Things to do in Siem Reap

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"The cooking class was really good, i was happy i signed up for that! It was informative, delicious, new experience and knowledge. You know culture through food and local market is something ine dhouls see and..."

Anna S.

"An amazing day exploring the Angkor complex. The local guide was really informative, courteous and answered all of our questions. Got to see many temples and heard lots of stories but didn't feel rushed. Would definitely..."

Rache M.

"Really enjoyed this tour and gained lots of insights about this famous temple complex. The guide told us tons of interesting historical facts and made sure that we made our way around them avoiding the major crowds..."

Maureen P.

"Our tour was wonderful, and very in depth. The sunrise was gorgeous, and I enjoyed the fact that we took our time at Angkor Wat to let the crowds die down at the most touristy spots. The commentary was very insightful..."

Kelsey L.

"Our local guide was Pam and she was really fun and professional. She picked us at the meeting point on time and getting us to Damnoen Saduak floating market by an air-conditioned minivan. Everything has been..."

Abigail julia warren H.

"It was a good opportunity to experience this vast lake and have a fresh perspective on lives of the locals in the countryside. The tour was well planned and went smoothly with our professional local guide. The..."

Alicia B.

"A bit disappointed that the itinerary in the web was different that what we did. In fact, I had to ask about the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace cause they even didn´t mention them, and they just pointed it..."

Zelinda S.

"Love the time being here. We really enjoyed the peaceful wooden boat rides and delicious local food. The activities were also exclusive and impressive thanks to our great local guide. Not far from Siem Reap and..."

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Looking for a way to escape the tourist traps and figure out the best things to do in Siem Reap? Here’s your ultimate guide! First, let’s understand what this city is about from a local perspective.

Siem Reap, or “Siam defeated”, home of the mighty Angkor Wat, is one of the destinations that tourists cannot miss in their trip to Southeast Asia. Located in northwest Cambodia, it is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century. If Cambodia is a country of contrasts, Siem Reap is the embodiment of those contrasts. Despite the massive shift in its economic fortunes, Siem Reap remains a safe, friendly and pleasant town. There is an endless choice of places to stay or dine and a host of possible activities waiting for you!