Siem Reap Province Travel Guide
Siem Reap is the tourist hub of Cambodia thanks to its closeness to the world famous temples of . The city of Siem Reap has developed quickly and provides travelers with a wide range of accommodation.
Siem Reap is the capital of the province and is located on the shores of the Tonle Sap lake, the largest sweet water reserve in Southeast Asia. Boat trips are organized to visit pretty floating villages and the city hosts a major temple, Wat Bo. The atmosphere of the city is friendly and traditions are maintained through the folk and classical Apsara dances seen in many restaurants. Colonial architecture adds to the charms of Siem Reap. Going to the top of Phnom Krom hill will ensure views of a great panorama.
Angkor Wat, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, is the number one place to visit in Cambodia. At its height, one million people inhabited this former capital of the Khmer empire between waterworks and temples. But the province also has other attractions, though not as stunning: Bakorng, Banteay Sam Re and Banteay Siey temples located not far from Siem Reap city.
Siem Reap is easily reached through its international airport. Tourist visas are available on arrival and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has even launched online visa procedures to allow tourist to get e-visas.