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%


    Buena Onda

    The city has a great atmosphere and we found the locals both in the centr and outside to be very friendly and patient with our lack of Khmer. Angkor park is worth the entrance fee but for us one day was enough as we didn't want to see all the temples (if you see a few, you've kind of seen them all)

    Insider Tip:If you get a bus, particularly to Laos, prepare to be delayed, to swap vehicles five times or so and be extorted horrendously at the border. We tried to take precautions against this but it turned out to be somewhat inevitable.

  • 40%


    small town like city. main roads are in good conditions only. dust and dirt prevalent. Angkor Wat is the one and only attraction.

    Insider Tip:Carry umbrella, Cap and water alwayz.

  • 80%


    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%


    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%


    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.

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