The Best Photography in Cambodia

Looking for the best photography in Cambodia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Cambodia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Cambodia

  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Watch Sunrise at Angkor Wat

    4.5
    You'll want to leave your hotel or hostel in Siem Reap by 5am at the latest. Don't bother pre-arranging transportation, there will be tuk tuk drivers roaming the streets looking for people headed to the temple. If you haven't bought your Angkor Wat pass yet, I'd recommend leaving even earlier. T...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Photograph Preah Khan Temple

    5.0
    Chances are the droves of tourist in Angkor will be trying to photograph sunrise at Angkor Wat. Use this to your advantage and shoot this temple first. It's best to be there no later than 7am. The light is gorgeous then and you'll be able to get every shot you want with nobody in your way. You ca...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom

    Bayon Temple was built in the 12 century and about 100 years after Angkor Wat. Bayon is in the exact center of Angkor Thom. It is famous for over 200 stone Buddha faces that highlight the magnificence of Bayon. In Bayon's current state, it has 37 towers. Each tower has four faces point in four di...
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  • Kuleaen, Cambodia

    Explore Koh Ker

    0.5 mi
    Koh Ker was the Cambodian capital for a brief period from 928 - 944 AD.  Similar to Angkor Thom, Koh Ker features many distinct temples and sites within its boundaries.Koh Ker is located about 120 kms from Siem Reap, but thanks to new road construction, the journey only takes about two hours.  It...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore Ta Prohm Temple

    This is probably my favorite of all the Angkor temples. Ta Prohm is also referred to as Temple of the Jungle. Much has been untouched by Archeologist other than to clear paths through the ruins. Ta Prohm was built in the late 12 century. It is a fairly large complex of towers and corridors linkin...
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  • Banteay Srei, Cambodia

    Explore the "City of Women"

    Bantaey Srei was built in 967 A.D. primarily of sandstone. Bantaey Srei is the name the locals call the site now. Translated this means "City of Women" or Citadel of Women. It is called this because of the intricate carvings throughout the complex that are said could only be carved by the delicat...
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  • Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

    Explore Bakong Temple

    4.0
    Bakong Temple, also known as Prasat Bakong, is part of the Roluos Group located southeast of Siem Reap. It is the largest complex of the Roluos Group.  Bakong constructed in the 9th century as can be seen by the construction material and the outer tower styles similar to Preah Ko and Lolei, also ...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Climb the Bakan of Angkor Wat

    0.2 mi / 164 ft gain
    Angkor Wat was constructed in the 12th century during the golden years of the Khmer Empire. King Suryavarman II built the Hindu temple to the God Vishnu. The central tower and courtyard represent Mount Meru, home of the gods, which for centuries could only be seen by the elite priests. Centuries ...
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  • Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

    Explore Preah Ko Temple

    Preah Ko, also known as Prasat Preah Ko, is part of the Roluos Group. There is a walkway approaching the temple towers which I found to be impressive and interesting to photograph. There are six towers in all, three in front and three behind.  The towers sit on top of a low platform and are clos...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Hike the Preah Khan Trail

    1 mi
    Of course the main attraction at Preah Khan is the temples and sanctuary's.  There is amazing detail and numerous rooms to explore. They are beautiful and so much to see. But looking at the complex from the "outside" so to speak, gives a different perspective and great experience of this amazing ...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Find the Ta Prohm Stegosaurus

    0.2 mi
    This little carving has become quite popular in recent years. Some think it is evidence that dinosaurs existed during human times. Being that Ta Prohm was constructed around the 12 century, they hardly had the technology to determine what a Stegosaurus looked like even if they unearthed some dino...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore Baksei Cham Krong

    Baksei Cham Krong means, The bird that shelters under its wings. The legend is that during an attack on Angkor, the king was sheltered by a large bird that spread it's wings and saved the king. Baksei Cham Krong is only one temple. It is constructed out of different materials from what you see at...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore the Terrace of the Elephants

    The Elephant Terrace is part of the Royal Palace complex serving as part of the east wall.  The wall is located just north of Bayon and serves as an elevated path that connects the Leper King Terrace and the entrances to Baphuon Temple and Phimeanakas Temple.  It is said that the Elephant Terrace...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore Pre Rup

    This temple is of the "Mountain" style, meaning, it is built upward and is relatively a square layout. It has an outer wall and three tiers. The top tier has 5 towers, one tower at each corner and then one tower in the center.There are several other smaller towers around the complex as well.Pre R...
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  • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore Phnom Bakheng Temple

    Phnom Bakheng Temple is refer to as a "temple mountain." The complex was constructed atop one of the highest points in Angkor in the 9th century, almost two centuries before Angkor Wat. It was built to resemble Mount Meru, a mythical mountain where Hindu gods live. This temple has a very long app...
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  • Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Explore Ta Som Temple

    Ta Som is located along the Grand Circuit road after passing Neak Pean and was built in the late 12 century. The interesting thing about Ta Som is that none of it has been restored, with the exception of clear undergrowth vegetation. Also, there is a gate tower at the entrance with four faces of ...
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