Top attractions in Siem Reap
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!
1. Cultural Village Cambodia
This interesting (and slightly bizarre) theme park assembles miniatures of famous historical buildings and structures of Cambodia, grouped into 11 villages.
2. Neak Pean
One of many great Buddhist temples in the region, this artificial island is one of the more breathtaking!
3. Srah Srang
This little (well not so little) oasis is a reservoir built by 10th Century Buddhists and is a tranquil tourist spot.
4. Banteay Kdei
One of the most interesting and larger Buddhist monastic complexes in the region!
5. 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.
6. Beng Mealea
One of the region's Hindu temples and a world heritage site.
7. Banteay Srei
Although slightly out of the way, when touring the temples of the region, this is one you don't want to miss.
8. Angkor Thom
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.
10. Angkor Wat
This is the largest religious monument in the world, and well worth taking a tour of.
Planning Your 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
- Cambodian Riel (KHR)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+07:00)
- Country Code
- 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
Really good tour. The company was on time for pick-up and we could get a good spot to see Angkor Wat during sunset. For the remaining time, we saw all main temples on the Angkor complex and took many good pictures. Our guide was particularly good for that! As feedback, the tour did not last as originally stated. For day 1 we were supposed to finish at 13 hrs; instead we were heading back by 11:40 am; we did not get enough time to appreciate the Bayon temple as we were rushing to the van to head back to the hotel. On day 2 we were heading at 3:30 but we could've stayed more in my opinion. As an advice to fellow travelers, I would spare an additional day to go back to the temples you liked the most (or to other additional temples, as there are many) either on your own or with a private guide.
It would have been excellent, if the sun rised without clouds!!! We woke up early and took our place right across the golden temple and waited! But it was a very cloudy day so never so the sun rising behind the temple. We're there during the Corona virus outbreak so the number of tourists were down but still it was packed! After that it was awesome!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a deep understanding of the history of Angkor Wat. Both made sure we were hydrated, as the temperatures were extremely high. We would highly recommend this tour.
Knowledgeable guide. Much value for money. Water and tissues provided. Most important temples visited. Was a long day in the heat though but the tour was 10/10.
There were only 3 of us on the tour so it was really nice. The guide showed us everything in our own time and made it very interesting.