We visited the War Museum Cambodia which is located on the outskirts of Siem Reap Cambodia. It is an open-air Museum that opened in 2001 which allows visitors to walk around a vast array of Tanks, armored personnel carriers, vehicles, weapons and even a Helicopter.
We visited a small Village called Roluos to see 4 rarely visited 9th Century Angkor era temples. While we were there we stumbled across the workshop of Dy Proeung, a famous Cambodian Artist with an amazing story.
Across from Preah Ko Temple in the Roluos Temple group (not at Angkor Wat Complex) is the forgotten workshop of an amazing Artisan Sculptor who created beautiful replica art of the ancient Angkor Temples and reliefs. It was sad but also seemed somewhat fitting that the replicas of the ruins were also now in ruins.
Ta Prohm Temple originally called Rajavihara was built in the 12 Century under the reign of the Khmer King, Jayavarman VII. Ta Prohm was built as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and is located inside the Royal City of Angkor Thom in the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archeological Park just outside of Siem Reap Cambodia.
Bayon Temple also known as Prasat Bayon is located inside the Royal City of Angkor Thom in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Archeological Park of Siem Reap Cambodia.
Bayon was built in the 12th Century and is most well known for the 173 massive stone faces still standing on the many towers. They are huge. It is believed there were as many as 216 originally. The entire structure is covered in reliefs, decoration and carvings. The temple itself is very large and full of hallways, stairs and courtyards.
Preah Khan Temple is located in the Unesco World Heritage site of Angkor Temple Complex at Siem Reap Cambodia. Preah Khan was originally known as Nagar Jayasri which means Royal Sword or Holy Sword. The temple was built in the 12th Century and the complex covers 138 acres.
The Giant Puppet Project in Siem Reap Cambodia is an Annual Children’s Community Arts Project that started in 2007. It is the largest of it’s kind in the Kingdom of Cambodia. This is a Non Profit event run by Non Profits for the benefit of the Children of Cambodia and the City at large.
The Grand Baphuon Temple Angkor Thom Siem Reap Cambodia
Baphuon Temple is a large Hindu temple with a grand 225 meter long elevated walkway built in the 11th century dedicated to the Lord Shiva. In the 15th Century it was converted into Buddhist temple with the addition of a reclining Buddha on the second level on the west side of the temple.
And now the Phimeanakas Temple in the Angkor Thom at the Angkor Wat Complex just outside Siem Reap Cambodia.
Phimeanakas Temple (translates to Celestial Palace)also know as Vimeanakas Temple is a Hindu temple built in the late 10th century in the Khleang style.
Angkor Wat from the East Entrance Siem Reap Cambodia
Angkor Wat was built in the early 12th century and is the largest religious monument in the world.
We stayed for 12 nights in 2 different rooms at the King Rock Residence in Siem Reap Cambodia in January 2023. There is a video for each of the Rooms as they were very different. We booked through booking.com as it was the best rate but here is their website to see if they have any specials running. Link for King Rock Residence