Things to Do in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a small town in Siem Reap province in the northern Cambodia. Although this is just a small town, it is included full travel services from the most luxurious restaurants, hotels to walking and shopping streets as well as Angkor Wat Temple and Angkor Temples Complex very very famous in the world.

How travel Siem Reap?

Siem Reap is also available an international airport and it is located not so far from the center of Siem Reap town so that it is also easy and convenient for any tourist who wants to travel Siem Reap from anywhere in the world. If you are tourists whose intend to cover Indochina included three countries is Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, then it is also very convenient for you to enter to Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City the largest cities in the southern Vietnam or from Chau Doc where is located in the Mekong River Delta and you can catch a hydrofoil from this place to enter to Phnom Penh the capital of Vietnam. From Phnom Penh, you can catch a local bus, boat or a short flight to move to Siem Reap, but transfer by a short flight is the best vehicle because it takes just around 50 minutes to fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap but it takes until 7 hours to catch a local bus or boat for this distance (it seems very long for any person have to sit on a local bus or boat until 7-8 hours like that).

If you travel with kids, then take a short flight should be chosen because it is also very hard to transfer by a local bus or boat to transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in the dry or rain season in Cambodia (there are main two seasons in Cambodia is the dry and rainy season, it is very hot in dry season, it is around 35-40 degree, among the strong rains all days and water is everywhere in the rain season), so chose a short flight is the best case to move from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

Sightseeing must see in Siem Reap?

Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat temple is known as the most famous site in Angkor Temples Complex, it is accepted as one of the cultural heritages sites in the world by UNESCO, it is not only famous by this but also almost tourist voted this site after their trip at here, you can not compare this mighty site with any other site in the world about its structures, architectures, skill as well as its unique. Travel Angkor Wat Temple, the tourist is very surprised and almost of us ask that why they can do and build this since a long long time ago.

luxury tour to Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is very beautiful at the sunset time

If you visit Angkor Wat in the dry season (the dry season in Cambodia is very hot), then you will feel very cool and comfortable when standing inside this temple, the whole temple is built by the big rocks so that it is very cool, and if you stand in front of windows in the structures Angkor Wat, then you will consider that what the wind come from to be cool like that, these structures at here are designed very specially, although you will walk much and step up high to the top of this temple, you seem not feel tired because surrounding this area is covered by a forest with the big trees, and there are many trees with some hundreds of years old as well as there are large lakes around this region so that it is always cool at here even in the hot weather. Come and explore Angkor Wat Temple by your way and it is sure that it is the memorial trip in your lifetime.

Angkor Thom Temple

If Angkor Wat is famous for its unique structures and architectures, then Angkor Thom Temple is very famous with the South Gate with a lot of the human faces’statues and two lines of snakes’ statues which are located in the front of this gate. Besides that, you also have a chance to see many elephants’ statues which are carved on the walls around this temples complex. The statues at here are made (carved) very big and beautiful on the rocks which are grafted very very skillfully.

How explore Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom Temple is included a lot of the human faces’ statues which are carved on the big rocks.

Ta Prohm Temple

You are quite surprised when visiting Ta Prohm temple because this special temple is not the same with any other temple in Angkor Temple Complex, with the large and old trees which are even until some hundreds of years old are grown even throughout walls of temples at here but they are very very big and beautiful. Although the temples in this area are also destroyed much, most of them are still kept its original architectures, there are some temples (structures) at here just left are the pile of bricks by destroying of time but there are also a lot of structures which are still kept as its original architectures. Travel Ta Prohm temple, you will have a chance to take photographs very magically and especially by it is mixed between the ancients structures with the green and big trees very very differently.

Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple is reserved a lot of the ancient temples and large trees which have until hundreds of years old

Tonle Sap Lake

Travel to Siem Reap, you also should not miss to taking a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake the largest fresh lake in Asia where you are seen the floating daily life of the locals on the small boats, their life’s condition is still very lack of and poor, the children at here do not have the place to pay without their boats, although there are also the floating school, hospital in this lake, it is also very small and it is also hard for the children to go to school.

travel Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap Lake is the largest fresh lake in Asia

The daily life of the locals in Tonle Sap Lake is still very poor so that a boat trip on this lake is also a good chance for tourist whose intend to volunteer, you can bring anything you have for the poor children and families at here, or you also buy some rice bags which also sold on some boats at here, then they will deliver your gifts to the children or families upon your request.

Normally, Tonle Sap Lake is much nicer in the rainy season because the water level is much higher in this season, but it is much raining in this season so that if you do not want to meet the strong rains, then the dry season is also a good season to visit Tonle Sap Lake.

Shopping in Siem Reap?

Although Siem Reap is a small town, it is encompassed very nice and busy walking streets where you can try the traditional local food as well as buy the handicrafts which are made directly by the locals at here such as brocade, silk, shoes, sandals…..there are also many kinds of products in these walking streets for you to choose and buy from the most expensive to the cheapest ones. Especially, the locals in Siem Reap are very friendly so that it is also easy for you to shop at anywhere in this town. It is also included everything to be sold in this town so that you also do not worry if you miss to bringing anything from your country when traveling Siem Reap.

how transfer in Siem Reap

Tuk-Tuk is one of the most popular local vehicle for the locals in Siem Reap. You should catch a tuk-tuk for your shopping in the short distances

Special food in Siem Reap?

Khmer food is the most popular food in Siem Reap, it is not like any other food so that you also should try this special food when travel to Siem Reap, and the most special dishes of Cambodia in Siem Reap you should try such as Fish amok, Bai sach chrouk (Pork and rice), Khmer red curry, Lap Khmer (Lime-marinated Khmer beef salad), Red tree ants with beef and holy basil, Nom banh chok: Khmer noodles, Ang dtray-meuk (grilled squid), Kdam chaa (fried crab), Cha houy teuk (jelly dessert)…..

travel Siem Reap

Khmer food is very famous and the most popular food in Siem Reap

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