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
The guide (chhay) is experienced and knowledgeable. We enjoyed his sharing very much. Totally recommended!
Prompt collection for the day followed by a quick but thorough training session on the Honda 125s. Then off into the countryside at an appropriately leisurely pace we didn't hurry all day. Fascinating insight into Cambodias rural economy and Bruce our guide was very informative without overloading us. We had a lovely lunch and rest by the lake and then made our way back to the owner's house where Bruce delivered us back to our hotel. A brilliant experience - hard on the backside after 6 hours in the saddle but a great experience!
We had the Jeep with driver from 8:00 am to 6:00pm. We managed to visit 7 temples in the area and due to the drivers knowledge we entered from different entrances them the main tourists. All in all a great day. We had bought our tickets to the temples separately online, so we didn’t have to stand in line in the morning at the entrance, these tickets were delivered to our Hotel the night before.
I would like to first of all mention the guide, because he was so considerate and had the most friendly countenance - he even stopped for breakfast because I was hungry and stopped to allow me to use the toilet when I had an upset stomach. Quad bikes are always good fun, and even more fun when you throw in great scenery.
Our tour guide, Noy, and driver, Mr. Bun, were right on time to pick us up and swiftly got us into Angkor Wat. During the trip to a sunrise viewing spot, Noy enthusiastically talked with us about the history of Angkor Wat. We were the first to reach the more popular viewing spot: right in front of a large pond facing the temple. As the sun got closer to rising, more people showed up, but our spot got us the best, least obscured view. Once we finished watching the sunrise, Noy gave us a tour of Angkor Wat and helped us take several nice and fun pictures. We also toured two other large temples, including one used to film the recent Laura Croft movie. Throughout, Noy was very friendly and happy to tell us about everything we saw. Mr. Bun also made sure we were well hydrated and kept cool with extra water bottles and wet towels whenever we returned to the car. My sister and I were the only ones on this tour, and we really enjoyed it!