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Best Sightseeing Tours in Siem Reap Province

Siem Reap , a beautiful City of Cambodia is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. With the best sightseeing tours in Siem Reap Province, take a day trip to the magnificent Angkor temples and its ruins that reflect the history and glory of the Khmer Kingdom. One can embark on the guided tour of temples and ruins by tuk tuk (motorised trolley) or by a regular cab/ taxi. Visit the Bayon, the richly decorated and well-celebrated Khmer temple at Angkor. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, this architectural marvel boasts of 54 towers decorated with over 200 enigmatic stone faces. Explore the UNESCO world heritage site Preah Khan temple, a complex comprising of carvings and passages. For foodies , the place is a gastronomical treat. Visit the local streets or markets. The daring ones can try out the Cambodian favorites such as fried cricket, red ant, and spider. Interact with the locals and get to know more about their food and lifestyle. In the evening, one can head out to Tonle Sap Lake to explore the life of Chong Kneas village folk .

 

A tour to Siem Reap is not complete without climbing up the Bakheng hill wherein one can get a panoramic view of Angkor Wat and western Baray besides the beautiful sunset. It is best to visit this place in early morning or in evening. Also check out the Angkor National Museum, a state-of-the-art museum showcasing collections, images and art pieces reflecting the Khmer civilisation and the majesty of Angkor. Other remarkable exhibits include the great Khmer kings; Angkor Wat; the pre-Angkorian periods of Funan and Chenla; Angkor Thom; and the inscriptions. A fast-growing city, Siem Reap has no dearth of good hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. The other sightseeing tours in Siem Reap Province include Terrace of the Leper King, Siem Reap War Museum, Banteay Srei and Asian Traditional Museum.

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    Day Tour of Angkor Temples
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    About the Activity:  Embark on this one-day private classic tour of Angkor Wat and other important temples and ruins surrounding Siem Reap by tuk tuk (motorised trolley). Your day begins at the famous Angkor Wat – best preserved of all the Angkor temples. Visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom City, the Bayon, center piece of the ancient city. Marvel at the Bayon’s spectacular 54 towers decorated with over 200 enigmatic stone faces. Next you’ll have the chance to visit the 350 metre long 'Terrace of the Elephants'. After lunch and  rest break we set out for Preah Khan temple. Preah Khan is a huge complex with many carvings and passages and this is a temple well worth seeing. At the end of the day move on to the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm – one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor.

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    Street Food Tour of Siem Reap in Cambodia
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    About the Activity:Visit a local fruit market and navigate the alleyways of a bustling market.Explore the stalls and bright lights at Siem Reap’s largest local picnic spot.Hear insights from our local guide on Cambodian favorites, including fried cricket, red ant, and spider.Savour the flavours of Siem Reap snacks, dinner, and Khmer dessert and also interact with the locals.

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    About the Activity:This is the perfect chance to explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Preah Vihear temple.Indulge in an exciting exploration of the wilderness for travellers seeking something off the beaten track.The structure is composed of a series of temples connected by an arrangement of asphalts and staircases dating back to the first half of 11th century AD. Preah Vihear, as an experience is truly memorable for someone who has been able to see it first-hand.This tour starts at 7AM and ends at 4PM.

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    About the Activity:Explore Angkor Wat, one of the world's largest sacred structure, whose beauty is bound to astound.Built in the 12th century, this temple represents the pinnacle of Khmer civilization. Revel in the larger-than-life temples of Angkor, and derive insights into the temple complex.Visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom City, the Bayon and the centerpiece of the ancient city. Marvel at the Bayon's spectacular 54 towers decorated with over 200 enigmatic stone faces. Visit the 350 metre long 'Terrace of the Elephants' which was used as a giant viewing platform for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king's grand audience hall. Also the mysterious 'Terrace of the Leper King'.Travel back and forth in a Tuk Tuk too!This is a day tour and ends at 12pm.

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    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Take this brilliant tour of Cambodia's most recognized site, the Angkor Wat and tour other royal monuments.First, go visit the south gate of Angkor Thom with its two rows of huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridges.Enjoy a Khmer-style lunch in front of the majestic site.Visit the Bayon Temple which is uniquely decorated with over 2,000 smiling faces, visit an amazing view of Ta prohm temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered and explore the haunting Ta Prohm Temple.Lastly, visit Angkor wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple and climb up Bakheng hill to watch a bird’s-eye view of the sunset and see Angkor Wat and western Baray.This is a 8 hour tour.

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    About the Activity:Enjoy the majestic grandeur of the temples of Angkor.Explorations begin at the Temple of Angkor, which was built in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.You will be finished with your touring for the morning and returned to your hotel at approximately 12 pm. Eat lunch at the hotel and set out again for sightseeing.Experience the life of Chong Kneas village folk on the Tonle Sap Lake.This is the perfect opportunity to be in awe of the magnificence of Angkor. 

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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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Baphuon temple

This is yet another brilliant piece of Khmer style of architecture in Angkor, Cambodia. Baphuon Temple was constructed around the 11th century by King Udayadityavarman II. The temple served as the royal temple then.



Highlights
– Baphuon temple is a three-layered beautiful mountain temple and was part of the royal palace during the years of monarchical rule in Cambodia. Around 20th century, the temple started to get dilapidated and it was only during 2011 that the restoration of the temple was completed successfully after a whopping 51 years of dedicated effort. Lord Shiva is the main deity in this temple.

Location
– Angkor Thom, towards the north western side of Bayon.

Timings
– 5AM to 6PM.

Price
– Since this temple is part of the Angkor Archaeological Park, entrance fee is same as other temples – USD20 (one day), USD40 (three day pass) and USD60 (seven day pass). 3-day pass should be used within one week of issuance and 7-day pass should be used within one month of issuance.
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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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