Siem Reap

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90° - February
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92° - June
90° - July
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89° - September
87° - October
86° - November
85° - December
Dec avg
$92
Avg Hotel
$1,303
Est. Airfare

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Description

While you may have never heard of Siem Reap in northwest Cambodia, perhaps you've heard of the temples of Angkor. This world famous tourist attraction brings thousands of people to Siem Reap each year as they try to catch a glimpse of history preserved in stone. What used to be a small village is now a pleasant balance of old Cambodia and modern accommodations. Although most people come for Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap has a number of attractions all its own. From museums to ancient temples, there's plenty of culture to lose yourself in. And what would a good vacation be without a place to unwind at night? Siem Reap offers a surprising number of bars and pubs to allow visitors and locals to let loose. Everything about Siem Reap is meant to make your visit to Cambodia more enjoyable. Sprawling hotels and resorts and limitless dining options mix pleasantly with the simple and friendly charm that existed before tourism blossomed within the city.
Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia
Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia
Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia
Photo Credit: Le Meridien Hotel Angkor
Photo Credit: George Mann Photography
Photo Credit: Atif Gulzar
Photo Credit: Atif Gulzar
Photo Credit: Krista Johanson
Photo Credit: Atif Gulzar
Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia
Photo Credit: K Lin

Mysitcal! Friendly! Peacful! Absolutely amazing!

09/30/13
Siem Reap as with the rest of Cambodia is amazing. The people are friendly and excited to share with you the incredible fascination of the local culture. The temples are unlike anything I've ever seen. You can't help but to be overwhelmed with a sense of peace and magic. The sounds of the jungle surrounding the temples truly feels like its a fantasy world. I highly recommend this location if you are a person who loves hiking, adventure, amazing culture and food, and a location thats a bit off the beaten path!
Cody

ANgkor Wat, What? Siem Reap – Cambodia

09/29/13
Siem Reap is famously known for being the gateway to one of the Seven Wonders Of The World and a Unesco World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat. Siem Reap has grown into a bustling city that ranks in the top fastest growing cities in the world. The country of Cambodia itself has been through a tumultuous past and now is opening its magical doors for you to enjoy.

If you’re interested in learning a thing or two about the local Khmer cuisine just hail a “Tuk-Tuk” (aka a Taxi) from your accommodation and tell the driver “Pub Street” they will know where to take you.

Pub Street is an area known for—get this—pubs, restaurants, souvenir shops, food markets, and of course cooking classes. Once you get a chance to walk the shaded boulevards of the inner city, rest your legs near the enchanting river and mingle along the French style shops and terraces. Of course you should try a bowl of traditional Fish Amok while you plan your next couple days. Hire a Tuk-Tuk and buy a three day Pass to the Temples of AngKor Wat. You might end up staying longer than you planned.
Manusharow

Incredible Angkor

09/23/13
Definitely buy a multi pass to Angkor's Temples. At least one day, take a bike and visit at sunrise...a surreal experience.
Besides the temples, the city if Siem Reap offers an abundance of treats. You will never run out of choices in restaurants, and don't forget to get a great massage or take a cooking course! Lots to do.
Susan

Angkor is a must-see

09/04/13
Visiting the temples at Angkor was an amazing experience. We bought a 3-day pass but wished afterward that we'd had more time for exploring. The temples are spread out over miles & miles so it takes some time to explore them properly since some of the best sights are in the outlying areas. Hire a guide who can tell you the history and culture of the people who lived there, the insights make the trip more memorable. Don't be afraid to wander off the main paths; that's where I found some of the best sights. And it's worth getting up early to get there before sunrise. I know it sounds corny, but there is something awe-inspiring about watching the sun come up over the mist shrouded temples. Make sure you wear good walking/hiking shoes or you'll be sorry!
Nicole

Angkor Is

08/31/13
I'm very critical and unenthused by the countless beauties around the world which have unfortunately become Tourist-Trap-Havens for locals.

So, I was very pleased to see that in the area surrounding Angkor Wat still existed what I imagined to be the natural habitat of decades before. No big grey buildings trying to sweep in an easy buck, but a local people that were well respectful and humbled by my visit to their beautiful sacred place.

Bullet holes and decapitated statues still occupy the territories tough yet serene physique. Walking through the halls and imagining the different occupations that took place almost makes you travel back in time. Visit it once and risk leaving a piece of your heart their forever
Laurence

Dirt or Road Bike Tours

Choose the type of bike you want and get ready for an adventure! Choose from a one day trip up to 21 days and experience the real Cambodia life. Expert guides will share their knowledge about the places you'll go and give you a true cultural experience.
Cost: $39 - $2,200
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Bayon Temple

A must see temple full of history and beauty. Get a tour guide to show you the details of the temples and what it all means.
Cost: Guides from $35
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Angkor Wat

Incredible ruins like nothing you have seen before. One of the most important archaeological places in South-East Asia you are sure to learn more about this culture than you imagined.
Cost: 20
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Language

Khmer

Currency

[KHR] Cambodian Riel

Airports

Angkor International Airport [REP]