Top 5 Places of Interest in Siem Reap, Cambodia

1. Angkor Wat

Creation of King Suryavarman II, the powerful king who, during his reign (1112-52), defeated Champa. This is also the Eight Wonders of World!

Angkor Wat HDR

It is also a nice place for night photography!

2. Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is as seductive as Lara Croft and is the site of some of her cinematic adventures. Built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII, the temple was dedicated to his mother.

3. Beng Mealea

If you’ve been to Ta Prohm and had your Tomb Raider experience, and you want more this is the place to go. Out of town, in the thick jungle.

There are no crowds and you can climb all over the ruins.

4. Banteay Srei

This ‘Citadel of Women’ dedicated to Shiva, is a stunning tour de force of classical art and the most ornate of all of the temples.

One of the most beautiful and delicately carved temples in the region. Definitely worth the 1 hour excursion.

5. Angkor Thom

The last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire!

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A doctor in Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru (HSAJB).