Siem Reap Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Siem Reap

Siem Reap was a capital city within the Khmer kingdom of Cambodia. The city thrived between the 9th and 15th centuries, when most of its incredible complex of stone buildings was constructed. Siem Reap is home to many unique treasures like the Terrace of the Elephants, a must-see on your visit and part of the walled fortifications of the Angkor Thom temple complex.

Siem Reap was brought back to the public eye after a French adventurer happened upon the temple in the 1800s. The city has many relics of its French colonial past, including the Grand Hotel d'Angkor, which was built in the 1920s.

Sleek modern hotels and ancient ruins compete for your attention in historic Siem Reap. You'll find a thriving modern town with a trendy hotel, dining, and nightlife scene, minutes away from one of the world's most incredible archaeological sites.

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What to do in Siem Reap

Angkor Archaeological Park
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Siem Reap lies in a tropical zone, with a hot climate that sees a wet season between April and November, and a drier season the rest of the year. Average temperatures hover around the high 80s and low 90s all year round. The dry season of December to March is usually popular with tourists.

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How to Get to Siem Reap

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Where to Stay in Siem Reap

For tropical comfort and stylish modern furnishings at budget prices, try the Royal Empire Hotel or the Diamond D'Angkor Boutique hotel. At the higher end of the scale, there is the sleek, contemporary Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, with upscale amenities and a gorgeous pool. The Golden Temple Hotel offers Cambodian-style splendor at a mid-price range.

Popular Neighborhoods in Siem Reap

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Wat Bo Area

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The Cost of Living in Siem Reap

Shopping Streets

Angkor Night Market Street, located just off the main tourist hub of Sivutha Street, is where you'll find the night market, open most days from 4 pm to 11:30 pm. The Siem Reap Old Market or Psah Chah is located right in the heart of town on the west side of the river, and offers bargain shopping for clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, food, and much more.

Groceries and Other

There are many well-stocked supermarkets in Siem Reap, including Angkor Market. Lucky Supermarket is another favorite, with Thai Huot a more locally oriented alternative. A quart of milk should cost about ៛8,100, and a dozen eggs will set you back about ៛6,500.

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$15.00
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$1.00
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$2.00

Where to Eat in Siem Reap

The Sugar Palm offers traditional dishes starting at only ៛20,250. East meets west in the fusion menu at Haven, where profits go to help young adult orphans and mains start at only ៛12,150. Cuisine Wat Damnak is operated by celebrity chef Joannes Riviere in a traditional Cambodian wooden house, and features five or six-course menus that start at about ៛101,250. Be sure to try the local rice wine, a regional specialty made by many households. Sombai is a commercial version that adds rum to the rice wine kick.