Actually, coming to Asia then go straight to South East Asia countries and missed to visit Cambodia’s Siem Reap and other cities across the country it’s not useful trip. Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries, the awe-inspiring and mind-blowing collection of ancient temple ruins, a visit to Cambodia’s Siem Reap might just be the highlight of your trip.
Siem Reap town is the home of Cambodia’s ancient temples which it’s been stunning for more than 1000 year so far
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Certainly, Your local guides and their transportation to explore the ancient city of Siem Reap town is a must need and also it’s first the thing to get in touch with for it’s one of those.
Thinking of going around to Angkor archaeological sites then you need to get a real insider with his/her own transportation and the popular is Tuk Tuk, it can bring you to go through to see those interested temples in the archaeological sites.
It lets you to stay straight together and allows you to have good chatting from a start till the trip ended. it can run for about 20–30 km for per hour, the siem reap town is big enough for the tuk tuk drivers to manage it in all good condition.
Private car is best travel mate to keep you aways from the sunshine, stinky “smells”, protect lauder sound “caused by engines or sound of people” and also it lets you stay in a comfortable of the A/C from the start then went to last destination of your day trip.
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Angkor Wat is the most famous ancient temple site in Cambodia, the largest Buddhist temple on earth, which took 30 years to build during the 12th century (113–5BC) and spans over 208 hectares (500 acres). A 5 towers rising 65 metres into the sky, it is an awe-inspiring sight. The temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site was once the largest pre-industrial city in the world. It remains one of the world’s ancient wonders and is a must-see for any visitor to Cambodia.
1.1 Sunrise over Angkor Wat Towers
the sunrise over the temple of Angkor wat towers is also one of the must things to see within it’s golden color of sunrise shine on the temple and it turned the color of the temple to red it’s look like a gold color. and also the reflection of water from a closer pond is can be viewing it’s golden color
– Go early
Not just early – very early. Leave your hotel at 4:30 AM to make sure you’re one of the first people who enter the Angkor Wat area (opens at 5:00 AM)
2. Bayon Temple
Bayon is one of ancient Temple in the town of Siem Reap, is one of the more famous, popular and beautiful of the structures in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Located just to the north of Angkor Wat compound itself it’s in the heart of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. It’s sometimes called Jayavarman’s Temple, in honour of the Khmer king who ordered its construction. It’s best known for its many towers with gently smiling faces on each side.
There are some 50 towers around the ruined temple, with over 200 faces showing varying degrees of erosion and wear. Each face is 4 metres high and is facing one of the cardinal directions of the compass. They all have the same serene smile, with eyes closed, representing the all-knowing state of inner peace, and perhaps even a state of Nirvana. There are also many complicated and exquisite bas-reliefs around the temple, with scenes depicting land and naval warfare, market scenes and even the construction of the temple itself.
3. South Gate of Angkor Thom
The South Gate is the most famous city gate and a kind of emblem of Angkor Thom. Every visitor of Angkor will see it, as the only road from the Angkor Wat to the second-most popular destination, the Bayon, crosses Angkor Thom’s South Gate. All visitors will stop here in front of Angkor’s most extensive collection of giant sculptures. Many tourists start an elephant ride here, either through the South Gate to the Bayon temple or to the top of the nearby hill Phnom Bakheng.
The causeway of the South Gate is pretty crowded sometimes, particularly between 9.00 and 10.00 am. In the evening, an hour or two after sunset, the South Gate will be closed. Visits of Angkor are not allowed at night-time, except for guests of some special events such as dining on the upper terrace of the illuminated Bayon, sometimes exclusively arranged by luxury hotels.
In front of the South Gate there is the best-preserved and restored stone causeway across the 100 m broad moat of Angkor Thom. The railings are formed by the world-famous rows of giant sculptures holding on their knees a Naga, whose seven heads rises fanwise at the outer end of the causeway. Originally, each of the Angkor Thom’s five city gates had such balustrades with two times 54 figures, 108 being a holy number in Mahayana Buddhism. But today only the South Gate has an almost complete set. content by http://www.angkor-temples-in-cambodia.com/south-gate.html
4.Top Root Tree Ta Prohm Temple
the temple of Ta Prohm got famous by Lara Croft and Tomb Raider pushed Hollywood images of temple into theater around the world in 2001, they consolidated the case for Cambodia as a tourist destination. Little over fifteen years later, millions of visitors flock to Siem Reap each year, many of whom will have their picture taken under “that tree” that Angelina Jolie stood upon during one of the movie’s action scenes.
There is, however, obviously much more to Ta Prohm than its famous friends. It is perhaps included in “the big three” along with Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom as one of the must-see temples because of the movie-attraction, but in reality Ta Prohm is a mesmerizing temple to visit quite apart from its Hollywood status. In fact, it is probably the decision not to clear the site of trees, and leave some of the most impressive jungle/ruin take-overs in place, that caught the attention of film location scouts and made it one of the most atmospheric and most photographed of all the temples.
5. Sunset on Bakheng Mountain
Phnom Bakheng is a temple mountain in honor of the Hindu god Shiva and one of the oldest temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Thanks to its location on a 60-meter high hill, Phnom Bakheng became a very popular tourist spot for its magnificent sunset views over Angkor Wat.
the 5 temples, Wat, Bayon, south gate of Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Bakheng Hill temple above is a one day circle tour. Our tuk tuk or taxi drivers are very happy escort you to go around the lands of ancient temples. siem reap tuk tuk driver and or fluently english spoken taxi driver
Noted, Bayon temple is located in Angkor Thom (or well known in English as the Great city, Angkor is meant city and thom is meant great) compounds then there are several temple in the territory like, terrace of elephants, terrace of leper king, Royal Palace, Royal Terraces, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Prasat Suor, Prat Preah, Palilay, Tep Pranam, The Khleangs, Monuments 486 and 487, Prasat Chrung, Preah Pithu Group
Things to do after a long day walking tour at the old and holy temples
You can find many so-called “fish spas” or “fish massage” stands in Siem Reap, with many bearing large fish tanks with seats out on the sidewalk. Some venues call themselves “Dr Fish” or “Fish Pedicure”.
To enjoy the unique treatment, simply sit on the edge of the fish tank, dangle your legs in the water, and let the small fish nibble the dead skin off your feet. It isn’t expensive, with some places offering the 1st treatment for free. One such spa in Siem Reap that’s aptly named and where you can enjoy this fun treatment is on Thnou Street.
Officially titled “Street 8”, Pub Street is the center of action as the night falls in Siem Reap. The street, starting off at the Red Piano Restaurant and ending at the Banana Leaf Restaurant, is a 100m stretch of road speckled with neon lit clubs, bars, restaurants, and vendors.
Located in the heart of the city nearby to the beautiful Siem Reap river and various markets, Pub Street is where backpackers from all over the world gather and dance the night away. It can be thought of as a more tame version of Bangkok’s Khaosan Road, but just as fun nonetheless. Come nighttime, the road is blocked off to traffic, making it a relaxing and safe place to stroll, dance, and let loose. With a wide variety of culinary treats ranging from Khmer specialties to Western favorites offered in food trucks, 50 cent drought beers, and crispy insect munchies to indulge in, you can spend your entire night on this lively street and never run out of things to do.
8. Night Market, there are a few night markets and the closer one is Angkor Night market it’s very close to the pub street or it’s just on the corner of each other. The pub street is the place where you can get affordable food which it’s allowed you to sit to have cold beers if the night clubs along the night market is not started.
9. Floating Villages Around Siem Reap Town
he floating villages at Tonle Sap Lake have become something of an interest for tourists visiting Siem Reap. The fascination with people who live in floating houses, travel to floating schools and eat at floating restaurants is quite an attraction for the many visitors that come to Cambodia.
As well as the floating villages, there are also stilted villages along the banks of Tonle Sap Lake, where houses and buildings rest on tall, thin stilts that keep the occupants dry during the wet season, with giant ladders to reach the lower levels during the dry season.
Several communities of people are living on the Tonle Sap Lake. There are four main villages that are accessible from Siem Reap and a variety of ways to get there. The villages: Chong Kneas, Mechrey, Kampong Phluk and Kampong Khleang are described in detail below.
10. Phnom Kulen Mountain
The Kulen Hill was the former of Cambodia capital in 802 and also the first Angkor Empire was found by a Cambodian King whose named Jayavarman II. He was also the first king who opened gate to Angkor Empire, from 9 century till 15 century then the capitals of the being located to several places till to the last settle of the country city is Phnom Penh.
Nowadays, It’s a playground for locals and oversea tourists to have a break from the city of bulldozer’ sounds, Phnom Kulen (literally Phnom is Mountain and Kulen is lychees, then the combination is mountain of the Lychees) is a gorgeous day out and also holy Buddhist temple site, which it’ located on the top of the mountain. The main attraction is the waterfalls at the top of Kulen Mountain and it’s also a great picnic spot; well set up in Cambodian style with hammocks and shelters to keep you shaded from the sun. It’s around 1.5–2 hours drive from Siem Reap and if you go all the way to the top by van or car, you need to get there early, as the road is one-way traffic only.
11. Kbal Spean
Kbal Spean literally means “Bridge Head” in Khmer and is an ancient Angkorian site, part of Phnom Kulen National Park. Kbal Spean lies 50 kilometers northeast of Siem Reap pro-vincial town or about 18 kilometers from Banteay Srei on a dirt road. It takes from one to two hours to get there from the provincial town. Its name comes from a natural sandstone rock bridge over the Kbal Spean River.
The interest in this site is a series of stone carvings in the river bed of yonis and lingas, as tributes to the Hindu god, Shiva, and hundreds of them are carved into the rock, as are several carvings of gods and animals above the small waterfall. Everyone can be seen the Valley of a 1000 Lingas or the River of a Thousand Lingas, at the river bed. and the curved lingas are most visible during of dry season or after the rainy season completed, when the water level in the river is lower.
Although Cambodia was not directly involved in the Vietnam War, it held a military supply line to Southern Vietnam. As a result, a huge amount of landmines and bombs were dropped on Cambodia, in order to destroy these supply lines and disrupt the North Vietnamese armies.
Aki Ra, an ex-child soldier, founded the museum after spending a lot of his time defusing landmines by hand and displaying them in his home. The Landmine Museum is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily, and will cost $5 USD for entry. Children under 12 years are free to enter.
It’s a 45-minute drive from Siem Reap Town, and 30 minutes from Angkor Park, so it’s a great idea to visit the museum after your trip to the temples. the whole articles @ https://www.ourtravelmix.com/things-to-do-in-siem-reap/
13. Cambodia War Msueum
War Museum Cambodia features outdoor displays of old, rusted and broken-down military hardware taken from the battlefield. Equipment on display includes old tanks, artillery pieces, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns, small arms, mines and bombs.
There’s also an old Shenyang J‑6 jet fighter, an XU-814 Mil Mi-8T helicopter, and other military hardware in various conditions. The entrance fee is about US$5 per person, which includes a free guide who can help you learn about the history, explaining about the different mines and weapons, tell personal war stories, and let you hold some of the small arms like M16s, AK47s and rocket-propelled grenades. https://www.hotels.com/go/cambodia/best-siem-reap-things-to-do
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