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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

  • 80%

    tdd_shaggy8471

    You have to visit Siem Reap

    Siem reap has got a nice city center. Cool (night)market and nice pubstreet. 15 minutes to the Angkor Wat!

    Insider Tip:Angkor Wat

  • 90%

    tdd_shaggy8471

    You have to visit Siem Reap

    In the city itself isn't so much to do. A nice (night)market and a cool pubstreet. But the most important thing is the Angkor Wat. It's about 10 to 15 minutes by Tuk tuk.

    Insider Tip:Angkor Wat

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Hot and bored

    Siem Reap is obviously beautiful for its temples, but nothing more. The heat gets a bit overbearing after a while, and we were running out of things to do. The weather and landscapes are much more beautiful in North East Cambodia; markets and tuk-tuk drivers are slowly getting on my nerves.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Fun, Angkor temples beautiful

    Fun city, pretty cheap and a lot of international and local food, great place for cheap drinks. Bike to the Angkor temples! It was way more fun than taking a tuk tuk and especially when it's crowded getting in, you can bike past the line of buses and tuk tuks.

    Insider Tip:Angkor temples can easily be done in a day-tiring, but after a day, you can get temple'd out. I split it up over 2 days, and wish I had just done it all in one

  • 80%

    adamwwatkins

    temples and partying

    The city is interesting with the Angkor national museum and the circus, the gem is Angkor archeological park just a few kilometres north. The days are hot, so go early to explore the ruins. Pub street is pretty awesome at night with Angkor What and Temple Club keeping people moving all night long with cheap alcohol. A few little side trips to consider as well, but this place is best enjoyed in groups as tuktuks take you everywhere. Sharing them will keep expenses down.

    Insider Tip:If you plan to bike the ruins, it is totally doable... But I'd recommend a mountain bike over the sqeaky $1 road bikes Stay on the southern side of the grand circuit for the most grand temples, though nice small ones are at the top. Take frequent breaks and drink lots of water. If you're not masochistic, each tuk tuk is $15 for the small circuit, $20 for the large circuit no matter how many pax. Go early to avoid seas of people. Tuk tuk rides within siem reap should cost $2 max per tuk tuk.

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