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Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap

This beautiful resort town is the perfect place to visit when in Cambodia, and a great place to stay when touring local Buddhist monuments. There's so much to see and do, but here are our top tips!

Cultural Village Cambodia
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Cultural Village Cambodia

This interesting (and slightly bizarre) theme park assembles miniatures of famous historical buildings and structures of Cambodia, grouped into 11 villages.

Neak Pean

Neak Pean

One of many great Buddhist temples in the region, this artificial island is one of the more breathtaking!

Srah Srang

Srah Srang

This little (well not so little) oasis is a reservoir built by 10th Century Buddhists and is a tranquil tourist spot.

Banteay Kdei

Banteay Kdei

One of the most interesting and larger Buddhist monastic complexes in the region!

Preah Khan

Preah Khan

A magical place to visit, this largely unrestored temple is a mixture of beautiful architecture, now being reclaimed by the jungle around it.

Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea

One of the region's Hindu temples and a world heritage site.

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

Although slightly out of the way, when touring the temples of the region, this is one you don't want to miss.

Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom

One of the more impressive and larger temple complexes in the area, and a popular spot for some Hollywood blockbusters.

Bayon

Bayon

Another beautifully decorated and monumental temple in the region.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

This is the largest religious monument in the world, and well worth taking a tour of.

Planning Your Siem Reap Visit

When to visit?

You can visit Siem Reap all year round, however, make sure to look at the climate statistics before you go and while you are there and plan your days accordingly! The weather is tropical and variable. As a rule of thumb, the weather is driest from November to March, so if you want to avoid tropical rain, then this is perhaps the best time to book your trip!

How may days?

Most tourists go to the region to visit the local temples. You can purchase different types of temple passes. However, a three day pass, and three nights in Siem Reap will be enough to fufill any temple-goers!

Good to know

  • Language
    Khmer
  • Currency
    Cambodian Riel (KHR)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +855
  • Best time to visit
    The driest months are from November to March, so plan your visit during this time to avoid tropical rain, but still enjoy warm weather.

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What people are saying about Siem Reap

Unexpected Insight Into a Different Way of Life

We were delighted to find that our guide had grown up in the fishing village we visited. In fact, we met his cousin at the market! We saw the local school where he once taught math. The entire tour was seamless, and well-managed. We truly enjoyed ourselves!

Kompong Phluk Half Day from Siem Reap Reviewed by Maureen, 11/11/2018

guide was SO knowledgeable plus great with our child!

This was really the perfect 1 day tour of the highlights of the temple complex. Pickup was right on time and they had us dropped off in time to go to the airport in the afternoon. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We had our son along and he even offered to watch him while we climbed to the top (we couldn’t impose on him like that though!). He took picture after picture of people in the group all the while enthusiastic about the history of the temples. We felt he really deeply loved this place and his country. It was amazing.

Siem Reap: Full-Day Small Group Temples Tour Reviewed by Amy, 03/11/2018

Great time driving around the countryside with Scott!

Perfect experience, got to learn how to drive a motorbike and felt super safe throughout. Especially appreciated Scott's knowledge of the local area, culture and people - very cool guy!

Siem Reap: 3-Hour Ancient Trails Motorbike Tour Reviewed by milhad, 02/11/2018

Fantastic tour through breathtaking temples!

The Angkor area has a lot of different fantastic temples. It is a pity we only planned one day for a visit. We will definetely come back.

Angkor Wat Temple Hopping Tour with Sunset Reviewed by Werner, 29/10/2018

Awesome tour and awesome guide would recommend to anyone

Awesome tour and awesome guide, best way to see the temples and see more of the country side than doing a normal tour

Angkor Wat Sunrise 9-Hour Bike Tour Reviewed by James, 24/10/2018