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Angkor National Museum

Angkor National Museum

Looming large on the road to Angkor is the Angkor National Museum, a state-of-the-art showpiece on the Khmer civilisation and the majesty of Angkor. Displays are themed by era, religion and royalty as visitors...

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Artisans Angkor – Les Chantiers Écoles

Artisans Angkor – Les Chantiers Écoles

Siem Reap is the epicentre of the drive to revitalise Cambodian traditional culture, which was dealt a harsh blow by the Khmer Rouge and the years of instability that followed its rule. Les Chantiers Écoles...

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Apopo Visitor Centre

Meet the hero rats that are helping to clear landmines in Cambodia. Apopo has trained the highly sensitive, almost-blind Gambian pouched rat to sniff explosives, which dramatically speeds up the detection of...

Buddhist Shrine in Siem Reap

Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm

Located just west of the royal residence is this shrine. Said to represent two Angkorian princesses, these sacred statues were originally housed at the Preah Poan gallery in Angkor Wat, but were moved all over...

Farm in Siem Reap

Angkor Silk Farm

Les Chantiers Écoles maintains the Angkor Silk Farm, which produces some of the best work in the country, including clothing, interior-design products and accessories. All stages of the production process can be...

Arts Centre in Siem Reap

Cambolac

Cambodia has a long tradition of producing beautiful lacquerware, although the years of upheaval resulted in some of the skills being lost. Cambolac is a social enterprise helping to restore Cambodia's lacquer...

Landmark in Siem Reap

Angkor Conservation

Angkor Conservation is a Ministry of Culture compound that houses more than 5000 statues, lingas (phallic symbols) and inscribed stelae, stored here to protect them from the wanton looting that has blighted...

Gardens in Siem Reap

Senteurs d’Angkor Botanic Garden

The botanic garden of Senteurs d’Angkor is a sort of Willy Wonka’s for the senses, where you can sample infused teas and speciality coffees in the on-site cafe. More a laboratory than a garden, the operators also...

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap

Wat Bo

This is one of the town’s oldest temples and has a collection of well-preserved wall paintings from the late 19th century depicting the Reamker, Cambodia’s interpretation of the Ramayana. The monks here regularly...

Museum in Siem Reap

War Museum

The unique selling point here is that the museum encourages visitors to handle the old weapons, from an AK-47 right through to a rocket launcher. We're not sure what health and safety think about it, but it makes...

Museum in Siem Reap

MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum

This museum showcases the best in Asian textiles from around the Mekong region, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and India. There are a variety of galleries showing the weaving process in each country...

Cultural Centre in Siem Reap

Cambodian Cultural Village

Cambodian Cultural Village

It may be kitsch, it may be kooky, but it’s very popular with Cambodians and provides a diversion for families travelling with children. This is the Cambodian Cultural Village, which tries to represent all of...

Sculpture in Siem Reap

Miniature Replicas of Angkor’s Temples

One of the more quirky places in town is the garden of local master-sculptor Dy Proeung, which houses miniature replicas of Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Banteay Srei and other temples. It is the bluffer’s way to get an...

Museum in Siem Reap

Bayon Information Centre

This exhibition introduces the visitor to the history of the Khmer empire and the restoration projects around Angkor through a series of short films and displays. Set in the beautiful Japanese Team for...

Museum in Siem Reap

Angkor Panorama Museum

Donated by the North Korean government, this stylish building conceals an incredible panoramic painting that is 13m high and 123m around. The detail is stunning, with many of the figures such as the Buddhist...

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap

Wat Dam Nak

Wat Dam Nak

Formerly a royal palace during the reign of King Sisowath, hence the name dam nak (palace), today Wat Dam Nak is home to the Center for Khmer Studies (www.khmerstudies.org), an independent institution promoting a...

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap

Wat Athvea

South of the city centre, Wat Athvea is an attractive pagoda on the site of an ancient temple. The old temple is still in very good condition and sees far fewer visitors than the main temples in the Angkor area,...

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap

Wat Thmei

Wat Thmei

Wat Thmei has a small memorial stupa containing the skulls and bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. It also has plenty of young monks eager to practise their English.

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap

Wat Preah Inkosei

This wat north of town is built on the site of an early Angkorian brick temple, which still stands today at the rear of the compound.

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap

Wat Preah Prohm Roth

A traditional Buddhist temple in the heart of Siem Reap, this is the easiest one to explore for the casual visitor.