Tourist Places to Visit in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Asia
Siem Reap is a capital of Siem Reap province and the gate way to Angkor region, one of the historical cities in Cambodia. Siem Reap attracts numerous tourists around the world and one of the fast growing cities in Cambodia. Siem Reap is enclosed by Sisophon, Phumi Kouk Kdouch, Reang Kesseil, Moung Roessei, Kampong Thom, Krakor, and kampong Chhnang regions and Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia is located at the distance of 316 Kms from Siem Reap. Zip code of Siem Reap is 17259 and coordinates are 13.3622° N, 103.8597° E. pleased
Tourism in Siem Reap:
Tourism plays an important role in Siem Reap and it is the gateway to various tourist destinations. Siem Reap is surrounded by lakes, mountains, wildlife sanctuary, temples, monuments, and cultural hubs. Tourists can come across the Khem culture and traditional dance in Siem Reap and activities like boating, fishing, trekking and hiking can be done in this province. There are various accommodations facilities in Siem Reap and there are number of restaurants in Siem Reap which offers delicious cuisine and tourists can visit local markets to buy various Cambodian souvenirs, handicrafts, textiles, silver work, musical instruments and artifacts.
Places to visit in Siem Reap:
This is one of the ancient and ruin stronghold, which was constructed in the 12th century by the King Jayavarman II and are writings in this fort and one of the unique forts in this region.
This temple is most visited by the tourists throughout the year and was constructed by Udayadityarvarman II and this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and there are also many forms of Lord Vishnu as well.
Banteay Srey Temple:
This shrine is situated at the distance of 20 Kms from Siem Reap and was built by Rajendravarman II in 10th century and temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and constructed in the Banteay Srei style.
Bird Sanctuary at Prek Toal:
To reach this sanctuary, tourists have to hire a boat Chong Kneas boat dock to Preak Toal and this sanctuary is home for numerous rare bird species and it is visited by local and overseas tourists.
Other places to visit in Siem Reap:
- Crocodile Farm
- East Mebon
- Kbal Spean
- Khmer Classical Dancing
- Kompong Khleang
- Kompong Pluk
- Phnom Bakheng
- Phnom Krom Hilltop Temple
- Phnom Kulen National Park
- Preah Khan Temple
- Prek Toal and Bird Santuary
Best time to visit Siem Reap:
Cambodia climate is pleasant throughout the year and best time to visit Siem Reap is between the months of October to March.
How to Reach Siem Reap?
By Air: Siem Reap is served by Siem Reap International Airport and it is one of the major airports in Cambodia and operates domestic and international flights to various cities in Asia like Kuala Lumpur, Phuket , Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Busan, Yangon and several other Asian cities.
By Sea: Siem Reap Ferry dock is located at the distance of 12 Kms from centre of the city and various boats are available from this dock to other parts of Cambodia.
By Road: Bus facilities are available from various hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap and shared taxis and taxis are available from town. If tourists want to visit the city, can rent the motorcycle and bicycle from the hotels.
Hotels in Siem Reap:
Siem Reap is one of the major province and tourist destinations in Cambodia. Plenty of hotels are located in Siem Reap and these hotels price range between 4 $ to 150 $ per night available with all the facilities and amenities to the customers. Some of the prominent hotels in Siem Reap are listed here below:
- Pavillon d’Orient Boutique-Hotel
- Journeys within Boutique Hotel
- Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa
- Sojourn Boutique Villas
- Siddharta Boutique Hotel
- Mulberry Boutique Hotel
- Shinta Mani Siem Reap
- La Residence d’Angkor by Orient-Express
- Bunwin Boutique Hotel
- Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
- Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort