The obverse of the coin depicts a view towards the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, which is the largest religious monument in the world. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire by King Suryavarman II, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century; as such, it is also described as a "Hindu-Buddhist" temple.
Around above, the name of the issuing country in English: KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA.
Around below, the nominal face value 3,000 RIELS (three thousand Riels). Above this and below the exergue line, the date of issue [year].