Top Choice Museum in Siem Reap

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 move …
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, mak…
Arts Centre in Siem Reap


Cambodia has a long tradition of producing beautiful lacquerware, although the years of upheaval resulted in some of the skills being forgotten. Cambolac is a social enterprise helping to restore Cambodia's lacquer …
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 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 Centre for Khmer Studies, an independent institution promoting a greater understanding of …
Silk Farm in Siem Reap

Golden Silk

Golden Silk is a working silk farm located in Banteay Srei district, about 30km from Siem Reap. Golden silk also happens to be the name of a particularly refined thread of silk produced by the yellow silkworm. Visit…
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 ae…
Cultural Centre in Siem Reap

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 Cambod…
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.
Gallery in Siem Reap

House of Peace Association

The creation of leather sbei tuoi (shadow puppets) is a traditional Khmer art form, and the figures make a memorable souvenir. Characters include gods and demons from the Reamker, as well as exquisite elephants with…