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Siem ReapCambodia

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.

Top Hotels in Siem Reap

Viroth's Hotel
Viroth's Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Street 24, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is CA $75 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Located in Downtown Siem Reap, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pub Street, Angkor Night Market and Siem Reap Royal Residence. Royal Garden and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (273 reviews)

"Beautiful, well-run oasis that is nevertheless an easy walk to the action in Siem Reap."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2020

Viroth's Hotel
Angkor Century Resort & Spa
Angkor Century Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Komay Road, Svay Dangkhum, Siem Reap
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This family-friendly Siem Reap hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Royal Garden, Siem Reap Royal Residence and Angkor National Museum. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Great Stay Overall

"Service was amazing especially the front desk named Meng Houy. He was very helpful since day one we visited there. The downside is breakfast. There is not much selection for breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Angkor Century Resort & Spa
Sarai Resort & Spa
Sarai Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Wat Damnak Village, Salakamreuk, Siem Reap
The price is CA $79 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

This family-friendly Siem Reap resort is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Wat Damnak and Old Market Area. Pub Street and Angkor Night Market ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (432 reviews)

"Wonderful! Beautiful and unique hotel with friendly staff. Hotel representatives were eager to help with activities planning and their assistance was invaluable! Delicious breakfast, relaxing spa, and great to enjoy happy hour at their gorgeous pool after a long day of temple-hopping!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

Sarai Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Siem Reap

Riversoul Design Hotel
Riversoul Design Hotel
4 out of 5
Street 21, River Road Area, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap
The price is CA $47 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

This family-friendly Siem Reap residence is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Siem Reap Royal Residence and Royal Garden. Pub Street and Old ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)

"The food at the restaurant was amazing and reasonable. The room was large and comfortable. The only thing I would give feedback on is the garbage on the street on the way to the river. It is very messy and takes away from the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

Riversoul Design Hotel
Villa Eternal, Private Pool (3 Floors) with Rooftop Terrace
Villa Eternal, Private Pool (3 Floors) with Rooftop Terrace
4 out of 5
Chocolate Road, Siem Reap, Siem Reap

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Wat Damnak, Pub Street and Old Market Area. Angkor Night Market and Siem Reap Royal ...

Villa Eternal, Private Pool (3 Floors) with Rooftop Terrace
Saline Private Pool Villa
Saline Private Pool Villa
3 out of 5
Street Lum, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is CA $259 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of The Happy Ranch Horse Farm, Old Market Area and Angkor Night Market. Pub Street and ...

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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Siem Reap

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 21, 2020

I enjoyed the warmth/friendliness of the Cambodian people - the broken streets, mass of scooters, shops, street vendors, massages, restaurants and pubs. Ankgor Wat was amazing (no tourists) - lots of walking in heat & dust

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 20, 2020

Great experience, a must see if you are in the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 14, 2020

Great city! Very walkable and safe (tuk tuk drivers do approach you to buy drugs though, beware). Excellent restaurants everywhere with really good menus and prices. Loved it there!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 3, 2020

Would go back to Siem Reap and stay at the Model Angkor Resort tomorrow!

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Feb 26, 2020

The temples are world class ... inexpensive ...scary air pollution.

5/5 - Excellent

Travelle

Jan 9, 2020

Lovely, with so much more to offer than just the temples. We loved it and wished we had more time there.

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