Nearby Angkor Temples


There are more than 40 major Angkor temples and ruins near Siem Reap. So if you want to go all out on temple visiting you won't soon run out of temples!

All of these temples are easily accessible as they're all located within Angkor Archeological Park.

Ta Prohm, Phnom Bakheng, Banteay Samre, and Preah Khan are some of the more popular temples and they are popular for a reason. So if you cannot visit them all, check out these temples first.

Ta Prohm

This temple is enveloped by tree roots in so many places, making it almost impossible to remove the trees without damaging the temples.

Make sure you visit this temple in the early morning to feel the magic.

Angkor Temples - Ta Prohm
Many temple parts are held up by roots.
 

Phnom Bakheng

A temple atop the hill near Angkor Thom. It provides a great 360-view of the surrounding area.

You can see Angkor Wat and the baray from here. Phnom Bakheng is a very popular site for watching sunsets.

Angkor Temples - Phnom Bakheng
Monks at Phnom Bakheng waiting for sunset.
 

Banteay Samre

A temple with an inner moat that is now dried up. As the temple is a bit remote, visitors are advised to be careful or travel with a guide.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Banteay Samre
Awesome stone colors at this temple.
 

Pre Rup

One of the popular sunset spots, Pre Rup overlooks the rice fields of the Eastern Baray. The temple may have been a place for royal cremation.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Pre Rup
Pre Rup temple.
Photo by Mike
 

Baksei Chamkrong

A small temple mountain at the base of Phnom Bakheng. It was built in the 10th century.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Baksei Chamkrong
Baksei Chamkrong temple.
Photo by A. Lew
 

East Mebon

A small temple located in the middle of the Eastern Baray. In the old days you needed a boat to get there, but not anymore as the water has dried up.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Eastern Mebon
Eastern Mebon on dry land.
Photo by E. Molina
 

Bat Chum

Three small, brick towers built by the same architect that designed Eastern Mebon. This is one of the first known Buddhist Angkor temples.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Bat Chum
Bat Chum towers.
Photo by Lambced
 

Ta Keo

A 5-tier temple where decorations were never finished. This temple was dedicated to Shiva and built almost entirely in limestone.

Find out why this temple is 'dangerous.'

 

Angkor Temples - Ta Keo temple
Ta Keo temple. Very pretty isn't it?
Photo by Spotter NL
 

Thommanon

This temple has undergone massive reconstruction since the 1960s. It is a small temple (shrine) that is a twin of Chau Say Tavoda.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Thommanon
Thommanon temple roof.
Photo by K. Yeo
 

Banteay Kdei

A temple and Buddhist monastery surrounded by four walls, 700m x 500m in size.

 

 

 

Angkor Temples - Banteay Kdei
Banteay Kdei carvings.
Photo by J. Shih
 

Srah Srang

A large basin originally used as a royal bath, Srah Srang is located just east of Banteay Kdei. It's a great spot for watching a sunrise since the sun will be reflected in the pool.

 

 

 

Angkor Temples - Srah Srang
Srah Srang bathing pond.
Photo by Chris
 

Preah Khan

A huge temple complex that was once the temporary residence of King Jayavarman VII.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Preah Khan
Preah Khan temple carvings.
Photo by Mike.
 

Neak Pean

A large, square pool surrounded by four other pools. In the middle of the pool there's an 'island' with two coiling naga serpents.

Neak Pean is best to visit in the rainy season when the pools are full.

 

Angkor Temples - Neak Pean
Neak Pean when the pond is empty.
Photo by E. Molina
 

Ta Som

A small and quiet Buddhist temple.  There were huge trees at the entrances, which made for good photos, but now everything but the East entrance has been cleared.

 

 

Angkor Temples - Ta Som
Trees growing on Ta Som temple.
Photo by K. Yeo
 

Chau Say Tevoda

The temple was in disrepair compared to Thommanon. It has now been under renovation for years.

 

Ta Nei

A small, isolated temple. Some of the apsara and carvings are in good condition, although they are deteriorating.

 

Banteay Prei

A small temple built in Bayon style that receives little visitors. The temple is in ruins, and some apasara heads and carvings have been damaged from looting.

 

Krol Ko

Another small temple that receives few visitors, Krol Ko is surrounded by two walls. The central tower is built in Bayon style.

 

Ta Prohm Kel

A small, sandstone tower which probably served as a chapel for one of Jayavarman VII's hospitals.

 

Spean Thmor

This stone bridge is the remains of a bridge that once sat on the side of the river. It shows how the water level has dropped over the centuries and how the river course has changed. 

 

Prasat Thma Bay Kaek

The remains of a brick tower. All that is left is the foundation, a bit of terrace, and a door frame.

 

Prasat Bei

Exactly as the name means, towers three, Prasat Bei has three brick towers.

 

Prasat Kravan

Five brick towers with a detailed bas-relief of Vishnu and Lakshmi.

 
 

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How to Get to These Angkor Temples

You should have no problems visiting the temples listed above as they are all located near Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Your usual transportation choices apply, choices such as bicycle, motobike, tuktuk, car, or van. Click here to read more about temple transportation choices. 

You can access all of these temples with the regular Ankorwat Pass. Although the price of the pass itself is rather steep at $20 for a one-day ticket, it is a very good value if you visit all of the temples listed above.

If you find yourself templed out, don't worry, because there are lots of other non-temple Siem Reap attractions to cure your Angkor temple burnout. Check some of them out!

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