Other sights of interest in Siem Reap

Angkor National Museum
Opened in November 2007, the museum houses an impressive collection of Angkor-period statues.
968, Av. Charles-de-Gaulle
Open daily, from 08:30 to 18:30
Admission fee: US$ 12 (half price for children under 12 years old)
www.angkornationalmuseum.com/

Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum
Shows 274 Buddhist statues, excavated by a Japanese research team in 2001, which were buried underground after the destruction long ago of a temple near Angkor Wat.
Boeung Don Pa, 1 km from Angkor Wat
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 08:00-17:00
Admission fee: US$3 – free for children under 12 years old.
www.autoriteapsara.org/en/museum.html

Wat Bo pagoda
For its stupa-shaped tombs and peaceful atmosphere
(Bo is the name of the ficus under which Buddha reached nirvana)

Pagoda Wat Ang Chek Ang Chorm
Located in the heart of the city, this is a most beautiful pagoda where people come not only to pray but also to have their future told in a very interesting way by the fortune-teller inside:

 

Fortune-telling with a predictions book
First insert a pencil between the pages of the predictions book placed on the top of your head:

 

The fortune-teller will then explain the text of the page telling your future:

Pagoda Wat Po
This pagoda will give you the chance to talk with the monks, see how they live and receive their blessing.
You will also receive a cotton string blessed by the monks, to tie around the wrist as a good luck-charm, as all the Cambodians do.

Promenade in parks and by the riverside

The Royal Gardens

Siem Reap has beautiful green spaces that offer pleasant promenade options, such as the Royal Gardens and the riverside, where it is possible to unwind from temple hopping and enjoy the refreshing greenery and monk-watching.

A pretty stall selling offerings for the pagoda

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