Angkor Wat
Siem Reap Province

A visit to Cambodia delivers experiences utterly unique – the opportunity to explore the rich cultural history of the country whilst also checking out the incredible array of birds inhabiting the ruins and surrounding forests. A number of our expert guides are also qualified Temple Guides – meaning you can explore the country’s natural history alongside its cultural wonders.

The iconic temples of Angkor are set amongst disturbed forest with permanent water sources in the ‘barays’, or moats providing habitat for kingfishers; Black-capped and Common, Cormorants, Oriental Darter, Brown Boobook, Hainan Blue Flycatcher and Forest Wagtail can be found around the site. A species list of 30 – 35 can be expected.

The Western Baray has recently proved an interesting birding location, with up to 27 River Lapwing seen in September 2012. The wonders of the temples themselves are more than worthy of a brief look as well!


Accessible all year. Birds are easiest to see during the cooler, dry months of December - March when the trees have lost their leaves.


Deciduous dipterocarp forest with semi-evergreen forest patches.

Planning a trip

It is recommended to allow 1-2 days to experience this location.
Other sites in Siem Reap Province