Daily Tours in Siem Reap
Once a sleepy riverside village, #Siem Reap now serves as the gateway to the #Angkor temple complex and is alive with markets, restaurants and bars. No trip to #Cambodia is complete without a visit to the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of #Angkor Wat. Visit the remarkable floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake at Siem Reap. Marvel at the wonder of Angkor Wat as you learn of the ingenuity behind its architecture. Visit Ta Prohm, where the forest continues to grow in and around the temple complex. Wander through the Bayon Temple adorned with enigmatic smiling faces.
For those wanting to explore further afield, whilst the journey can be long, you are rewarded with less visited temples but no less impressive. Banteay Srei, the only temple not to be built by a King, is covered with some of the most beautiful deep and intricate carvings of any Angkorian temple. The Rolous Group of temples are among the earliest temples built and marked the beginning of the classic period Khmer art. Kulen Mountain is the Cambodia’s most sacred site with waterfall and thousand riverbed carvings, it’s believe that this place is the birth of the Khmer Empire. Beng Mealea is similar to Angkor Wat in size but its current state is dominated by the jungle; trees have grown out of towers and vines entangle columns, making for some fantastic photographs. Koh Ker is another temple complex which represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD – 944 AD, away from the tourist masses the premier ruin of the complex is Prasat Thom, an imposing seven tiered pyramids. Banteay Chhmar, being brought back to its former glory through local work, is well known for its intricate carvings and long walls of bas-relief.
These are some local insider’s hand-picked and highly recommended experiences in Siem Reap. Start your Angkor family tours here!