We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

A visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia

92%
Found this guide helpful

Siem Reap is not only about the famous Angkor temples, which are World heritage listed, but there is more in the town and the surrounds to see. I must admit you have to get up early to see Angkor Wat in all its glory but that is only one day. The rest of the time you can come and go as you please throughout the day (just look up the opening hours for each place that you wish to visit).

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover

20 Places

1 City Tip

Print
Map

20 Places

Terrace of the Elephants

Ancient Ruins

Angkor Wat

Ancient Ruins

Ta Prohm

Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites

Angkor Thom

Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins

Bayon Temple

Ancient Ruins

Cambodia Landmine Museum

Specialty Museums

Angkor Archaeological Park

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites

Banteay Srei

Sacred & Religious Sites

Banteay Samre

Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Artisans Angkor

Gift & Specialty Shops, Factory Tours

Madame Butterfly

Restaurants

Meychrey Floating Village

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

Historic Sites

Cambodian Cultural Village

Historic Sites

Chong Kneas Floating Village

Historic Sites

War Museum Cambodia

Military Museums

Terrace of the Leper King

Ancient Ruins

Preah Khan

Ancient Ruins

Angkor Wat Day Tour

City Tours, Day Trips, Historical & Heritage Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours

Angkor Night Market

Flea & Street Markets

olie293's City Tips

  • There are a few things that you should be aware of when you eat out, if you like the service then a 10% tip is reasonable. It is not a traditional thing to tip but the country is so poor that a small tip ( the food meals are generally cheap) will go a long way. When you stay in a hotel then leave a small tip to the person who has been cleaning your room. The US dollar is the best currency to use and make sure that you get lots of $1.00 notes for easy tipping Get yourself a good guide book for Cambodia and read it prior to your trip as there is a lot to see and do. Lonely planet have a good book and it will tell you what, where and when to travel. The best time to come here is between November and February. When you get a ticket for the Angkor Site get a 3 day pass if you are staying in Siem Reap so you can go back again and avoid the ticket office rush.
  • Save
    Terrace of the Elephants
    Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    This is an amazing place with all the carvings of the elephants, lions and other animals. It is fairly large and is 350m long

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Different times of the day you get different pictures, go at lunch time or in the early morning. Get a guide
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I liked it!! 02/18/2018
    • Get Close Up 02/18/2018
    • Terrace of the Elephants
    Address:
    Angkor Thom
    Terrace of the Elephants
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Other:
  • Save
    Angkor Wat
    Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Well this is the best part of all the sites and you should go early in the morning (just before sunrise) to get the best views. You will need a long time here seeing this amazing temple

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Always take a rain coat and an umbrella, take photos at any time as this place can get crowded fast.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bucket list 02/22/2018
    • Amazing experience 02/22/2018
    • Angkor Wat
    Hours:
    Wed
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu - Tue
    7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Save
    Ta Prohm
    Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    You could never imagine how trees can transform a place. Get here early otherwise it get too crowded.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Get here early for the best views, it gets very crowded
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tomb Raider Temple. Shows how Nature reclaims it all back from mankind 02/21/2018
    • The movie star 02/21/2018
    • Ta Prohm
    Address:
    National Road #6
    Siem Reap 17252
    Cambodia
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Save
    Angkor Thom
    Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Just more fabulous temples. It is a place to visit as it is different from Angkor Wat

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Just take your time wandering around, it is a big place so get a local guide
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing achitecture 02/21/2018
    • Beautiful complex 02/21/2018
    • Angkor Thom
    Address:
    Angkor Wat
    Siem Reap 17259
    Cambodia
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Save
    Bayon Temple
    Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Great place as well to visit and explore. again get a guide or read a book about the place prior to coming

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • get a guide
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Famous 4 sided Buddha/Brahma Statue. Next most important site to visit after Angkor Wat 02/21/2018
    • A little different 02/21/2018
    • Bayon Temple
    Address:
    Angkor Thom
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
  • Save
    Cambodia Landmine Museum
    Specialty Museums
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    This is a place where you should come and see. After you see this place you will realise the terrible legacy that has been left by Pol Pot and is still causing lots of damage even today.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • you don't need a guide just look around
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sad place with sobering messages 02/22/2018
    • Below average! 02/18/2018
    • Cambodia Landmine Museum
    Address:
    Angkor National Park, 7km south of Banteay Srey Temple
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 12 630 446
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Other:
  • Save
    Angkor Archaeological Park
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Yet more places to see and admire. You can walk this place for hours but take a guide or get a book about the place.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • probably get a guide
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • TV comes alive 02/21/2018
    • Amazing Place 02/21/2018
    • Angkor Archaeological Park
    Phone:
    +855 92 501 691
    Other:
  • Save
    Banteay Srei
    Sacred & Religious Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Again it is part of the Siem Reap experience and just go and visit

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • get a guide and you will get more out of the visit
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Favourite site in Siem Reap 02/22/2018
    • Lots of Hindu Mythology for this Khmer temple dedicated to Lord Shiva 02/21/2018
    • Banteay Srei
    Phone:
    +855 93 633 030
    Other:
  • Save
    Banteay Samre
    Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    The carvings and reliefs are just amazing to see. You should get a guide

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • get a guide to get the most out of the visit
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quiet temple!! 02/18/2018
    • Peaceful rose colored temple, unique carvings 02/13/2018
    • Banteay Samre
    Address:
    Banteay Srei
    Angkor
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Other:
  • Save
    Artisans Angkor
    Gift & Specialty Shops, Factory Tours
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    There are some amazing art products here and it is well worth a visit

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take money and have empty suitcases
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 106 Shopping in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting place to visit and good place to buy souvenirs & gifts. 02/21/2018
    • Interesting visit, high quality goods. 02/20/2018
    • Artisans Angkor
    Address:
    Stung Thmey Street
    Siem Reap 17259
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 63 963 330
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Other:
  • Save
    Madame Butterfly
    Restaurants (Asian, Cambodian)
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    The food here is just delicious and the service is great. You can eat spiders if you like. Overall very good value

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • leave a nice tip if you have a nice meal (which you will have)
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 803 restaurants in Siem Reap
    • Lovely food, delightful staff. 02/19/2018
    • Good food in centre location 02/12/2018
    • Madame Butterfly
    Address:
    National Road No 6, Airport Road Opposite ford garage, Siem Reap
    Old Market Area
    Siem Reap 17259
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 95 586 616
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Save
    Meychrey Floating Village
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    This place in the dry season is totally different and in the wet season it is just fantastic. They all live perched in the water.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • take a guided trip
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #110 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    • Don’t go 02/12/2018
    • Very interesting 12/08/2017
    • Meychrey Floating Village
    Address:
    Puok district
    Siem Reap Province
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
  • Save
    Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    This place is a very sobering place so beware you may get a bit emotional. It is terribly sad to see what the human kind can do to one another

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • take a few tissues to wipe away the tears
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you come to be a tourist, at least come and pay your respects... 02/11/2018
    • Sad reminder 02/10/2018
    • Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)
    Other:
  • Save
    Cambodian Cultural Village
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Always nice to see how the locals live or lived in real life.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • go on an organised trip
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    • Poor cousin of Siam Niramit 02/11/2018
    • Cambodian Cultural Village 02/06/2018
    • Cambodian Cultural Village
    Address:
    Airport Road # 6, Khum Svay Dang Kum
    Krus Village
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 63 963 098
    Other:
  • Save
    Chong Kneas Floating Village
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Yet another water village. it is good to visit to see how they manage in the water village.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • go on an organized trip
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #178 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    • MASSIVE RIP OFF 02/18/2018
    • Scam village 02/09/2018
    • Chong Kneas Floating Village
    Phone:
    +855 12 732 060
  • Save
    War Museum Cambodia
    Military Museums
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    Probably not every ones idea of a place to visit but you do get some history about all the conflicts that went on.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • self guided trips are OK to do
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Incredibly interesting Museum 02/20/2018
    • Interesting! 02/18/2018
    • War Museum Cambodia
    Address:
    Kaksekam Village
    Sra Nge Commune
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 97 457 8666
    Other:
  • Save
    Terrace of the Leper King
    Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    There is a little bit of history about the place so read up before you go. It is worth the visit

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Read up about the place before you go or get a guide
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Off to the right 02/10/2018
    • Excellent 02/03/2018
    • Terrace of the Leper King
    Address:
    Angkor Thom
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Other:
  • Save
    Preah Khan
    Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    This is just another wonderful temple complex and is not frequented as much as Angkor Wat so it is easier to walk around

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • good place to get away from the crowds, again get a guide
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful Temple! 02/18/2018
    • Another great temple. 02/17/2018
    • Preah Khan
    Address:
    Angkor Wat
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Other:
  • Save
    Angkor Wat Day Tour
    City Tours, Day Trips, Historical & Heritage Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    This is probably the best way to visit the ancient ruins. If you only go for a day trip and are staying longer nearby, get a three day pass on the first day so that you can come back and see thing that you missed or want to see in more detail. It is easy to get transport to the ruins from town. Be prepared to have a long day as there is lots to do in just a one day tour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • be prepared for a long early start day
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 888 Tours in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing and informative insight 02/20/2018
    • 1 Day VIP Banteay Srei ( Lady Temple) Private Tour 02/18/2018
    • Angkor Wat Day Tour
    Phone:
    +855 17 950 203
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Other:
  • Save
    Angkor Night Market
    Flea & Street Markets
    See more photos
    olie293 Says:

    We unfortunately missed this as it was raining but from what other travellers told us it is the market place to see. There is a lot of junk stuff but it apparently is just fun to see. You can get a meal there as well.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • just have fun but organise your trip back to your hotel before you go and take a raincoat in case
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 187 things to do in Siem Reap
    • Excellent place to get Massage and souvenir shopping 02/21/2018
    • Another market! 02/18/2018
    • Angkor Night Market
    Address:
    Angkor Night Market St
    Stung Thmey Village, Sankat Svay Dangkum
    Siem Reap 17259
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 93 800 811
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Other:
top
×
Was this guide helpful?
YesNo