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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Siem Reap

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  • JayRae1
    Glasgow, UK1,546 contributions
    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, 2021
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  • Goannas
    Comet, Qld1,662 contributions
    This was a really interesting half day on our last day in Siem Reap. We had nothing organised but a friend of our son offered to take us. We didn't quite know what to expect. After a VERY dusty ride in Sam's tuk tuk we arrived and paid for our boat ride up the river towards the lake, we then walked through the village. Absolutely fascinating to see the way the villagers live and the style of the highset houses. Amazing to think that the street we walked down would be totally submerged in the wet season and that, instead of pushbikes and walking, everyone would be travelling by boat.
    I'd love to see it again in the wet season and compare it to the dusty, hot and dry day when we were there.
    Written July 26, 2020
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  • TravelingTraveler1
    Siem Reap, Cambodia11 contributions
    I am happy to see this temple. There are no tourist or Khmer visitor. It was only some cats. The temple is beautiful and they did a great job with preservation. Many place to climb and explore and take photos. I recommend a visit and eat noodle Preah dak
    Written August 7, 2020
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  • Chris T
    London, Canada51 contributions
    This place is fantastic a great place to see rural Cambodian life! Wonderful to take a boat ride and see all the houses on stilts and see all the locals fishing and going about there day to day activities. Although we love the famous Cambodian temples if you want a break from them and see something different this is a really nice option.
    Written April 17, 2020
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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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  • Gmglcfc
    Kirby Muxloe, UK287 contributions
    Came across this Buddhist Temple when walking along the river. Free to wander around. Found the grounds/ garden interesting as well as the reclining Buddha.

    Well worth a visit and good for photo’s
    Written April 26, 2020
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  • J.S.
    3 contributions
    These temples are further away from the city centre but definitely worth a visit. The drive takes more than an hour to an hour and half each way but the visit can be done in about half a day. Did these and visited the floating village on the same day.
    Written August 12, 2019
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
    After visiting "Prasat Kravan", your next stop could probably be the neighboring "Banteay Kdei" - a Buddhist temple and monastery built, between the 12th and the 13th centuries, by the legendary Khmer King Jayavarman VII. It follows the characteristics of the "Angkor Wat" and "Bayon" architectural styles and is also known as the moated "Citadel of Monks' Cells", or as the "Citadel of Chambers". "Banteay Kdei" was built of soft sandstone and, due to sandstone's fragility, many of its galleries and structures collapsed down. As "Banteay Kdei" has never been restored, it allows visitors to really experience how it probably looked originally. "Banteay Kdei" is definitely a "jungle-temple" and will certainly pretty much remind you of nearby "Ta Prohm", one of the most iconic temples in the Angkor complex. Just opposite "Banteay Kdei", stands the large pool and terrace of "Srah Srang", the ancient "Royal Baths" of the Khmer Empire. Visit them all - "Prasat Kravan", "Banteay Kdei", "Srah Srang" and "Ta Prohm" - and remember, you are experiencing one of the most important archaeological complexes in the whole World. Absolutely unmissable! Enjoy
    Written October 31, 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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  • AnnaBananaPole
    Essex, UK222 contributions
    This was a really good tour to go on and I cannot recommend it enough. Our tour guide was great and he was so knowledgeable so I gained a lot of information on this tour.

    It is definitely worth the visit to see how these people live and seeing the insight into different cultures.
    Written April 24, 2020
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  • SandyGerry
    5 contributions
    We found out about this place and decided to have a look, it could do with a bit of maintenance but thats ok , we got to meet and have a chat with the man himself and then we looked around there is a platform that you can go up to so you are looking down on the display. We discovered that looking into the compound next door that they were breeding Alligators and had quite a few in different tanks .
    Written February 12, 2020
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  • Jerome B
    Columbia, MD958 contributions
    Wandered through here because it was close to my hotel. Lots of upscale shops with a wide range of Cambodian handicrafts and other products, including one that gives samples of various flavored rice whiskeys. Worth a visit and even a place to buy.
    Written March 1, 2020
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  • Cartertravels15
    Alton, UK192 contributions
    Very pleased our guide took us to Preah Palilay and then a pleasant gentle walk through trees to Phimeanakas and it's beautiful lakes.It is a small laterite temple in a three stepped pyramid form.It is found to the west side of the terrace of the elephants.Would visit again in the afternoon the quietest time of day.
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • Deelc65
    McCrae, Australia26 contributions
    Well worth a visit to have a drink or a lovely meal in the training cafe. Great work being done at New Hope.
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • Muguncjb
    Chennai (Madras), India1,051 contributions
    After visiting Angkor main temple for few hours which almost took more than 2 to 3 km distance walk which no one can avoid (because of the far away parking area due to the canal front of the Angkor wat temple), next started to visit Bayon temple in Angkor thom area.

    The entry point to Angkor thom area is the Angkor south gate and the surrounding canal. Just before and very close to it is the Baksei Chamkrong temple. Most probably every tourist will stop in this area. However, this area was reached in just 5-7 minutes ride from Angkor wat. So can have quick look/visit at the temple without entering inside to save time, as the next big attraction Bayon temple needed a lot of walk again. Decide spending time at Baksei Chamkrong temple in case if the trip is for one day only. If the Angkor trip is for more than one day, then can spend some time at Baksei Chamkrong temple.
    Written November 30, 2019
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