Temples and Birds

Birding watching around the iconic Angkor temples



11.5 hours



All year

Peak season


Starting Point

Siem Reap

See the iconic temples of Angkor in a new way with our official Angkor Temple Guides who are also fully-trained expert birding guides. For a relaxed day of viewing the remote and less-visited temples in the countryside around Siem Reap with the chance of seeing some high-quality rare birds why not join us for a trip into Angkorian culture?

What’s included?



You will be collected and dropped back to your hotel.



Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.



Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Conservation contributions

SVC will contribute part of the booking fee towards conservation.

Temple Pass fees

Angkor Pass not provided, SVC can organise a 1-day pass at the cost is $37 per person.


Tip or gratuity

It is your own decision should you wish to tip staff.


Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.


Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests


04:45 - Pick Up

Pick up from Hotel. Pick up Angkor Pass if needed.

05.30 Sunrise

Watch the sunrise in Angkor Wat

06:00 - Birding and site seeing at Angkor Wat

Depending on the time of year, we will aim to see Hainan Blue Flycatcher, White-throated Rock Thrush, Forest Wagtail and more. Please note that locations for birding may be flexible depending on location of bird species and the number of tourists on the day.

10:30 - Bayon Temple

Birding at Bayon Temple Complex.

12:00 – Lunch


13:00 - Ta Prohm

Birding at Ta Prohm and surrounding forest areas to see Red-breasted Parakeet and Alexandrine Parakeet and Coppersmith Barbet. We hope to see Pileated Gibbon at Tamei

16:00 - Return to hotel

Return to hotel in Siem Reap


TitleAddress Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Complex
Unnamed Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Things to note



When to go

All year round!


Forest Wagtail, White-throated Rock Thrush, Black Baza, Red-breasted Parakeet, Asian Barred Owlet, Common Hill Myna, Alexandrine Parakeet, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Hainan Blue-flycatcher, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Two-barred Leaf Warbler


Deciduous dipterocarp forest with semi-evergreen forest patches.

Things to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Appropriate closed-toe shoes. Walking boots are best
  • Light clothing covering shoulders and knees- this is especially relevant when visiting temples and religious sites. Clothing should not be bright when birding
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof coat
  • Small denominations of money. This is especially relevant when entering Northern Cambodia. $20 is the maximum denomination of money that should be taken
  • Binoculars. SVC charge $5 per person per day to use our Swarovski Optik binoculars
  • Ear plugs are recommended for multi-day tours. The sound of nature at night in remote areas can be loud

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