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

  • 50%


    So much to do. The kindest and most welcoming people. The weather was good. We watched the sunrise at Angkor Wat which was one of my favourite things we did the whole trip and a definite must. The floating village was a good experience but be wary or tour guides wanting more money when on the trip. One of my favourite places we visited!

  • 90%


    A rather safe city for tourist

    I had never imagined that siem reap is safe than manila, atleast for tourists. And unlike bangkok, tuktuk drivers are honest and will most of the time will not try to rip you off.

  • 80%


    Hub for seeing the Temples of Angkor

    Siem Reap is a one street town. Anything more than 3 streets away from Pub Street is not worth seeing. The walking tour around town showed us the "highlights" which were pretty boring, and only left us feeling sweaty and tired. But as the title explains this is the key town from which you can visit the temples of Angkor. You could spend as much as 1-2 weeks visiting all the temples because there are SO many and they are in my opinion all worth seeing.

    Insider Tip:Recommend, if you are travelling on your own, to stay at OneStopHostel, great hostel for meeting people and thus sharing trips to the temples which, unless you are ready for the heat and a keen cyclist, can only be reached by tuktuk. Other tip is to speak to the tuktuk drivers to get the best deal for your trip to Angkor, you can tailor your trip to see as much and as little as you want and find the best deal for you. Don't be afraid to say no to a deal, these guys hear that word 100s of time every day.

  • 70%


    A must visit city

    The city is famous for the nearby Angkor. It's a great base with lots of affordable accommodations, catering options, shopping, night life and other services.

    Insider Tip:There's no public transportation so you must prepare for bargain with tuk tuk drivers or book a tour at many travel agents there in order to visit temples or somewhere faraway. The city itself is walkable.

  • 80%


    Definite place to see when in Cambodia

    Obviously people are flocking to Siem Reap for the Angkor Wat and it worth every penny. The complex is beautiful and the city offers a laid back atmosphere but still lively. I found the tuk tuk driver to be quite okay in English and very earnest (well, the one I met anyway). I thoroughly enjoy my trip there, too bad I only stay 1 night. If I have the chance again, would definitely go back to explore more of the city.

    Insider Tip:Go to Angkor Wat in the evening before they close to buy the ticket for the next day. Then the next day, go very early (before sunrise) to Angkor Wat to capture the beautiful moment when the sun rises above Angkor Wat.

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