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Siem Reap Sights & Attractions

  
 
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The reason most people come to Siem Reap is to visit Angkor Archaeological Park, which is thoroughly covered in its own article.

The town itself boasts quite a number of beautiful modern Buddhist temples which are attractions in their own right.

Things to See in Siem Reap

Museum Angkor National Museum
1,000 Buddhas. The museum also shows the history of the Angkor complex as well as Khmer culture and clothing using high tech displays and video screens.
$12, in Siem Reap
Museum Landmine Museum
This tiny museum was set up by local deminer Aki Ra to educate locals and tourists about the dangers of land mines. Piles of defused mines and UXO lie around the site and the guides are mostly teenagers who were orphaned or injured by mines, many of whom live on... more
$2.00, in Siem Reap
 
Monument/Building Wat Thmei Temple & Stupa Memorial to the Killing Fields Near Siem Reap
There are some cheaters standing at the temple entrance or on the graves on the right side. After a short introduction they will ask you to give them directly donations/tips for their school in the temple. In fact they are not from the school and are trying to c... more
Free, donations welcome, in Siem Reap
Village Kampong Phluk Floating Village
This mangrove forest offers a much more authentic 'floating village experience' than the one close to the Tonlé Sap ferry harbour. This fascinating village on stilts can be reached by tuk-tuk from Siem Reap.It takes about 1 hour to reach the villag... more
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Village Cultural Village
features small tributes to all the cultures of Cambodia. A wax museum highlights major figures in Cambodian history, and there are miniatures of many national buildings and monuments throughout the gardens. Witness local dancing or a Khmer wedding ceremony at v... more
$12; Guide: an extra $5., in Siem Reap
Nature/Wildlife Silk Worm Farm
Catch a free tour of the silk farm and have the opportunity to buy silk products. Free 20 min shuttle bus leaves twice daily. (See website for details)
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Monument/Building 1000 lingas and reclining Buddha
Shiva lingas are supposed to be kept wetted all the time with running water. Normally it is done by installing a pot top of the lingas with drip thread. 1000 lingas is a fantastic idea, as one can see the 1000's of lingas on river bed, with clean fresh runni... more
additional $10 with day tour on car or $ 35, in Siem Reap
Monument/Building Cello Concert
The free "Beatocello" concert is held each Saturday night at the Kantha Bopha children's hospital in Siem Reap. Concert runs from 7.15 - approx. 8.30pm, features Dr Beat Richter playing his cello, shows a film about his work in Cambodia and speaks... more
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Museum War Museum
A government run museum. It has many machines from the wars. Out front, and most impressive, are the Russian Helicopter and Chinese airplane. Inside are many tanks, guns, land mines, and other war vehicles and artillery. There is one man who speaks English very ... more
$3 or 12500 reils, in Siem Reap
Nature/Wildlife Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre is a community development project and tourist destination just down the road from the Landmine Museum and Banteay Srey temple. Revenue from admissions is used to pay families in remote villages who are farming butterflies for the e... more
$4 Adults, $2 Children (under 12), in Siem Reap
 




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