Top attractions 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!
This interesting (and slightly bizarre) theme park assembles miniatures of famous historical buildings and structures of Cambodia, grouped into 11 villages.
One of many great Buddhist temples in the region, this artificial island is one of the more breathtaking!
This little (well not so little) oasis is a reservoir built by 10th Century Buddhists and is a tranquil tourist spot.
One of the most interesting and larger Buddhist monastic complexes in the region!
A magical place to visit, this largely unrestored temple is a mixture of beautiful architecture, now being reclaimed by the jungle around it.
One of the region's Hindu temples and a world heritage site.
Although slightly out of the way, when touring the temples of the region, this is one you don't want to miss.
One of the more impressive and larger temple complexes in the area, and a popular spot for some Hollywood blockbusters.
Another beautifully decorated and monumental temple in the region.
This is the largest religious monument in the world, and well worth taking a tour of.
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!
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!
- CurrencyCambodian Riel (KHR)
- Time ZoneUTC (+07:00)
- Country Code+855
- Best time to visitThe 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
Special thanks to our wonderful guide phi. He had a amazing knowledge about history and the temple.
Mr. Nuon Chansarak was a phenomenal tour guide that made you want to be up at 4 AM! He not only had a wealth of information to share, but also took time to take nice photos of our group. His friendly and warm personality truly shines as he speaks about Cambodian history. I highly recommend him to all future tourists!
USA Traveler's Perspective We are blessed to have done many first rate tours worldwide. This tour is on TOP of our list. We booked a Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour last minute for introduction to this incredibly inspiring World's Buck-list Location. We were not disappointed at all. It starts from our guide, SAM - an extremely kind, educated guide who is more your best friend/family member. He and the driver took us to see Angkor Wat from a local person's perspective. Everything was first rate. It's a full day (430am, hotel pick-up and 2pm return) so get plenty of rest and hydrate prior to embarking on phenomenal day at Angkor Wat. Remember: Shoulders/knees covered, bring to-go breakfast from hotel, entry fee money ($37 - $35 park maintenance, +$2 goes to Children's Hospital), sunblock, insect spray, and some spending money. Have a great time. There may be day very soon when Angkor Wat will be completely off-limits like Machu Pichhu, Great Wall, and Pyramids.
Waking up and leaving around 430am was well worth seeing the sunrise over Angkor Wat. The city of Angkor is an architectural marvel so seeing Angkor Thom as well as Bayon with the tour guide explaining the details and the history behind it made it an absolute memorable day. Our tour guide Pe (apologies if spelt wrong) was very knowledgeable on the history of both Hinduism and Buddhism culture. Not only that, he also had a good sense of humor cracking jokes.
The instructors were deaf and mute which made the experience even more special. They were very good at demonstrating and showing what to do. It was fun and stress free. I really enjoyed the class and would def. recommend or do this again? A+