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

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    Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat is amazing, the floating village is worth seeing once also. Other than that the city is quite empty. around 12 in pub street you might catch people dancing YMCA, macarena and other dances like that :)

    Insider Tip:Search for a restaurant/bar with free pop corn. Beer is 50c, pop corn is infinite and meals are good and quite cheap as well. If you are a solo traveler, they do tend to put people together in tables since it's a popular place. Quite nice to meet people :)

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    Siem reap

    Nice place, though still full of tuk tuk drivers eager to call out to you even from a distance! Lots of nice places to eat and easy to get to the Angkor complex.

    Insider Tip:Try one of the Cambodian BBQ restaurants. They're really fun and you get to BBQ you're own selection of weird meats right at your table.

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    Top 5 In SE Asia

    Siem Reap is incredible for backpackers. Good nightlife on pub street and chilled vibe during the day. Great launching point to the temples of Angkor Wat and a great introduction to Cambodia as a country.

    Insider Tip:Find Sok.

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    Far, far superior to Phnom Penh

    Siem Reap is much, much more adjusted to tourists so things are cheaper, higher quality, and other than the tuktuk drivers, are not as desperate to rip you off. It is also cleaner, more laid back and not just the shopping but also food is cheaper and better. There are also fewer scammers - at least, when I was in Siem Reap, no locals approached me for milk (Milk Scam) or to pretend to be friends (Card Scam). In Phnom Penh, I was approached 1-2x/hour by scammers everyday for a week.

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    Lots of amazing temples and amazing citizens. Cambodia was the place where i was the best well receive. I wish i could spend more days there.

    Insider Tip:If you're interested in temples, buy the 3 days pass. I just went to the temples once and it was enough.

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