Religious Sites in Siem Reap

Religious Sites in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Religious Sites in Siem Reap

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  • Rick K
    13 contributions
    It's another one of those places you have to go to.To stand in the corner with that giant tree behind you is very special
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Patrick Mclnyer
    South Lake Tahoe, CA3 contributions
    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, 2020
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  • Mark D
    Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
    Seng was extremely responsive, polite and friendly. We asked him to take us to a few temples around Ang Kor Wat, each time he knew straightaway which temples we were referring to. If you want an English speaking Tuk Tuk driver Seng is your man!
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Doris N
    Singapore88 contributions
    I located Viti on TA and was able to contact him easily via email with speedy replies. He’s super friendly, reliable and punctual. He offered services readily with easy smile and helpfulness. You won’t go wrong with such a great driver when you visit Siem Reap!
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
    King Rajendravarman II built "Pre Rup" in the 10th century, as his state-temple, and dedicated it to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism - "the one who creates, protects and transforms the universe". This temple-mountain has beautifully carved false doors on its upper level, offering fantastic views of the "Angkor Archaeological Park". It is also believed that "Pre Rup" may have been used as a funerary temple, as its name - "Pre Rup" - recalls (in the Khmer language) some of the hinduism's rituals of cremation. It is best seen on early mornings or at sunsets and you can easily combine its visit with the nearby breathtaking temples of "Ta Prohm" and "Banteay Kdei", as well as of next door "Srah Srang", the large pool and terrace of the "Royal Baths" of the Khmer Court. Enjoy!
    Written October 31, 2020
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  • Jonathan
    3 contributions
    Good and safe driver, very polite and easy to talk to. Daniel drove us around a full day at the temples by Angkor, would easily have Daniel drive us around if we come back.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • JayRae1
    Glasgow, UK1,546 contributions
    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 Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom 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 Ta Prohm, though our trip included Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom / Bayon Temple, which I have reviewed 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.

    There is little else that I could write here, which has not been written many times before, especially as this site was used in the Lara Croft movie, Tomb Raider, giving it even more coverage than the usual historical sites. So, I’ll stick to personal experience and give advice based on that.

    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 you visit, so you have an idea of the areas you wish to focus on. 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 from all three sites.
    Written February 12, 2021
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  • skyisblu
    Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
    Phnom Bakheng, what is know as the "sunset temple" due to its high vantage point above the rest of the area, and its unobstructed view of the hazy orange sunset. We follow groups of monks in similarly tinted hazy orange robes upwards, taking the slowly-climbing dirt path that winds its way around the mountain. The views as you climb are more and more impressive, especially when catching glimpses of hot air balloons in the distance, but the throng of people standing in line to access the top of the temple is not what we expected! There is a limited number of people allowed up at any given time, and the hope of us getting up there to see that last glimmering rays of the sun is slim at best. Every terrace and bench and area with a somewhat unobstructed view of the sunset is teeming with people, cameras at the ready. I like a good sunset as much as the next person, but not like this. We watch is happen as we descend back down the mountain.

    Conclusion: The hike is good, the views better, but if you are coming for the sunset, come EARLY!
    Written June 2, 2020
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  • Rune T
    Lund, Sweden414 contributions
    This so called temple-mountain with three towers typical for Angkor, is impressive and I found it worth while to climb the "mountain" 😊.

    However, if you are not so fit or have balance problem, you should consider that it is harder to climb down steep stairs than to go up.

    There are good restaurants near by. Their prices are normal, i.e. decent.
    Written February 15, 2020
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,649 contributions
    This temple is quite similar in style to Pre Rup. A number of elephant statues adorned the lower levels of the terrace. A bit of climbing needed to get to the highest level. Not too crowded - worth a quick visit though nothing too spectacular
    Written December 6, 2019
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  • chuckymustdie
    644 contributions
    Although not far from the super crowded Ta Prohm, access to Ta Nei is down a dirt track and it is bypassed by most tourists. This temple is unrestored and sits in the middle of the jungle. You can hear the birds and insects and it has a raw, undiscovered feel to it. There were two elderly people leaving as we arrived so we had the site all to ourselves. The state of decay with the trees growing through it is amazing and you can imagine how some of the other bigger and more famous temples must have looked when they were first discovered. It is a very photogenic site. I loved Ta Nei, it’s one of my favourite temples and I’m so glad we took the detour off the main road to see it.
    Written April 15, 2020
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  • jatflex
    11 contributions
    Thanks Mr Sokhy for the past 6 days, it has been great having you take us around the temples plus daily lunches into Siem Rep with our 2 young kids (as our hotel was out of town). Always on time, even though with our children we were always a bit late getting out! Very friendly and knowledgeable driver and guide. It helped loads having ice cold water and wet wipes at the ready after the visiting each temple. Would recommend anyone heading to Siem to contact before and arrange as required. Mr Sokhy can recommend a tour or can be flexible to meet needs. Thanks once again!
    Written February 24, 2020
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  • ITomm
    Edithvale, Australia72 contributions
    Wat Bo is North East from the Old Market, across the river. It is a bit dusty (as are most of the Monastery's in Siem Reap). GPS 13,21' 23.29631 103 51'41.0191 There were two or three main tourist highlights very worth browsing. The first is that this monastery has an area where temple reliefs, Buddha statues and ornaments are made (or practised to be made). You can watch wooden statues being carved or see plaster templates of architraves and columns. A second attraction is the "Path of Buddhas" - a long outside corridor of Buddha statues. A third is the cemetery area. Another area worth looking at was the Temple building - which at the time was being renovated - but care must be taken as the floor tiles can be easily cracked. Too, there are toilets available. Remember, as usual, that entering any buildings means shoes and hats off.
    Written March 22, 2020
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  • Patrick D
    Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
    It's a small 10th-century temple consisting of five reddish brick towers on a common terrace, a Its original Sanskrit name is unknown. The modern name in Khmer, "Prasat Kravan", means artabotrys odoratissimus temple. The temple was dedicated to Vishnu in 921
      The only interest lies in the bas-reliefs dedicated to the god Vishnu which are located on the interior walls.
    Written December 15, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,852 contributions
    This is a local style temple at the south end of the Royal Independence Gardens in Siem Reap. The temple grounds are open from 6am to 10pm daily. The exterior architecture of the temple is typical of others you will have seen during your travels in Cambodia and Thailand. Most interesting and the main reason for visiting are two statues within that believed to be of Angkorian princesses originally located in the Gallery of 1000 Buddhas at Angkor Wat that are held within this small temple.

    Considered sacred, the two statues were hidden and moved to different locations for many years by protective monks in order to keep their whereabouts unknown to invaders and treasure hunters. However in 1990, the sisters were settled here at this temple.

    Today, there is a constant flow of visitors making offerings the two sacred sisters. What you will see are two tall and thin statues as well as other smaller figurines. You'll also see numerous stands on the east side of the temple selling incense, flower garments and other items which can be made as offerings to the sister statues within the temple.

    Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chom Temple is convenient to see if you plan to pass through the Royal Independence Garden while in Siem Reap. Allow 5-10 minutes for your visit, remember to remove your shoes, cover shoulders and be respectful of local customs when entering the shrine which holds the statues.
    Written January 27, 2020
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