Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Banteay Meanchey Province

Banteay Chhmar

Beautiful, peaceful and covered in astonishingly intricate bas-reliefs, Banteay Chhmar is one of the most impressive remote temple complexes beyond the Angkor area. About a two-hour drive from Siem Reap, these remot…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Preah Vihear Province

Prasat Preah Vihear

The most dramatically situated of all Angkorian monuments, Prasat Preah Vihear sprawls along a clifftop near the Thai border, with breathtaking views of lowland Cambodia 550m below. An important place of pilgrimage …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Preah Vihear Province

Preah Khan of Kompong Svay

For tantalising lost-world ambience, this remote temple complex about 90km south of Preah Vihear City can't be beaten. It's wrapped by vines and trees, and thanks to its back-of-beyond location, the site is astonish…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Preah Khan of Kompong Svay

Preah Khan Main Temple

The main temple is surrounded by a (now dry) moat similar to the one around Angkor Thom. Once through the grand gateway, a trail meanders past a dharmasala (pilgrim's rest house) and through another crumbling pavili…
Top Choice Village in Kompong Chhnang

Phoum Kandal & Chong Kos Floating Villages

Much less visited than other floating villages, the Tonlé Sap River hamlets of Phoum Kandal (ភូមិកណ្ដាល) and Chong Kos (ចុងកោះ) are a colourful vision of brightly painted wooden houses, with tiny terraces strung wit…
Hindu Temple in Kompong Thom Province

Sambor Prei Kuk

Cambodia’s most impressive group of pre-Angkorian monuments, Sambor Prei Kuk encompasses more than 100 mainly brick temples scattered through the forest, among them some of the oldest structures in the country. An e…
Hindu Temple in Sambor Prei Kuk

Prasat Yeai Poeun

Prasat Yeai Poeun is arguably the most atmospheric ensemble, as it feels lost in the forest. The eastern gateway is being both held up and torn asunder by an ancient tree, the bricks interwoven with the tree’s exten…
Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Phnom Sampeau

This fabled limestone outcrop 12km southwest of Battambang along NH57 (towards Pailin) is known for gorgeous views and a mesmerising display of bats pouring out of a massive cave in its cliff face. Access up to the …
Memorial in Battambang

Wat Somrong Knong

About 4km north of Battambang, Wat Somrong Knong was built in the 19th century on the site of a pre-Angkorian temple complex. The Khmer Rouge used the temple grounds as a prison and it's believed that around 10,000 …
Temple in Battambang

Prasat Banan

It's a 358-stone-step climb up Phnom Banan to reach Prasat Banan, but the incredible views across surrounding countryside from the top are worth it. Udayadityavarman II, son of Suryavarman I, built Prasat Banan in t…