Siem Reap Destination

Bayon Temple

Siem reap province is located in northwest cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in cambodia, as it is the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor, a sprawling World heritage-listed complex of ancient temples with the magnificent Angkor Wat as the focal point. Annually, more than one million visitors travel through the small city to see the adjacent Angkor ruins. But it is not just the temples that make this town attractive. visit the tonle Sap lake with its floating villages, where you can explore the traditional khmer way of life or the national park of preak tuol where you can find unique birds.

A one day excursion takes you to phnom kulen, where on weekends hundreds of khmers pilgrim to a temple on the mountain top. When the evening comes, visitors tend to spend their time lying around their sanctuaries and splashing in a pool if they're lucky, sipping or supping in one of the town's many stylish (and some not-so-stylish) bars and restaurants, seeing the minor sites, visiting nearby villages and shopping…

Arrival

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE

+ Siem Reap International Airport:is a 6km, 15 minutes from town center.
+ Chon Kneas Ferry Dock: for those arriving from Phnom Penh or Battambang by river ferry, the ferry dock is located at Chong Kneas near Phnom Krom, 15km south of Siem Reap town.
+ Chong Kov Sou Bus Station: is located near Phsar Leu a couple of kilometers west of town center.

Attractions

ATTRACTIONS

There are countless of attractions in Siem Reap City, here we are to name some best of the best....

Angkor Wat - Heritage of Humanity and World Wonder - Angkor Wat, which literally means ‘City Temple’, is a Hindu temple complex built to replicate the heavens on earth.  Constructed for King Suryavarman II in the early twelfth century, it is the best-preserved temple and is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture.
Angkor Thom - Angkor Thom is a very popular tourist spot. It was established in the late twelfth century to early thirteenth century by King Jayavarman VII. This site is situated 1.7 Km north of Angkor Wat, within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those established by Jayavarman and his successors.
Bayon Temple - Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple built in the late twelfth century or early thirteenth century. Built at the centre of King Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom was the last state temple to be built at Angkor, and the only Angkorian state temple to be built primarily as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine dedicated to the Buddha.  Following Jayavarman’s death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance to their religious preferences.
Banteay Srei Temple - Consecrated in 967 A.D, Banteay Srei was speculated to have been known earlier as Banteay Serai, which literally means the Citadel of Victory.  This was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch; its construction is credited to a courtier named Yajnavaraha, who was a scholar and philanthropist and a counselor to king Rajendravarman.
Ta Prohm Temple - Ta Prohm, a Bayon style temple, is believed to be built in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.  It was founded by King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found where the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors.
Phnom Bakheng - Phnom Bakheng was constructed more than two centuries before the Angkor Wat. It is a Hindu temple originally built in the form of a temple mountain dedicated to Shiva. Historians believe that Phnom Bakheng was in its heyday, the principal temple of the Angkor region. Located atop a hill, this is the most popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger Angkor Wat temple which lies amid the jungle about 1.5 km away.

Elephan Ride - one of the popular attractions. This was how the Ancient Angkorian Kings mean of transportation from point A to B. Now, you can experience this unique service, elephants ride start from the South gate of Angkor Thom where they will lead you down the road to the majestic Bayon to the backdrop of inquisitive monkeys and jungle.

You can also take an elephant up to Phnom Bakheng to watch the spectacular sunset over Angkor Wat.

Tonle Sap Lake/Floating Village - Chong Kneas is the floating village at the edge of the lake closest and most accessible to Siem Reap. There are floating houses, floating markets, schools, clinic, church.....
Angkor National Museum - is classified as one of Cambodia’s premier museum sites. On display are thousands of important Buddhist and Hindu sculptures from the various Angkor temples. Many original pieces recovered for safe-keeping by the authorities from the temple ruins are also on exhibit at this museum.
Silk Farm (Pouk District) - located about 20 minutes from Siem Reap downtown. You will be able to  process from the mulberry bushes cultivation to the production of silk fabrics and accessories. As the Silk Farm covers an area of 8 hectares, of which 5 are used for the mulberry trees plantation, you will enjoy the beautiful setting while learning about the fascinating process of silk-making.
Kulen Mountain National Park - The site is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters hold special significance to the people of Cambodia. Just a few inches under the surface of the water, over 1000 carvings of Yoni and Linga are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given the sacred carvings which also include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu lying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from Vishnu’s navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a beautiful waterfall.
Night Market - Like the one in Phnom Penh, the Angkor Night Market is also designed to give visitors a secure and enjoyable shopping and dining experience in a vibrant, contemporary Khmer environment. Both these night markets offer a wide variety of stalls offering a diverse range of goods and services.  A ‘must visit’ when in the vicinity.

Visas & Entry

VISAS & ENTRY

A passport with at least 6 month validity is required. A visa is required for most nationalities. One-month visas are AVAILABLE ON ARRIVAL at the international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, through Cambodian embassies and at many border crossins. Touris visa: US$20. Business visa: US$25. One 4x6 photos is required. Tourist visas can be extended for one month, but only one time.

Climate & Weather

CLIMATE & WEATHER

Practically speaking, Cambodia has four seasons: 1) November - February: cool/dry; 2) March-May: hot/dry; 3) June-August: hot/rainy; 4) September-October: cool/rainy. Mid-day temperaturs range from about 32-37 degree celcius. The heat should begin to subsidise by September. The monsoon rains will continue into early October and ordinarily follow a fairly regular daily pattern of dry mornings with a good change of rain the afternoon.

 

* source: Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia

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Siem Reap Head Office:
No. 131, Group 4,  Traing Village
Sangkat Slorkram, Siem Reap City, Cambodia
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