Temples Guide

Ak Yum is one of the many ancient temples of the Angkor region in Cambodia. It's situated near the South-West corner of the West Baray, being one of the Western-most ruins in the Angkor Archaeological . . . Read more

Angkor Thom, also known as 'Big Angkor' is a large ancient city within the Angkor Archaeological Park, which was constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries. The city was constructed by the late king . . . Read more

Angkor Wat is one of the most famous of the ruins in the Angkor Archaeological Park. It is located just 6km North of Siem Reap making it the closest of the major temples to the town, and is also considered . . . Read more

Bakong is another of the 'pyramid-esque' structures from the Angkor Park, but unlike some of the latter structures, Bakong is an early example of using stone (sandstone mainly) for construction as opposed to . . . Read more

Baksei Chamkrong is a brick-based pyramid-like structure located near the South gate of Angkor Thom. It was constructed by late Harshavarman I in the mid 10th century, and served as a dedication to Lord . . . Read more

Bantay Kdei is a Buddhist temple built in Bayon style, (classic Khmer architectural style) in the Angkor Archeaological Park in Angkor Cambodia. It was built in the late 12th, to early 13th century by . . . Read more

Banteay Prei is another of Jayavarman VII's erections, constructed around the same time as Banteay Kdei, between the 12th and 13th century. Like Banteay Kdei, it's built in the style of Bayon and is another . . . Read more

Banteay Samre was patroned by Suryavarman II in the style of Angkor Wat, about 5km East of East Mebon. Samre is a relatively flat Hindu temple constructed in the mid 12th century, around the same . . . Read more

Banteay Srei is the fourth of the 'Banteay' ruins, and like the others is constructed of mainly sandstone which has left it more deteriorated than most of the other ruins in the Angkorian region. Banteay Srei is . . . Read more

Baphuon is a large Hindu temple located within the walls of Angkor Thom. It was constructed by Udayadityavarman II in the mid 11th century as the state temple of the time. The temple stands 34m tall . . . Read more

Bat Chum is a trio of small brick towers erected in the 10th century by Rajendravarman, and served as a Buddhist temple during a time when Hinduism dominated. Bat Chum is located near Srah Srang - just . . . Read more

Bayon is an absolutely monolithic Buddhist temple located in central Angkor Thom, being one of the two largest within the walls. (Angkor Wat being the other) It was constructed in the late 12th century by . . . Read more

Beng Melea is a Hindu temple constructed by Suryavarman II in the early 11th century located 60kms East of Siem Reap. It is covered and surrounded by heavy jungle and vegetation, which . . . Read more

The Chapel of the Hospital is the remaining stone chapel of 102 hospitals built throughout the Jayavarman VII empire. The hospitals themself were most likely constructed of perishables such as . . . Read more

Chao Say Tevoda is a Hindu temple constructed in the early 12th century by Suryavarman II in typical Angkor Wat Khmer style. This temple boasts many carvings of Hindu and Buddhist origins, and is located . . . Read more

East Mebon is a Hindu 'temple mountain' constructed in the late 10th century by Rajendravarman II in classic Pre Rup Khmer style. East Mebon is located a few km East of Angkor Thom, and boasts three large . . . Read more

Kbal Spean is an archaeological site consisting of many large rock carvings and inscriptions, located 25km North-East of the main group of Angkor ruins. It runs along about 150m of the Stung Kbal Spean river . . . Read more

The Khleangs (North and South) are a pair of sandstone buildings within the walls of Angkor Thom on the Northern side. They were constructed in the late 10th century during the reign of Jayavarman V and . . . Read more

Krol Ko is a small Buddhist temple surrounded by two laterite walls constructed during the late 12th century by the late Jayavarman VII. Many carvings are still visible on the outside walls of the temple . . . Read more

Little is known about Krol Romeas due to the small size and simple design. Krol Romeas is simply the remains of a wall which was onced used to house Elephants. (A big elephant pen so to speak) Krol . . . Read more

Kutisvara is one of the earliest ruins from the Angkor Archaeological Park, dating back to the early 9th centruy. This site was patroned by Jayavarman II as a Hindu temple consisting of three brick towers that . . . Read more

Lolei is a Hindu island-temple located in the far South-East corner of the Angkor Archaeological Park, part of the Roluos Group of temples in the area. It was constructed by Yasovarman I during the late 9th . . . Read more

Neak Pean is a Buddhist temple located North-East of the walls of Angkor Thom. It was constructed in the late 12th century by Jayavarman VII, and is one of the most stunning sites of the Angkor . . . Read more

Phimeanakas is a Hindu-oriented temple located within the walls of Angkor Thom, and is one of the most impressive sites in the area. Constructed by Jayavarman V, Phimeanakas is a multi-tiered pyramid like . . . Read more

Phnom Bakheng is perhaps one of the most important of the Angkorian temples, due to the fact that this was the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area marking the move of the capital of the . . . Read more

Phnom Krom is a large 140m high hill, just 15km South of Siem Reap city. On top lies Phnom Krom temple which served as a Hindu shrine dedicated to Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. It was constructed at the . . . Read more

Phnom Kulen (literally meaning mountain of lychees) is more so a mountain range as opposed to a temple site, but it remains a popular tourist attraction when visiting the Siem Reap Province. Rather than . . . Read more

Prasat Kravan is a Hindu temple constructed by Harshavarman I during the early 10th century. Prasat Kravan consists of several red brick towers located South East of Angkor Thom, and contain unique ... Read more

Prasat Prei is a small and often unvisited Buddhist temple hidden in a forest near Neak Pean. The temple is largely deteriorated, and many of the sandstone bricks are scattered all around the site, with ... Read more

Prasat Suor Prat is one of the most breath-taking sites within the Angkor Archaeological Park. Located within the walls of Angkor Thom on the Northern side, Prasat Suor Prat consists of twelve nearly ... Read more

Located within the walls of Angkor Thom, this site is one of the most important historical locations in the Angkor Archaeological Park, although it remains architecturally unimpressive. It consists of a smalle base . . . Read more

This site contains several small ruined towers, posessing a similar history to Prasat Top (East). Located in the same area as Prasat Top (East) and constructed in Post-Bayon style by an unknown ruler as the date . . . Read more

Pre Rup is a fascinating Hindu site, which consists of an architecturally and artistically advanced temple-mountain. Pre Rup was constructed in the late 10th century during the reign of Rajendravarman . . . Read more

Preah Khan, literally meaning 'sacred sword', is a huge complex littered with carvings and passages. It is a favourite for photographers as you can easily spend several hours here before exhausting the different . . . Read more

'Temple of the sacred cow', or Preah Ko is a Hindu temple in the far South East of the Angkor Archaeological Park. It was patroned by Indravarman II in the late 9th century and consists of mainly ... Read more

Preah Palilay is a Buddhist tower constructed by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th to early 13th century. It's constructed in classic Bayon style, and consists of mainly laterite and sandstone. Located within the walls . . . Read more

The Preah Pithu Group is a set of five small temples located in a quiet site within the walls of Angkor Thom, close to Preah Palilay. This site has been dated back to the early 12th century, and was . . . Read more

The Roluos group is a large collection of monuments in the South East corner of the Angkor Archaeological Park representing the remains of Hariharalaya. (The first major capital of the Angkorian . . . Read more

Spean Thma is one of the more curious of the AAP (Angkor Archaeological Park) sites. Spean Thma translates to stone bridge, which is literally what it was. Spean Thma is the remnants of an ancient bridge . . . Read more

Srah Srang is a Bhuddist temple constructed in the mid 10th to late 12th century by the king Jayavarman VII. Srah Srang is constructed in Bayon style and is located along the Eastern edge of the Angkor . . . Read more

Ta Keo is a huge multi-tiered temple-mountain located just East of the walls of Angkor Thom. The Hindu temple was constructed under the reign of king Jayavarman V in the late 10th to early 11th century . . . Read more

Ta Nei is a small semi-ruined jungle temple located North East of Angkor Thom. Ta Nei Served as a Buddhist temple and was constructed in the mid 12th century under the reign of Jayavarman . . . Read more

Ta Prohm Kel is a small sandstone tower located opposite Angkor Wat. It is the ruin of the temple or ‘chapel’ of one of the 102 hospitals built by Jayavarman VII throughout the kingdom. The Buddhist-themed carving on the northern pediment is in . . . Read more

Ta Prohm is a Bayon style jungle temple overgrown and intertwined by large trees, roots and rocks which makes it very visually pleasing. Ta Prohm was a Buddhist affiliated temple and was constructed in . . . Read more

Ta Som is a Buddhist affiliated temple constructed in typical Bayon style during the reign of King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. It is located in the far North-East corner of the Angkor Archaeological . . . Read more

Tep Pranam, located within the walls of Angkor Thom, is a long walkway with a Buddha figure at the far end. It was constructed in the 9th century during the reign of King Yasovarman I. Although Tep Pranam was initially constructed in. . . Read more

Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of the Royal Palace area at the heart of . . . Read more

Terrace of the Leper King is a site featuring a statue dubbed the "Leper King" due to the moss and discoloration on the surface, and was reminiscent of a person with Leprosy. The Terrace of the Leper King . . . Read more

Thma Bay Kaek is the remains of a brick prasat, consisting of only the door-frame, lintel and a bit of the front terrace. Thma Bay Kaek was constructed during the 10th century under the rule of King Yasovarman I in Bahkeng style architecture . . . Read more

Thommanon is a large sandstone temple structure that stands just outside the Northern end of the East wall of Angkor Thom. It was constructed in the late 11th to the early 12th century under the reign of . . . Read more

Wat Atwea is a Hundu affiliated temple constructed in the late 11th century by Suryavarman II in typical Khmer style, and is located about 8kms South of Siem Reap town. Though lacking carvings, this laterite and sandstone temple is still in . . . Read more

West Mebon is the ruins of the central island temple of the West Baray. It is in poor shape, consisting mainly of a single wall displaying some carvings in fair condition. The carvings exhibit some of the first . . . Read more