Flights From Hong Kong To Siem Reap And Must-Visit Temples
There is no doubt that the Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. It was was the centre of the Khmer empire for more than 500 years and is the spiritual heart of Cambodia today. If your origin is in Hong Kong, you can book direct flights from Hong Kong to Siem Reap to visit the home of these ancient temples.
Getting from Hong Kong to Siem Reap
The average price of flights Hong Kong to Siem Reap is $242 with flight time of around 2 hours and 36 minutes. November, December and January is the time when you can find many cheap flights from Hong Kong to Siem Reap.
Cambodia Angkor Air is one of the highly reputable airlines operating flights Siem Reap to Hong Kong and vice versa. The airline frequently offers the best deals for flights in Cambodia. One of its current promotions is cheap flights from Hong Kong to Siem Reap with only 550 HKD (equivalent to $71) for round trip, valid until 31 March 2018.
Must-visit temples in Siem Reap
Do not miss one of the seven modern wonders of the world – Angkor Wat. It is located nearly six kilometers north of Siem Reap. You will be impressed at the first glance when contemplating this massive complex. Angkor Wat was built during the 12th century and it is believed that the construction took almost 30 years to complete. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. Angkor Wat is the largest monument of the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Banteay Kdei is located southeast of Ta Prohm and denotes “A Citadel of Chambers”. Built in Bayon style of architecture, Banteay Kdei is designed on the lines of Preah Khan and Ta Prohm. The temple shows a large number of Bayon style sculptures.
Banteay Kdei does not seem to be very attractive, so why should you visit this temple? First, there are not many tourists at the temple. Its solitude and mystery makes it a hidden gem for explorers of the region. Second, this is a wonderful place for those seeking a good location to watch sunrise.
One of the most iconic monuments in Cambodia, Bayon Temple is located in the city of Angkor Thom. The tower of the Bayon is accessible through the east entrance. The temple is exactly in the middle of Angkor Thom. Unlike most temples, Bayon does not have any moat or wall around it. It is also the last mountain temple to be built in Khmer style. The Bayon is best known for the mysterious faces on its towers.
Are you a fan of Tomb Raider movie? If yes, this temple is a “right” place for your visit. Ta Prohm is located one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and is on the southern side of the East Baray. Ta Prohm was built in 12th century by Jayavarman VII and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. The most striking feature of Ta Prohm is the surrounding flora and the trees growing out of its ruins. It is believed that there are two prominent vegetation species including silk-cotton trees and the strangler fig or gold apple trees.
Preah Khan is one of most prominent temple complexes in Angkor. It is located on the northern corner of the Angkor Thorn. The complex is known for its fine carvings as well as for its vegetation. The complex shows mix of Buddhist and Hindu construction, giving it a unique prospective. Like Ta Prohm, this complex also has abundance of trees growing through the structures.