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Angkor Temples

The following Angkor temples ruins are located in Siem Reap Province, most within the boundaries of the Angkor Archaeological Park near Siem Reap City. The temple sites with the Angkor Archaeological Park represent the ruins of the ancient Angkorian capital cities of the Khmer Empire (9th-13th century AD) and include the most famous Khmer temples including Angkor Wat and Bayon. In the list below click on the temple name for more information and photos. To see full details of temples click on image.

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Angkor Thom

Capital city of the Khmer empire built at the end of the 12th century
Name: Angkor Thom
Date: Late 12th century King Jayavarman VII
Location: North of Angkor Wat, between West Baray and East Baray
Nearby: Angkor Wat, Preah Khan, Phnom Bakheng

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Angkor Wat

Biggest Hindu temple built at the height of Khmer skills
Name: Angkor Wat, Prasat Angkor Wat
Date: First half of the 12th century King Suryavarman II
Location: Just South of Angkor Thom
Nearby: Phnom Bakheng

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Bayon

Temple of the mysterious stone face towers
Name: Bayon, Prasat Bayon
Date: Late 12th, early 13th century King Jayavarman VII
Location: In the center of Angkor Thom
Nearby: Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Baphuon

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Baphuon

Khmer temple converted into Buddhist temple in the 15th century
Name: Baphuon
Date: Mid 11th century King Udayadityavarman II
Location: Near the center of Angkor Thom
Nearby: Prasat Bayon, Phimeanakas

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Baksei Chamkrong

Very steep 10th century pyramidal temple with a single prasat
Name: Baksei Chamkrong
Date: Early 10th century King Harshavarman I
Location: Between Angkor Thom South gate and Phnom Bakheng
Nearby: Prasat Bei, Phnom Bakheng

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Banteay Srei

This temple contains the finest, most intricate carvings to be found in Angkor
Name: Banteay Srei, Banteay Srey, the citadel of women
Date: 967 King Yajnavaraha, a Brahmin priest of King Rajendravarman II
Location: Along route 67, about 20 kilometers North of the East Mebon

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Banteay Samre

A temple containing both Hindu and Buddhist depictions
Name: Banteay Samre
Date: Mid 12th century King Suryavarman II
Location: Just outside the South East corner of East baray on route 810

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Beng Mealea

Large, unrestored temple surrounded by jungle
Name: Beng Mealea, Prasat Beng Mealea, Beng Melea
Date: First half of the 12th century King Suryavarman II
Location: East of Siem Reap on Highway 64 to Phnom Kulen National Park, about 70 kilometers from Siem Reap

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Bakong

Name: Bakong
Date: 881
King: Indravarman I
Location: Village of Roluos, just South of National Highway 6
Nearby: Preah Ko, Prasat Prei Monti

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East Mebon

Mountain temple in the center of the East baray
Name: East Mebon
Date: 952 King Rajendravarman II
Location: In the center of the East baray, East of Angkor Thom
Nearby: Prasat Pre Rup

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Kbal Spean

The site stretches out over a length of about 150 meters through the jungle along the Stung Kbal Spean river, known as the “river of a thousand lingas”.
Name: Kbal Spean
Date: 11th century King Udayadityavarman II
Location: West of Route 67 in Phnom Kulen National Park, about 50 kilometers North East of Siem Reap

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Lolei

Name: Lolei, Prasat Lolei
Date: 893
King: Yasovarman I
Location: Near the village of Roluos, just North of National Highway 6, about 12 kilometers East of Siem Reap Nearby Preah Ko, Bakong

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Phimeanakas

Small 3 stepped pyramid temple in the Royal Palace grounds
Name: Phimeanakas
Date: Between 950 and 1050 King Rajendravarman II or Suryavarman I
Location: North West of the Bayon in the city of Angkor Thom
Nearby: Baphuon, Bayon, Royal Palace

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Prasat Bei

Early 10th century Hindu temple comprising of 3 brick sanctuaries
Name: Prasat Bei
Date: Early 10th century King Yasovarman I
Location: Just South of the moat around Angkor Thom, 300 meters West of the South gate
Nearby: Baksei Chamkrong, Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, Angkor Thom

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Prasat Kravan

10th century Hindu temple with bas reliefs sculpted in brickwork
Name: Prasat Kravan
Date: 921 King Built by a high ranking priest during the reign of King Harshavarman I
Location: South of Banteay Kdei and the Srah Srang baray
Nearby: Banteay Kdei, Prasat Bat Chum, Srah Srang baray

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Pre-Rup

3 Tiered pyramid temple dedicated to Shiva
Name: Pre Rup
Date: 961 King Rajendravarman II
Location: South of the East baray, About 6 kilometers East of Angkor Thom
Nearby: East Mebon

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Preah Palilay

Tower like sanctuary preceded by a terrace and entrance gopura
Name: Preah Palilay, Prah Palilay
Date: 13th century
King: Indravarman II or Jayavarman VIII
Location: North of the Royal Palace enclosure
Nearby: Royal Palace, Tep Pranam

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Phnom Bakheng

First temple with 5 towers representing Mount Meru
Name: Phnom Bakheng
Date: Around 900
King: Yasovarman I
Location:
South of Angkor Thom South gate, just North of Angkor Wat
Nearby: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Prasat Bayon

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Preah Ko

Name: Preah Ko, Prasat Preah Ko
Date: 879
King: Indravarman I
Location: Near the village of Roluos, just South of National Highway 6, about 12 kilometers East of Siem Reap
Nearby: Bakong, Prasat Prei Monti, Prasat Lolei

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Prasat Suor Prat

Name: Prasat Suor Prat
Date: End of the 12th century
King: Jayavarman VII
Location: East of the Royal terraces Nearby Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, the Khleangs

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Prasat Ta Keo

Massive unfinished mountain temple
Name: Ta Keo, Prasat Keo
Date: Early 11th century King Jayavarman V
Location: Between Angkor Thom and the Eastern baray
Nearby: Thommanon, Ta Prohm

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Royal Palace

Jayavarman VII’s Palace in the capital city Angkor Thom
Name: Royal Palace
Date: Late 12th century – early 13th century King Jayavarman VII
Location: Near the center of Angkor Thom
Nearby:Bayon, Baphuon

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Preah Khan

Temple city with nearly 100,000 servants
Name: Preah Khan
Date: 1151
King: Jayavarman VII
Location: North East of Angkor Thom and just West of the now dry Jayatataka baray
Nearby: Angkor Thom, Prasat Bayon, Banteay Prei, Neak Pean

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Srah Srang

“ The Royal bathing pool”
Name: Srah Srang
Date: Second half of the 12th century
King: Jayavarman VII
Location: A few kilometers East of Angkor Thom, just South of the East baray
Nearby: Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Bat Chum

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Terrace of the Elephants

Royal Terraces facing the parade grounds
Name: Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King
Date: late 12th century King Jayavarman VII
Location: Eastern boundary of Royal Palace grounds
Nearby: Royal Palace, Bayon, Baphuon

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