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  • Siem Reap is known as the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, it is the perfect example of how Khmer empire ruled the region authentically. The realms of that regime are quite beautifully preserved in this small town; it is very popular for its collection of solacing temples and structures. Here is a list where you can see the best things to do in Siem Reap. Participating in these activities let you fill the voids you have been seeing in your life due to monotony.

    Escape into an abyss of excitement with these breathtaking events provided just for you. The list consists of Quad biking, cycling, zip-lining, kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning etc. Of course, they can take all the energy out of you and never think twice before indulging in these mind blowing adventurous activities.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Siem Ream:

  • 01Cycling

    Cycling
    Siem Reap, in Cambodia, is best enjoyed with the help of bicycle tours.

    Highlights – The climate of Siem Reap is pleasant all through the year for undertaking these tours. The terrains are pretty easy and all the must-see tourist spots are within close proximity to each other, making cycling quite easy even for those who are new to cycling. With all the hotels and private agencies offering various kinds of cycles on rent, finding an appropriate cycle for your purpose should be child’s play in Siem Reap. Don’t miss to witness the local artisans at work when your drive past he villages and countryside of this province. The famous architectural remnants of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm are easily accessible through cycles.

    Image Credits : Tejvan Pettinger



    Location
    – All over Siem Reap.

    Timings – Can be undertaken all through the year.

    Price – Around USD35 per person for half a day tour covering around30km. Rental cycles are available for as low as USD2 per day.


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    Cycling Trip from Phnom Phenh to Angkor Wat

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  • 02Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre

    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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  • 03Visit Preah Khan

    Visit Preah Khan
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    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.

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    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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  • 04Dirt Bike

    Dirt Bike
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    If you want to get introduced to a high-adventure ride where you will visit places that are not usually on everybody’s list, you should definitely try out the dirt bike tours in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    Highlights – The best attraction of these tours is that you get to visit places that are less-travelled and in remote areas. Usually undertaken in 250exc or 400exc bikes, these dirt bike tours are available for various durations. Due to the sheer intensity of adventure and the number of uneven terrains involved here, these tours should be undertaken only by experienced bikers. These dirt bike trips are so powerful that they have the power to make you come back to Cambodia on your next vacation too.



    Location
    – Siem Reap countryside, Phnom Kulean National Park and more.

    Timings
    – All through the year.

    Price – Depends on the timing of tour and places covered. Day tours cost around USD150 per person for about 110km covered.


  • 05Kayaking

    Kayaking
    The magical Tonle Sap Lake is located in the province of Siem Reap. Therefore it is no wonder that Kayaking is one of the must-do activities when you come here.

    Highlights – With the help of professional Kayaking experts and the pristine waters of Tonle Sap Lake, you can enjoy Kayaking in Siem Reap to the fullest extent. Here, you can be assured about the quality of boats and other accessories. As you sail through the amazing countryside of Siem Reap, you will see the locals going about their daily task with a warm smile. Going through the floating villages and having a causal banter with the locals is indeed a pleasurable experience here.

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    Location – Tonle Sap Lake.

    Timings
    – Early mornings or late afternoons are the best.

    Price – Varies as per tours; half a day tour costs USD115, USD85 and USD70 respectively for 2-3, 4-6 and 7-15 people.


  • 06Trekking

    Trekking
    Due to the presence of the mountain, Phnom Kulen in its premises, Siem Reap is one of the better trekking destinations in Cambodia.

    Highlights – These are a small group of peaks, with the tallest one at 487m. For a regular trekker, this mountain provides unlimited opportunities to explore the flora and fauna, as the area is covered by mud tracks, fallen trees and a challenging set of stairs that leads to the Preah Ang Jub. Here the area is replete with many Buddha devotees. Watch the scene change as you go further for one hour where you will witness the Valley of Thousand Lingas, dominated by Hindu religious motifs. You cannot afford to miss a couple of waterfalls here – there are where you can relax after a hard trek.



    Location – Phnom Kulen, Siem Reap.

    Timings
    – Can be done all through the year.

    Price – Depends on the trekking tour package; approximately USD110per person for a tour that lasts from 6AM to 6PM.


  • 07Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking
    When you want to enjoy the best of Siem Reap’s adventurous spots and rough terrains, mountain biking is the best way to do so. Various tour operators provide mountain bikes and accessories for reasonable rates here.

    Highlights – Siem Reap contains many hidden treasures within it. The best way to explore these are through high-power mountain bikes. You can whiff past mountains, rivers, country side, paddy fields, ancient architectural remnants, temples and other natural extravaganza without causing any disturbance or damage to them, thanks to these mountain bikes. You can also stop at various place and observe the local Khmers lead their lifestyle and if time permits, enjoy a traditional meal in their houses!



    Location
    – Almost all natural attractions of Siem Reap.

    Timings – Available all through the year.

    Price – For small rides of 20km, it is approximately USD35per person and for rides that cover special attractions like sunrise, sunset etc. it is USD70 per person.


  • 08Hot Air Ballooning

    Hot Air Ballooning
    If you want to make your trip to Siem Reap unforgettable in every possible way, you should try out the magnificent hot air balloon rides that are offered to tourists here.

    Highlights – There is only one operator giving you these tours – Angkor Hot Air Balloon. With professional guides by your side, you can enjoy the serene wonders of the sky and a panoramic view of the architectural marvels of Siem Reap as you travel high up in the sky. Currently there are two rides -for sunrise and sunset. Guests are offered free pickup and drop facilities at their respective hotels.



    Location
    – Siem Reap.

    Timings
    – Flying season is from 1st December to 15th March. Flight times are twice daily – anytime between 6.10AM to 6.40AM (based on sunrise) and 5PM – 5.30PM (based on sunset). It takes about 30 minutes to complete one flight.

    Price – Around USD25 to USD30 per person.


  • 09Microlight Flying

    Microlight Flying
    What better way to appreciate the view of Siem Reap from up above the sky? Microlight Flying is for those die-hard flying enthusiasts who come to Cambodia on their vacation.

    Highlights – With the help of Microlight Flights, you can travel over the amazing landscapes of Cambodia and enjoy natural abundance in the form of temples, architectural remnants, lakes, mountains, beaches, rice fields and the bustling life of local Siem Reap, in its fullest form. With the aircraft flying at about 110km/hour, get ready to enjoy a rocking experience from high above the sky.

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    Location
    – The areas that are normally covered in these tours are Rolous, Beantey Samrie, East Mebon, Pre Rup, Sra Srang and Angkor Wat.

    Timings
    – A flight journey takes around 30 minutes. Flights are available from 7AM to 11AM and from about 2PM till it turns dark, on all days of the week.

    Price
    – Depends on the route taken. Usually in the range of USD75 to USD225. Customised tours too are available.


  • 10Visit Bayon temple

    Visit Bayon temple
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    Part of the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Bayon temple was built during the 12th century CE, during the rule of Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. Today what we see is a perfect blend of Theravada Buddhist and Hindu styles of architecture patterns, as this temple was modified by various kings later on.

    Image Credits : RichElla17



    Highlights
    – If you are an architecture lover, you will truly love Bayon temple, where the main deity is Lord Buddha. Built in traditional and historic Khmer style of architecture, this temple contains numerous towers. All these towers have wonderfuls stone faces carved on them. The other highlight here is a couple of bas reliefs found here, representing various mythological values.

    Location – Situated in King Jayavarman’s capital city of Angkor Thom.

    Timings
    – 5AM to 6PM.

    Entry fee
    – One day, three-day and seven-day passes cost USD20, USD40 and USD60 respectively.
  • 11Visit Ta Prohm

    Visit Ta Prohm
    Cambodia is known for its ancient temples replete with architectural brilliance of traditional Khmer style. Ta Prohm is one such Angkorian temple in the province of Siem Reap.

    Highlights – Of all the architectural remnants found in Cambodia, Ta Prohm is the most scenic with a canopy of greenery all round. Today, one look at the dilapidated towers and walls of the temple remind us of the glory that this temple was used to many centuries ago. During 1186, the year of its construction, this temple was known as Rajavihara (Royal Temple) and was a prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site. The very fact that it required 80000 people to maintain the temple is enough to know the glory of the temple. During 1992, it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Location – Siem Reap.

    Timings
    – Temple is open from 5AM to 6PM.

    Price – Since this is part of Angkor Archaeological Park, the price is same as the park – USD20, USD40 and USD60 for a single day, 2-day and 7-day pass respectively.




  • 12Visit Angkor Thom

    Visit 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).


  • 13Zip Lining

    Zip Lining
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    For all those adventure enthusiasts out there, Siem Reap offers unlimited opportunities for excitement for fun. Zip lining is one of them.

    Highlights – One of the best places for zip lining in the world, the Flight of the Gibbon at Angkor Wat provides ample dosages of fun and adventure with 4 suspended bridges, 10 ziplines and a rappel as well. This is the only zipline site in the world, which is situated within the complex of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you go crisscross across the jungles, get down for up to 50m, come face to face with the gibbons, get awestruck at the exotic flora and fauna of the Angkor Park and unravel the mysteries of the jungle, you will get a thrill and excitement that you will not find anywhere else.



    Location
    – Angkor Park, Siem Reap.

    Timings – Due to the tropical climate, these tours can be undertaken throughout the year.

    Price – USD99 per person.


  • 14Quad Biking

    Quad Biking
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    One of the most important provinces in Cambodia, Siem Reap is a place that is filled with many architectural wonders.

    Highlights – The adventure and hilly terrains of this province can be accessed in the best form through ATV Quad Bike tours that are organised by many tour operators all over Siem Reap. The best part of these tours is that there are lots of types available – fun, family, adventure and many more. Explore the lesser-known temples and the wonderful beauty of Siem Reap’s country side with the help of these bikes. Don’t miss the sunset Quad bike tours, as this way, you can appreciate Siem Reap when it much cooler.

    Image Credits : Jason Judge



    Location
    – All over Siem Reap.

    Timings – Can be undertaken any time during the year.

    Price – Varies as per the tour types and duration.

    Price per person – USD32(Sunset tours for 16km), USD37 (easy tours for about 21km), USD65 (full discovery tours covering 45km), USD105 (half-day tours) and USD175 (full-day tours).


  • 15Visit The Terrace of the Elephants

    Visit 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.

    Image Credits : ronan crowley



    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.



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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