Top things to do in Siem Reap

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"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..."

Nicholas B.

"What a great morning we had. Lucky was a fantastic guide and the tour was one of our best experiences in Cambodia. Thanks for all your valued information, Lucky."

Susan G.

"I'm not sure about the others but I was really into this region. Not so touristy with most of the experiences were authentic and unique. The guide always tried to explain everything to us and worked very helpful. Will..."

Joan B.

"Our local guide was brilliant and experiences at Chong Khneas floating market were impressive. Half-day well spent in this beautiful village!"

Katrina E.

"A very good tour. Lucky is the best guide!"

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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!