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General information
- Province: Siem Reap
- Area: 10,299sq km
- Population: 732,111
- Density: 68
- District: 12
- Commune: 100
- Village: 882
Siem Reap is one of the best known provinces in the North of Cambodia and is 314km from Phnom Penh.
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Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Angkor Borie:
- Description: Angkor Borie is a town in the area of several ruins and archaeological digs. The area contains artifacts dating from the Funan (4th/5th century) and Water Chenla (8th century) as well as the later Angkorian period. The prasat ruins on top of nearby Phnom Da are 11th century Angkorian. There is a smalll museum in the town.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Angkor Handicraft 1:
- How to go: 1.5 km (5mn) From Provincial Town.
- Location : Stoeng Thmey Village,Sway Dongkom Commune, SR District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Angkor Handicraft 2:
- How to go: 7 km (15mn) From Provincial Town.
- Location: Angkor Compound.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Angkor wat:
- Description: There are few places anywhere on earth to match the splendor of Angkor Wat. The temple is one of the largest monuments to religion ever built and is truly one the wonders of the world. Believed to have been constructed as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. As with other Angkorean temples and walled cities such as Angkor Thom, the central theme of Khmer architecture revolved around the idea of the temple-mountain. By the time building on Angkor Wat was begun early in the 12th century, this had been elaborated to a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu god Vishnu. The five towers symbolize Mount Meru's five peaks. It is difficult to express in words the enormous scale of Angkor Wat, but it can be explained in part by a
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Angkor Zoo:
- How to go: 5 km (10mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Nature Wildlife and Preserves.

- Location: Mondol Chon Pika, Angkor Compound.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Bakorng Temple:
- Description: Located at Au Luok village, Ba Korng Commune, Pra Sat Ba Korng District in 15-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap by the National Road No. 6. Then turning right.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Baksei Chamkrong:
- Description: Mid 10th Hindu Harshavarman I. Baksei Chamkrong is a 12-meter tall brick and laterite pyramid. Combine with a visit to the South Gate and Phnom Bakheng. Lighting is best in the morning. Harshavarman I began construction or perhaps dedicated statues at the site. The temple was later improved/restored by Rajendravarman II shortly after the capital was returned to Angkor from Koh Ker. According to inscriptions on the doorway Rajendravarman consecrated the temple with the installation of golden Shiva image in 947AD. It may have also served as funerary temple.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Banteay Kdei:
- Description: This temple was constructed by Jayavarman VII during the 12th and 13th Centuries. It systems of galleries and vestibules that were added after the construction of the main towers makes it look like a cloister. It was built in sandstone, which has deteriorated quite badly. However, there remain some very beautiful lintels and pediments.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Banteay Sam Re Temple:
- Description: Located at Preah Dak commune, Bon Tiey Srey District by Charles De Gaulle Road via Angkor Wat in 16-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Banteay Srey Rochna:
- How to go: 1 km (4mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Location: Trang Village, Svay Dongkom Commune, Siem Reap District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Banteay Srey Temple:
- Description: Located at Banteay Srey village, Banteay Srey commune, Banteay Srey District in 32-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap by Charles De Gaulle Road, then turning left by Road A66.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Baphuon:
- Description: This temple built by Udayadityarvarman II was the most poorly constructed of all the temples in Angkor. From the remaining ruins, it is possible to see how imposing it was. This temple hill was dedicated to Shiva, but in its reliefs many motives from the Vishnu epic can be seen. Restoration work continues to be carried out on the Baphuon.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Baray Tuek Thla:
- How to go: 10 km (17mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings, Location: Toek Vil Village, Toek Vil Commune, Puok District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Baray Tuek Vel Handicraft:
- How to go: 10 km (17mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Nature Wildlife and Preserves.

- Location: Toek Vil Village, Toek Vil Commune, Puok District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Big Circle:
- Description: Located at 13-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap. Big circle consists of temples of Neak Poan, Kruol Ko, Ta Som, East and West Me Bon temple, Pre Rup temple and Sras Srong (pond).
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Boeung Mealear:
- How to go: 68 km (2h:30mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Sway Leu district.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Bok Mountain:
- Description: Locates at Ka Van Commune, Bon Tey Srey District in 26-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap by the National Road No. 6 or in 19-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap by Charles De Gaulle Road.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Chao Srey Vibol:
- How to go: 25 km (1h:30mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Trach Village, Balang Commune, Bakong District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Crocodile Farm:
- How to go: 4 km (8mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Nature Wildlife and Preserves.

- Location: Wat Sway Village, Sway Dongkum Commune, Siem Reap District
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap East Mebon:
- Description: Also built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman, this temple was situated on a small island in the middle of the Oriental, or Eastern, Baray. It has all the characteristics of the mountain temple but was accessible by boat only. From the inscriptions found close to it, we know that Rajendravarman dedicated it to his parents.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Group Of Angkor Thom Temple:
- Description: Located at 10-kilometer from the provincial town of Siem Reap by the connecting road from Angkor Touch temple. Group of Angkor Thom temple consists of Bayon, Ba Puon, Vi Mean Akas, Pro Lean Chol Dam Rey, Ba Li Lay, Suor Proat having 12 peaks, Khlang Khang Cheung Khlang Khang Tbong, group of Phreah Pi Thu temple having three temples, Viheah 17 Lveng, and terrace of Sdach Kum Lung with five statues of Phrea Thom each has five-meter heigh consisting of Pheah En Tep, Preah Ang Ngut, Preah Tep Pro Liem and Preah Sang Tuk.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Group Of Angkor Touch Temple:
- Description: Located at Siem Reap District, North of the provincial town of Siem Reap in seven-kilometer distance from the provincial town by Ko May Road or Charles De Gaulle Road. Group of small-circle temples consists of Angkor Touch (Angkor Wat) which has 65-meter height, 200-hectar land area and surface of the temple 1,500 Meters X 1,300 Meter, was built at the beginning of 12th century during the reign of the king Sorayak Varman II (1,113-1,152) dedicated to Preah Vi Snouk who then was named Preah Bo Me Vi Snouk Lok right after he died, Bak Kheng temple which has 45-meter height and 109 peaks located on the top of 65-meter height mountain of Bak Kheng where tourists usually climb up to get fresh air and take picture of sun set in the afternoon, Prum Kril temple; Bay Kho Ek temple or temple; Bak Sey Cham Krong temple and many other small temples.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Kampong Pluk:
- How to go: 30 km (2h:30mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Kok Kdol Village, Kompong Pluk Commune, Bakong District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Kbal Spean:
- How to go: 50 km (1h) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Dokpor village, Khun Ream Commune, Banteay Srei District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Kulen Mountain:
- Description: Locates at Districts of Svay Len and Va Rin in 48-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap by Short-cut or in 50-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap via Charles De Gaulle Road, small circle, big circle, Preah Dak, Road A66, then turning to the Malaysian Developed Road. At the mountain of Ku Len, tourists can visit such places as follows:

CHUP PREAH: Is the plain spot with cool water flows and locates at the mountain's valley. Next to it, there is a rare-big tree of Cham Pa having 0.7-meter diameter and 15-meter height. At Chup Preah, there is a big Buddhist statue and many other small statues made during 16th century.

LINGA 1,000: Locates on the mountain, along the river of Siem Reap and has a lot of figures of Yoni and Linga spreading out at the bottom of the river.

TERRACE OF SDACH KUM LING: Is the plain terrace having a small ruined temple made of solid brick at the middle; the study proves that the terrace covered by lava for hundreds years.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Lovil Temple:
- How to go: 15 km (30mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Loley Village, Bakong Commune, Bakong District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Neak Pean:
- Description: Built by Jayavarman VII, this temple is the perfect representation on earth of the cosmic world. It has been said that this monument was consecrated to Buddha who reached perfection in Nirvana, and the ornamental lakes surrounding it was meant as places where pilgrims could wash and purify themselves before reaching the supreme perfection. In the centre of these ornamental lakes there is a small temple surrounded by two nagas, whose heads allow a passage on the West side. This temple is one of the beauties of Khmer art.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap O Thmar Dap:
- How to go: 66 km (2h:15mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings, Location: Sway Leu district.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Phnom Krom Temple:
- How to go: 13 km (30mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Phnom Krom Village, Chong Kneas Commune, Siem Reap District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Pipor Mordak Khmer:
- How to go: 2 km (4mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Location: Slo Krom Commune, Siem Reap District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Pre Rup:
- Description: This temple was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman. Its proportions are perfect, a truly beautiful piece of work. In its construction we can see the first appearance of the long halls which are very common in the construction of temples with continuous galleries. Pre Rup means turning the body and the Khmer people believe this temple was a funeral monument.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Preah Kor Temple:
- How to go: 14 km (27mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Olok Village, Kompong Plok Commune, Prasat Bakong District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Roluos:
- Description: About 10 km from Siem Reap lies the complex of Roluos, one of the first Khmer capitals built by Jayavarman II, then called Hariharalaya. Today we can visit three remaining Hindu sanctuaries: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. All three temples were built of brick and though they are not as spectacular as the other temples of Angkor, they are well preserved and very interesting.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Silk Farming:
- How to go: 2 km (4mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Location: Slo Krom Commune, Siem Reap District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Small Circle:
- Description: Located at 12-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Siem Reap. Small circle consists of group of Thorm Nun temple, Chao Say Tevada, Stone bridge, Ta Keo temple, Ta Ney temple, Ta Prum temple, Bon Tey Kdey temple, Sras Srong (pond) and Kro Van temple.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Spean Kampong Kdey:
- How to go: 62 km (2h:30mn) From Provincial Town . 62 km (2h:30mn) From Provincial Town
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings, Location: Kompong Kdey Village, Kompong Kdey Commune,Chikreng District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Srah Srang:
- Description: The royal pool is situated opposite the East gate of Banteay Kdei. It is known as the King's bath.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Ta Keo:
- Description: King Suryavarman I commissioned this temple in the 10th Century but it was never completed. It is a pyramid on 5 levels whose total height is 22 meters. It is dedicated to Shiva.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Ta Prohm:
- Description: This temple was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother. Ta Prohm has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archeologists to show how nature can destroy man's work. It has been largely overgrown by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself. It's the sort of place where you'd expect to see Indiana Jones step out from behind a fallen pillar. As such, it is one of the most regularly visited temples, with visitors often arriving during the warmer hours of the middle of the day to take advantage of the protective canopy the forest spreads above the temple. Ta Prohm looks as many of the monuments did when European explorers first laid eyes on them.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Terrace of the Elephants:
- Description: At the North of the Baphuon lies the Royal city, of which very little remains except these two Terraces. The first owes its name to the outstanding depiction of elephants, while the second gets its name from the magnificent sculpture of King Yasovarman, popularly known as the Leper King. The original of this statue is now in the National Museum in Phnom Penh.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Tonle Sap:
- How to go: 16 km (1h) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Nature Wildlife and Preserves.

- Location: Chong Kneas Village, Chong Knies Commune, Siem Reap District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Ty Lean Pikheat:
- How to go: 3 km (5mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Trapeang Ses Village, Kok Chok Commune, Siem Reap District.
Tourist attractions in Siem Reap Wat Atwea Temple:
- How to go: 8 km (16mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Wat Atwea Village, Siem Reap Commune, Siem Reap District.

Source: Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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