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.