Explore Angkor Wat - A must-visit attraction in Siem Reap

When you step into Siem Reap, you will embark on a journey through millennia, engaging in a sacred dialogue with an ancient kingdom. Are you ready? Let's embark on this pilgrimage.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Angkor Wat, known as the world's largest religious complex and a great wonder of ancient eastern civilization, is a collective term for the Angkor archaeological site located about 6 kilometers north of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat is recognized as one of the four ancient wonders of the East, and its unique architectural style and the design of the Angkor temple even became the symbol of the Cambodian flag.

Tonle Sap Lake in DongLisah

Take a boat trip to see the floating villages on Dong Lai Lake in Vietnam, and enjoy the beauty of the water houses. Dong Lai Lake, also known as the Tonle Sap Lake, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Southeast Asia and is connected to the Mekong River in Phnom Penh. There are several water villages on the lake, known as "Vietnamese floating villages", where many Vietnamese refugees have settled. During the boat trip, you can admire the houses, churches, schools, and other buildings on the water and experience the unique sunset views on the lake, especially in the evening.

Bayon Temple

Visit the core area of Angkor Wat and explore the most important temple. Baphuon Temple is the center of the Angkor Thom (Angkor Wat) and is also the most exquisite part. Built in the late 12th century, the temple was built by King Jayavarman VII for himself. Here, tourists can not only appreciate the famous "Khmer smile", but also immerse themselves in the rich and vivid reliefs on the corridor.

Queen's Palace Banteay Srei

Located about 21 kilometers northeast of the city of Angkor Thom and near the Litchi Mountain, the Queen's Palace in Angkor is a unique and magnificent building with exquisite details and vibrant colors. It is famous for its intricate carvings and is regarded as a gem of Angkorian art.

Prasat Beng Mealea in Khmer

Located in the Angkor Archaeological Park, Beng Mealea is one of the most mysterious temples. It is situated about 40 kilometers east of Angkor Wat and approximately 10 kilometers northeast of the Queen's Palace, completely surrounded by wilderness. Here, you can witness how Angkor Wat looked before it was rediscovered in the jungle. Although Beng Mealea is now mostly in ruins, covered by dense vegetation, and cannot be fully explored, its unique charm is still worth the trip.

Phnom Bakheng

Bakheng Hill is the preferred location to admire the sunset at Angkor Wat. It is located northwest of the temple, about 1.5 km outside the South Gate of Angkor Thom. The small hill is about 65 meters high and is the highest point in the surrounding area, offering a magnificent view of Angkor Wat. On top of the hill stands Bakheng Temple, a sacred site for the Hindu God Shiva. However, the most attractive feature is the magnificent sunset view from the Bakheng Hill. There are two ways to get to the top of the hill: walking or riding an elephant. Whichever way you choose, you can experience the charm of this fascinating location firsthand.

Bar Street Street 08

Next to the lively and crowded old city area of Siem Reap, there is a street near the old market that foreigners call "Pub Street," which has become a place where they linger. As the name suggests, there are many bars on this street, but unlike traditional bars, they also serve as restaurants. During the day, you can enjoy delicious food at the restaurants on the street, and at night, you can come to the bars for a drink and experience the unique nightlife of Siem Reap.

Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple, also known as "Taubarong Temple", is located to the east of Angkor Wat and was built to commemorate the mother of King Jayavarman VII of Cambodia. This temple is also known as the "mother temple". Ta Prohm Temple was built with a large amount of stone and was once a temple that housed monks, priests and dancers, and also had the functions of a temple and monastery. However, over time, dense tropical trees gradually entered the temple, and tree roots covered the entire building like a python, even penetrating into the interior of the building. This caused the stone towers and walls to collapse, and the originally neat and uniform building became a maze-like phenomenon due to the interweaving of debris and plants. This unique natural and cultural spectacle has also become a filming location for the movie Tomb Raider.

Angkor National Museum

The Angkor National Museum is a 10,000 square meter venue with 5,000 square meters of exhibition halls showcasing art and artifacts. These collections are representative of the artistic achievements of various Khmer dynasty periods and are all genuine. The museum's exterior design highlights the characteristics of macro-referencing and micro-change. From afar, the roof of the museum gives people a feeling of the ancient towers of Angkor Wat. However, upon closer inspection, one will find that details such as the corridors, doorframes, and windows are not only inspired by the design of Angkor Wat but also incorporate modern elements, attracting many visitors to explore and study the rich cultural heritage left by the Khmer civilization.