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  • 1 Phnom Penh Royal Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    On the bank of the "four-armed" river, the Phnom Penh Royal Palace boasts a complex of gardens, palaces and pagodas, with gilded roofs punctuated with arrows that are typical of Khmer art: Khemarin Palace (the residence of the king, closed ..

  • 2 Silver Pagoda Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    Five thousand slabs of silver carpet the floor of the Silver Pagoda, where the royal ashes are conserved. It is also home to luxurious Buddha statues (crystal, gold, diamond...) and frescoes illustrating the Reamker. Built within the walls of the Roy..

  • 3 National Museum of Cambodia Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Rue 13 KHM - Phnom Penh

    A thousand years of Khmer art, dating from the 4C-13C is displayed in four galleries. This remarkable collection of sculptures and pre-Angkorian and Angkorian objects is housed in the National Museum in Phnom Penh, in a handsome terracotta building d..

  • 4 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was made into the Pol Pot's biggest interrogation centre, under the name of S-21. Thousands of inmates were tortured and killed here. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum has been housed within these very walls since 197..

  • 5 Choeung Ek Killing Fields Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Khan Dangkor KHM - Phnom Penh

    After the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, go and see the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, where S-21 prisoners were killed and buried after their time in the nearby detention camp. The remains of 9 000 people were unearthed in 1980 in a former orchard 14km ..

  • 6 Tonle Bati: Ta Prohm Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Many symbols of Hindu mythology are to be found inside Ta Prohm Temple, such as the linga representing Shiva, and bas-reliefs illustrating daily life. The temple stands not far from Lake Tonle Bati near Yeay Peau Temple, both built by Jayavarman VII ..

  • 7 Temples of Angkor Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Gems of Khmer art and designated World Heritage Site, the temples of Angkor belong to the huge archaeological site (400km2) made up of the ruins of the capital of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from the 9C to the 15C. Grandiose and not to be miss..

  • 8 Angkor Wat Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Angkor Wat: the most famous of the "City-Temples" was built in the 12C by Suryavarman II. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, mythical home of Hindu gods, whose five peaks are symbolised by the five towers of the central shrine. Why it ..

  • 9 Angkor Thom Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Angkor Thom, the last "great city", is the work of Jayavarman VII, the most prolific builder in Angkorian history. It was built in the 12C-13C, after the Chams attacked. Discover gems such as Bayon, Baphuon, the royal palace, the Terrace of..

  • 10 Bayon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The tower of the Bayon, which was built by Jayavarman VII, is decorated with four giant faces, each looking towards one of the cardinal points with a serene but haunting smile! The temple at the centre of Angkor Thom is dedicated to Buddha. The four ..

  • 11 Baphuon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    A causeway supported by columns leads to the eastern gopuram of Baphuon Temple, a predecessor of Angkor Thom and built by Udayadityavarman II, who reigned in Angkor from 1049 to 1065. The pyramid-shaped building is undergoing restoration work. Look o..

  • 12 Phnom Bakheng Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The great tourist ritual of Angkor involves climbing up Bakheng Hill to see the sun setting over Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat and the surrounding forest. While you are up there, visit the temple built atop Phnom Bakheng, which was the centre of Yasovarman..

  • 13 Prasat Kravan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Prasat Kravan is located at Angkor, near the East Baray and therefore some way outside the centre. This attractive brick temple dating from the 10C is dedicated to Vishnu. It is known for its bas-reliefs depicting various avatars of the Hindu god and..

  • 14 Preah Khan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    After seeing Ta Prohm, Preah Khan may seem familiar to you. Both were built in the early 12C by the same king, Jayavarman VII. This is a vast site to the north of Angkor Thom, with several vocations - educational, religious and royal - and clear reli..

  • 15 East Baray and East Mebon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The water reserves of Yasodharapura, the city of King Yasovarman I, came from the East Baray (9C-10C). This now-dry reservoir covering almost 15 km2 was supplied by the Siem Reap. At its centre: East Mebon, a pyramid-shaped hilltop temple decorated w..

  • 16 Phnom Krom Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The hilltop temple with three towers (dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma) which stands on the summit of Phnom Krom is one of the projects initiated by Yasovarman I (9C-10C). See also his main temple at the top of Phnom Bakheng. A strenuous climb r..

  • 17 Banteay Srei Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Banteay Srei, the "Citadel of Women": André Malraux had much admiration for this Angkorian pink-stone gem dedicated to Shiva, whose sculptures are so finely executed that they are attributed to a female hand. Much debate persists as to the ..

  • 18 Prasat Preah Vihear Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Choam Ksant

    It took 200 years and seven kings to build the Angkorian mountain temple of Preah Vihear around the year 1000. Perched atop the cliffs of the Dangkrek mountains, it offers fabulous views over lowland Cambodia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 19 Tonle Sap Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The Tonle Sap (100km), a tributary of the Mekong, whose flow changes direction from May to October, swelling into the vast lake of the same name, which absorbs the waters of the Mekong as they rise, fertilising the region. Floating villages, whose in..

  • 20 Wat Phnom Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Norodom KHM - Phnom Penh

    The very popular Wat Phnom, or "Hill Temple ", is said to have been built in order to house the four statues of Buddha discovered by Daun Penh on the banks of the Mekong... thus begetting the city. Ponhea Yat (15C), whose ashes are kept her..

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