Siem Reap

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Siem Reap showing building ruins

This Cambodian city borders the fascinating Angkor Archaeological Park, making it a must-stop location on any Southeast Asian trip.

Siem Reap is one of Cambodia’s premier tourist destinations, thanks to its central location and abundance of cultural activities.

Nicknamed the “Great Gate to Angkor”, the city is best known for its close proximity to Angkor Archaeological Park, which is less than 6 kilometres (4 miles) away. This is the site of the ancient Khmer Empire, which ruled during the ninth to 15th centuries. Ruins of the ancient city are scattered throughout the park.

Angkor Wat Temple and Bayon Temple are the focal points of the area. Both are covered with intricate carvings and are beautifully preserved. Get your camera out at Ta Prohm Temple; the trees growing into the structure make it a prime photography spot. You can easily access the archaeological park from Siem Reap on a tour bus, bicycle or tuk-tuk. Within the park, you can even rent an elephant to get around.

The city of Siem Reap does have charms of its own as well. Be sure to enjoy some of the local cuisine. Many of the restaurants feature outdoor seating so that you can relax on the patio for the afternoon while savoring a Khmer curry. End your evening in the Red Lantern District, Siem Reap’s central nightlife area. Venues here range from pubs offering cheap jugs of beer, to vintage-style bars serving inventive cocktails.

Siem Reap is packed with day spas, where you can get traditional treatments and massages to unwind after a day of exploring.

Fill your suitcase with handmade goods that you can find at the street markets. The area specialises in silk and it’s hard to resist the gorgeous fabrics, robes, and home items that vendors sell.

Siem Reap International Airport has daily arrivals and departures from all 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 Cambodia if they’re doing a multiple country tour.

Chheng Residence
Chheng Residence
4 out of 5
Ta Phul Village, Svay Dangkum District, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is P2,377 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Market Area, Angkor Night Market, and National Road 6. Pub Street and Lucky ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (75 reviews)
Nice stay good location
"Good hotel for the price range. Pool great. Convenient to access everything. Quiet and safe. Bed was hard as a rock. Breakfast was a winner - recommend the eggs Benedict and the waffles. Our son loved the fried rice"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Chheng Residence
Viroth's Hotel
Viroth's Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Street 24, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is P3,426 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
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 ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (277 reviews)
"Beautiful, well-run oasis that is nevertheless an easy walk to the action in Siem Reap."

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

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Golden Temple Residence
Golden Temple Residence
5 out of 5
Sok San Road, Downtown, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
This family-friendly Siem Reap hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Pub Street and Wat Preah Prom Rath. Royal Garden and Angkor National ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (360 reviews)
"Very nice hotel Staff was great Very clean Would stay there again"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

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Koulen Hotel
Koulen Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Oknha Oum Chhay Street, Mondul II Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is P4,815 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
This family-friendly Siem Reap aparthotel is located in a shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of The Heritage Walk and Royal Garden. Pub Street and Angkor ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"From the moment we stepped into the Koulen Hotel we knew we were at an amazing place. Everything from the staff, the rooms, and the location were beyond our expectations. In regards to the staff, they are all extremely accommodating and some of the kindest people I've ever met. They made myself, ..."

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Koulen Hotel
Villa Eternal, Private Pool, 3 Floors & Rooftop Terrace
Villa Eternal, Private Pool, 3 Floors & 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, Made in Cambodia Market, and Siem Reap Art Center Night Market. Old Market ...
Villa Eternal, Private Pool, 3 Floors & Rooftop Terrace
LY Residence Suite & Apartment
LY Residence Suite & Apartment
3 out of 5
3 Monkeys Rd, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Siem Reap aparthotel is in the city center within 2 mi (3 km) of Old Market Area, Angkor Night Market, and Pub ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Fantastic
"It was a really nice hotel. The room was very clean and the decoration was so nice."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

LY Residence Suite & Apartment
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