Visit Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Cambodia's most iconic landmark and cultural heart, Angkor Wat, is the reason that most people visit the charming riverside town of Siem Reap, in north-west Cambodia.
The intricately detailed temple complex is just one of a number of Khmer monuments buried in dense jungle just a few kilometres outside of Siem Reap.
Together they comprise the remnants of the ancient capital of the powerful Khmer Empire - the first urban centre in the world to reach one million inhabitants.
In recent years Siem Reap has established itself as a fashionable destination full of boutique hotels, stylish bars and fine French-influenced restaurants.
Top itineraries in Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Following the brutal years of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia has bounced back. Uncover the country's fascinating and sometimes turbulent history as you discover that although compact, Cambodia contains a wealth of riches and treasures way beyond its diminutive stature.
Combine the villages and culture of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta with the temples of Angkor in Cambodia on this fascinating tour, which includes a seven night cruise aboard the luxurious Jahan.
Discover the wonders of the Mekong on this two week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.
Top places to stay in Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Established in 1992, The Angkor Village Hotel is a traditional and authentic Khmer-style hotel with beautiful wooden architecture, lots of character and stunning gardens.
An intimate wellness retreat near the beautiful Angkor Wat, Navutu Dreams is a beautiful rural oasis for those that want to relax and unwind.
An ethos of social responsibility is at the heart of this boutique hotel, split across two properties in the heart of downtown Siem Reap.
Where to go in Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Ta Phrom provides an indication of how the early explorers would have discovered Angkor; twisted fig and banyan trees, whose roots grip the faded masonry like octopus tentacles, overrun this mysterious outlying temple.
The first view of Angkor Wat is one to be treasured forever, its five pineapple-shaped towers looming tall among the surrounding jungle, representing Mount Meru, the home of the gods in Hindu cosmology.
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