Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom. – Wikipedia
Before you go:
– mosquito repellent could get handy
– check the weather forecast, it is a good idea to keep a rain jacket with you on this trip
– it is hot! but remember there are some places that require shirts, and long pants
– The currency is Cambodian Rials, get some change from the airport. However, USDs are accepted everywhere
– Visa is upon arrival
– Best season to go is from November to March

Things to do in Siem Reap Cambodia:

  • The most important thing and the whole reason why I considered Cambodia to begin with: Angkor Wat Temple & Angkor Wat City. We did a sunrise at the Angkor war and continued exploring early in the morning. If you’re not a big fan of sunrises and sunsets, then don’t go early in the morning! (departure time 4:30 AM)
  • See Bayon Temple and it’s ancient ruins.
  • See Ta Prohm temple where Tomb Raider was shot! #LaraCraft #AllTheWay
  • I did not do this, but I would’ve done it If my tours and activities weren’t pre-planned and booked for me: Angkor Sunrise Discovery Bike Tour
  • Checkout the night market
  • Checkout the Pub Street Market
Temple Dress

Men and women need to dress a temple appropriate dress to be able to enter the Angkor Way and other temples in Cambodia.

Where to stay at Siem Reap Cambodia:

  • Sala Lodges
  • Templation Hotel
  • Viroth’s Hotel
  • Belmond La Residence d’Angkor
  • Phum Baitang
  • Park Hyatt
  • Shinta Mani Shack
  • Jaya House River Park (siem reap)

If you’re looking for a budget hotel, we stayed at Frangipani Hotel for two nights, it is budget friendly, nice staff and clean hotel.

Where to eat at Siem Reap Cambodia:

  • Le Malraux Restaurant – French Cambodian cuisine for Dinner
  • Vibe Cafe and Juicery – Vegan Breakfast bowls, good of lunch as well
  •  Sister Sery Cafe – I had breakfast there, was good!
  • Crane – breakfast
  • Gelato lap – For Ice cream
  • Il Forno