Siem Reap Travel Guide

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Siem Reap Things to Do

  • Wat Preah Prohm Rath

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ta Prohm I find one of the most incredibly temples in Angkor. Sooner or later you will see this ruin either you have a one or three day pass. It's amazing to see a tree grows through a temple. With it's natural beauty history, the temple of Ta Prohm has been left in the lap of nature. The temple that the general public is particularly known for the...

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  • Pyongyang Restaurant

    Many international tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, China and South Korea have frequented this North Korean restaurant set up by the Communist Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Siem Reap at dinner time since the 1990s. Set options for dinner are however expensive. The lowest cost of...

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  • Kaya Spa

    Kaya Spa is located in a nicely painted newly modeled building. I was surprised when I entered that the walls are rather stark. A few painting or other decor would go a long. I requested a foot massage which cost $14 for 30 minutes and $19 for 60 minutes. I opted for the 60 minute massage. While waiting they offer a refreshing cool drink. After a...

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  • The Great Escape

    Having visited The Great Escape today with two of my friends, I simply cannot recommend these guys highly enough. We chose to try out the Detective Office room and found it to be the perfect mix of fun and challenge! We JUST managed to get out with only a few minutes to spare and definitely felt like we'd had our brains worked. To top the...

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  • Angkor Handicraft Association

    The Angkor Handicraft Village is off the beaten path for souvenir shopping in Siem Reap. This village hosts local artisans who make the products right in front of you, as well as shops selling handcrafted goods. It's a nice change from the busy night markets as there is no bartering, or shopkeepers yelling after you, and you can really find unique...

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  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church Siem Reap

    The Seventh-Day Adventist Church Siem Reap is a small, cute and delightful church building located along National Road No. 6 on the right of Majestic Orient Hotel. It is of 5 minutes' walk from the entrance of Angkor Palace Resort & Spa. There are plastic chairs in the worship Hall.

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Siem Reap Restaurants

  • L'Annexe French Restaurant

    5 out of 5 stars

    In 2013, two french gastronomy lovers and professionals came to Siem-Reap, Cambodia, to create a little paradise in the middle of a cambodian frenzy. L’Annexe Restaurant is well situated, near the Angkor temples and really close to the downtown area. L’Annexe is specialized in an upgraded french cuisine, and they developed an excellent concept of...

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  • Sky River

    5 out of 5 stars

    I really appreciate my diner in Sky River restaurant. I was really suprise by the place, on a rooftop on the riverside. The view was great with a very good panorama of the city. I choose western food and this was very tasty. The service was good and the cocktails too. My best restaurant during my three days in Siem Reap.

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  • Jin Ja Roo

    Have you eaten noodles on rice as a dish in a restaurant before? I thought no one would sell noodles on rice as a nice dish as it is a dish whopped up at my home only until I eat japchae-bap in Siem Reap. Japchae-bap is served by Jin Ja Roo, a two-floor restaurant serving Korean-style Chinese food near Angkor Palace Resort & Spa. Ingredients of...

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Siem Reap Nightlife

  • The very famous street

    After the sun goes down Pub Street is closed for motorists and is virtually car-free at night . The atmosphere is complete different from daytime. The street is relaxed and airy and with illuminated letters. The whole area is the center of nightlife in Siem Reap and many nightspots stay open until dawn. As expected, most visitors come to Siem Reap...

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  • Drink all night

    When it comes to bars and nightlife in Siem Reap there so many choices. Remember this city has a vibrant nightlife after the capital. The building of this bars is hard to ignore as it is stood on a corner of the street and recognizable to its round form. Its location is on 'Pub Street' where life goes all night It is not only a Pub, it also a...

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  • Night life in Siem Reap

    The name say it all it's a street full of restaurants, bars and loud music. you can't avoided if you're visiting the old market and night market area. I didn't like the general atmosphere of the street I found it rather depressing and dull

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Siem Reap Transportation

  • Tonle Sap River Boat

    All river boats are docked on the quay in Tonle Sap. We have a little walk from the parking, our boat was ready when we get here. We're just five of us, so they also put us on a small boat. Those boats are really not properly clean, we're sitting inside in a wooden chair. But is well enough for us, sometimes the ride comes a bit bumpy and of course...

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  • Getting around..........and to ANGKOR...

    Tuk Tuk is plentiful in Siem Reap, this is apparently the easiest way to get around. If they see you walking on street they'll convince you to get in tuk tuk. Cost of a tuk tuk around the center is only 1$ for a ride even if there were more two people with you. This kind of transport can coped up to 4 peopleThe temples of Angkor are about 10 km...

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  • Siem Reap Airport Small and Compact

    Siem Reap international airport is around 7 kilometer from town center. If you arrived or departing from this airport it ain't so expensive as in Phnom Penh. You can take a prepaid taxis for $7 which you can purschase outside terminal building (prepaid booth). For larger groups or family an airport Van is available for $10Most hotels has free pick...

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Siem Reap Shopping

  • Shopping center in Siem Reap

    Siem Reap has a shopping center, is not so big, but they have at least a mall. Is not very interesting as in the market, but is clean and has aircon. This is the only mall in the city. A brand new mini-mall named Lucky Market Shopping Center and has a large supermarket located on the ground floor, you will find a wide range of local and...

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  • Lucky Mall - Supermarket & Retail Shops

    The Lucky Mall is a 3 story building with a large supermarket selling everything you need from food, alcohol, water, personal needs, everything a western supermarket retails.Other retail shops in the complex include men, women & children's clothing, travel goods, fast foods and restaurants.Very close to our hotel.

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  • Angkor Handicraft Association

    Over 22 years ago Gary bought himself a Kramar in Cambodia for US$1 and this Kramar went everywhere with him for all those years. For the past 10 years we have been trying to replace it and we looked everywhere in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, but could not find one exactly the same. Yes you can buy them everywhere still for US$1 but they are not the...

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Siem Reap Local Customs

  • Untangle fishing nets

    These women's preparing the fishing nets during fish season which start in February. This whole village communities are close to each other. These water villages are as well supplied and active as their counterparts in the country. Here fishing families live above their tanks constructed of split bamboo.Fishing is a main income for the villages,...

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  • Monks ceremony inside Angkor

    We visited Angkor in December 20, 2015. Firstly, we went to Angkor Thom, walk around to see Bayon temple and surroundings. Afterwards, on our way to next temple (Baphuon), there, we saw all the monks. There is some kind of ceremony. We talk to one of the monk, he's friendly and quite good in English. There were totally 4100 monks present that day...

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  • Foodstalls inside the ruins

    We only bought a one day pass for Angkor Wat. It was for us enough, and I'm glad I could see the famous Angkor even for a day. Is horrendously place to stroll, very touristy!. You can hardly take a photo in an empty spot, everyone photograph on the same time, same place what a horrible experience. Despite all this, we been here and seen Angkor Wat....

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Siem Reap Warnings and Dangers

  • Money Exchange - Buy US $

    Tourists should be aware that most businesses in Cambodia use the US Dollar as their currency. Items for sale in supermarkets, retail stores, restaurants are priced in US dollars. Most locals use US dollars in daily transactions. Supermarkets will take local currency.My wife exchanged US Dollars into local currency at the money changer. She...

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  • Accosted by massage girls!!!

    Siem Reap has no shortage of massage places. Some, very nice legitimate spas and others, well rather questionable. There is a road between the Angkor Night Market and Sivatha Road. It is actually Street 7 across Sivatha.This road is lined with $1 dollar massage places, boldly signed and numerous girls sitting in front calling out to all passer-bys....

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  • AVOID DRUGS

    This sign was at the entrance of my guest house. Of course foreign tourists are unlikely to be carrying a weapon but some may be tempted by the availability of drugs, so the sign reminds us that it is forbidden in Cambodia.

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Siem Reap Tourist Traps

  • Angkor Shopping Centre - Duty Free Store

    We had walked up to the Tourism Office which is located close to the Royal Gardens. After obtaining our maps, on leaving the Tourism office I noticed the Angkor Shopping Centre approx. 100 metres away and suggested we visit to obtain some water.On entry we found it to be a high powered Duty Free Shop with plenty of staff and few shoppers.We made a...

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  • Cambodian Riel

    The US dollar is the de facto currency in Cambodia and all prices are quoted in dollars. You're expected to pay in US dollar but don't expect that you'll get the change in dollar. As there are no coins in the KH currency system, any small change will be given in Cambodian Riel which is non-convertible and any riels you leave the country with will...

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  • Avoid Chong Kneas floating village -...

    If you'd like to visit a floating village during your visit to Siem Reap, it is an interesting experience, but please avoid the Chong Kneas floating village. It is probably the biggest tourist trap in town. Not only is it a tourist trap, which I kind of expect in tourist areas, but the level of exploitation as whoever is collecting the $20/person...

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Siem Reap What to Pack

  • Must-Haves

    1. Comfortable walking shoes else your soles will hurt2. Loose fitting cotton clothes – its really hot even in December3. Some sort of a hat to cover your scalp from the searing sun4. Dark glasses. Take an extra pair along5. Temples being religious places, ladies are advised to dress appropriately.6. Drinking water – in smaller bottles rather...

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  • Very hot weather...even in February

    Wear light clothing, hat, sunblock and don't forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. An extra shirt or 2 in your daypack won't hurt. You'll be sweating most of the time during the day (unless you're in an airconditioned room) but the weather improves after sundown. It is not necessary to wear rubber shoes during the dry season; sandals or slippers...

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  • pack the important things!

    Get ready for road trips! backpack is the most convenient to use. wear light and comfy clothes. shirt, pants, rubber shoes are okay. I don't recommend wearing shorts since a lot of the attractions are temples, it's best to give them respect. alcohol, sanitizers, Kleenex, sunblock- 100% recommended! bring extra battery if you have! make sure to...

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Siem Reap Off The Beaten Path

  • Wat Atwear

    This a modern temple associated with the Atwear temple constructed in the 11 century. Several young monks are around the old temple and will direct you to the new one so you can see the Buddha statue. What I enjoyed most at Wat Atwear were the many different Pagoda's. In fact Wat Atwear is commonly called Atwear Pagoda. There are many concentrated...

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  • Atwear Temple

    Atwear is south of Siem Reap and seldom visited by people. This temple is not part of the Angkor Complex. This is probably why few people get out here. I thought it was a well preserved temple with some very nice carvings. inside the sanctuary.There is a modern temple just next door. During my visit there two young Monks just hanging out in the...

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  • Tonle Sap Lake

    We hired a car and driver and drove out to the lake through some interesting countryside and little wooden villages. We took a boat trip on the lake.The Lake is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia. Its size changes in the monsoon and dry season. During the monsoon from June to October, the lake is filled by water flowing from the Mekong...

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Siem Reap General

  • Walking around can be tiring

    The heat and distance to the temples cannot be underestimate, surely after a day walking inside Angkor you'll pass out. Too bad the tuk tuk can't bring you any closer to the sites. Even hiring a bike can't help you. Bicycle must parked in certain place and not be walked into the ruins. On foot is the only way get to the temples. A good night rest...

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  • Be aware of having Photos

    When entering to the first temple in the morning at Angkor Thom, we saw this ladies dressed up. This areas are so busy in the morning where all visitors from different nationalities walking around. Before taking the stairs to go inside the temple you'll see them standing outside and you'll be approach to have photos with them. They're looked very...

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  • Jewelry......Gemstones

    When it comes to shopping in Siem Reap either you want to buy just for a particular stuff like jewelry that is not a problem, you will find in Siem Reap a whole lot of stuff. This is the busiest city of Cambodia probably not a place for shopping, but there are sort of things to buyIf you strolled around you'll see Jewelry shops and also you will...

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A temple in Tonle Sap
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Crocodile Farm in Tonle Sap
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Phnom Bakheng Temple
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Angkor Wat and Surroundings
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The Moat of the Temple
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Angkor Wat
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Elephant Ride
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Ta Keo Temple
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Baphuon Temple
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Phimeanakas Temple in Angkor Thom
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Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temples
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More a ruin than temple
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Ta Prohm (Old Brahma) Temple
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A covered pedestrian bridge
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