We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 83.00*
and up
Private Tour: Siem Reap City Tour Full Day
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 82 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A good place to unwind

A good place to relax and unwind in town after doing temple runs all day in ruins. I went here late in the afternoon and saw plenty of kids playing around (Not in a disrespectful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sterling E
,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 54: English reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
187 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to relax and unwind in town after doing temple runs all day in ruins. I went here late in the afternoon and saw plenty of kids playing around (Not in a disrespectful way). Even though plenty of kids were playing, it was still peaceful and relaxing. It is a good place to experience the culture and lifestyle... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sterling E
Chengdu, China
Level Contributor
531 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

What should be a peaceful area right inside the town is under renovation. It is still however a functioning temple and to my mind the amount of litter lying around in the beautiful shady grounds spoils it somewhat. To get inside you need to follow the perimeter wall to find an entrance that isn't being rebuilt. No charge here so... More 

Helpful?
Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The pagoda temple only few minutes walk from our Por Cuisine Siem Reap. Wat Bo is one of Siem Reap town's earlier pagodas, likely founded in the 18th century. (Wat Preah Prom Rath, reputedly Siem Reap's oldest, was founded in the 16th century.) The vihear of Wat Bo (the main temple building) is at least a century old, constructed with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Por_Cuisine
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I've visited this temple a few years in a row now and it is always a great visit. The monks are very welcoming, but please be sure to treat them with respect and have some cultural awareness. In my recent visit a tour group came barging into the temple during their afternoon chanting, they didn't remove their shoes and several... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Paulmp81
Birzai, Lithuania
Level Contributor
78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited the temple during rainy season, in July. There was nobody there when I arrived, just before noon. It was so quiet and i enjoyed the silence and the smell of the white flowers of the trees surrounding the temple. The temple was closed so I only have seen it from outside. It is beautiful but my first thought... More 

Helpful?
Thank สบาย ส
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
609 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

On 1 October 2016, visited Siem Reap's oldest Buddhist temple - Wat Bo. The old temple was under renovation. Few colourful pagodas. Peaceful quiet place where few families offering prayers to their ancestors. No tourist, just few monks and students visited the temple.

Helpful?
Thank 692linz
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Siem Reap is Wat Bo. It is both a temple and a Buddust teaching area. The grounds are extremely quiet with buildings of various ages. Renovations are presently underway but the area is still very accessible. Some.beautiful buildings all showing signs of age as well as new work under.construction. This would be a popular site for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Wendy H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
210 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place feels like it's been forgotten/left off the tourist map in Siem Reap. Quiet with monks quietly going about their lives, we almost felt like we were intruding on this place, but it welcomes visitor to wander the grounds. Lots of interesting areas to see including the row of monk statues and many grave stupas. Lovely calm place -... More 

Helpful?
Thank PamelaDolton
Kochi (Cochin), India
Level Contributor
220 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Its a place much less haunted by tourists, after reading much about this temple i reached Wat Bo by bi-cycle its a calm and peaceful place surrounded by shady trees and garden, a monastery is situated adjacent to the temple and its also a burial ground, with memorable tombs and pedestal chedis erected over the place around.No one was there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ashwathram r
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visit Wat Bo to see the painted murals - it is worth it. There will be no crowds, there probably will not be anyone at the Wat at all except you. You will be able to take some great photos - it is quite idyllic really.

Helpful?
1 Thank Col20

Travellers who viewed Wat Bo Temple also viewed

Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
 
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
 

Been to Wat Bo Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wat Bo Temple and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Wat Bo Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?