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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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- Perfect time to visit post covid. With less crowd and better social distancing, this gave me ample opportunity to capture sunrise view from Angkor Wat. There are lots of history and story behind Angkor Wat. I would recommend one to engage local tour guide to bring you around as he shares stories of the construction of Angkor Wat. Try to complete the tour before 9 am as heat can be taxing here.Written May 22, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Nicknamed the Tomb Raider temple, the movie was filmed at this location. The trees here are gigantic! Officials been working with UNESCO and other bodies to restore the ruined temples. The powerful forces of nature (roots of trees) have overtaken the stone built temples. Bring lots of water with you as well as mosquito repellant! Else, they'll leave you with lots of lovely bites on your arms.Written May 22, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is another beautifully preserved temple dating to around 967AD The Citadel of Women has intricate carvings that will take your breath away. The ruins are minature compared to Angkor Wat, but this little gem hidden in the jungle about 20 miles from Angkor, is worth the visit.
Go first thing in the morning before it is too hot and over run with other tourists. Take some water too. Good footware is helpful but there is minimal climbing here...so mobility constrained individuals will have an easier time of it. Love it!!Written December 4, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Bayon is our favorite temple amount the Angkor complex. A three-day pass was perfect for getting to see the most important sights.Written May 21, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- My wife and I visited Siem Reap, as part of a 17day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia, where we were travelling with 10 other people. The tour was with G-Adventures and so the visit to Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm was prearranged by them, including a local guide to give us a high level of specific history and knowledge.
The entire experience is, without doubt, one of the most wonderful I have ever had on my travels. This review is specifically for Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple, though our trip included Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat, which I’ll review separately. The full site is massive, and so I would recommend a guided tour that takes in all three main places of interest. We began our visit at Angkor Wat, to catch the views of the sunrise behind the temple, and I’ve reviewed that separately, followed by Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm.
The main points of advice I would give would be: Firstly, try to go with a guide, as the specific information they can provide is invaluable. Secondly, read as much information as you can before your visit, so you have an idea of the areas you wish to focus on, as the entire site is massive. Thirdly, try, if you can, to get there well before sunrise, in order to watch the sunrise at nearby Angkor Wat. Our group set off from the hotel at 04:00am to achieve this and, much as that might sound ridiculously early, it is worth it to beat the crowds and get a good spot for taking photos. Please feel free to check the photos I’ve posted in separate reviews for each of the three locations.Written February 8, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Wow I loved this. I learned so much about the land Mine problem in Cambodia and this amazing charitable project trains animals to help rid the land of mines. Many Cambodians are injured regularly by explosives left from the war and these rats are doing incredible work and it was amazing to see them in action and pet them. They are very well looked after.Written May 22, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- You should visit this museum before you visit Angkor Wat. It has many artifacts. It's clean. Has friendly staff. It has a gift shop.Written June 21, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- So much has already been written about Angkor, its overwhelming beauty, majesty and magic! It is unique and should not be missed by anyone! However, visiting "Angkor Archaeological Park" (a temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world, measuring approximately 162,6 hectares) is no easy task. It is generally quite warm and humid and there is a lot of walking and climbing. It means you must be in a very good physical shape to endure such tiring and long journey! To enter the park you will need an "Angkor Pass", that is sold for "One Day" (US$37), "Three Days" (US$62 - valid for 10 days from the issue date and you can choose any three days within the period) and "Seven Days" (US$72 - valid for 30 days from the issue date and you can choose any seven days within the period). For standard travelers, I would say three days are just perfect. The hotels in Siem Reap are generally awesome and you can always take a day or two off to enjoy the lovely pools and massage spas, or even doing some shopping in the local traditional markets before returning to the Park. Some items are important to bring with you - comfortable shoes for walking and climbing, light clothes, a hat or cap, sunglasses, sunblock, mosquito repellent, water and, during the rainy season, a raincoat. Hiring a professional guide and transportation are also highly recommended. You are now all set for accomplishing a dream! A trip that will certainly stay forever in your dearest memories! Enjoy!Written October 21, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you are going past, this is well worth the stop but I’m not sure if it’s worth making a special effort to visit it. It’s a beautiful little temple with detailed, intricate carvings. Very nice as a side visit on your way back from Beng Melea and not a major temple so not crowded.Written April 13, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- My wife and I rented a motor bike in order to get there. It was $5.00 per person entrance fee per person (well worth the cost). Very educational experience where you can learn more about a very dark period in Cambodia's history and how it continues to be impacted by landmines today.Written May 7, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Pub Street is most definitely not going to suit everyone, especially at night, when it gets busy and loud. My wife and I visited in the afternoon and enjoyed touring the various bars to see what was on offer, and found some places with really low prices.
We are both in our 60s, yet quite enjoyed the atmosphere at night, but left before it became really raucous. However, the main reason we left was not to avoid the noise and large crowds, but because we had an early rise to go and visit Angkor Wat for the sunrise.
I'd definitely recommend a visit, but would suggest going in the afternoon to have a better look around in the daylight and get your bearings before returning after dark.Written February 12, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The temple of "Preah Khan", or the "Temple of the Sacred Sword", was built by legendary King Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, and was dedicated to his father, King Dharanindravarman. It is located at only 2 kms Northeast of the "Angkor Thom" citadel on the "Grand CIrcuit" and includes moats, ramparts, temples and shrines. It was partially cleared and restored in the beginning of the 20th century, but the ancient living quarters of monks, students and servants are still surrounded by dense areas of rainforest. "Preah Khan" was originally built as a Buddhist temple but, along the centuries, hinduist shrines were added. So, the central shrine is devoted to Lord Bhudda, but the Western and Northern are dedicated to Hinduism's Lords Vishnu and Shiva, respectively. Ancestors are worshipped in the Southern area, being the main access to the central shrine made through the Eastern side. Take your time and visit this intriguing temple, with long corridors, beautiful sculptures, carvings, lingas and nagas. Enjoy!Written October 25, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Well worth a visit to learn more about the history of Cambodia and what the people have faced over the years. It’s a 15 min tuk-tuk drive from the city. Our young guide took an hour to explain the history and the relics answering many of our questions about the country’s history of war. Most of the entry fee goes back to improving the museum.Written August 25, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This was one of the explaination of the silk worm cycle we have ever seen. Very detailed and hands on at every step Highly recommended.Written March 30, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I wasn’t sure what to make of this place but it was a lot of fun! Kids had a blast and were excited to take pictures, which is never the case :PWritten December 31, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Siem Reap
- The best day trips from Siem Reap according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Tonle Sap Lake & Kampong Phluk Half-Day Tours from Siem Reap
- Ultimate Private Guided Tours, Sunrise Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
- Battambang Full Day Tour from Siem Reap - Bamboo Train, Killing Cave & Sunset
- Battambang City Private Tour (Day Trip)
- Angkor Sunrise Bike Tour with Breakfast and Lunch Included