Siem Reap, Cambodia
October 16, 2012 Hotspots
Be surprised and blown away by the town of Siem Reap. You might know it as a gateway to Angkor Wat but those that have traveled here know it as so much more. Siem Reap is a town that is filled with character and is laid back and easy to navigate. Offering much more than just the temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park, experience the culture that is available in Siem Reap. Featuring one of the highest concentrations of NGO’s in the world, it is easy to find a place to give back and get to take a peak into the history that makes this beautiful country what it is today. Though Siem Reap hosts a range of hotels including fine ones such as the Sofitel, it remains quiet and cozy at the same time and offers accommodations that will fit any budget.
Siem Reap, which means “Siam Defeated”, offers every amenity you could imagine needing whilst maintaining the quintessential cultural appeal that allows for the cheerful Khmer people and their simple and smiley way to invite you to relax and enjoy. Many guesthouse options feature a swimming pool and restaurants are as varied as the accommodiations. Pub Street offers great night life as well as the famed Night Market. Cultural Performances light up the night near Wat Bo and the River Front area. Siem Reap is here to welcome you to have the experience you wish to have while exploring the Temples of Angkor. It is the perfect combination or authentic and genuine Cambodian life, every aspect of urbane and humble entertainment you could desire and experiential history all tied into one. You can find just about anything you wish to experience here including a fish massage or a real deep tissue massage from a “seeing hands” massage center. Options are endless!
Highlights and Transportation Options:
- Angkor Archeological Park (Let us help you get the most out of your time at the temples!)
- Wat Bo
- Angkor National Museum
- Wat Preah Prom Rath
- Pub Street
- Night Market
- Central Market
- Apsara Theatre
- Cooking Schools
From Battambang or Phnom Penh:
- Private Ride
- By Bus
- By Private Ride
We have been serving the travel community since 1994! Contact us to arrange for a tour in SE Asia! Our Hotspots feature the locations we can directly help you with and we can always connect you to a reputable local for needs outside of our scope. We focus on locations near to Cambodia like Bangkok, Ayutthaya, and Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam.
- Best flight option is with Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur
- From Phnom Penh by Air and you may fly to Phnom Penh from Bangkok via Air Asia