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If you are seeking the experiences of exploring ancient and natural towns, Siem Reap seems an ideal destination that you should consider. Siem Reap is the largest boom town of Cambodia. Travel to this town, you would be amazed at Angkor complex, thousand year temples, and many other ancient architectures. Let’s see what to see in Siem Reap right now! Indochina tours Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat, the amazing temples complex in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat, the amazing temples complex in Siem Reap -source: internet

Angkor Wat was built by the King Suryavarman II in the 12th century to serve as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire. It is considered as the biggest religious monument in the world with over 162 hectares. The most impressed thing is its ancient and unique design which is the top of classical Khmer architecture. All the vast complex was built in sandstones rather than brick or laterite. Almost the outside walls are decorated with spectacular carvings which express the power of the king and describe the usual life of Khmer Empire at that time.

Ta Som temple in Angkor Wat

Ta Som temple in Angkor Wat -source: internet

In Angkor Complex, there are a lot of temples with different architectures such as Banteay Srei, Bayon and Preah Khan. Up to know, the way to construct such wonder has been discovered. Just spend your time exploring the incredible temples to observe their majestic beauty.

Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple -source: internet

Wat Bo Pagoda

Wat Bo Pagoda is located on the east side of Siem Reap River. Being one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Siem Reap, Wat Bo is the destination that would not disappoint you. The pagoda has some wall paintings lasting for 2 centuries. Some of them express the love story between the most powerful man Rama and the most pretty woman Shita. And the rest describe Hindu stories. There are also a number of Buddha statues and images. Please keep in mind that you should choose polite clothes that are long enough and don’t point soles of feet or fingers towards monks or Buddha statues.

The peace of Wat Bo pagoda

The peace of Wat Bo pagoda -source: internet

Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum

To acquire knowledge of history, the culture of Siem Reap and the evolution of Khmer art, you cannot miss Angkor Museum which remains a lot of historical items. You can see the oldest statues, large-size ceramics, jewelries, utensils, animal bones, and fish bones, buried alongside with corpses. Many amazing things are waiting for you to explore. Cambodia travel tours

Tonle Sap Lake

Daily life on Tonle Sap Lake

Daily life on Tonle Sap Lake -source: internet

One of the thing that is worth trying is to visit the floating to see the lives of fishermen in here. The houses are made from wood. There is nothing more peaceful than looking them fishing. This is an ideal place for fishing experience.

Angkor Night Market

Angkor Night Market can be considered as a night festival. This market opens from 16:00 PM to midnight. Under the light are thousands of pretty items that you could buy. From clothes to handicrafts, from food to silk, all are available in the market. If you feel hungry, you can come in some dining venues to enjoy local dishes, beer, smoothies while live music performances.

They are just some of interesting places in Siem Reap you can come by. Don’t miss any chance to discover the beauty of the town in your way.