Angkor Silk Farm Open daily from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, the Angkor Silk Farm is located in one of the most beautiful and charming locations in the Cambodian countryside. 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.
An easy mistake made by many visitors to Cambodia, is that Angkor Thom is “another temple”. It’s not, it’s a whole city. “Angkor” means “city” and “Thom” means big – so the clue is in the name: Angkor Thom refers to what once was a great Khmer city and includes a whole host of temples and sites of historical interest.
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Banteay Samré (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយសំរែ) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, located 400 metres to the east of the East Baray. Built during the reign of Suryavarman II: 119 and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style.
Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយស្រី) is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.
Beng Mealea was built in middle of the 12th century, with later additions in the reing of the SuryavarmanII with the style of Agnkor Wat and dedicated to Hinduism. 40 km due east from Angkor Wat. Take the road to Banteay Srie, but at the fork 2 km before Banteay Srei (31 km from the Grand Hotel, Siem Reap and 17.5 km from the village of Phum Pradak) take the right fork.
Chau Say Tevoda (Khmer: ប្រាសាទចៅសាយទេវតា, literally: prolific grandchildren of a deity) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is located just east of Angkor Thom, directly south of Thommanon across the Victory Way (it pre-dates the former and post-dates the latter).
Temple Name: East Baray Notable Features: The mammoth baray dikes. The temple East Mebon. Getting There: Located due east of Angkor Thom. The Mammoth Baray of Yasovarman I. King Yasovarman I constructed the East Baray, a mammoth man-made lake, in the 10th century. The function of this and other barays has been the focus of ongoing historical debate.
Kampong Khleang is located on the northern lake-edge about 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less tourist than Kampong Pluk. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air.
Temple Name: Lolei Notable Features: Richly ornamented prasats (towers). Getting There: Lolei is located on the east side of Siem Reap in the Ruluos temple group. Any tuk tuk driver or tour guide will know how to take you to Ruluous. The Red Tower of Ruluos. Lolei is the northern most temple of the Ruluos temple group.
Phimeanakas – sometimes called Vimeanakas – is a large, three-tiered pyramid of laterite and sandstone construction, and is the tallest climbable temple in Angkor Thom. The stairway on the western or back side of the temple affords the easiest way to climb to the top, from which you get a good view of the surrounding area.
One of the smaller Angkor temples, Prasat Kravan was created in the 10th century and boasts an impressive facade of red-brick symmetrical towers. The bright orange hue of the stone makes this temple a beautiful spot to stop off at. (Prasat Kravan is usually the first stop on longer tours of the Angkor temple complex.
Sour Prat temple is located at the beginning of the road leading to the Victory Gate, in front of the Royal Palace. The temple was built in the late 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and features a row of 12 square laterite and sandstone towers, six on one either side of the road leading to the Victory Gate.
Preah Pithu Preah Pithu is located north-east of the Terrace of the Leper King, it can be accessed by enter and leave east of the main road. This temple was built in the first half of the 12th century (parts of the 13th century) by Suryavarman II (reigned 1113-1150).
Pub Street is Siem Reap’s definitive nightlife hub, where you can find plenty of bars, nightclubs, pubs, and restaurants that cater to any budget and preference. A five-minute stroll from Angkor Night Market, this street is very popular amongst budget-conscious travellers looking to party in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap Art Center (SAC) recently opening in 2011, Siem Reap Art Center's become one of the'must' night shopping destinations for shoppers. Found in the famouse areas Old Market (Psar Chas) and pub street, the place is always busy and chaotic with all club, restaurants, boutique, gallery, souvenir shop and lots of foreign tourists.
The War Museum in Siem Reap is the only War Museum in Cambodia. It offers visitors a unique and insightful view of the perils that Cambodia faced during the last 3 decades of the 20th century. It gives also visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about what actually occured during Cambodia’s ‘war years’.
Temple Name: Ta Nei Notable Features: Located deep in the jungles of Angkor. Ideal for the adventurous traveler. Getting There: Ta Nei is not a popular tourist destination. As a result, few tuk tuk drivers and tour guides know where Ta Nei is located.
Ta Prohm (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម, pronunciation: prasat taprohm) is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara (in Khmer: រាជវិហារ).
Tep Pranam is located 100 meters (328 feet) north of the Terrace of the Leper King. It can be accessed by a long path from the road leads to Tep Pranam. Tip: This is one of the most serene areas in the park of Angkor. A visit to this area should not be rushed and should also include Prah Palilay.
Getting There: The Terrace of the Elephants is one of the most popular sites in Angkor Thom. Any tuk tuk driver will know how to take you there. Walking With the Sculptures. The Terrace of the Elephant King is a 2.5-meter tall terrace that stretches over 300 meters through the core of Angkor Thom.
Victory Gate tour notes . Travel from Siem Reap to Victory Gate is 12km through Bayon (18 minutes by car, 24 minutes by Tuk Tuk, or just over an hour by bicycle). Alternatively via Srah Srang it is 15.5km to the Gate (24 minutes by car, 31 minutes by Tuk Tuk, 1 1/2 hours by bicycle).
Colorful Settings of Wat Preah Prom Rath Temple and Pagoda in Siem Reap Even though Wat Preah Prom Rath is nothing special when it comes to pagodas, I was attracted to it and found it jaw dropping as it was the first real deal pagoda of this sort I have ever seen.