Things to Do in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat

Landmarks

What's the deal with Angkor Wat? The design of this 900-year old temple and its surrounding moats are said to mirror the structure of the universe, making a visit here a pretty cosmic experience. The vast temple complex can take days to explore entirely, a tropical wonderland of intricate carvings showing celestial nymphs and ancient mythological tales. It’s like exploring another world.

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Pub Street

Popular Areas

You'll never guess what Pub Street is famous for. That's right – food! Sure, there's a grand selection of bars in this boisterous district, but the restaurants are some of the most diverse and delicious in Siem Reap. And unlike the temples of Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakheng, this is one destination that just gets better as more people pile in. Raise a glass and start making new friends!

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  • The Alley West, Old Market Area
Cambodia Landmine Museum

Museums

At the heart of the Cambodian Landmine Museum lies one fact – even when war is over, its legacy lives on. The museum itself is a stark and poignant look into the country's turbulent and often tragic past. It’s not purely for educational reasons either – part of the museum's proceeds are used to promote awareness and support children who are suffering from the effects of landmines.

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Banteay Srei

Popular Areas

The devils are in the detail – or in the stonework, to be more exact. Around 1,000 years ago, the sculptors of Banteay Srei carved delicate sandstone into patterns and remarkably detailed figures. Their work told tales of gods and monsters, rendered with exquisite artistry and a humbling finesse. It's no wonder the temple is often referred to as the pinnacle of Angkorian art.

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Tonle Sap Lake

Popular Areas

Floating villages pepper this vast and serene body of water, and it's hard not to be seduced by such a romantic and rustic way of life. Tonle Sap Lake offers adventurous visitors a peek into authentic Cambodian life and, better yet, a tasty lunch! Grab a boat tour to pick up some fresher-than-fresh fish and revel in the area's natural beauty and stunning biodiversity.

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Reviews of Siem Reap

10

Exceptional

July 27, 2016

Good cheap food, cheap travel in tuk-tuks, good housing bargains, along with lots of poverty and social needs. Lots of good NGO's working around there, some with restaurants and cafes. Great museum and the temples are great.
Roger
United States of America
1 review
8

Very good

July 26, 2016

The town itself is mostly a touristic spot to serve the wonderful Angkor temples, but it's totally worth it for this purpose.
Davide
Sweden
11 reviews
10

Exceptional

July 26, 2016

Pub Street and Old Market are fun to explore after a day touring the amazing temples. Friendly people and felt safe, did not see one angry person our whole trip.
Wendy
Cambodia
3 reviews
10

Exceptional

July 26, 2016

Angkor War and other temples are obviously the main draw but Circus Phare was also amazing and your ticket supports a good cause.
Emily
United Kingdom
15 reviews
10

Exceptional

July 25, 2016

Everywhere is close for travelling to/from - airport, hotel, Angkor. Downtown feels safe compared to other cities in South East Asia.
Andrew
United Kingdom
3 reviews
8

Very good

July 26, 2016

It's a developing city. The pace is slow and easy but Happening.Lots of historical stories and the people are nice and friendly.
Tan
Malaysia
1 review
10

Exceptional

July 26, 2016

Busy town aimed at tourist but you come for one thing and that is amazing Angkor Wat..
Annette
Netherlands
8 reviews
8

Very good

July 26, 2016

Did the temple visit and tourist activity . Recommend doing things that the other tourists do not .
Graham
Thailand
1 review
8

Very good

July 26, 2016

Of course Angkor Wat and other temples are the main attraction. The city itself is pretty cool. It's pretty easy to get around siem reap.
Victoria
Thailand
3 reviews

Accommodations and Hotels in Siem Reap

Tropical Breeze Guesthouse

7.8 Good

Score from 440 reviews

$5

Average price per night
  • Wat Domnak Area, Salakamroeuk, Siem Reap, Cambodia, The Real Heart of Siem Reap, Siem Reap
Model Angkor Resort

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 567 reviews

$75

Average price per night
  • Svay Dangkum Village, Siem Reap
Lotus Blanc Resort

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 838 reviews

$55

Average price per night
  • National Road Nº 6, Krous Village, Svay Dongkom, National Road 6, Siem Reap
Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa

8.6 Excellent

Score from 133 reviews

$72

Average price per night
  • National Road No. 6A, Khum Sra-Nge (opposite of Cambodian Cultural Village), National Road 6, Siem Reap
The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 292 reviews

$89

Average price per night
  • National Road 6, Siem Reap Central Area, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, Wat Bo Area, Siem Reap
Golden Temple Residence

9.7 Exceptional

Score from 496 reviews

$126

Average price per night
  • Sok San Road, Steung Thmey, Svaydangkum, The Real Heart of Siem Reap, Siem Reap
Chateau d'Angkor La Residence

9 Wonderful

Score from 1140 reviews

$56

Average price per night
  • Street Oum Chhay, Village 1, Svay Dangkum, French Quarter, Siem Reap
Palace Residence & Villa Siem Reap

8.9 Excellent

Score from 765 reviews

$90

Average price per night
  • No. 555, Phum Kruos, in the complex of Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort, Khum Svay Dangkum, National Road 6, Siem Reap
Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

9 Wonderful

Score from 1396 reviews

$60

Average price per night
  • No. 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, Wat Bo Area, Siem Reap
See what other visitors said

Best of Siem Reap

Try to avoid the group tours and the path they take. Exploring solo or with a private guide is a better experience. I'd suggest leaving early to avoid the heat. Best times to enjoy the temples are at breakfast time and lunch time, when all the groups are eating meals... We had parts of Angkor Wat to ourselves which was an incredible experience. Other tip is to slow down and just take in the detail. The more you look around, the more you'll see. It's simple amazing.

Siem Reap is actuelly an artificial city only catering to rich tourists. Everything (accomodations, food, shops...) is very expensive, and local people only work there. Focus on the archaelogical site and forget the rest.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Siem Reap for food?

Try to find restaurants in which they train young poor people and teach them an honest job, like "Haven Training Restaurant"! Food is great and you do something for the people at the same time!

I believe they enjoy being a part of Angkor Wat and showing it to the World.

Dinner in relaxing atmosphere with cold beer around Pub Street.

So many Thousand year old temples to visit in a small area.

Walk around as both high end & street food r excellent

Angkor wat, Angkor thom, Bayon, Pre Rup, Beng Mealea

Very nice and amazing!

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