), USD40 (2-day pass) and USD70 (7-day pass).


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Angkor National Museum

If there is one place where you can witness Khmer majesty in full form, it is the Angkor National Museum.

 

Highlights –
This museum is the best place to witness Angkor and Khmer civilisation representations under one roof. The museum contains various displays denoting the various religions and royalty witnessed by Khmer dynasty. Also some of the collections like inscriptions, carvings and details about great Khmer rulers, denote to the glory of this place during the pre-Angkorian era. One look around the place is enough to take you through the impressive history and evolution of Angkor over the years.

Location –
Siem Reap.

Timings –
8.30AM to 6PM from April to September and 8.30AM to 6.30PM from October to March.

Price –
USD12 per person for adults and USD6 per person for kids below 1.2m of height. Guided audio tours are available for USD3 per person. 
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Beng Mealea

Being the most mysterious temple in the Siem Reap region, Beng Mealea offers a splendid view to the visitors always. An enclosure measuring 1.2 KM by 900 meter is the major attraction of the temple. It was covered by thick forests in earlier years and many trees have been cut during the last some years. People can mend their ways to enter the temple through the trails with perfectly chiseled sand stone blocks and then through long dark chambers and hanging vines. Rock climbing and hopping can be done near the site and that is how the temple has got much influence among the number of tourists visiting Siem Reap every year. The basic concept behind the temple is Hindu mythology but some Buddist relics are also portrayed in the architectural nuances. The timing of visit is from 07:00 AM to 05:30 PM.

Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Price: $5 per person
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War museum Cambodia

If you have a passion for history, you must visit the War Museum in Cambodia. This is the place where you will be transported back into a world which introduces you to the historical reigns, struggles, successes and wars of Cambodia in the most comprehensive manner possible.



Highlights
– Soldiers who served in the war previously act as tourist guides here. How better can it get than this? It is also one of the first kinds of museum in Cambodia and takes guests through the last 30 years of Cambodian war history with an exotic and impressive collection of jet fighter planes, helicopters, artillery guns and other war machines of various models.

Location
– Siem Reap.

Timings
– 8AM to 5.30PM on all days of the week.

Price
– USD1 for Cambodian tourists and USD5 for foreign tourists. Entrance fee includes tourist guide, parking, photography and filming.
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The Terrace of the Elephants

It is the architectural ruins of Angkor that tourist unearth some historic marvels. Terrace of Elephats is one of them, found in the massive Angkor Thom ruins.

Highlights – Part of the well-protected temple complex of Angkor Thom, the Terrace of Elephants was the platform which King Jayavarman II used to witness his successful army returning. All through the 300m long structure, one can find stunning and rare bas-reliefs covered with small figurines and statues of elephants, dancers, lions, horses, soldiers and more. The entire terrace is about 2.5m tall. Of the three main platforms here, the carvings on the north platform are the most gorgeous. As you walk past the life-size sculptures of elephants, you cannot help but get awestruck at the skill of the local artisans.



Location
– Angkor Thom complex, Siem Reap.

Timings – 5AM to 6PM.

Price – USD20, USD40 and USD60 for 1-day, 2-day and 7-day pass respectively. If tickets are bought for Angkor Thom, you need not pay again for Terrace of Elephants.


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Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

Siem Reap is not just a place for adventure enthusiasts, but it is also a place for nature lovers and ornithologists. Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is one such place.

 

Highlights –
Set up over 42000 hectares, the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is located in the Battambang Province. A popular eco-tourist destination, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is the abode of rare species of water birds that come here from different parts of the world during the migratory period. The sanctuary is located within the Tonle Sap Biospere Reserve. Some of the birds that you can spot here are Black headed Ibis, Painted Storks, Milky Storks, Spot-billed pelicans, Fish Eagle, Greater Adjuncts, Lesser Adjuncts and many more.

Location –
Battambang Province, Siem Reap.

Timings
– Come to the park during the dry season between December and March to witness lots of birds.

Price – USD25per person towards entry into the park. Boat tours are available here.
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Angkor What? Bar

Siem Reap, Cambodia’s architectural hub which houses the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, is also home to lots of night clubs. The nightlife here is so vivacious that you have to see it to believe its class.



Highlights –
Brunch, dinner and impressive variety of cocktails and drinks are served here to attract international and local tourists to a great extent. This bar was constructed in 1998 and has the distinction of being the first ever bar on Pub Street. With excellent drinks, reasonable prices, pool tables, loud music, great ambience and a lively atmosphere, Angkor What? Bar is a perfect hang-out spot for tourists after a tiring visit to the 1000 year architectural ruins.

Location –
Pub Street.

Price –
Angkor Beer-USD1.5, Long

Island Pitcher –
USD10.

Timings –
5PM until late night.
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Krol Ko

A small temple built in the 12th century which has much importance in the traditional aspects of Cambodia is Krol Ko. Park of the Oxen is the description given to the temple that is located very close to Neam Pean. A tower and a ‘library’ are the main structures included in the temple and as the history says, King Jayavarman VII was the one who erected this temple as well. Every other main Khmer temples in the region, Krol Ko also has a deep influence of the Khmer reign and the particular architectural technique of that period. But what attracts the visitors mostly is the pediments on the ground along with the triangular pediments of Avalokiteshvara standing on a lotus and of Krishna who lifts the Mount Govardhan.

Location: Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap, Cambodia Price Free
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Angkor Archaeological Park

This is a must visit place in Cambodia for architecture and history lover. This park contains the architectural remnants of some of the most beautiful structures and temples in Cambodia that were constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries.



Highlights – This is one of the most important architectural hubs in South East Asia. Though there are many temples here, the most famous ones are Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and at Angkor Thom. Built in traditional Khmer style of architecture, these temples attract millions of foreign tourists all through the year. The park is set across 400 sq. km. and it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during 1992. Angkor Wat Temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the world.

Location
– North Cambodia.

Timings
- Most of the temples in this area are open from 5AM to 6PM.

Price
– One day, 2-day and 7-day passes are available for USD20, USD40 and USD60 respectively.
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Srah Srang

One of the most famous spots in Siem Reap, Srah Srang or the Royal Bath is a reservoir which has water always in it.

 

Highlights
– Constructed during the 12th century by King Jayavarman II, Srah Srang is a massive lake (700x300m). The major highlight of this reservoir is that it contains water all the time and has a canopy of greenery surrounding it always. The Angkor Archaeological Park is clearly visible from the courtyard of this lake. Laterite and sandstone were used in abundance for constructing this lake. The platform which leads into this lake is flanked by two lions at the entrance. Sculptures of a Garuda and serpents are also found near the lake. Come here during sunrise/sunset for best views.

Location –
Angkor, Siem Reap.

Timings –
Sunrise to sunset.

Price –
Part of Angkor Archaeological Park. So entrance fee of USD20 (1-day), USD40 (2-day) and USD60 (7-day) applies here as well.

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