Here are the top 29 tourist attractions to see in Siem Reap:

1. Angkor Archaeological Park

4.5 /5

6 km
from city center
1 out of 29
places to visit in Siem Reap

Angkor Archaeological Park is a historical site located close to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Located between Tonle Sap river and Kulen mountains, the park spreading over 400 sq km is home to the magnificent remains of the monuments of the Khmer Empire. The structures built between 9th to the 15th century also include ancient capital cities, one of them known to be the largest pre-industrial city in the world.

2. Kompong Khleang

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places to visit in Siem Reap

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia located near Siem Reap in Cambodia. Fed by Mekong river, it is the most productive ecosystem in the world forming a significant source of livelihood to this region. Kompong Khleang is one of the three floating villages located on Tonle Sap. Home to more than 20,000 people living in stilted houses, it is the most populous as well as the most advanced among all the settlements on Tonle Sap.

3. Angkor National Museum

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 29
places to visit in Siem Reap

Angkor National Museum located in Siem Reap in Cambodia houses artefacts of the Khmer empire that ruled for more than seven centuries. Comprising of state-of-the-art multimedia technology, this Thai owned private gallery opened in 2007. Angkor National Museum spreads over 20,000 square meters and is home to more than 8000 relics including many statues of Buddha and Hindu Gods.

4. Cambodia Landmine Museum

3.8 /5

22 km
from city center
4 out of 29
places to visit in Siem Reap

The Cambodia Landmine Museum and Relief Facility is a museum located in Angkor National Park close to Banteay Srey Temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As a result of decades of wars, including the Khmer Rouge regime and genocide, American and Vietnamese occupations, there were millions of undetonated landmines spread across the country. Plenty of them are still active in all parts of the country, due to which hundreds of civilians are injured or killed every day.

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5. Tonle Sap Lake

3.8 /5

25 km
from city center
5 out of 29
places to visit in Siem Reap

The Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, located near Siem Reap in Cambodia. Located in the lower Mekong Basin, Tonle Sap is a part of Tonle Sap river formed from the Mekong river. It is known for its rich ecosystem and many floating villages. Stretching from Angkor Wat to Phnom Penh, this vast lake serves as a home to more than 1.2 million people along with being the source of food and livelihood.

6. Flight of the Gibbon Angkor

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
6 out of 29
places to visit in Siem Reap

Flee away from temple exhaustions by taking out some time for Zipline Canopy Tour inside the Angkor Archaeological Park.

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7. Phnom Kulen National Park

3.7 /5

45 km
from city center
7 out of 29
places to visit in Siem Reap

If you've got an extra day in Siem Reap, spend it in the lap of nature for a quality time alone, or a memorable excursion with your loved ones on a holy mountain.

8. 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.

9. Bayon Temple

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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 central characteristic elements of Bayon temple are huge smiling faces made of large blocks of stone on 37 towers adorning all the four sides. Initially, there were 216 stone faces on 54 towers, out of which around 200 remain today. These rock faces are also nicknamed Mona Lisa of Asia, thanks to the charismatic smiles.

10. Banteay Srei

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One of the most popular attractions in all of Cambodia, 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. Banteay Srei was built with the purpose of sole dedication and honouring of the God Shiva of the Hindu religion. Compared to other Angkor temples in the area in terms of size, it is quite minimal. But the lack of size is compensated by the high level of detail in all of the carvings in the temple.

11. Angkor Thom

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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.

12. Ta Prohm Temple

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Ta Prohm is one of the prominent temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia. 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, making you feel as if you have come to a lost world. Massive roots of Banyan and Kapok trees, which are hundreds of years old, carpet the temple premises masking the Bas reliefs. Many shrubs, creepers and moss conceal most of the temple corridors making them impassable, which gives an ethereal look to the temple. It is one of the places in Siem Reap where nature conquered its place from humans in history.

13. Preah Khan Temple

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Preah Khan is one of the last remaining remote structures in Siem Reap in Cambodia. Khmer King Jayavarman VII built it, and he dedicated this structure to his father, Dharanindravarman. Located about 2km from the dynasty's capital Angkor Thom, this massive complex is spread over more than 55 hectares, serving as a monastery and a learning centre for Buddhist monks. The growth of dense forests around the complex combines with the rich ruins, making Preah Khan one of the most visited attractions in Angkor park.

14. Pre Rup

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places to visit in Siem Reap

Pre Rup is one of the oldest structures, located south of East Baray in Siem Reap in Cambodia. 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.

15. Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

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places to visit in Siem Reap

Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is located at Prek Toal near Tonle Sap, the largest lake in South East Asia. Being the source of livelihood and food for more than 90% of Cambodia, this lake along with its fertile plain is home to hundreds of rare migratory birds.

16. Kompong Phluk

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Kompong Phluk is one of the floating villages located on Tonle Sap, the largest lake in South East Asia. The village is home to thousands of locals who have been inhabiting the place on the banks of the lake known for its fertile ecosystem, living amidst nature. Located about 30 km from Siem Reap, visiting Kompong Phluk is one of the popular day trip options for the tourists visiting Cambodia to experience the unique life of locals.

17. Baphuon Temple

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places to visit in Siem Reap

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

18. Kbal Spean

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places to visit in Siem Reap

Kbal Spean is an ancient Angkorian site of Cambodia, found in the Phnom Kulen National Park in Banteay Srei. Stretching for more than 150 meters, Kbal Spean runs under the Stung Kbal Spean river. Popularly known among the tourists as the River of Thousand Lingas, it is an intricately carved river bed consisting of more than 1000 Lingas, depictions of Hindu God Shiva along with sculptures of other Gods. It was built in the 11th century.

19. Kompong Phluk

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Kompong Phluk is one of the floating villages located on Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Located about 30 km from Siem Reap, visiting Kompong Phluk is one of the popular day trip options for the tourists visiting Cambodia to experience the unique life of locals and and rural Cambodia.

20. Pub Street

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Pub Street is one of the most famous streets located in the downtown of Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is the most visited street after Angkor Archaeological Complex by tourists traveling in the city. A vibrant street lined with plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment clubs, massage parlours and pubs, it is crowded with visitors all night lasting until early mornings during the weekends and peak season. The pubs are open until morning hours, a few until 3 or 4 AM.

21. Siem Reap River

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The Siem Reap River flows through Siem Reap Province, in Cambodia. It is a part of the Mekong River, the largest river in Asia that passes through many countries flowing through cities and towns. Depending on where they are travelling, tourists can experience the river and its activities. If exploring Siem Reap beyond temples is your idea, a short getaway to the river is one of the must-do things to experience rich nature consisting of dense forests and wildlife.

22. Angkor Night Market

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Angkor Night Market is located in the heritage town of Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is the first night market in the country. Tourists visiting Siem Reap explore this very lively market for its many streets consisting of traditional huts selling things, which is a unique way to have shopping experience in Cambodia. This is also a great place for travelers to buy local souvenirs and other Khmer products.

23. Bantea Samre

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places to visit in Siem Reap

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 if you have time for its magnificent location amidst green rice and paddy fields within the local village while traveling in Siem Reap.

24. Psar Chas - Old Market

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Psar Chas or Psar Chaa is a local market located in the city of Siem Reap in northern Cambodia. It is the most popular market in the town among the locals as well as the tourists. This ancient market attracts travellers for shopping for plenty of cheap souvenirs, clothes, delicious street food and the vibrant market scene in the evening. It is one of the top attractions worth checking out in Siem Reap.

25. Bakong Temple

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places to visit in Siem Reap

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 ancient monument is famous for its unique five-tier central pyramids, eight intricately carved temple towers and bas-reliefs depicting the architectural brilliance of the Khmer period. It is one of the top Angkorian ruins visited by travelers exploring Siem Reap.

26. Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre

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Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) is an interactive butterfly zoo located near Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is the largest butterfly enclosure centre in SE Asia and is one of the top attractions for visitors in Siem Reap. Tourists can get to see thousands of species of colourful butterflies belonging to Cambodia and other nearby regions on a short trip to this farm, which is worth exploring, especially enjoyable if you are traveling with kids.

27. War Museum

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places to visit in Siem Reap

War Museum is located outside the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is the largest Museum dedicated to war exhibits in the country. There are exhibits displaying the collections from the last three decades during which the country faced multiple wars. Tourists will get an insight into how these wars were fought and the impact they had on the local lives of the people. It is well worth a short visit while exploring places in Siem Reap.

28. Angkor Silk Farm

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places to visit in Siem Reap

29. Phare, the Cambodian Circus

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Phare, the Cambodian Circus is located outside the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is a unique circus company which gives performances combining modern arts, theatre, music and dance to tell tales from the various parts of the country. It's more than just a circus performance and is one of the activities worth trying for the tourists exploring Siem Reap to experience and appreciate local folklore and circus arts.

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