Siem Reap Vacations

Siem Reap is one of the most popular tourist cities in Cambodia. Due to the proximity of Angkor Archaeological Park (including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Bayon), many hotels and luxuries have sprung up to serve travelers. During the day, you don't normally see that many foreigners around (They are mostly at Angkor or packing to leave Siem Reap) but ... Read more
come night time, they light up the restaurants and bars in the colonial area. Travelers missing a taste of home will want to go to Blue Pumpkin.
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Siem Reap places to stay and top hotels

Siem Reap things to do and experiences

  • Angkor Wat
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    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
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  • Pub Street
    7.737 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Landmark
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  • Lake Tonlé Sap
    8.128 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake
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  • Beng Melea
    9.819 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Temple
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Because the main reason that most tourists go to Siem Reap is to explore Angkor Wat, it stands to reason that you should avoid the season when heavy rainfall and flash flooding could make such a visit extremely ... Read more
ill advised. Its location in the tropics means that the city is hot all year, with temperatures sticking around 85-95F (29-35C), but November through March are much drier than others. Yes, this is high season, complete with higher hotel prices and crowded tourist sites, but visiting during the rainy season is never a safe bet if your travel plans include doing anything outdoors.

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Siem Reap reviews & trip reports

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I had a great time visiting there. I am pleased to recommend this beautiful place.

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Seattle

Awesome town in Northern Cambodia. Accommodation for all types of travelers. Night bazar that will surely amaze anyone. Great restaurants at affordable prices.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Siem Riep is a backpackers destination. With tons of hostels and night life, any backpacker is sure to make friends in this city. Angkor Wat is a must see, just keep in mind it can get uncomfortably hot so either go early morning or later in the evening.

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Local from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Incredible concentration of world class temples. But not only as there are more and more activities, like massage, bike tour in the countryside, visit of workshops, cooking or cocktail classes, excellent restaurants, etc.

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Surigao City, Philippines

Bring water and prepare for a long walk... be sure to visit nearby temples like bayon and others..

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Foster City, California, USA

Siem Reap is a major attraction for tourists because of Angkor Wat. Lots of inexpensive hotels there and also very easy to book day tours to Angkor Wat.

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Local from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is great, but to see the real Cambodia you need to go to the countryside! Beyond Unique Escapes and Grasshopper Adventures run fantastic tours that give you an insight into this without just wandering around directionless in the Cambodian countryside. If you’re energetic and sporty, then a mountain bike tour with Grasshopper is the way to go, there are different tours but the one I did was a half day countryside trip – we cycled around the outskirts of Siem Reap and went to a local market for fruit (and I bought some sticky rice snacks, they are the best!!). We also visited a crocodile farm which was interesting, if a bit scary and cycled past many duck farms. We went to the lotus fields and ate some lotus seeds together. It was a really great day out.
Beyond Unique Escapes do a full day tour, with variable activities and also lunch cooked in the village, it’s an intimate experience, however, you probably want a Khmer speaker with you to help make the experience feel more comfortable.

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Sasebo, Japan

Siem Reap is one of the most under rated travel destinations, in my opinion. This area can easily be seen and enjoyed in 3-4 days. The temples are remarkable, the city center/Pub-Street is loads of fun and great shopping, and the villages outside the city limits are fascinating and thought provoking. Definitely a trip worth taking if you're in SE Asia.

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Quezon City, Philippines

This should be on everyone's bucket list. The majestic architecture of the Khmer empire is really a sight to behold. And they are everywhere this town of friendly and courteous people. There are cheap dining, cheap spas, and cheap shopping everywhere. Pick a cool month to visit as it could get really hot most times.

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Foshan, China

One of very cheapest massage in the world !! Very ancient and crazy city!!! Who love culture will love here

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