This is about 262 kms away from Siem Reap. The charm of this place is in its laid-back atmosphere. Nokor Wat has some ancient stories that you should make sure you hear from a local. These are stories that are passed down through generations. The legend explains not only how the temple was built but also how the Chinese came to settle in this area. The beautiful temple still stands strong. The monument was built out of sandstone and dates back to 11th century. The central tower is adorned with Buddhist pictures. The evening was well spent watching the traditional Cambodian dance: Apsara dance. You can catch this performance around 5 pm behind the temple mainly on weekends. The children and teenagers surprised us with their charming dance moves. It is one of the most exquisite dance forms with slow and elegant moves.