Things to do in Siem Reap

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"Fantastic tour and a must-do experience for anyone in Siem Reap. Got to cover many places but it was to not enough to learn about this amazing site. It would be better if we had 2 days to see the complex at the other..."

Avion A.

"Our tour guide was Janny, who was really nice, caring, educational and a great photographer! She answered every question of us, whether they were about the Angkor or the traditional life of the Cambodian. If you're..."

Maurice A.

"We had a great day learning about this extraordinary place. Hotel pick-up service was punctual and the van was clean and comfortable. He showed us good spots to take pictures and revealed the temples in his own way...."

Charlotte A.

"It was really a great experience. The Angkor was a bit hot and crowdy but definitely worth seeing! Drink a lot of water and wear comfortable casual clothes as your local guide said. Don't forget to enjoy riding a..."

Barbara E.

"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.
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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!