22 Best Temples to Visit in Siem Reap

Best Temples to Visit in Siem Reap
Angkor Wat Temple

1- Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat is the most famous of the Angkorian temples. Back in the twelfth century when it was built by King Suryavarman II, it was a temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu and took an estimated 30 years to build.

Angkor Wat Temple
Visit Angkor Wat Temple

2- Angkor Thom Temple

This fortified city built by King Jayavarman VII in the late twelfth century, encapsulated the residences of priests, officials, military and administrative staff.

Angkor Thom Temple
Angkor Thom Temple

3- Bayon Temple

The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple built in the late twelfth or early thirteenth century. Constructed at the centre of King Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom, this was the last state temple to be built at Angkor.

Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

4- Elephant Terrace

The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom used by king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. It was attached to Phimean Akas.

Elephant Terrace
Elephant Terrace

5- Baphuon Temple

Baphuon is a three-tiered temple mountain built as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II in the mid-11th century in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon.

Baphuon Temple
Baphuon Temple

6- Sour Prat Temple

Suor Prat temple is a row of twelve towers that span from north to south, lining the eastern side of royal square and just opposite the Elephant Terrace.

Sour Prat Temple
Sour Prat Temple

7- Phimean Arkas

At Angkor, Cambodia, is a Hindu temple in the Khleang style, built at the end of the 10th century.

Phimean Arkas
Phimean Arkas

8- Ta Prohm Temple

Built similar in style to the Bayon during the late twelfth century, this was originally a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university.

Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple

9- Preah Khan Temple

In its heyday, this was the centre of a substantial organisation with almost 100,000 officials and servants.

Preah Khan Temple
Preah Khan Temple

10- Banteay Kdei Temple

Banteay Kdei means “Citadel of Chambers” with the chambers referring to monk’s abodes.

Banteay Kdei Temple
Banteay Kdei Temple

11- Bakong Temple

Bakong is the first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire at Angkor near modern Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Bakong Temple
Bakong Temple

12- Thommanon Temple

Thommanon is one of a pair of Hindu temples built during the reign of Suryavarman II (from 1113–1150) at Angkor, Cambodia.

Thommanon Temple
Thommanon Temple

13- Pre Rup Temple

The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning “turn the body”.

Pre Rup Temple
Pre Rup Temple

14- Kravan Temple

Prasat Kravan is almost an afterthought on the map, but it sure looks great at sunrise. The key features here are the huge carvings within each of the towers, which were a pleasant surprise at this otherwise lonely site.

Kravan Temple
Kravan Temple

15- Neak Pean Temple

Neak Pean is one of the temples that make one dream of the olden days of luxury and beauty.

Neak Pean Temple

16- Banteay Samre Temple

Banteay Samre Temple is located in the Angkor Temple Complex in Cambodia, it was built since the middle of 19th century by King Suryavarman II.

Banteay Samre Temple
Banteay Samre Temple

17- Ta Keo Temple

One of the tallest monuments of Angkor, the Ta Keo is a mountain temple build by Jayavarman V.

Ta Keo Temple
Ta Keo Temple

18- Ta Som Temple

Is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King JayavarmanVII.

Ta Som Temple
Ta Som Temple

19- East mebon Temple

East Mebon is a 10th century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.

East mebon temple
East mebon temple

20- Phnom Bakheng Temple

This is a Hindu temple originally built in the form of a mountain temple dedicated to Shiva.

Phnom Bakheng Temple
Phnom Bakheng Temple

21- Banteay Srei Temple

This 10th-century Cambodian temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Banteay Srei Temple
Banteay Srei Temple

22- Beng Mealea Temple

Beng Mealea is about 68km northeast of Siem Reap. This is probably one of the most mysterious temples at Angkor having been badly run in by nature.

Beng Mealea Temple
Beng Mealea Temple