Historic Sites in Siem Reap

Historic Sites in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap Historic Sites

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  • Lawrence B
    Sydney, Australia757 contributions
    We saw many temples yesterday and had to keep going. The smaller temples are amazing the carvings and history blows your mind. Please call sennet. He is amazing his knowledge made the whole day so much more +855 93 345 756. This is his number
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • David
    Oxford, UK1,259 contributions
    The Angkor Archaeological Park is quite simply one of the best places I have been to. So many fascinating sites to look at. Exploring to do. The beaten track to go off. The entry ticket is amazingly good value, and ensures the maintenance of the Park, as well as facilities which support visitors, such as the Restrooms which are near all of the more-visited temples.

    It so so amazing to see the great work which has been done by many dedicated people over the years to ensure that the Park can be visited.

    I look forward to it's continued preservation.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Greg S
    Sydney, Australia1,586 contributions
    This temple is just up from Bayon Temple, where this temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the royal palace. Some climbing of staircases, which provide some great views of the complex and surrounds. This temple is part of the Angkor Thom complex of temples!
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Greg S
    Sydney, Australia1,586 contributions
    Built during the reign of Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style.
    It is well restored and worth the visit! It is the only temple with a coffin in it! The temple has lovely rock carvings!
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • David
    Oxford, UK1,259 contributions
    I was the only visitor at 0730 on a Tues. My visit felt very peaceful and undisturbed.

    The copious lichens on the structure give a quality of being more 'wild' than some of the more restored temples. Vibe of greater ruination. The atmosphere is rather like one of exploration of a hidden ruin (albeit one curated and swept daily!).
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • David
    Oxford, UK1,259 contributions
    Interesting statues on either side of the bridge. Some with restored heads. The Impact of time and erosion has made some a little denuded of limbs!

    There are large faces visible on each side of the arch structure. Better on one side.

    Quite a lot of traffic on the bridge - still a much used thoroughfare.

    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Jane B
    Oxford, UK64 contributions
    We visited this memorial as a family (myself, my husband and our 3 boys - 16, 14 & 12y) during a brief stay in Siem Reap.
    Sadly there were no guides available so I don’t think we really got as much out of this moving place as we should but it was still well worth visiting and utterly overwhelming.
    We all realised how ignorant we were about the history of the Cambodian civil war and visiting this memorial prompted some very deep family discussions. We went home and did a lot of research into what happened and the tragedy and terror that went along with this story as a result of our visit.
    If you can find a guide, I would definitely pay a bit extra for this but either way, do visit. This is a part of history that should never be forgotten. It is utterly terrifying that all this happened within the last 50 years.
    Written August 8, 2022
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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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  • David
    Oxford, UK1,259 contributions
    This temple predates other temples by a couple centuries. The building style is notably different, with an abundance of red stone and animal statues.

    The Temple reportedly stood at the centre of a great reservoir, one of the largest hand-cut reservoirs on earth. You can still make our the contours on satellite images. Being similar in size to the West Mebon/Baray reservoir to the NW of the town of Siem Reap.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • chuckymustdie
    Australia647 contributions
    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, 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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  • Greg S
    Sydney, Australia1,586 contributions
    This temple is part of the complex of temples complex at Angkor Tom. You can’t access this temple! However, the architecture is still great. This temple is the west entrance to Phimeanakas temple!
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,739 contributions
    once upon a time a swimming pool of Royal size, now it is forbidden for normal folks to have a swim. but it is still a nice place, just accross the Banteay Kdei compound. sitting in the shade, gazing out on the water, and watching out for some Royal swimmer... relaxing.
    Written January 13, 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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  • traveltotelltales
    Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
    The gate, the balustrade, the asuras and the devas on a single frame against a sunny midday just took my breath away. Angkor wat is at the pinnacle, but Angkor Thom is no less either. I have enjoyed the temples here the most. You just cannot, cannot miss Angkor Thom.
    Written February 22, 2022
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