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Siem Reap Travel Guide

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Dawn at the temple: Ankor Wat at sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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    Pub Street is where all the action is in Siem Reap. You'll find loads of bars and restaurants here and the night market is around the corner. The streetscape is dominated by French Colonial architecture.

    Recommended for:Nightlife LoversLocal CultureHistory BuffsFoodies
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  • Siem ReapPro 2014
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    It’s tough to imagine a more perfect pairing: the temples of Angkor, and the lovely tourist town of Siem Reap. After spending a long day in the heat taking in what is arguably the world’s finest temple complex, the excellent restaurants, bars, and laid-back vibe of Siem Reap are just the thing to fortify you for another awesome sunrise out in the sacred city the following day. It’s a testament to the relaxed kindness of the Cambodian people that this little town, so flooded with tourists, is also so hassle-free. Even if you come, as most do, for Angkor, with little thought to its service town, you’re likely to find yourself a Siem Reap convert by the time you leave: it’s one of the sweetest little places in SE Asia.

    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife Lovers
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  • Siem ReapPro 2014
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    Siem Reap is one of my favorite places on the planet. The city itself has its problems but it is hard not to fall in love with the temples of Angkor. Although the numbers of tourists have increased dramatically, it is still possible to feel a bit like Indiana Jones here.

    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal CultureLuxury TravelersStudents
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  • Siem Reap

    We all experience places through different eyes so not sure how this measures up to your standards but I loved it here. It is very reasonable on the pocket book, the people were lovely, the sights beautiful, the food was not as amazing as in Thailand, but good.

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  • Siem Reap
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    This place is out of the world! Have watched so many videos before visiting those outstanding temples, all became more than true once I saw them! It's a must go for all travelers!!!
    Check out my video on Angkor Wat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdeXyeZ-a-Y

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  • Siem Reap
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    Siem Reap is a traveller's delight. After a long hot day of exploring the steamy ruins of Angkor Watt, prepare to overload your culinary, commercial and tactile senses with an exotic assortement of tourist temptations. Crocodile burger anyone? A four hand blind massage perhaps? Or how about a little skateboarding on top of the fav after 3am haunt, the X-Bar? Siem Reap's got all that and more!

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  • Siem Reap

    Awesome place! I just love Siem Reap, not only because of Angkor Wat but because it is such a laid back place. Love the night market and a place called Artisans d'Angkor, a NGO dedicated to teaching new generations to make high quality handicrafts.

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  • Siem ReapPro 2014
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    Siem Riep turned out to be more expensive than I anticipated. The main reason is because due to the influx of tourists that visit Angkor Wat each year, Siem Riep has turned into a tourist town. The vendors and tour guides are more aggressive so be careful. Despite this, the sight of Angkor Wat makes it all worth it.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Siem Reap
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    This is something you have to do while in Siem Reap. Make sure you are there early enough to get a good spot (most tourists stick to the Reflection Pools).

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  • Siem Reap

    Dormitory : US $ 1-5
    Hotels : US $ 5-25
    Food : US $ 1-6
    Transport : US $ 8-20 ( Tuk tuk local transport )
    Angkor Wat Ticket :
    US $ 20 ( 1 Day )
    US $ 40 ( 3 Days )
    US $ 60 ( 1 Week )

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  • Siem Reap
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    The figure is located on the river bank in the centre of Siem Reap. The embankment is decorated with small statue, and the bridge - figure of gods and demons.

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  • Siem Reap

    비오는 날의 따프롬,앙코르왓.. 너무 멋있었다.
    따프롬은 하루종일 있고싶을 정도로 아름다운곳이었다.
    가이드도 좋고 로컬가이드도 좋고.. 맹언니랑 너무 재미있었다.
    다시 가고싶다...

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  • Siem ReapPro 2014
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    Siem Reap is becoming one of the backpacker ghetto, but still it has the old charm. The main street has western cafes and street food stalls at the same time. It is quite relaxing town, good to just sit around the downtown and read a book.

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  • Siem Reap

    Siem Reap is a growing town in Cambodia and the gateway to the World Heritage Site of the Angkor Archaeological Park. The main resource of Siem Reap is the tourism wish is steady growing in large numbers. Siem Reap offers a wide spectrum for visitors, e.g. ancient temples, the floating village and a spectacular nightlife scene. Siem Reap is also hometown of Sabai Adventures which specialize in guided moto tours around Siem Reap to the beautiful countryside and amazing temples away from the crowds.

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  • Siem Reap

    Siem Reap is the touristic city that you are going to stay when you want to visit the mother of all temples "Angkor Wat". It is a cute little city with good restaurants & hotels & anything you might be looking for...

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  • Siem Reap
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    Siem Reap will be your base camp for any temple hopping trips through the Angkor Wat temples. Save yourself some money and eat at the dollar food stalls at the western side of the town.

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  • Siem Reap

    The Hindu temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia are some of the most photogenic structures you can find. The dominance of these massive temples are captivating from a distance, and they only get better up close. I found that each tile details historical stories of the religion and the people. My personal favorite was the Ta Prohm temple where the forest is winning. The tree roots have wrapped themselves around the stone temples and thrived in this environment. After a day of temple touring, I was certainly in need of refreshing food and drinks, and the gracious and generous locals helped me explore the rich culture and nightlife Siem Reap has to offer.

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  • Siem ReapPro 2014
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    Not much to do here, it is really just base camp for Angor Wat. Might as well have an early night and go see sunrise at the ruins.

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  • Siem ReapPro 2014
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    I wouldn't visit this town if it is not for Angkor Wat and other temples. There is nothing much to see or to do in town (the night market is not as great as those in Thailand or Luang Prabang). There are however some great hotels and restaurants that you can explore while you are there.

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  • Siem Reap

    Chilled out and laid back, Siem Reap has small town charm, but enough to keep you occupied for a least a week or more. Aside from the fact that you have the most amazing temples on earth here, the country side and the charm of the people are fantastic. Make the time and spend at least 3-5 days here, it is worth it.

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Siem Reap is one of the most popular tourist city in Cambodia. Due to the proximity of Angkor, many hotels and luxuries have sprung up to serve the traveling backpackers. During the day, you don't normally see that many foreigners around (They are mostly at Angkor or packing to leave Siem Reap) but come night time, they light up the restaurants and bars in the colonial area.

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