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Siem Reap

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  • The city of Siem Reap is relatively rural, but it is is also known for being the gateway to the archaeological site of Angkor.
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  • The temples of Angkor are located in the forests north of the Tonle Sap outskirts of the city of Siem Reap.
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  • There is a considerable difference between the center of Siem Reap where life revolves around tourism and its surrounding countryside where life is punctuated by agriculture.
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  • Many of the Angkor temples are buried in the abundant vegetation of the tropical jungle.
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  • Siem Reap is located between the Tonle Sap and Angkor. In the vicinity there are many canals.
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  • The statues that adorn the temples of Angkor are perplexingly beautiful.
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  • Siem Reap (pronounced ciem rip) has the peaceful and languid pace of provincial life. It almost has the atmosphere of a large village, even though it has several thousands of inhabitants. You can lose yourself in its quiet streets bordered with wooden houses on piles without hesitation, and meet an often very friendly population. The main restaurants and bars are concentrated in the colonial buildings, ...
    Guo Zhonghua / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Cambodia

Siem Reap (pronounced ciem rip) has the peaceful and languid pace of provincial life. It almost has the atmosphere of a large village, even though it has several thousands of inhabitants. You can lose yourself in its quiet streets bordered with wooden houses on piles without hesitation, and meet an often very friendly population. The main restaurants and bars are concentrated in the colonial buildings, which are well preserved, and adjacent to the market. Siem Reap now has its own international airport. You can easily imagine the consequences. The Siem Reap of tomorrow will no longer be the peaceful provincial town of yesterday. It is difficult not to touch on the close and sublime site of Angkor: Angkor Vat and Angkor Thom are some four miles from there. Which makes it impossible to miss Siem Reap the first time you travel to the country.

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Siem Reap: the key figures

Surface area : 181035.0 km2

Population : 13000000 inhabitants

Siem Reap: what to visit?

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