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Seam Reap Information

Fast Facts:

Area: 10.299 km²

Population: 903.030

Language: Mon-Khmer


Wat Si Saket, Pha That Luang, Wat Si Muang Temple, Patuxai Victory Monument, Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), Wat Ongtu, Wat Prakeo.


Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia.

Siem Reap remains a safe, friendly and pleasant town. There is an endless choice of places to stay or dine and a host of possible activities awaiting the visitor.

From Siem Reap, travel a little to the north to the famous world monuments of Angkor Wat. Visitors will have a great time admiring the hundreds of temples and exploring the surrounding forest of Angkor Wat. After visiting the temples, spend a few days exploring the town, which is also very interesting. Tonle Sap (Great Lake) is a large lake located to the south of Siem Reap. You can take a boat trip on the lake which will leave you feeling very relaxed. About 30 km to the north of Angkor Wat is the BanteayChmar Temple—a place well worth visiting for íts unique monuments. This one is smaller compared with the temples at Angkor and was built about 1000 years ago. 

Put Siem Reap Cambodia on your do list for vacations and remember that the recommended dates are from October to March when the weather is most comfortable, the temperature is moderate and the sun shines most of the day. April through August is the rainy season and offers a relentless mix of high temperatures and high humidity– a combination to be missed. Its these little details that make the difference!