Amazing Temples in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is home to some of the oldest and most elaborate temples, including Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu Temple in the world. The temples of Siem Reap are architectural marvels and attracts thousa (Read More)nds of visitors. Here's our list of the best temples in Siem Reap:

Here is the list of 12 Amazing Temples in Siem Reap

1. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat
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In Northern Cambodia lies one of the largest monuments in the world. Angkor Wat is a treasured Buddhist temple and the allure of the Angkor Archaeological Park. Located 6 kilometres north of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is considered as the gateway to the ruins of Angkor. This temple is a national icon and source of pride for Cambodia, and is also proudly displayed on the national flag.
Timings : 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

2. Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom, located in Angkor archaeological park in Siem Reap in Cambodia, is an ancient walled city. It was the capital town of Khmer dynasty for over 400 years. King Jayavarman VII, the greatest Khmer emperor, constructed Angkor Thom after defeating the Cham rulers and coming to power. Angkor Thom was discovered along with the rest of the area in the 18th century, after being hidden from the world for many centuries.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

3. Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

One of Cambodia's most popular attractions, the 10th Century temple Banteay Srei is located in the province of Angkor in North West Cambodia. The temple is known as a precious gem among all the temples and is described as a jewel of Khmer architecture. It is also significant as it is a major temple not built by a ruling king and one of the most popular Shiva temples in Siem Reap.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

4. Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple

Bayon is a famous temple in Siem Reap which vies with Angkor Wat another top tourists spot. It is located in the centre of the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. Bayon temple is the only Buddhist shrine in the Angkor region which is otherwise dominated by Hindu temples. The temple is famous for the 200 stone smiling faces made of large blocks of stone on 37 towers on all four sides.
Timings: 7:30 AM –5:30 PM
Entry Fee : 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

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5. Preah Khan Temple

Preah Khan Temple

Preah Khan is one of the last remaining remote structures in Siem Reap built by Khmer King Jayavarman VII. Located about 2km from the dynasty's capital Angkor Thom, in the Angkor Park, the complex is spread over 55 hectares, serving as a monastery and a learning centre for Buddhist monks. The dense forests around the complex also makes Preah Khan one of the most visited  temples in Cambodia.
Timings: 7:30 AM –5  PM
Entry Fee: 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

6. Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm is one of the prominent temples in Siem Reap. It is popularly known as the 'Tomb Raider Temple' because of its appearance in the Tomb Raider movie. Unlike other structures, Ta Prohm has been left in the same condition in which it was found. It is surrounded by thick jungle and massive roots of Banyan and Kapok trees. Many shrubs, creepers and moss conceal most of the temple corridors making them impassable. 
Timings: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

7. Pre Rup

Pre Rup

Pre Rup is one of the oldest structures, located south of East Baray in Siem Reap. King Rajendravarman II built this mountain temple in 961 AD. It was the capital and also a state temple during his reign. A temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, it is popular among tourists for the gorgeous sunset views.This temple in Siem Riep requires a short hike to the top view point and is not wheelchair accessible.
Timings: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

8. Bantea Samre

Bantea Samre

Banteay Samre is an Angkorian temple located close to the East Baray off the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. This Hindu temple is known for its elegantly carved temple towers, bas-reliefs, the interior moat comprising of beautiful statues and the views of the structure in the sunset. It is definitely worth visiting Banteay Samre for its magnificent location amidst green rice and paddy fields.
Timings : 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

9. Bakong Temple

Bakong Temple

Bakong is a popular Angkorian temple-mountain located in the Rolous area close to Siem Reap city in Cambodia. It is the first temple mountain or step pyramid structure of the Khmer period, dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The largest of all the temples in Rolous, this temple in Siem Reap is famous for its unique five-tier central pyramids, eight intricately carved temple towers and bas-reliefs.
Timings : 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: 1-Day: USD 37 3-Days: USD 62 7-Days: USD 72

10. Baphuon Temple, Siem-reap

Baphuon Temple, Siem-reap

Baphuon Temple is an ancient mountain temple in Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap in Cambodia. This sandstone monument is known for its magnificent views of Angkor Thom from the top of its pyramid-shaped towers, which are reached by steep wooden staircases. It is also well-known for the incomplete sculpture of the Reclining Buddha.

Time Required: 30 to 45 minutes
Entry Fee :  1-Day: USD 20 3-Days: USD 40 7-Days: USD 60

11. East Mebon, Siem-reap

East Mebon, Siem-reap

Built during the reign of Khmer King Rajendravarman II, East Mebon is a 10th-century Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It stands north of the king’s chief state temple Pre Rup on a small island in the now-dry East Baray reservoir. The temple has five towers arranged in a quincunx representing the five peaks of Mount Meru.

Timings : Daily: 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Ticket Price : Entry to the Terrace of the Elephants is included in the comprehensive pass for Angkor Archaeological Park. 
1 Day: USD 37
3 Days: USD 62
7 Days: USD 72
[Tickets purchased only from Angkor Enterprises authorized by the Ministry of Tourism are considered valid. Entry with a fraudulent pass or transferred ticket with a mismatched name is subject to fines of USD 100 for 1-day tickets, USD 200 for 3-day tickets, and USD 300 for 7-day tickets.]

12. Prasat Beng Mealea Temple

Prasat Beng Mealea Temple
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The Beng Mealea temple is a 1.5-hour car ride from Siem Reap, and entry to the temple complex costs 5 USD per person. A massive moat surrounds Prasat Beng Mealea, and while most of the temple has collapsed, there are multiple carvings on the walls, such as one depiction of the myth of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk.
Timings: 7:00 AM–5:30 PM
Entry Fee: USD 5

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