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ATTRACTIONS IN SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

INTRODUCTION TO SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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ANGKOR WAT

Angkor Wat is an enormous Buddhist temple complex located in northern Cambodia. Angkor Wat is said to be the largest religious monument in the world. Its name, which translates to “temple city” in the Khmer language of the region. The landmark now welcomes some 500,000 visitors each year—many of whom arrive early in the morning to capture images of the sunrise over what still is a very magical, spiritual place.

Angkor Thom Angkor Archeological Park

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BAYON TEMPLE

Bayon is located in the heart of Angkor Thom capital city. Bayon is known as the ‘Face Temple,’ famous for its 216 giant stone faces of Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist bodhisattva of Compassion. Built by a powerful Khmer king, Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, Bayon is one of the superstars of any Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom tour. The smiling faces with shuttered eyes are mesmerizing and serene.

Northern corner of the Angkor Thorn.

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PREAH KAHN

Preah Khan is one of most prominent temple complexes in Angkor.  It was earlier known as Nagara Jayasri, meaning Holy City of Victory. The site is currently maintained by the World Monuments Fund. The complex is known for its fine carvings as well as for its vegetation. It features for processional walkways leading to the gates of the temple.

Angkor Archaeological Park, Krong Siem Reap

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TA PROHM

One of the most famous temples in Angkor, the Ta Prohm is known for the huge trees and the massive roots growing out of its walls. The jungle temple also featured in the adventure movie “The tomb raider”; several shots were filmed in the Ta Prohm.

17000 Sok San Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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BANTEAY SAMRE

Banteay Samre was built on mid of the 12th century. It is well worth going to see this monument found, slightly off the beaten path, which features gorgeous sculpture work.  A calm, peaceful atmosphere fills the place, and on the way to it there is very pleasant country scenery, including villages and rice fields.

Puok, Cambodia

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ANGKOR SILK FARM

The Angkor Silk Farm is such an outstanding place to visit. Visitors can come to this silk farm and enjoy a guided tour and learn all about silkworm harvesting techniques, the silkworm breeding process, and even about the artisans who work at this eco-friendly silk farm. And, don’t forget to pick up a few souvenirs while you are here, as there a ton of various artifacts for sale.

Angkor Thom Angkor Archeological Park

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BANTEAY SREI

“The lady temple”, “the tiny temple”, “the pink temple”; Banteay Srei goes by many nicknames, an indication of the distinctiveness of this little gem of a temple, which feels so different to the imposing grandeur of the main Angkorian complex. The name Banteay Srei (or Banteay Srey) is a modern one, meaning “citadel of the women” or, “citadel of beauty”. People speculate that this is due to its miniature scale, the pink colour of the limestone, and the elaborate decorative carvings of many devatas (minor female deities) that grace its walls.

Angkor Thom Angkor Archeological Park

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ANGKOR NATIONAL MUSEUM

Angkor National Museum, a state-of-the-art showpiece on the Khmer civilization and the majesty of Angkor. Displays are themed by era, religion and royalty as visitors move through the impressive galleries.

National Route No 6 near the Cambodian Cultural Village.

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WAR CAMBODIA MUSEUM

The purpose of this museum is to keep the memory of the civil war in the history of Cambodia alive and to preserve the unique collection for posterity. The War museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia displays numbers of old military equipment, such as aircraft, tanks, landmine sand and guns, all in quite shabby condition.

Sivatha Road

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ANGKOR NIGHT MARKET

Angkor The Angkor Night Market, commonly known as the Original Night Market, established in 2007, was the first night market to open in Siem Reap and even the whole of Cambodia. It is located just off of Sivatha Road, in the heart of the town. It is an outdoors market, but is covered by a roof to protect it from the elements. With around 240 shops, it is the biggest and most interesting night market to see. As the biggest night market in Siem Reap, it naturally has a wide variety of things to see, do, eat and enjoy. A modest food court offers Cambodian, Western and Asian specialties. Excellent English is spoken here.

800m away from the hotel

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PUB STREET

A holiday in Siem Reap is incomplete without a night out on the legendary party road of Cambodia - known as Pub Street., 100m stretch of road speckled with neon lit clubs, bars, restaurants, and vendors. It is located in the heart of the city nearby to the beautiful Siem Reap river and various markets, Pub Street is where backpackers from all over the world gather and dance the night away.

Khom Slokram Village

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ANGKOR ZIPLINE

Angkor Zipline recently received our second Trip Advisor 2019 Certificate for Excellence, one of the 3 most prestigious awards for tourism attractions.e world gather and dance the night away. Cambodia’s Forestry officials inspect and approve our course annually because it is essential to them we are safe and protective of the environment. Angkor Zipline is the only eco-adventure inside Angkor Parkfor a reason. That’s a lot of responsibility, but as these awards show, we are up to the task.

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