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05 Hidden Temples in Siem Reap - Iconic Sites that will Fill Your Heart with Wonder and Delight

Siem Reap is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Read on and find out about some of the most enchanting hidden temples here that you will be able to visit during your tour.


Beng Mealea

This is one of the largest temples located outside Angkor Wat. It covers around 1 square kilometre. The area is overgrown which vegetation and it somehow enhances the appeal of the place immensely.
Some believe that this temple was built as a test model before the iconic Angkor Wat was constructed. There may be some truth in this statement as the two temples share quite a lot of similarities.
This temple has not been renovated for quite some time so accessing it can be rather tricky. You will have to make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes when accessing it.


Koh Ker

Koh Ker is yet another popular place that you should consider visiting. It is a hidden temple which is truly quite beautiful to behold. You will be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the place the moment you enter its territories for sure. Located about 100 kilometres away from Siem Reap, the temple can be rather hard to access. If you are keen to visit it, however, make sure you get in touch with a reputed tour operator and have the tour arranged.


Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei which roughly translates to citadel of the women is a magnificent attraction which deserves a visit for sure. You will be able to reach it with ease if you stay at centrally located hotels like FCC Angkor Siem Reap. These hotels are quite popular among those who are looking for strategically located hotels in Siem Reap Cambodia.
The structure of the temple has been wonderfully preserved so you will be able to witness its olden charm with ease as you visit it.


Sambor Prei Kuk

This is a temple which dates from the 7th century. Here you will find some of the first large bas-reliefs. This unique feature became quite popular in Khmer architecture. There is a small structure here which is completely overgrown with a tree. This enhances the appeal of the place immensely for sure.


Ta Nei

Ta Nei lies amidst the lush shrubbery of the region, dreaming of its long-forgotten glory days. It is located in very close proximity to Angkor Wat. You will be able to easily include this place in your temple tour because of this reason. There are some really gorgeous carvings that you will be able to witness as you visit this magnificent temple. The temple is located about 10 kilometres away from Siem Reap. So you will be able to reach it with convenience.

Hope the information and tips above will help you to make your temple tour a lot more enchanting! Be sure to read about the history of the places that you are planning to visit so you will be able to make the most of your travel experience in the city.

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