Top Tours & Activities in Siem Reap
This beautiful resort town is the perfect place to visit when in Cambodia, and a great place to stay when touring local Buddhist monuments. There's so much to see and do, but here are our top tips!
This interesting (and slightly bizarre) theme park assembles miniatures of famous historical buildings and structures of Cambodia, grouped into 11 villages.
One of many great Buddhist temples in the region, this artificial island is one of the more breathtaking!
This little (well not so little) oasis is a reservoir built by 10th Century Buddhists and is a tranquil tourist spot.
One of the most interesting and larger Buddhist monastic complexes in the region!
A magical place to visit, this largely unrestored temple is a mixture of beautiful architecture, now being reclaimed by the jungle around it.
One of the region's Hindu temples and a world heritage site.
Although slightly out of the way, when touring the temples of the region, this is one you don't want to miss.
One of the more impressive and larger temple complexes in the area, and a popular spot for some Hollywood blockbusters.
Another beautifully decorated and monumental temple in the region.
This is the largest religious monument in the world, and well worth taking a tour of.
You can visit Siem Reap all year round, however, make sure to look at the climate statistics before you go and while you are there and plan your days accordingly! The weather is tropical and variable. As a rule of thumb, the weather is driest from November to March, so if you want to avoid tropical rain, then this is perhaps the best time to book your trip!
Most tourists go to the region to visit the local temples. You can purchase different types of temple passes. However, a three day pass, and three nights in Siem Reap will be enough to fufill any temple-goers!
- CurrencyCambodian Riel (KHR)
- Time ZoneUTC (+07:00)
- Country Code+855
- Best time to visitThe driest months are from November to March, so plan your visit during this time to avoid tropical rain, but still enjoy warm weather.
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What People Are Saying About Siem Reap
The day was very well planned, the guide was waiting for us at the given time. Both he driver were helpful and friendly. We had an amazing trip, thanks to Chaen. It shows on this form that I'm from the United States but I'm from England.
Our guide Sam was waiting for us in our hotel lobby and the day started with a quiet drive to the western end of the temple. Sam walked us to a quiet spot to watch the sunrise. We almost felt like we were the only people there. It was spectacular. He then guided us through the temple complex and gave us a fascinating and informative tour. He always new a way to escape the crowd.
Rida (Pronounced Ree-da) was an AWESOME tour guide! He was able to discuss so much wonderful information about Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, and the various other small temples/palaces we visited. He also talked about the rich culture of Cambodia. He was extremely personable, cordial, engaging, and friendly. His English was very good, too.
I haven't had much experience on motorbikes but thought of would like to give it a go, and see the Cambodian countryside too. The bike was semi automatic. It was easy enough to get on with. We saw how poor people lived and worked. Stopped to watch baskets being made. Stopped regularly so we could have a drink. The guide was knowledgeable not bad English. The tour was three hours, and I enjoyed it.
We went to Angkor Wat, then Angkor Thom, then Ta Prohm, with breakfast and lunch stops along the way. Bun was a fantastic guide, and new a bunch of good spots we're we could still get great vantage points and photos and avoid the throngs of tourists. He was highly knowledgeable about each site and gave us plenty of fascinating information about each of the temples. All up it took about 8 hours with a 5am pickup. This was the best thing I've done in my 3-week trip to Cambodia. Also great value - I recommend it to everyone!