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Siem ReapCambodia

This Cambodian city borders the fascinating Angkor Archaeological Park, making it a must-stop location on any Southeast Asian trip.

Siem Reap is one ofCambodia’s premier tourist destinations, thanks to its central location andabundance of cultural activities.

Nicknamed the “Great Gate to Angkor”, the city is best known for itsclose proximity to Angkor Archaeological Park, which is less than 4 miles (6kilometers) away. This is the site of the ancient Khmer Empire, whichruled during the ninth to 15th centuries. Ruins of the ancient city arescattered throughout the park.

Angkor Wat Temple and Bayon Temple are the focal pointsof the area. Both are covered with intricate carvings and are beautifullypreserved. Get your camera out at Ta Prohm Temple; the trees growinginto the structure make it a prime photography spot. You can easily access thearchaeological park from Siem Reap on a tour bus, bicycle or tuk-tuk. Withinthe park, you can even rent an elephant to get around.



The city of Siem Reap does have charms of its own as well. Be sureto enjoy some of the local cuisine. Many of the restaurants feature outdoorseating so that you can relax on the patio for the afternoon while savoring aKhmer curry. End your evening in the Red Lantern District, Siem Reap’s centralnightlife area. Venues here range from pubs offering cheap jugs of beer, tovintage-style bars serving inventive cocktails.

Siem Reap is packed with day spas, where you can get traditionaltreatments and massages to unwind after a day of exploring. 





Fill your suitcase with handmade goods that you can find at thestreet markets. The area specialises in silk and it’s hard to resist thegorgeous fabrics, robes, and home items that vendors sell.

Siem Reap International Airport has daily arrivals and departures fromall over the world. Visitors can also get buses into the city from Vietnam,Thailand, and Laos. Many people opt to rent a taxi from the border of Cambodiaif they’re doing a multiple country tour.

Where to stay in Siem Reap

Top Hotels in Siem Reap

Viroth's Hotel
Viroth's Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Street 24, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is ¥5,843 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Downtown Siem Reap, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pub Street, Angkor Night Market, and Siem Reap Royal Residence. Royal Garden and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (273 reviews)

"Beautiful, well-run oasis that is nevertheless an easy walk to the action in Siem Reap."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Viroth's Hotel
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
5 out of 5
Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap
The price is ¥8,100 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Downtown Siem Reap, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Angkor Night Market and Pub Street. Royal Garden and Angkor National Museum are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (334 reviews)
Highly Recommend

"Amazing staff. Helpful. Organized a great driver and guide s for Angkor Wat complex. Enjoyed our stay. Great hotel. They need to fix the swimming pool massage chairs."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Hillocks Hotel & Spa
Hillocks Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Sala Kamreuk Village, Sangkat Sala Kamreuk, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is ¥3,339 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

This family-friendly Siem Reap hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Market Area, Pub Street, and Angkor Night Market. Angkor Shopping ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (186 reviews)

"We had a wonderful stay at Hillocks Hotel & Spa. It is a beautiful property with a very friendly, accommodating staff. We had a wonderful time exploring Angkor Wat and Siem Reap and the cherry on top was being able to come back to Hillocks to recharge. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Hillocks Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Siem Reap

Riversoul Design Hotel
Riversoul Design Hotel
4 out of 5
Street 21, River Road Area, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap
The price is ¥4,446 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

This family-friendly Siem Reap residence is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Siem Reap Royal Residence and Royal Garden. Pub Street and Old ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)

"The food at the restaurant was amazing and reasonable. The room was large and comfortable. The only thing I would give feedback on is the garbage on the street on the way to the river. It is very messy and takes away from the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Riversoul Design Hotel
Java Wooden Villa & Residence
Java Wooden Villa & Residence
4 out of 5
Phum Krous Village, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap
The price is ¥6,351 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25

Situated in the historical district, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Road 6 and Cambodian Cultural Village. Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Royal Residence ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"Stunning Khmer architecture, zen setting. Secluded, staff so kind and gracious and attentive. This would be a 5 star property anywhere in the world. If in my hometown DC this would cost $300 per night. Def a 5 star property. 10 private villas. I love this place. Superbly appointef"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Java Wooden Villa & Residence
Katy Resident and Spa
Katy Resident and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Oum Khun Street, Siem Reap, Siem Reap
The price is ¥3,387 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Downtown Siem Reap, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Charles de Gaulle Road and Siem Reap Royal Residence. Royal Garden and Old ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Sehr große Zimmer mit Küche, modern und komfortabel eingerichtet, jeder Wunsch wurde schnell erfüllt, neues Hotel 1 Jahr alt."…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Katy Resident and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Siem Reap

Top things to do in Siem Reap

Reviews of Siem Reap

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Perfect. Accomodation, food and service were top notch. It is in a good location and felt comfortable walking around. They remembered you, welcomed you home after being out, brought you towels to wash when it was hot out .... a person doesn't receive

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 10, 2020

I love Siem Reap, there's something for everyone here. Culture, temples, great food & drinks, markets, nightlife, relaxation... ❤

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 1, 2020

Great time!

5/5 - Excellent

May

Mar 10, 2020

It’s all about the historical site. At least one of your life time to go to see the beautiful Angkor Wat and many others.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 7, 2020

Truly wonderful place with a rich history and unique culture!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

The people in Siem Reap are the best part.

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