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Angkor Wat - Krong Siem Reap

Touted as one of the most visited destinations in the world, the ruins of this ancient city is hugely popular owing to the magnanimous Angkor Wat and the mythical ruins of Ta Prohm temples. A paradise for architecture and history buffs, this huge ancient city complex is spread across the jungles in the outskirts of Siem Reap. Each and every stone of its structures signify the importance of these monuments to Cambodian that relates back from the ancient bygone era of the Cambodian kingdom to the more recent turmoil of the Khmer Rouge. Mesmerizing at dawn and dusk, with the sheer audacity of the huge structures to its minutest intricate details, this place commands the awe and admiration like the Pyramids of Giza or Machu Picchu.
Tamshuk

9 Followers, 5 Reviews


Cambodia’s fields are littered with landmines in it’s post civil war era but as a traveler and runner you can help raise funds for landmine victims by participating in the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. Each December this half marathon is held in the Angkor Wat temple complex, world’s largest religious monument! For those needing more distance the Angkor Empire Marathon is a full 26.1 open for runners each August.
Mark-Anthony Villaflor

195 Followers, 20 Reviews


The largest Hindu and now Buddhist temple in the world, Angkor Wat is one of the most easily recognizable places and probably one of the major reasons why people even know about the existence of Cambodia. With its never-ending, complex structure and intricate carvings, it is an illustration of how our roots, our cultures are essentially the same. Watching the sun rise over the temple and the water below reflecting the spectacular religious center is a fascinating experience. If getting lost was ever pleasurable, Angkor Wat is the place for you to go astray and then find yourself.
Sumedha Bharpilania

1k+ Followers, 140 Reviews


Ta Prohm - Krong Siem Reap

One of the most visited temple complexes in the Angkor region, Ta Prohm is better known as the 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Temple' because the Angelina Jolie starrer was shot here. With gigantic trees growing out of the ruins, the temple has this air of eeriness largely owing to the fact that it was abandoned for a long period of time. However, a great amount of restoration work has been going on courtesy the Archaelogical Survey of India. It must be noted that a three day Angkor Pass, which covers all temples is available for around 40 USD and can be collected at the main ticket sales booths on the road from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat.
Sumedha Bharpilania

1k+ Followers, 140 Reviews


This is one of the most flocked temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park mainly because it was the location of the movie Tomb Raider. But beyond Ta Prohm's fame lies a state of beauty amid the ruins. The complex has been untouched by archaeologists except for the clearing of a path for visitors and some structural strengthening to avoid future deterioration.
Kim Buenafe

391 Followers, 39 Reviews


Breathtaking, that's what it is. Many of the Hollywood movies have been shot here and indeed a very photogenic place.
Deepti Asthana

1k+ Followers, 24 Reviews


The Bayon - Krong Siem Reap

If there is one example of stone faces looking as though they were animated, the Bayon is a perfect one. Built by the Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon is another imposing structure at Angkor. The spellbinding carvings of the dancing apsaras (fairies) of Hindu mythology need to be seen in order to understand the capabilities of creative intelligence. A lot of walking is involved along with a tad bit of climbing while the sun can be harsh, therefore, water and sunglasses/hats are essential.
Sumedha Bharpilania

1k+ Followers, 140 Reviews


Bayon temple sits exactly at the center of Angkor Thom, representing the intersection of heaven and earth. Architecture in this temple is distinct, showcasing huge stone faces and curious smiling images dubbed by some as the 'Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia.'
Kim Buenafe

391 Followers, 39 Reviews


One of my favorite temples. Temples with number of faces. In fact all these temples require a separate blog and descriptions.
Deepti Asthana

1k+ Followers, 24 Reviews


Sister Srey Café - Krong Siem Reap

If you are there, make sure you try their BLT sandwich, its amazing!
Mike

145 Followers, 36 Reviews


Golden Temple Villa - Krong Siem Reap

There are several hostels that offer cheap rates in Siem Reap, but I specifically chose Golden Temple Villa because apart from the usual room features and freebies, they have free bicycles exclusive for guests. The hotel has this quaint and charming vibe, and we were welcomed with refreshing drinks and a bowl of local peanuts. The complimentary breakfast was good and the staff willingly packed it for us so we can take it to our Angkor Wat tour.
Kim Buenafe

391 Followers, 39 Reviews


Butterflies Garden - Krong Siem Reap

While not run by an NGO, many of the sophisticated restaurants had projects with the community or donation boxes and flyers to help. Others, like the Butterflies Garden Café had a little shop selling items from disadvantaged communities as well as a portion of their profits going into literacy and schooling programs.
Lydia C. Lee

160 Followers, 6 Reviews


New Leaf Book Cafe - Krong Siem Reap

As a tourist, you spend a lot of money on food and entertainment, and in Siem Reap, it's very easy to spend that money in a way that helps make a difference to the greater community, whether it's buying a cup of coffee from Common Grounds or New Leaf Book Café, enjoying a fabulous modern Khmer meal or seeking out top class entertainment.
Lydia C. Lee

160 Followers, 6 Reviews


Pub Street - Krong Siem Reap

Perhaps the best way to cap off a night in Siem Reap is to explore hangout at Pub Street. We explored the area via bicycle while checking out what the place has to offer. Expats and tourists flock Pub Street for good food, cheap drinks, affordable massage and its laid-back atmosphere.
Kim Buenafe

391 Followers, 39 Reviews


Karavansara Retreat and Residences - Krong Siem Reap

Tucked in a quiet lane just a few minutes from Pub Street in Siem Reap is the elegant Karavansara Retreat. With tastefully decorated apartments, cosy yet spacious rooms and the most amiable and helpful staff, this boutique hotel has something for every traveller. The Taberu Restaurant (located on the property itself) which offers Khmer fusion cuisine and a wonderful breakfast spread is a plus. Additionally, if in case you miss big names, a Hard Rock Cafe is located just down the street.
Sumedha Bharpilania

1k+ Followers, 140 Reviews


Belmiro's Pizza and Subs - Krong Siem Reap

Located right in the centre of town, Belmiro's is a great little place for western cuisine. The host and waiters bring this place to life and you will be stuffed with any meal you decide to have from here! Truly worth a visit if you feel like having a slice of home away from home!
Shereen & Dylan

216 Followers, 5 Reviews


Blue Pumpkin - Krong Siem Reap

COST | Blue Pumpkin dinner : USD 9.00
Allan Yasser Abdula

110 Followers, 2 Reviews


Wooden Angkor Hotel - Krong Siem Reap

My hostel by the way was just amazing. It had all the amenities I needed- comfy bed, refrigerator, airconditioner, kettle, TV, wifi, and even a bathtub. Plus it's so safe. The staff was also so polite and helpful. COST | Wooden Angkor Hostel : USD 31.00/night
Allan Yasser Abdula

110 Followers, 2 Reviews


Angkor Night Market - Krong Siem Reap

The Angkor Night Markets has many stalls with products by local artisans, but also two laid back bars and many dining options, in a charming open air setting.
Lydia C. Lee

160 Followers, 6 Reviews


Angkor National Museum - Krong Siem Reap

Visiting the museum will give you a great introduction into Angor's history, religious significance and cultural upbringing. Entry is $12.00 per person and is open until 18:00 hrs.
Shereen & Dylan

216 Followers, 5 Reviews


Phare - The Cambodian Circus Show - Krong Siem Reap

The highlight of our time in Siem Reap for me, was the Cambodian Circus, Phare. Think a Cirque du Soleil style circus but with profits running an arts school for young people from the streets, orphanages and struggling families. The show is exceptional, and we left euphoric, with the music running in our heads. Just because it is charity run, doesn't mean you need to drop your standards.
Lydia C. Lee

160 Followers, 6 Reviews


Tonle Sap Lake - Krong Siem Reap

This is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake and is protected by UNESCO since 1997. It is a huge and magnificent lake in which a very abnormal phenomenon occurs during the rainy season where it continues its course towards the sea through the Mekong River and back up to the lake and enhances nearly 10 times its normal size. This strange phenomenon only happens here and in the Nile River in Egypt. The lake is near Siem Reap famous for the above temple Angkor Wat.
Melo Villareal

112 Followers, 10 Reviews


Hotel Sofitel - Krong Siem Reap

When choosing restaurants, pick the ones with a community social mission. Even the fine dining restaurant at the Sofitel had a program with local farmers. Just because the restaurant has a social mission, doesn't mean the food is downmarket.
Lydia C. Lee

160 Followers, 6 Reviews


Preah Khan Temple - Krong Siem Reap

The temple complex resembles a large linear design in a dense jungle setting. Preah Khan is considered as one of the most significant buildings erected during the ancient Khmer empire.
Kim Buenafe

391 Followers, 39 Reviews


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