Siem Reap, situated 314 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh and on the northern bank of Tonle Sap Great Lake, is the gateway to the world heritage Angkor temple complex, which includes the magnificent Angkor Wat – the world’s largest religious temple. The province can be easily reached by car, boat, and plane. According to the government’s Open Sky Policy, Siem Reap can also be accessed by direct flights from many major cities in the region, such as Bangkok, Danang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Paksé, Vientiane, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kunming, Taipei, etc..
Due to the magnificent ancient temples – especially Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is always on the top of must-visit-destination list for all visitors to Cambodia. This has made Siem Reap win the 1st travelers’ destination in Asia and 2nd in the world, while Angkor Wat became the 1st landmark in the world, as rated by Trip Advisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice. Besides the cultural legacy of the vast Angkor complex, the province has a lot more to offer to tourists, namely the floating village on Tonle Sap Great Lake, rich bird sanctuary, beautifully-aged colonial buildings, cultural village, museum, buzzing Pub Street, silk farms, markets, and so on. Furthermore, the province also boasts all types of temporary accommodations, ranging from the backpacker to the five-star ones, and restaurants that serve every level of desire.
When in Siem Reap, below are the attractions tourists must visit.