The gateway to one of the world’s most extraordinary cultural marvels, Angkor Wat, the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia is a must-visit destination on any Southeast Asia holiday.
The sheer grandeur of the ancient Angkor Archaeological Park earmarks this one of the world’s most majestic locations, where watching the sun rising beyond such intricately constructed temples is a moment never to be forgotten. Come for Angkor Wat, but stay for Siem Reap, where lively local markets, tempting restaurants and the unmistakeable flair of its French colonial heritage make it a city to embrace.
What you’ll love most about Siem Reap
- In addition to hundreds of ancient temples and monuments, Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap boasts some rather chic hotels, colonial architecture, delightfully upscale restaurants, lovely cafes and funky cocktail bars
- 12th century Ankor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It’s essential to see other marvels such as Ankor Thom, Ta Phrom and Roluos too
- Explore the Valley of 1,000 Lingas, a river that run between the jungle of Mount Kulen that lies just north of Siem Reap
- Discover the unique ecosystem maintained in the rural Tonle Sap lake