Cambodia Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Angkor ThomAngkor Thom
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Thom means "the great city" in Khmer. The 12th-century Buddhist royal city is famed for its grand Bayon Temple, but has several other sights of interest as well.

Bayon TempleBayon Temple
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Constructed in the exact center of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple represents the intersection of heaven and earth. Built around 1190, this Buddhist temple is famed for the enigmatic faces carved on its towers.

Ta ProhmTa Prohm
Siem Reap, Cambodia

One of the most atmospheric sites at Angkor, this 12th-century Buddhist temple is fighting a losing battle with the mighty roots of the thriving jungle.

Beng Melea
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located an hour from Angkor Wat, this temple hidden in the jungle is perhaps the best place to feel like Lara Croft or Indiana Jones.

Wat Phnom
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in a nearby river and placed them here on the small hill that is now home to Wat Phnom.

Banteay Kdei
Siem Reap, Cambodia

This massive Buddhist monastery dates from the late 12th century and is surrounded by four concentric walls. Each entrance is decorated with garuda holding aloft the four faces of Avalokiteshvara.

Banteay Samre
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dating from the same period as Angkor Wat (1100s AD), this restored Hindu temple is enclosed by two concentric walls and contains two libraries.

Baphuon Temple
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located north of Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom, Baphuon is a pyramid-shaped symbol of the mythical Mt. Meru. It marked the center of the city before Angkor Thom was founded.

East Mabon
Siem Reap, Cambodia

This pyramid-shaped Hindu temple was built around 950 and is guarded at the corners by beautifully-preserved sculptures of harnessed elephants.

Pre Rup
Siem Reap, Cambodia

This 10th-century complex consists of a pyramidal temple-mountain with five square shrines on the top tier. This was probably a royal crematorium.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located on the site of the royal palace in Angkor Thom, this is another pyramidal representation of the mythical Mt. Meru. Most of the decorative features are broken, but it is an interesting structure and can be climbed.