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Top Choice Hindu Temple in Temples of Angkor

Angkor Wat

The traveller's first glimpse of Angkor Wat, the ultimate expression of Khmer genius, is matched by only a few select spots on earth. Built by Suryavarman II (r 1112–52) and surrounded by a vast moat, Angkor Wat is …
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Temples of Angkor

Banteay Srei

Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest stone carving anywhere on earth. Begun in AD 967, it is one of the sm…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Angkor Thom


At the heart of Angkor Thom is the 12th century Bayon, the mesmerising if slightly mind-bending state temple of Jayavarman VII. It epitomises the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Temples of Angkor

Ta Prohm

The ultimate Indiana Jones fantasy, Ta Prohm is cloaked in dappled shadow, its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. Undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, Ta…
Hindu Temple in Temples of Angkor

Koh Ker

Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944, is now within day-trip distance of Siem Reap. Most visitors start at Prasat Krahom where impressive stone carvin…
Cafe in Temples of Angkor

Blue Pumpkin

There is a handy branch of Blue Pumpkin just outside Angkor Wat turning out sandwiches, salads and ice creams, as well as divine fruit shakes, all to take away if required.
Restaurant in Temples of Angkor

Borey Sovann Restaurant

The excellent Borey Sovann Restaurant, located near the entrance to Kbal Spean, is a great place to wind down before or after an ascent to the River of a Thousand Lingas.
Restaurant in Temples of Angkor

Chez Sophea

Chez Sophea offers barbecued meats and fish, accompanied by a cracking homemade salad, but prices are at the high end.
Hindu Temple in Temples of Angkor

Baksei Chamkrong

Located southwest of the south gate of Angkor Thom, Baksei Chamkrong is one of the few brick edifices in the immediate vicinity of Angkor. A well-proportioned though petite temple, it was once decorated with a cover…
Buddhist Temple in Temples of Angkor

Banteay Kdei & Sra Srang

Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddhist monastery from the latter part of the 12th century, is surrounded by four concentric walls. Each of its four entrances is decorated with garudas, which hold aloft one of Jayavarman V…