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Travel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located less than an hour by plane from Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap is the ideal destination for a getaway for a long weekend.  In 1907, this region was once again Cambodian and was under the reign of the Siamese Siamese. This is what gave the city its name, Siem Reap meaning «Siamese Fallen». Here you will discover not only the temples of Angkor, but also museums, markets and cultural representations.

Trip in Siem Reap - What to do? 

Trip in Siem Reap - Visits

-The temples of Angkor 

This is THE must visit and certainly the goal of your trip to Siem Reap.

Located 7km from the city, this former capital of the Khmer empire has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.  The site houses a quarantine of temples and archaeological remains.

- Angkor Wat

The most famous and largest of the temples of Angkor. Originally a Hindu temple, it was later dedicated to Buddhism. This double influence is found in its architecture, it is the best preserved and most visited temple.

- Ta Prohm

Nestled in the jungle, this temple will be familiar to you if you are a fan of Tomb Raider. It was voluntarily left in its state at the fall of the Khmer Empire: thus, you find the interwoven ruins to the jungle trees during the visit.

- Bayon Temple

Last mountain temple built by King Jayavarman VII, it is known for its towers that represent the face of Buddha. Beyond the towers, it houses galleries and a central sanctuary.

- Preah Khan

It is one of the most important complexes erected during the Khmer empire. Beyond a temple, it embodies a real city of 56 hectares.

-Angkor National Museum

Ideal if you want to understand Khmer culture, especially before visiting the temples!

Do not miss under any circumstances the incredible piece of 1000 Buddhas

Trip in Siem Reap - Activities 

- Siem reap Chaa Psar

Also known as the "old market", it has kept the charm of traditional Asian markets. Don’t forget that haggling is a must!

- Watching the sunset from the top of Bakheng

Located between Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, this 70m high hill houses a temple dedicated to the god Shiva. Around 5pm, you will have a breathtaking view of the sunset

- Attend a traditional dance show

Apsara dance is traditional dance, recognized by UNESCO as a "masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity."

Trip in Siem Reap - Where to eat? 

$: Madam Moch Khmer Restaurant

Excellent value for money, with typical dishes to enjoy in an open-air dining room

Address: 021 Taphul Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: +855 12 910 101

$$: Malis Restaurant

Setting and refined cuisine

Address: Pokambor Avenue, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: +855 16 764 999

$$$: Sokkhak River Lounge

Very neat and well decorated, the dishes are delicious and the attentive staff

Address: Pokambor Avenue, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: +855 16 210 776

Angkor Village Apsara Theatre

To admire one of the traditional Apsara dance shows, we advise you to visit the Angkor Village Apsara Theatre. Here you can enjoy your meal in front of the show

Address: Wat Bo Rd, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: +855 63 963 561

Trip in Siem Reap - Where to sleep?

$: Hello Cambodia Boutique

Clean and quiet hotel, with swimming pool!

Address: Bakeng Road, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia

$$: The Night Hotel

Conveniently located, the rooms are spacious and the breakfast hearty

Address: Sok San Road Steung Thmey Village, Sangkat Svay Dongkum Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: 00 855 63 762 762

$$$: Jaya House River Park

Incredible luxury hotel, exceptional service and many services available

Address: River Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: 00 855 63 962 555

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