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Angkor Archaeological Park

former capital city; region of Cambodia

8.2km

13.4333103.8333

Battambang

City in Cambodia

78km

13.1103.2

Kampong Thom

Kampong Thom is the capital of Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia. It's about halfway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and thus most travellers only rush through on their way between these two major attractions.

136km

12.7104.9

Phnom Penh

capital of Cambodia

228km

11.56522104.92124

Sihanoukville

city in Cambodia

299km

10.6333103.5

Bangkok

capital of Thailand

376km

13.752222100.493889
Sights

Angkor Wat

Hindu/Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia

5.5km

13.4125103.86666667

Phnom Bakheng

First built temple of Angkor, Cambodia

6.7km

13.42418103.85601

Prasat Kravan

7.6km

13.41972222103.89972222

Banteay Kdei

temple

8.5km

13.42972222103.89833333

Ta Prohm

geographical object

8.5km

13.435103.88916667

Ta Keo

monastery

9.3km

13.4447103.882

Terrace of the Leper King

9.3km

13.44833333103.85861111

Phnom Krom

The hill which dominates the view, as you approach the floating village of Chong Kneas from Siem Reap. At the top, temple ruins similar to the other two hills can be found. This particular hill is popular for sunsets, as it can be viewed over the flooded plains during the wet season, and over incredibly vibrant rice fields in the dry season.

9.8km

13.28573103.81218

Pre Rup

10km

13.435473103.920452

Preah Khan

10km

13.4619594103.8715911

East Mebon

11km

13.44666667103.92

Neak Pean

architectural structure

11km

13.46305556103.89444444

Ta Som

12km

13.46444444103.91277778

Preah Ko

12km

13.34388889103.97277778

Lolei

12km

13.35277778103.97388889

Bakong

Temple mountain of sandstone near Siem Reap, Cambodia

13km

13.335987103.974116

Phnom Bok

The highest hill in the area. Temple ruins similar to those found atop of Phnom Krom and Phnom Bakong can also be found on top of Phnom Bok. It lies 20 km to the north east of Siem Reap. Expect a tiring hike up the stairs. A guard may be able to show you around. Don't forget to check out the old howitzers from the civil war. Admission is free, no pass is needed for the Angkorian ruins.

17km

13.46611111103.98194444

Kampong Phluk

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 village, depending on the road conditions and water level. Depending on where you buy your tour, your haggling techniques and your initiative to book a tuk-tuk and boat ride yourself the price varies between $7-60 per person for a round trip. Beware of scams. When you reach the school in the village, your tour guide will give you pack of exercise books and pencils as "a payment to village for visiting them". The queue of pupils will be longer than number of books you have. Immediately you receive next pack but then you will need to pay $9 for the second pack.

20km

13.2098388103.9736481

Kbal Spean

41km

13.70836111104.02558333

Beng Mealea

43km

13.47638889104.23833333

Koh Ker

Konh Ker is a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometres (75 mi) away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor. It is a jungle filled region that is sparsely populated. More than 180 sanctuaries were found in a protected area of 81 square kilometres (31 sq mi). Only about two dozen monuments can be visited by tourists because most of the sanctuaries are hidden in the forest and the whole area is not fully demined.

88km

13.775104.54722222

Preah Vihear Temple

cliff-top temple pre-dating Angkor

144km

14.3948104.679944

we will see

Siem Reap

Cambodia
The town of Siem Reap (សៀមរាប), in northern Cambodia, is the primary access point for the Angkor Archaeological Park, just north of the city.

Personal note

I saw the sunrise back in 2007 when there were no crowds.

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