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Siem Reap

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Siem Reap featuring building ruins

This Cambodian city borders the fascinating Angkor Archaeological Park, making it a must-stop location on any Southeast Asian trip.

Siem Reap is one ofCambodia’s premier tourist destinations, thanks to its central location andabundance of cultural activities.

Nicknamed the “Great Gate to Angkor”, the city is best known for itsclose proximity to Angkor Archaeological Park, which is less than 4 miles (6kilometers) away. This is the site of the ancient Khmer Empire, whichruled during the ninth to 15th centuries. Ruins of the ancient city arescattered throughout the park.

Angkor Wat Temple and Bayon Temple are the focal pointsof the area. Both are covered with intricate carvings and are beautifullypreserved. Get your camera out at Ta Prohm Temple; the trees growinginto the structure make it a prime photography spot. You can easily access thearchaeological park from Siem Reap on a tour bus, bicycle or tuk-tuk. Withinthe park, you can even rent an elephant to get around.



The city of Siem Reap does have charms of its own as well. Be sureto enjoy some of the local cuisine. Many of the restaurants feature outdoorseating so that you can relax on the patio for the afternoon while savoring aKhmer curry. End your evening in the Red Lantern District, Siem Reap’s centralnightlife area. Venues here range from pubs offering cheap jugs of beer, tovintage-style bars serving inventive cocktails.

Siem Reap is packed with day spas, where you can get traditionaltreatments and massages to unwind after a day of exploring. 





Fill your suitcase with handmade goods that you can find at thestreet markets. The area specialises in silk and it’s hard to resist thegorgeous fabrics, robes, and home items that vendors sell.

Siem Reap International Airport has daily arrivals and departures fromall over the world. Visitors can also get buses into the city from Vietnam,Thailand, and Laos. Many people opt to rent a taxi from the border of Cambodiaif they’re doing a multiple country tour.

Where to stay in Siem Reap

Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap
Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap
3 out of 5
7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village, Sangkat Sala, Kamreuk Commune, Siem Reap
The price is $26 per night from Sep 10 to Sep 10
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wat Damnak, Pub Street, and Old Market Area. Angkor Night Market and Siem Reap Royal Residence ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)
"Worth the money spent. Very clean and interesting community"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap
MEN's Resort & Spa - Caters to Gay Men
MEN's Resort & Spa - Caters to Gay Men
3.5 out of 5
Wat Bo street - Wa Polanka area, Siem Reap
The price is $45 per night from Sep 17 to Sep 17
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Miniature Replicas of Angkor’s Temples, Siem Reap Royal Residence, and Royal Garden. Pub ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
"Return trip. Everything beyond excellent. Great place with friendly staff and excellent service."

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

MEN's Resort & Spa - Caters to Gay Men
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
5 out of 5
1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay, Dang Kumm, Siem Reap
This family-friendly Siem Reap resort is located near the airport, just steps from Charles de Gaulle Road and Royal Garden. Siem Reap Royal Residence and Old ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (229 reviews)
"Beautiful setting architecture and location with friendly staff However, the management was invisible apart from the female executive chef The promotion Accor videos on the TV were of very bad quality and therefore more an Anti promotion"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

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Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
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Koulen Hotel
Koulen Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Oknha Oum Chhay Street, Mondul II Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is $142 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
This family-friendly Siem Reap aparthotel is located in a shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of The Heritage Walk and Royal Garden. Pub Street and Angkor ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"From the moment we stepped into the Koulen Hotel we knew we were at an amazing place. Everything from the staff, the rooms, and the location were beyond our expectations. In regards to the staff, they are all extremely accommodating and some of the kindest people I've ever met. They made myself, ..."

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

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Saline Private Pool Villa
Saline Private Pool Villa
3 out of 5
Street Lum, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is $802 per night from Sep 10 to Sep 10
Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Happy Ranch Horse Farm, Old Market Area, and Angkor Night Market. Pub Street and Royal ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Very homey and spacious room with very strong wifi. Staff are very friendly especially Hi who gave a very warm welcome. Love the free fruit platter every time i order an alacarte bfast. The only missing in the room is the bidet in toilet and i suggest for the owner to put a generator in case of power ..."

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Saline Private Pool Villa
Phan NaTa Apartment
Phan NaTa Apartment
3 out of 5
Old Bus Station Rd, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
Situated in Siem Reap, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Water Park Khnar Siem Reap and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pub Street and Angkor Wat. Old Market ...
Phan NaTa Apartment
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