When we mention to Siem Reap in Cambodia, what do you think about this country? I’m sure that many people of us will think of unique Temples in Angkor population. There is a fact that besides unique Temples, there have many interesting places and things for you to experience. Can you guest what they are and where you should go in Siem Reap? We will find out some places to go and explore in Siem Reap right now. Indochina travel services
Going to visit ten famous temples in Angkor population in Siem Reap
Angkor Wat: is the largest, the most beautiful temple in Siem Reap and it is located in the best place compares with all other temples in Angkor population- The World’s Cultural Heritage in Siem Reap.
Bayon temple: is located in Angkor Thom population. Bayon is famous for its beautiful-four-face-statues.
Takeo temple: Takeo temple has not been finished building. It was built in the century 5th by Jayavarman King and it was to worship Shiva genie. Jayavarman King died in the century 5th and since then Takeo temple has not been finishing until now. You can visit Takeo, it is located in Angkor Thom area.
Ta prohm temple: was built from 1186. This temple used to be accommodation of more than 12,500 residents of Cambodia. However, after the collapse of the Khmer Empire in the 15th century, the temple was neglected. From then, many trees have grown wildly around the walls of Ta Prohm, this makes Ta Prohm more mysterious.
Banteay Kdei temple: is next to Ta Prohm. It was built in the early of the century 13rd under the reign of King Jayavarman VII. However, this temple has been dilapidated due to construction faults and low quality sandstone.
Pre Rup temple: looks like a miniature of Angkor population with 3 towers in the center. This temple was made from grey sandstone. The temple was used as a place to cremate the bodies of the Royal lineage.
Preah Khan temple: is one of the largest temples in Angkor population in Siem Reap. The temple is surrounded by a layer of citadel. It was built by Jayavarma VII. This temple is also the place where Jayavarma lived while Angkor Thom was building.
Phnom Bakeng temple: is the place where you can see the most beautiful sunset. It was built in the century 9th under the reign of Yasovarman King. There have 108 small towers around Phnom Bakheng temple on the ground and floors.
Banteay Srei temple: is far from Angkor Wat about 30 kilometers but it is a place where you should not miss when travelling to Siem Reap. This temple is to worship Hindu and Shiva genie. It is a masterpiece painting of sculpture on laterite and red sandstone. You should visit Banteay Srei temple when you travel to Siem Reap.
Preah Palilay: is a small temple. Many people don’t know about this temple because it is located far from Angkor Thom center. It was designed based on Bayon Temple’s style. It is special with its beautiful Naga sculptures at the entrance.
Going to Phare circus in Siem Reap and enjoying with impressive performances there
You can spend daytime on visiting ancient temples in Siem Reap and spend the night on seeing impressed circus performance at Phare- a famous circus and opera of Siem Reap. Performances in Phare are the results of combination between traditional and modern culture. Themes of performances in Phare include love, family life, treatment discrimination, roles of gender or even the consequences of war. Performances of Phare in Siem Reap are regarded as the best in Cambodia. You should try to see one time to know how they are.
Taking part in a party in Pub Street (Western Town) in Siem Reap
Pub Street (Western Town) is located in the center of Siem Reap. There are so many houses nearby each other on the street. It is so crowded and bustling at nights. Pub Street is also named Western Town because so many foreign tourists gather together to visit, buy and taste specialties in this street. If you visit Temples in Siem Reap in daytime, you should spend time on playing, making friends and relaxing at Pub Street at nights after enjoying circus performances of Phare. Tours in Cambodia
Coming to “New Hope Cambodia” to find out inspiration for your life
“New Hope Cambodia” is the name of a charity that was established by Soth Kemsour in a village named Mondul 3. Mondul 3 is the poorest area in Siem Reap. After buying the land in Mondul 3, Kemsour decided to establish a school to teach children there. It was just a simple school with limited infrastructure at first; however, “New Hop Cambodia” has developed into an education and non-profit health center for the local residents in Mondul 3 village. When travelling to Siem Reap, you should come to “New Hope Cambodia” if you like charity work, you can join in teaching languages or do something to help poor people there. You will find out a more meaningful life.
Discovering life in rural area in Siem Reap
Going out if Siem Reap’s center, you will see green paddy fields. There are many small villages outside Siem Reap’s center. You can get tuk-tak, have a journey with a motorbike or bicycle by hitck-hike. There wil have children running behind you, wave their hands to welcome you, especially, you can catch the first sunshine of the day on the lush terraced fields; immerse yourself into fresh air and enjoy the life. It is really unique experiences.
Siem Reap has many attractive destinations for you to experience. You just need to have a good preparation (change currency into US Dollars and Riel Cambodia, make a list of places where you will get when you travel to Siem Reap); you will have a good trip with unforgettable moments in Siem Reap.
- Visiting Bayon Temple in Cambodia
- Discovering Koh Rong island in Cambodia
- Events and festivals in Cambodia
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