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Siem Reap is Cambodia's gateway to the majestic Angkor Wat, but that's not all. Temple-hopping by day, vibrant nightlife by night! From chic cafes and world-class dining to hip hotels and buzzing markets, Siem Reap caters to all tastes. Relax at luxurious spas, discover hidden gems with local tours, or be captivated by Cambodia's circus. Scroll down and pick your way to Siem Reap!

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Overview Siem Reap

1. LOCATION

This lovely city lies in the northwest of Cambodia and is directly nestled by the stunning lake of Tonle Sap. For a very long time, the region has been mostly known as a gateway to the Angkor complex and has always been famous for lots of tourist attractions.

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Siem Reap travel is awaiting for you 

Maybe the modern citizens have to express their gratefulness to their ancestors for leaving them a unique stupa complex that makes the biggest effort to this region's tourism. Since it is a modern and civilized city, there’s an airport and diverse means of transport on land for tourists to pick.

2. BEST TIME TO VISIT SIEM REAP

Peak tourism season would be from November to March when the weather is rather pleasant with the average temperature of 25oC, the sun won’t shine so intense and hot. From March to early May, it turns into the hottest season of the year, and humidity can rise up to 75%. But in Cambodia, the northern temperature is much easier than in the southern, so even in this time, you can still manage its heat.

Discover The Best Time to Visit Siem Reap

Discover The Best Time to Visit Siem Reap

From May to November, the monsoon takes place, and its peak season is from July to September. Rain can bother your trip and make your transport inconvenient. If possible, try not to visit Siem Reap at this stage.

3. THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAP

Admiring Ancient Temples of Angkor Archaeological Park

Siem Reap used to be a prosperous city in the past, that’s why it owns so many magnificent temples, architects with stunning textures, and carved statues that mark Cambodia's unique style of temples.

Explore Siem Reap's Ancient Temple

Explore Siem Reap's Ancient Temple

Among those complexes, stand out at Angkor Wat. This masterpiece was once the capital of the Khmer Empire, which is believed to be built in the XII century. When visiting Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is the temple that you have to visit. Other than this, you can pay a visit to other stunning time-honored temples in the city as well, like the Banteay Srei, Bayon, Preah Khan, and Phnom Bakheng temples.

Entrance fees to Angkor Archaeological Park:

  • 1 Day - $37USD
  • 3 Days - $62USD (only valid for 3 days in a row)
  • 7 Days - $72USD (only valid for 7 days in a row)

The ticket must be shown at the entrance of the main temples and upon entry to the park. So, keep it with you until your tour is finished. The ticket prices mentioned above are not used for entering Phnom Kulen, Koh Ker, or Beng Melea Temple. These temples require their admission fees of $20, $10, and $5, respectively.

Shop at the Night Market

The city has many awesome night markets that sell a whole diverse of items, Joining the crowded scene at night and spending a spree on the local items would be an interesting experience in Siem Reap.

Night Market in Siem Reap

Night Market in Siem Reap

There are many options for you to go to, like Angkor Night Market, which sells diverse souvenirs, crafting items, and snacks. Siem Reap Art Center Night Market, where you can observe artists working, painting, and buy some fantastic pictures.

Other than that, you should spend your bucks at Siem Reap Night Market, which sells cotton, silk, clothes, souvenirs, local food, and dried products.

Visit the Floating Villages on Tonle Sap Lake

Due to the location by Tonle Sap Lake's banks, right on the outskirts of Siem Reap, many fishermen and fishing villages are living in plain conditions. They live on shore or make their floating houses on the water's surface.

The Floating Villages of Tonle Sap

The Floating Villages of Tonle Sap

To observe their daily life, there’s a boating tour available for tourists, also, you can join the fishing and catching fish with locals, harvesting plants in small gardens. They don’t mind, people here are pretty friendly and hospitality. In the evening, spend your time there to fully contemplate the sunset, it provides a super-duper stunning image.

Visit the Cambodia Landmine Museum

Cambodia remains one of the most mined countries in the world, it has suffered many invades and bombing attacks from outsiders. Over a thousand tons of bombs and mines had been laid to the country but many still did not explode.

Cambodia Landmine Museum in Siem Reap

Cambodia Landmine Museum in Siem Reap

To describe somewhat of the miserable past, they open this museum and display thousands of bombs, mines of many kinds, also images of wartime. Pay a short visit and learn a bit about their history, it will probably be amazing and make you love Cambodian more.

Take a Ride in a Batmobile

Siem Reap Batmobile Tuk Tuk

Siem Reap Batmobile Tuk Tuk

Since the traffic system is still “crazy”, you should best go on foot or hire a full car - a trip to sightsee the city. In this case, there are company provides really cute car rentals, called Batmobile and Superman tuk-tuk. Price varies to the place to go, usually from $2 - $20. This could be an interesting experience in Siem Reap.

Spend your Night at Pub Street

Crowds of tourists in Pub Street Siem Reap town

Crowds of tourists in Pub Street Siem Reap town

This street serves tourists all day but when the night is on, the place is truly getting crazy. They provide many pubs, bars, food stores, and other entertainment dancing, and karaoke. It is a kind of exciting time when you and your friend gather around for a couple of glasses of local beer.

4. THINGS TO BUY IN SIEM REAP

Siem Reap is where the whole country's merchandise is. When coming here, you have to be confused about what to buy, what is the region's specialties, remarkable handicrafts. Then this section will show you a list that considered to be famous in Cambodia.

Food in Siem Reap

Food in Siem Reap

  • Pices: Lemongrass oil, and Kampot pepper.
  • Silverware: Like decoration boxes, jewelry, plates, bowls, and necklaces in Cambodian style, you can also require to carve your name on them.
  • Carvings: The material they use is usually from stone or wood. Items were skillfully made, it can be a box with Buddha's head on top, some simulations of Angkor Wat and other temples, animal shapes, etc.
  • Silk scarf: Made by hand, they use the material to make a scarf, clothes, small towels, and small cotton items. Lotus silk can also be used.
  • Krama: A scarf that is the national symbol.
  • Some food of insects like tarantula, fried crickets, the stick of scorpion. Normally people feel disgusted by those things but it could be a part of a challenge game for you and your friends.

Shopping in Siem Reap

Shopping in Siem Reap

5. DO'S & DON'TS

Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Archaeological Park

To make the most comfortable for your trip abroad, you must get to know something about the destination you are about to travel to. To Cambodia, there are some you need to note:

  • Follow the dress code (knees and shoulders should be covered) when visiting temples
  • Learn to bargain in the market
  • Respect the monks
  • Learn a little Cambodian
  • Don’t buy items without asking for the price
  • Don’t point or raise attitude to locals
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