Wat Bo

Siem Reap

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 chant sometime between 4.30pm and 6pm, and this can be a spellbinding and spiritual moment if you happen to be visiting.

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1. Wat Preah Prohm Roth

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

2. Royal Residence


The official royal residence for King Sihamoni and family when they travel to Siem Reap is an austere building that has long since been overshadowed by…

3. Wat Dam Nak

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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…

4. Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm

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Located just west of the royal residence is this shrine. Said to represent two Angkorian princesses, these sacred statues were originally housed at the…

6. Cambolac

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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…

8. Angkor National Museum

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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…