Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist attraction in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). Indochina tours Cambodia
The ancient temples of Angkor, decorated with beautiful sculptures, bring a sense of pride to Cambodians. It was recognized a world heritage site by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 1992.
Angkor is one of the most vital archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, containing forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park includes the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They contain the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has built a wide-ranging program to protect this symbolic site and its surroundings. Cambodia tours Packages
- Tonle Sap Lake
The Tonle Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. In the dry season, the lake drains into the Tonle Sap Lake which flows into the Mekong River. But in the rainy season (June to October), the large amount of water in the Mekong causes the Tonle Sap Lake to reverse its flow.
The Lake is also a vital commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. In harmony with the typical ecosystems, the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilted houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of up and down waters
- Banteay Srei
Located in a remote area the temple was rediscovered in 1914 and cleared some 10 years later. It was rebuilt using the method of anastomosis by French conservator Henri Marchal during the 1930’s.
Banteay Srei is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkor art. A Hindu temple worshiped to Shiva, it is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and contains some of the finest stone carving. It is one of the smallest place at Angkor, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in stature. It is wonderfully well maintained and many of its carvings are three-dimensional.
Today the Banteay Srei is a very well maintained monument. Its exquisite ornamentations that wrapped most of the temple show great skill and precision.