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Why Visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

Welcome to Siem Reap, the hidden Asian treasury, where travelers from all corners of the planet come to witness the ethereal beauty of the massive temples and alluring nature. Are you ready for an unforgettable getaway to the ancient world?

The capital city of the Cambodian Siem Reap province is picturesquely situated on the bank of the Tonle Sap Lake, which is the largest source of fresh water in Southeast Asia. The name of the city literally means "Siamese defeated", reminding about the triumph of the Khmer Empire that conquered the Thai Kingdom in the 17th century. Though the Khmer Empire doesn't exist anymore, the Siem Reap temples are the legendary remnants of an advanced civilization that still symbolize its incomparable power.

Any Siem Reap itinerary won't be complete without paying a visit to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archeological Park which features more than 50 Buddhist and Hindu temples. The iconic gem of the complex is the spectacular Siem Reap Angkor Wat Temple. Being one of the biggest religious monuments in the entire world, this awe-inspiring shrine struck visitors in awe with its jaw-dropping level of detail. Richly adorned with stone statues, countless Buddha images, and astonishing bas-reliefs, Angkor Wat is well-known for having more than 3000 unique figurines of heavenly nymphs carved in its walls!

Moreover, apart from appreciating the beauty of local architecture, there are plenty of things to do in Siem Reap. Save some time and visit one of the nearby floating fishermen villages, learn more about the Cambodian history in the Landmine Museum, or attend a mesmerizing Apsara Dance Show. Looking for authentic evening entertainment? For an unusual experience, pop in the Cambodian Phare Circus to see the best performers of Siem Reap and let yourself be enchanted by their amazing vibe and energy!

Best Things To Do in Siem Reap

  • Explore the Angkor Archeological Park
  • Visit one of the nearby floating fishermen villages
  • Attend the Cambodian Phare performance
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