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City Guide Siem Reap, Cambodia

Visiting Siem Reap

Meaning ‘Siamese Defeated’, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most popular destinations with travellers thanks to its proximity to the country’s famed temples of Angkor. With a constant flow of travellers in the town, whether you are going to the temples or not it is a great place to visit.

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Siem Reap City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Siem reap

    Nice place, though still full of tuk tuk drivers eager to call out to you even from a distance! Lots of nice places to eat and easy to get to the Angkor complex.

    Insider Tip:Try one of the Cambodian BBQ restaurants. They're really fun and you get to BBQ you're own selection of weird meats right at your table.

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    Anonymous

    Top 5 In SE Asia

    Siem Reap is incredible for backpackers. Good nightlife on pub street and chilled vibe during the day. Great launching point to the temples of Angkor Wat and a great introduction to Cambodia as a country.

    Insider Tip:Find Sok.

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    Anonymous

    Far, far superior to Phnom Penh

    Siem Reap is much, much more adjusted to tourists so things are cheaper, higher quality, and other than the tuktuk drivers, are not as desperate to rip you off. It is also cleaner, more laid back and not just the shopping but also food is cheaper and better. There are also fewer scammers - at least, when I was in Siem Reap, no locals approached me for milk (Milk Scam) or to pretend to be friends (Card Scam). In Phnom Penh, I was approached 1-2x/hour by scammers everyday for a week.

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    Anonymous

    Amazing

    Lots of amazing temples and amazing citizens. Cambodia was the place where i was the best well receive. I wish i could spend more days there.

    Insider Tip:If you're interested in temples, buy the 3 days pass. I just went to the temples once and it was enough.

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    markac878048

    If you're into historical stuff with a hint of merriment, then you need to check this country out!

    Siem Reap is an amazing city. It is rich in culture and the fact that its archaeological sites have been existent for a thousands of years is already a superb feat for me. You're stomach wouldn't be disappointed as well, in the heart of their city lies the Old Market where various types of restaurants can be seen. The price of goods is cheap, but you just have to get used to local people charging tourists with a higher price, thus it is up to you to bargain accordingly.

    Insider Tip:If you want to conquer the whole of Ankor, rent a Tuk Tok (local transportation) for 2 days. Take the big circuit on the first day, and the smaller circuit (finally of Ankor Wat) on the 2nd day. When you go to Ankor Wat, advise your Tuk Tok to fetch you at 5 am to catch the sunrise at Ankor Wat. YOU NEED TO CATCH IT! It is a remarkable view. If you have further bucks and time to spend, hire a car and go to Koh Ker and Beng Malea to see more awesome temples.

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