Seim Reap Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Siem Reap

Where is it located?: Siem Reap is in north western Cambodia nestled on the Siem Reap river.

Why do people go there?: Siem Reap is the best base city for exploring the sites around Angkor Watt.

How do travelers get there?: Getting to Siem Reap is truly one of those amazing experiences. If you aren’t flying in, then you are taking one of those dreaded buses. If you want to experience perhaps one of the worst highways in the world, you have come to the right place.

Currency: Riel

City Code: 63

Population: 100,000

Languages: Khmer (official) 95%, French, English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Siem Reap is very small and its neighborhoods can easily be explored on foot.

Attractions: Angkor Wat, Kabal Spean, Angkor Thom

Accommodations: Siem Reap

Tourist Office: None

Off-the-beaten-path: Phnom Krom Fishing Village

Health Issues: Cholera, Hepatitis, Malaria, Typhoid, Rabies, Japanese B Encephalitis

Tips for Visiting

When to go: The end of November to the beginning of February is the best times to visit.

Common Phrases: aron sues’day=Good morning; ret’rei sues’day=Good night; soksabay che te?=How are you?; soksabay=I’m fine; awkun=Thank you;

City Specific Events: Water Festival: November

How to get around?: Siem Reap is small and can be explored on foot. Otherwise, cheap taxis and motorcycle taxi are everywhere.

Good to know: Siem Reap is quickly developing 5 star hotels and is no longer the little village out in the jungle anymore. Go to Siem Reap before all the character is loss.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Siem Reap is the Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Siem Reap travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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