Siem Reap is famous for its about 1000 year old Angkor Wat temples. Not kings lived there, but rather gods, how it is told in the legend. The temple complex stands for cambodia and it is on the national flag as well as on the bills.

Spend a nice and historical day to see Angkor Wat in Siem Reap!

Sightseeing in Siem Reap

I guess 99,9 % of the tourists come to Siem Reap to see the temples of Angkor Wat. That is what i did.
We drove from Khao San Road in Bangkok by Minivan to the border of Cambodia, where we had to get a visa and then to Siem Reap, which is very close to the famous temples. You can get really cheap and nice hotels in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat

Go to Angkor Wat and enjoy the historical temple complex. The One Day Pass is 25$ per Person. We spent about 5-6 hours there, spoke to locals and prayed with them in one temple. I really like the temple complex and the old banyan trees.

Old Market in Siem Reap

If you want to buy a few shirts, scarfs or something, go to the old market in Siem Reap. You can buy some textils for less money then in Thailand and it is good quality.

Night Markets Siem Reap

The night markets are great there. In Siem Reap are 3 night markets, which are very close together. It is very nice to walk around and get good deals on watches, clothes, souvenirs.

Delicious Food in Siem Reap

I had a very delicious and unforgetable Cambodian BBQ. It was like a pan, filled with hot water for the vegetables and i got a lot of different ingredients like meat, seafood, vegetables and rice to cook everything on my own. I really liked it. See the fotos below!

Beef Lok Lak is a famous dish in Cambodia, which is very delicious. They produce and sell the Lok Lak spices in Siem Reap as well, so you can take it home and cook it in your own kitchen.

Another tasty cambodian dish is the Chicken Amok. It is a curry dish, served with rice! I love it!

Transportation in Siem Reap

I recommend to take a TukTuk driver for one or 1,5 days. We had a driver for 1,5 days and at the first day we started in the afternoon and went with him to a traditional fabric and he drove us to the old market of Siem Reap and showed us a nice sunset at the Angkor Wat temple complex. The next day he picked us up early in the morning and drove us to Angkor Wat. We saw a lot of monkeys on our way, which was really funny =) He was waiting for us the whole time, while we were visiting the temples, drove us to the next and in the evening (after we went back to shower in the hotel), he drove us for dinner. The whole 1,5 days was about 15 $. Some TukTuk driver have cold water for you, which is great after a sight seeing day.

For small Tuk Tuk rides, which take up to 20 minutes, you should not have to pay more than 3$!

Hotels in Siem Reap

Trésor D’Angkor Villas & Resort: We spent two nights at this resort and it is one of my favorite hotels in the World! It is really amazing, the pool is great and i loved that it is a little outside of the busy city.

Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel: That Hotel is very nice too and we can recommend it for families as well.

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