Journey MekongSiem Reap Cambodia

Siem Reap City, which is the capital city of Siem Reap Province, is the most prosperous region of Cambodia nowadays. Siem Reap has been long time famous for Angkor Temple Complex; a UN Heritage Site consists of hundreds of structures from the 9th to the 14th century. It takes about 5 or 6 hours to travel from Phnom Penh capital city to Siem Reap by regularly scheduled daily buses. Siem Reap is characterized by tropical wet and dry climate. Siem Reap is a crowded and popular tourism destination, has a large number of hotels and restaurants. Siem Reap has established its own international airport to serve a huge number of visitors all year round. People often include in their trip to Siem Reap with tours to other surrounding favorite spots in Southeastern Asia such as Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.

Siem Reap Preah Khan Tree

Siem Reap Preah Khan Tree

 

The very first attraction of Siem Reap is the Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temple Region. This complex covers an area of more than 300km of northwestern Cambodia. Coming there, you take chance to hear about the story of the rise and fall of the magical Khmer empire. This humbling complex is comprised of numerous ancient temples, renovated temples, pagodas and imperial residences to recently discovered ruins which were built 500 years ago.  You will be amazed at the collection of historical structures decorated with intricately carved, priceless Khmer artwork. You had better ask for a local tour guide once at Angkor Wat, he will tell many inspiring stories about this land. You should not miss Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Angkor National Museum, Wat Bo, Wat Preah Prom Rath and Angkor Silk Farm.

Siemreap Ancient Lichens

Siemreap Ancient Lichens

 

Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. The heart of Siem Reap’s tourist district is known as the Old Market, or Psah Chas. You are able to see not only the special architectural style but also the bustling life of an emerging tourism city. In the Old Market, you can enjoy modern restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops.
Interestingly, you can join motorbike or bike tours to discover Siem Reap. The city center is best explored on foot or on “tuk tuk” (a rickshaw with the front-end of a motorcycle). You can easily get “tuk tuk” everywhere at rather cheap price. Those who love ecological tours are advised to visit Siem Reap either. You can have adventure tours to tropical rain forests and unspoiled jungle in Siem Reap. Another choice is joining homestays with localities. Accommodations throughout the city expose you to a charming junction of traditional Khmer and the New Cambodia.

Siem Reap Bouddhist

Siem Reap Bouddhist

 

Siem Reap is a place of rich culture of the Khmer people with many specialties. In the city, there are traditional Apsara dance performances, craft shops and silk farms. You will experience a lot of fascinating things when participating cultural performances namely Phare the Cambodian Circus, Old Sala Khet and Smile of Angkor… It is nice to taste Cambodian dishes which is a harmonious combination of Khmer people, French colonialism and Asia ingredients. Local dishes are served in a wooden bodega. Some restaurants and hotels regularly celebrate cooking classes with surprising awards for their guests. Let’s come and enjoy your tours in Cambodia with outgoing people in Siem Reap.

 

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