What to do: Angkor

What to do: Angkor

On this page: Sights and activities in and around Angkor
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We have 50 sights and attractions listed for Angkor.

General activities


Guidebooks to Angkor
Guidebooks to Angkor

A few suggestions for your shortlist.

Watching out for the future of Cambodia’s past
Watching out for the future of Cambodia’s past

An interview with Dougald O'Reilly

Hiking, walking tours and itineraries


An Angkor cycling guide
An Angkor cycling guide

The cruisiest way to explore.

Angkor: Small Circuit


Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

The masterpiece of an unknown Michelangelo

Bakheng
Bakheng

Prepare for the crowds

Baphuon
Baphuon

The world's biggest jigsaw puzzle

Baksei Chamkrong
Baksei Chamkrong

Small but delightful

Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom

Jayavarman VII's state capital

Banteay Kdei
Banteay Kdei

An under rated gem

Bayon
Bayon

A basket of bottles

Terrace of Elephants
Terrace of Elephants

Lots and lots and lots of elephants

Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace
Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace

Picnic by a royal pond

Preah Palilay
Preah Palilay

Very little visited

Suor Prat and the Khleangs
Suor Prat and the Khleangs

Temple of the tightrope walkers

Preah Pithu
Preah Pithu

Deserted but unusual

Prasat Kravan
Prasat Kravan

The real attraction lies within

Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm

A crowd-pleasing favourite

Ta Keo
Ta Keo

A massive temple mountain

Ta Nei
Ta Nei

An excuse for a bush-walk

Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda
Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda

In remarkable condition

Quieter Angkor temples
Quieter Angkor temples

A few sleepy options

Angkor: Grand Circuit


The Grand Circuit
The Grand Circuit

Choose your own adventure

Pre Rup
Pre Rup

Top sunset spot

Preah Khan
Preah Khan

Rambling and exquisite

Neak Pean
Neak Pean

An artificial island temple

Banteay Prei
Banteay Prei

The work of a local ruler?

Krol Ko
Krol Ko

Another suburban temple

Ta Som
Ta Som

Compact and scenic

East Baray
East Baray

Now dry and easy to miss

East Mebon
East Mebon

Look for the elephants

Srah Srang
Srah Srang

Royal baths

Angkor: Other


West Baray
West Baray

A great spot to swim and picnic

West Mebon
West Mebon

Little left to see

Ak Yum
Ak Yum

Impressive during its prime

Banteay Thom
Banteay Thom

Lovely and remote

Angkor: Roluos Group


Roluos Group
Roluos Group

An easy half-day tour

Bakong
Bakong

A great dawn alternative

Preah Ko
Preah Ko

A minor stop

Lolei
Lolei

Only if you're in the area

Wat Athvea
Wat Athvea

Compact and scenic

Angkor: Remote


Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei

Stunning carvings

Banteay Samre
Banteay Samre

The citadel of the Samre

Phnom Kulen
Phnom Kulen

Terrific views, high admission fee

Kbal Spean
Kbal Spean

River of a thousand linga

Beng Mealea
Beng Mealea

Spectacular jungle ruins

Chau Say Vibol
Chau Say Vibol

Compact and scenic

Phnom Krom
Phnom Krom

Spectacular views

Phnom Bok
Phnom Bok

Shaded by frangipani, terrific views