About Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a peaceful and unexplored city across the banks of Siem Reap River. The city recently gained recognition as an exciting tourist destination, leading to fast growth in its hospitality sector. It is known for its beautiful Khmer Temple and Angkor Wat, UNESCO World Heritage sites endowed with intricate stone buildings. Tourists worldwide are attracted to Siem, for its calm, blissful atmosphere, pocket-friendly economy, and enthralling historical structures. The attractions here are an amalgamation of ancient and modern culture with superb aesthetics. With global cuisine, high-quality hand-crafted items, and captivating monumental beauty, this place definitely is a wonderful getaway. 

Public Transport System

Taxis, Motorbikes, and Tuk-tuks

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency:Moderate, Cleanliness:Moderate

Mode & Cost of Transports

Taxis offer full day service for US$ 40 to US$ 50. They are easily available throughout the city.

Motorbikes can be rented for a full day by paying US$10.Easily available throughout the city.

Tuk-tuks can be hired in US$ 1 to US$ 3. These are found frequently in all the street corners.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.00
Cup of Coffee USD 2.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.00
Rice/Kg USD 1.00
White Bread USD 1.00
Eggs (12) USD 2.00
Combo Meal USD 5.00
Fine Dining USD 20.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.00
Domestic Beer USD 1.00
Imported Beer USD 2.00
Bottle of Wine USD 9.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 270.00
  • For a better understanding of Angkor Vat and Bayon Temples, hire tour guides. They have a lot of beautiful carvings and sculptures which cannot be overlooked, the guides also give a good insight into the Cambodian culture.
  • Visit Pub Street to taste numerous cuisines from all over the world and enjoy the night markets. The area is surrounded by a lot of markets where shopping can be done. However, always bargain with the shopkeepers to get a good deal.
  • Accommodation options are plentiful in the city, try to stay in the center of the city to save time. However, cheap and quick transport is available easily throughout the city.
  • Avoid cabs and opt for public transport as it is easily available in the city at cheap prices
  • Do not go for a fish massage, as it has been banned and illegal in the city.

Night Life

Siem Reap offers a lively nightlife to its people. With a number of bars and restaurants to select from, one can surely run out of time but not options. Pub Street offers a variety of choice for tourists to choose the best bar as per their pockets. The bars offer excellent decors, a wide choice of drinks, thumping music and hospitable staff. After sunset, life on the pub streets gets lively. With most of the visitors returning from their temple visits, the bars and restaurants provide a perfect closure to their day and are open till midnight or dawn.

Must See

  • Visit Angkor Wat, the worlds famous religious temple. Take a helicopter ride for an aerial view of the temple.
  • Hot air balloon flight to experience a peaceful and enchanting view of the Angkor Wat Temple.
  • Rent a jeep or a bike to explore the untouched parts of the city such as surroundings, rice farms, and village.
  • Visit the Siem Reap Art night market and buy the famous handicrafts and souvenirs available.
  • Visit Kompong Phluk and Kompong Khleang, two floating villages in the city and have a closer look into the lives of local fishermen.

Experiences

  • Visit Senteurs d'Angkor to attend a workshop and buy products with ingredients imported from Cambodia.
  • Rent a Vespa to explore the city, best experienced during the night time.
  • Shop at the "Made in Cambodia" market for best handicrafts items, held only on first and third Saturdays of every month.
  • Horse riding in the countryside to enjoy the surroundings.
  • Take pottery classes at Khmer and also buy some of the best ceramic pieces inspired by Cambodian culture.

Activities

Shopping

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  • Checked cotton krama scarfs
  • Colourful lacquered elephants
  • Handwoven textiles
  • Crafted figurines
  • Bamboo straws

Official Language

Khmer

Other Language

English and French

Spoken Language

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Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Population

1.0 (Millions)

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Weather

Light Rain 28°C

TimeZone

22:35 PM (GMT +07:00)

 

Ambulance

 

Police

117

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type G
Type G ( 230 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Siem Reap International Airport - REP

Best time to visit

November, December, January, February, and MarchDuring these months, days are pleasant with clear blue skies in the city and also the best time to explore the city. It is the onset of the winter season and there is no rainfall in the city during this period of the year. A visitor has plenty of time to explore its attractions in favorable weather conditions.

Moderate time to visit

March, April, and MayThe temperature starts to rise, the days become hot, and excursions or exploration activities are confined to early mornings or late evenings.

Worst time to visit

June, July, August, September, and OctoberIt is the onset of the rainy season, with frequent and heavy rainfall along with no sunshine making it difficult to explore the city in such weather conditions.

Taxi

Start Tariff: USD 1.00

1 Km. Tariff: USD 0.75

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: USD 2.25

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