10 Spectacular Sights in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a popular modern resort town in northern Cambodia that acts as the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.

Scattered around Siem Reap in the Angkor site are more than a thousand ruins of ancient temples from the Khmer Empire, which flourished in the region from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Today, the restored ruins of sites like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom delight thousands of tourists each year and provide countless spectacular sights to Siem Reap visitors. Here are 10 of our favorites:

1. Sunrise over Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat at Sunrise

Trover photo by Hecktic Travels


2. Trees overtaking the 12th-century Ta Prohm temple

Ta Prohm in Siem Reap

Trover photo by Another Nomadic Disciple


3. The stunning Khmer architecture of the Bayon temple

The Bayon in Siem Reap

Trover photo by Lisa H


4. A skull-filled Killing Fields shrine at Wat Thmei

Wat Thmei

Trover photo by Mark Vogler


5. Reflections of the Bayon temple at the center of Angkor Thom

Bayon Temple

Trover photo by Maya Uyan


6. The “Jungle Temple” used in the film¬†Tomb Raider, Ta Prohm

The Jungle Temple

Trover photo by Off The Beaten Track


7. The iconic smiling stone faces carved into the Bayon temple

Prasat Bayon

Trover photo by Maya Uyan


8. Wild monkeys on the grounds of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

Trover photo by Sam V


9. Tree roots encasing Ta Prohm

Siem Reap

Trover photo by Maya Uyan


10. Intricate passageways running through Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Trover photo by Brendan Caffrey


Want to see more of Siem Reap? Check out the full list of spectacular sights in and around Siem Reap here, and don’t forget to share your own discoveries on Trover!