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Local History in Siem Reap

TOP 1
Angkor Wat Complex
4.6/5
3,395 Reviews
Siem Reap
6.5km from downtown
Historical Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
大王没叫我来巡山
"I went to Angkor Wat in Cambodia 6 years ago. It is very convenient to take a car and return every day, about $40 a day! I only know when I go in! Angkor Wat was also quite large and very spectacular in that year. One of the movies, Tomb Raider, is a scene from the collapse of the Miriam at Angkor Wat."

Reasons to Recommend: Angkor Wat is the common name for the Angkor complex of temples. It is one of Cambodia's landmarks as well as a representative symbol of the country. It is located 6km north of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat combines the two basic elements of Cambodia temple architecture—altars and corridors—in a highly regimented and symmetrical complex of buildings. There are more than 600 extant structures. Some of the most famous include the Angkor Temple, Angkor Thom, Bakheng, Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei.

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TOP 2
Angkor Thom
4.4/5
705 Reviews
Siem Reap
6.5km from downtown
Historical Site
小思文
"The Tongwang City is also a 100-year-old building, retaining a lot of the remains of the time traces, is also a very important Cambodian custom building, its own historical characteristics are very strong, there are many beautiful sculptures to enjoy oh."

Reasons to Recommend: Tongwangcheng is also called the Great Angkor and Angkor City. It has been destroyed many times in the war and has been rebuilt several times. It is the heart of Angkor's monuments. At its peak, the population reached millions. Today, the remains of the ancient city of Bayon Temple, Bapong Temple, and the Palace of the Sky are the main attractions of the tour. The East Gate was once the location of the movie "Tomb Raider", and there is a "Victory Gate" on the north side of the East Gate that leads directly to the Royal Palace and is dedicated to the King and the Triumph Army.

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TOP 3
Banteay Srei
4.5/5
1,766 Reviews
Siem Reap
29.5km from downtown
Historical Site
享旅世界
"The Queen's Palace is a relatively small site among all Siem Reap sites in Cambodia. It is not large, but it is famous and one of the most unique and exquisite architectural complexes in Angkor. Found in 1914, the "Queen's Palace", known as "The Pearl of Angkor Monuments" and "The Diamond of Angkor Arts", is a god of Shiva, one of the three major Brahman gods, famous for its smallness, exquisiteness and magnificence. The Queen's Palace is about 20 kilometers from Siem Reap City and can be reached in more than half an hour. Because the attractions in Angkor are subject to the pass system, tickets for all attractions are included in the pass. Tickets not sold separately are only checked, so you must not lose paper tickets. After entering the gate of the ticket office outside the Queen's Palace, it takes a short walk to reach the outside of the Queen's Palace wall, and on the way there will be several more damaged sites. Outside the Queen's Palace wall, there is a pond, forming a relatively independent palace area. The Queen's Palace is in good condition, with the best stone sculptures in the world. Many of the stone sculptures in the temple are three-dimensional, walls, columns, door posts and other architectural surfaces are almost completely covered by relief, without any gaps. The Queen's Palace embossing knife is smooth and delicate, with delicate lines and bright colors. It is the first of all Angkor embossings, and is known as the "Diamond of Angkor Arts". Unlike the blue sandstone used in most Angkor monuments, the palace is made of Khmer-specific red earth and peach-colored stone. The water-rich red earth is convenient for transportation, construction and intricate patterns. After the building was built, it became very hard after drying, and it is said that it can reach a level of not bad for thousands of years. In short, the Queen's Palace is a must-see for travel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and it takes at least an hour to travel around."

Reasons to Recommend: Banteay Srei is located near Phnom Kulen in Northeast Angkor Thom. It is a unique and exquisite building among Angkor's monuments. It is famous for its bright colors and exquisite reliefs. It is known as the “Gem of Angkor Art”. The name Banteay Srei means “women's castle”, which is supposed to have been constructed and carved by women. Its Central Tower and large library contain a large number of statues. Its walls, columns and other architectural surfaces are full of reliefs, complex shapes and soft lines. Unlike the green sandstones used in most of the Angkor monuments, Banteay Srei was built using Khmer-specific red clay, which is extremely colorful and keeps the carvings intact.

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TOP 4
Angkor Archaeological Park
4.6/5
105 Reviews
Siem Reap
6.5km from downtown
Historical Site
小思文
"Angkor Archaeological Park is also a very good building, there are many historical buildings and religious buildings of Angkor culture, plants are very old, many trees around the archaeological building, feel a kind of nature return to the truth."
TOP 5
Beng Mealea
4.4/5
1,504 Reviews
Siem Reap
42.6km from downtown
Historical Site
大王没叫我来巡山
"The Beng Mi Leh and Angkor Wat in Cambodia are two directions, and Beng Mi Leh is also one. The large and dilapidated temple is also a viewing place of the Tomb Raider, with a famous tree Buddha inside. The road to Beng Bili, built by Chinese people to help Cambodia, is as beautiful as the road to the sky."

Reasons to Recommend: Beng Mealea is a mysterious, hidden temple in the Angkor heritage complex, its name means “Lotus Pond”. On the dirt road in front of Beng Mealea, there is a multi-headed snake statue, and the river flower pond next to it has dried up. Beng Mealea's size and design style is similar to that of Angkor Wat. Today, there are only broken pillars, collapsed walls and ruins in the temple, leaving traces of war and earthquake. Surrounded by jungle, it appears to be in a state of even flux. Many well-known movies and TV series such as Tomb Raider have been filmed here.

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TOP 6
Angkor National Museum
4.6/5
1,016 Reviews
Siem Reap
1.4km from downtown
Museum
suifeng2019
"The Angkor National Museum has a Chinese-language guide, which has 42 items, which can be clicked on to the content of the guide, so that you can learn more about the story behind each statue."

Reasons to Recommend: The Angkor National Museum mainly exhibits cultural relics and works of art from various periods of the Khmer dynasty, including stone carvings, images of Buddha, multimedia images, etc. The collections are vast and precious. The exterior shape of the museum is uniquely designed and the roof has the charm of the ancient tower of Angkor Wat. The promenade, the doorway and the window are inspired by the design of Angkor Wat. Modern elements are also blended in, making it more magnificent and spectacular.

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TOP 7
Neak Pean
4.1/5
308 Reviews
Siem Reap
12.8km from downtown
Temple
石之若璞
"Nirvana Palace of the Angkor Wat tour~ Royal Herbal Hospital in ancient times~ It is mainly a medicinal bath treatment~ So many large pools~ Long boardwalk side extremely vast dry wood bench~ Very decadent aesthetics~ Most of the building remains are still repaired and not open to the public~"
TOP 8
Terrance of Elephants
4.4/5
38 Reviews
Siem Reap
10.2km from downtown
Historical Site
suifeng2019
"The battle elephant platform, the platform of the King's parade, is facing the road to the Victory Gate, where the triumphant return of the soldiers to the King's parade. There are many exquisite carvings on the outside wall, worth to be appreciated."
TOP 9
South Gate - Angkor Thom
4.4/5
92 Reviews
Siem Reap
8.1km from downtown
Historical Site
yuyanjia~
"The best preserved gate is the south gate, which is surrounded by a moat, with two rows of stone statues on both sides of the bridge, the angels on the left and the asura on the right. To protect the king's castle."
TOP 10
Roluos Temples
4.1/5
229 Reviews
Siem Reap
13km from downtown
Historical Site
空空CJ
"Although closed at 17: 30, it was a peaceful place to watch the sunset. The staff here did not rush us to leave and allowed us to take pictures. We left at 6 pm but still a few people on the top. Not sure when they will leave. Haha"
TOP 11
Moat Bridge
4.3/5
75 Reviews
Siem Reap
8km from downtown
Bridge
Statue/Sculpture
yuyanjia~
"Angkor's Tongwang City is surrounded by moats, with bridges on the river, two rows of stone statues on both sides of the bridge, the four-sided stone statues on the left one each expression is different, some serious, some smile, some kind, representing the gods; The stone statue on the right represents Asura, the incarnation of the Hell's Messenger, with a serious expression and a strong, co-constant look at the Royal City."
TOP 12
War Museum CambodiaClosed
4.2/5
39 Reviews
Siem Reap
4.4km from downtown
Museum
栗杰
"In the southwest of Siem Reap city, follow Highway No. 6 to the west. When you see the Folk Village, you will enter the small road at the next T-junction. The location is a bit too easy to follow the navigation. Tickets only accept cash, Khmer 21,000 Swiss dollars Or 50 RMB (100 does not give change, it is recommended to prepare change). Inside are some eliminated weapons, although worn out, they are shocking. These tanks, artillery, and guns seem to be telling history, telling the hard-won peace of Cambodia through pictures. They can't speak, but they tell the truest history."

Reasons to Recommend: The War Museum in Siem Reap is the main War Museum in Cambodia. It offers guests a one of a kind and keen perspective of the dangers that Cambodia looked amid the most recent 3 decades of the twentieth century. It gives additionally guests a superb chance to take in more about what really occured amid Cambodia's "war years". It has a one of a kind collection, you will likewise have the capacity to see war machines like the tank T-54, the jet fighter air ship MiG-19, the helicopter Mil Mi-8 and the field big guns weapon 85-mm divisional firearm D-44. Prior to utilized in Cambodia, a portion of these war machines have even observed activity amid World War II. Among the colection there are likewise numerous sorts of landmines and uncommon photos from the characterized timeframe in Cambodia. You can take a free manual for lead you around. Every one of the aides has his own particular one of a kind foundation: war veterans, onlookers of the war and landmine casualties. In this manner, not just they could inform you regarding the most recent 3 decades of the twentieth century history of Cambodia and about the accumulation of the historical center, yet additionally about their personnal encounters amid the characterized timeframe. You can even hold a rocket launcher! Prior to utilized in Cambodia, a portion of these weapons have even observed activity amid World War II. Glance around, however even better, visit our exhibition hall!

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