Cambodia is home to many magnificent temples, but most of them are overshadowed by its biggest attraction—Angkor Wat. However, many equally breathtaking temples are located in its surroundings, and these three belong on your bucket list.
Ta Prohm Temple
This temple is located in Siem Reap, a short ride away from Angkor Wat. It’s one of the most visited tourist attractions in this region, best known for the trees growing out of the ruins. If you think this temple looks straight out of an action movie, that’s probably because you had a chance to see it in the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise.
Located about three kilometers away from Angkor Wat, Bayon is another temple you shouldn’t miss during your visit to this area. Its most striking feature is the gigantic stone faces, known for their smiling, serene expressions.
This 10th-century Cambodian temple can be found 30 km away from Angkor Wat. It’s dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and it’s popular with tourists thanks to its red sandstone structure and elaborate decorative wall carvings.