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Siem Reap Travel Guide

Siem Reap Overview

Siem Reap is the main access city for the temples of Angkor, and launching pad for onward travel into Thailand. Although marred by hastily constructed modern buildings, Siem Reap does have beautiful colonial and Chinese-style architecture adorning the streets of the Old French Quarter. The town itself offers many attractions for visitors, including Apsara dance performances, museums and craft shops. Siem Reap's most famous feature is the Temple of Angkor Wat, dating from the 9th century. Situated just 3 miles (5km) from the city centre, this intriguing site has been luring visitors for decades. Nearby, there are also silk farms, rice-paddies and fishing villages to explore, as well as the bird sanctuary near Tonle Sap Lake. Siem Reap is a popular holiday destination and has numerous hotels and guesthouses, both luxury and budget, as well as Western-style bars and restaurants to enjoy. Many of these venues can be located near the Old Market. With so much in the way of amenities and attractions for tourists, the town of Siem Reap is a great base from which to venture into this fascinating province.

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