Top 5 attractions in Siem Reap
The monuments of Angkor Wat and Angkor are located in the northern suburbs of Siem Reap. With Angkor Wat, today's Siem Reap is a hot tourist destination, and the small town of Siem Reap receives millions of visitors from all over the world every year.
There are many luxury hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops in Siem Reap. The Old Market and the Center Market are good shopping centers to buy souvenirs. Angkor Wat、Angkor Thom、Tonlé Sap Lake、Baanteay Srei and Banteay Kdei are top 5 attractions that you can’t miss.
No.1 Attraction in Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is also called Small Angkor (relative to the "Great Angkor"- Angkor Thom), which is commonly referred to Small Angkor as "Angkor Wat", because it is the largest, best preserved, and well-known in Angkor's monuments.
It is called one of the four wonders of the ancient East because of its grand scale, perfect symmetry, balanced proportion, and exquisite relief. The three towers on the Cambodian flag are the frontal images of Angkor Wat.
The main hall of Angkor Wat covers an area of 40,000 square meters and the main tower is 65 meters high. It is the largest religious building in the world. Angkor Wat follows the form of the King Kong Throne Tower. There are five lotus towers on the three-story platform. The whole building is full of centripetal force and upward momentum.
Angkor Wat is one of the most ideal places to watch the sunrise in the relics of Angkor Wat. Every morning, the lotus pond will be crowded with tourists from all over the world waiting for the wonderful moment of sunrise.
No.2 Attraction in Siem Reap - Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom is also called Angkor. It was built in the 9th century and covers an area of nearly 9 square kilometers. According to the data, the city of Angkor in the late 13th century was bustling and the buildings were magnificent. There are five gates in the city of Angkor. There are Buddha statues on all sides of the door. There are long rows of stone statues on both sides of the door. It is already a famous attraction.
There are many ruins of Angkor in the city of Angkor. The more famous ones are Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
No.3 Attraction in Siem Reap - Banteay Srei
The Queen's Palace was built in 967 AD. This entire temple has a total of three walls to separate. The outermost part is the avenue, there are two small temples on the left and right sides. The outer side of the second floor of the walkway is the moat. The innermost floor is the main T-shaped temple, and in front of her there are two Tibetan scriptures.
The Baanteay Srei fully demonstrates the superb carving skills of Angkor period, and the delicate and expressive portrayal represents the artistic talent of the Angkor people and the enthusiasm for the belief in religion.
No.4 Attraction in Siem Reap - Banteay Kdei
Located in the west of the Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei is built at the end of the 12th century. It is said that it was from the hands of the royal architect Kavindrarimathana. The royal bath attached to the east side is also a masterpiece of the royal architect. Banteay Kdei is a place where the king and queen are swimming after a nap.
No.5 Attraction in Siem Reap - Tonlé Sap
Tonlé Sap Lake means “a huge freshwater lake” . The French call it the great lake. It is located in the southeastern part of the Indo-China Peninsula, west of Cambodia, and is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
The Tonlé Sap Lake is connected to the Mekong River and is the natural reservoir of the Mekong River. With the alternating changes in the dry and rainy seasons in Cambodia, the depth and area of the lake will change suddenly: during the dry season (December-April), the water level of the Mekong River will decrease. During the rainy season, the Mekong River will skyrocket and the water level will rise sharply.
One of the most interesting is the huge village of Kompong Luong, which is close to the town of Pursat on the west bank of Tonlé Sap, while the most popular village Chong Kneas is near Siem Reap.