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Must-See Attractions in Siem Reap?

Siem Reap has many attractions to keep you busy when you’re not visiting the temples. The town has many attractions to keep you busy during your stay.

Popular Areas

Siem Reap isn’t just Angkor Wat and Pub Street. There are many popular areas in town which offer a unique experience. Of course, there is Pub Street, but you might also want to check out the Khmer Pub Street, Sok San Road area, the Old French Quarter or King’s Road. There’s lots to see and do in Siem Reap town.

Pub Street

Pub Street

A visit to Siem Reap is not complete without seeing both Angkor Wat and Pub Street! The once quiet street is now the centre for all tourists in Siem Reap. Here you will find 100s of restaurants, bars, shops, street sellers and many more things.

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Museums

Siem Reap is home to many popular museums to help you to learn and understand about the history of Cambodia. Popular museums in town include the Angkor National Museum, the War Museum and the Landmine Museum. Cambodia has a long and proud history dating back from the pre-Angkorian era. You can learn all about it at one of the many museums in town.

Cambodia Landmine Museum

The Cambodia Landmine Museum has become one of the must-see attractions in Siem Reap. It started with humble beginnings, quietly sharing the mines cleared by founder Aki Ra. Nowadays, the museum attracts thousands of visitors each month from all over the world.

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Nature & Parks

There are many natural places and parks to visit in Siem Reap. It’s a small town surrounded by beautiful countryside. Outside of the town there are lush jungles, mountains, lakes, national parks and many other places to explore. In the town, there are parks, rivers, and many interesting natural places to visit.

Royal Independence Park & Royal Residence

Royal Independence Gardens & Royal Residence

The Royal Gardens is a popular place for tourists and locals. Here you can relax for a few hours and visit a Buddhist Pagoda, see the King’s Residence, stop at the tourist information centre or even do a spot of exercise along the Siem Reap River.

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West Baray

West Baray

West Baray is a popular destination for tourists and locals. Here, you can go for a swim, relax in hammocks or take a boat trip. In the centre of the large reservoir is West Mebon temple. West Baray is close to Siem Reap and easy to get to.

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Phnom Kulen National Park

Phnom Kulen National Park

The Phnom Kulen Mountain Range, or Kulen Mountain, is a very popular place to visit in Siem Reap. You can see waterfalls, temples, thick jungles, and beautiful views. It takes an hour or two to get to the top of the moutain, but it’s worth the journey.

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Pagodas, Shrines & Other Religious Monuments

Siem Reap town has many Buddhist pagodas dotted around. Cambodia is a mostly Buddhist country and you’ll often see monks walking around the town. Some pagodas in the town centre often attract visitors, but you can go to visit any Pagoda. There are also Buddhist shrines in various locations around the town. Siem Reap is also fairly multicultural and there are also Christian churches and Islamic mosques in the town.

Wat Damnak Pagoda

Wat Damnak Pagoda

Wat Damnak is the biggest pagoda in Siem Reap. The large grounds contain a centre for studies, a library, lush gardens and plenty of space to relax. It’s only a few hundred metres from Pub Street and is the most popular pagoda with tourists.

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Wat Bo Pagoda

Wat Bo Pagoda

Wat Bo Pagoda is located about 400m from the Siem Reap river. It’s an 18th century temple and one of the oldest known Pagodas in town. It has large gardens and old paintings which you can view. If you have time, you should definitely go to look.

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