People go to visit Siem Reap because it is where the Angkor Wat complex located. It is the most visited city in Cambodia.
If it is the first time you hear about Angkor Wat, I wrote a detailed blog post here: Angkor Wat – Brief History And Best Travel Tips
There are a lot of temples to discover. Each of them has their own story. You would need to speed a week or so if you want to visit all the temples. Typically, a 3 days stay would be enough if you want to visit the most famous temples.
Siem Reap is well prepared for welcome the tourists. They got many options for accommodation, restaurant, food.
Top things to do in Siem Reap
There are a lot of interesting things to do in Siem Reap. You can stay at your comfortable hotel, enjoy the beer or wine and read a few good books at the pool. You will not be disturbed.
But there are also a few things you can’t miss when you visit Siem Reap, below are my recommendation:
1. Visit Angkor Wat
Visit the temples is always the most priority one when you visit Siem Reap.
All those temples in the complex area were built since the 12th century.
People, after visiting the temples, always curious how those temples were built. Some said they were built by God. Some said they were built by the human.
It depends on what you believe.
2. Phare – Cambodian Circus Show
After visiting the temples, there is one particular show that people always recommend and you can’t miss it. It’s a circus run and performed by young talanted Cambodians. The show is suitable for all ages including kids.
You can book your ticket at your hotel reception or you can book it online with GetYourGuide.com
After a long day of visiting temples, all you want to do is relax. The spa is one of the right activities that will give you back the energy for the next morning.
There are a lot of good Spas in Siem Reap, even at the hotel you stay in. You can book it in advance with your hotel reception or you can go around the tourist area, they also propose a message with a cheaper price.
For more activities, you can do in Siem Reap, read: Things To Do In Siem Reap
There are various options to choose: Car, Tuk Tuk, Motorcycle, or Bike. It depends on your preference. You can rent it the whole day with a fixed price.
Tuk Tuk is a good option. You can rent a Tuk Tuk for the whole with just $25 USD. To move around the city, for example, to go between your hotel and Pub street, you can download PassApp. Check details on our Transportation page.
It is much cheaper than negotiate the price with traditional Tuk Tuk.
There are a lot of hotels in Siem Reap. A budget hostels can cost between $10-$20 USD per night. A luxury hotel can cost up to $200 USD per night. It really depends on your budget.
Check out our list of recommended hotels in Siem Reap.
You can eat at the hotel you stay but it will cost you higher than going out and eat outside. The most commune area to have nice food, with a lot of choices and cheap is Pub Street.
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