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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

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Fun City and Good Food for a Few Days

    I really enjoyed Siem Reap, and realized it even more so after visiting dirty Phnom Penh. The Pub Street and Market areas have a really fun and enjoyable vibe. There's something for everyone. I'm 24 but not much of a partier, and I had a blast sampling the different happy hour cocktail specials along the street. Food is delicious and cheap if you look in the right places. I did the Angkor Wat 1 day pass for $20, which for me was perfect. I saw ~11 temples; that's more than enough!

    Insider Tip:If you'd like to get out of the town, take the Tara River Boat trip to see the floating village on Tonle Sap lake. It is not touristy or gimmicky at all, and I had a great time with a wonderful guide. I did the half day trip, which was an excellent option when it's so hot outside.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Yes - Ruins in the morning, rest in the afternoon, fun in the evening

    Great! SO many people, not good but the sites accommodate them. Early morning avoids the dusty heat and some of the crowd. Must rest in the afternoon to check out city at night.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

    I really enjoyed myself here even though I got really sunburned. Angkor Wat was worth the trip and Pub Street was a happy bonus. Definitely should be on everyone's list of destinations.

    Insider Tip:It's very easy to hire a tuk tuk to take you around to the temples. Be prepared to walk and don't forget your sun screen.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Very touristy but definitely worth a visit!

    Siem Reap doesn't only have Angkor Wat but is also a great place to meet other backpackers! It also has a night market that isn't awesome but ok.

    Insider Tip:1 day in Angkor Wat is definitely enough but then you spend the entire day there! Don't forget to bring something that covers most of your legs or else you wont be able to visit some parts (sunset).. A sarong isn't always enough..

  • 90%

    ecpurvis592

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    So pleased I made the trip from Thailand to spend 2 days in Siem Reap. Angkor Wat & other temples are a must-see. Expect a long hot day. Take plenty of water & wear sun lotion. Best to flag down a tuk tuk who can take you around all the temples (& the cool breeze travelling between places is a treat!). Agree a price with your driver before setting off. Negotiate a good price but don't take the micky as this is how they earn their living. Stayed at Velkommen which was great. Eat at HAVEN & FCC.

    Insider Tip:Always remember where you arrange to meet back up with your tuk tuk driver when travelling around Angkor. Look for a particular marking or make sure you recognise which side of the temple you are meeting them back on. Ask them to take you to the temples you want to see... they might have their own route in mind, but be clear where you'd like to go instead. Be nice to everyone and don't forget to say thank you. : ) Cheaper option is to hire a bike but looked hot and exhausting.

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