Siem Reap is hugely popular among tourists and travelers due to the major attractions of Cambodia, the ancient Angkor.

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Map of Siem Reap

With the development of tourism, tourism infrastructure has become established in Siem Reap. To date, the city, there are hotels of different levels and price range, and 6 km away from Siem Reap International Airport is located, the largest in Cambodia.
I went to Cambodia and in Siem Reap with his wife in 2011, the country has left a very vivid impression.

How to get to Siem Reap

To buy a ticket at the best price it is best to use the search system of tickets that included the largest number of airlines and ticket agencies.

How to get to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh

From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap to get is not too difficult. The easiest way to do this on a bus, the journey takes about 6 hours. In Phnom Penh, there is no single carrier in Siem Reap, this function is performed by many companies. Buy tickets for the bus to Siem Reap can be in hotels and Guest House or travel agencies.
There is another option on the Tonle Sap river, but it is less convenient, but more romantic.

How to get to Siem Reap from Thailand

Many travelers and tourists, while in Thailand, combine a visit to this country on a journey to Cambodia. In most cases, in Siem Reap get from Pattaya and Bangkok.

How to get to Siem Reap from Bangkok

1.Aviaperelet, in principle, can fly for a sum in the region of $ 100. Flight time is about an hour, well pribavte still the way to the airport and a 2 hour before departure have to be the airport.
2. On Taxi prices start at about 3000 baht a path about 4 hours.
3.Bilety the bus can be purchased, such as Khao San Road, the street, in any of the travel agencies, of which there are many. Alternatively, you can reach by public bus from Mo Chit station. Buses leave every half an hour, tickets are on sale on the first floor of the station (inside the building) in the booth №23. Fare - 212 baht. (Subject to change).
The road from the border to Siem Reap
From Thailand, you will bring to the border town on the Thai side Aranyapratchet (Aranyaprathet), on the Cambodian side of the city will Poipet. From Aranyapratchet (Aranyaprathet) to the Cambodian border can be reached in a tuk-tuk, cost about 100-150 baht. Just goes to shuttle-bus to the border with the inscription «free», it is quoted. All they want from you, but as the fat-Tucker, but they still take the money with you, take it to the agencies, which for a certain bribe a visa. After passing CPT you "planted" in a free bus that takes you to the bus terminal where you have overcome the last 160 km. To the Siem Reap, for around $ 10.

There is an option to get from the border to Siem Reap by taxi, price in 2013 was $ 30-35, but will have a good bargain.

How to get from Pattaya to Siem Reap 

Here are three main ways to do it.
1. On the taxi - is the easiest way and the most expensive.
2.Zakazat transfer to the tour agency Pattaya. Price about 500 baht in 2011. The journey takes 3-4 hours. In my opinion this is the best way to: price, comfort, and the ongoing efforts. Minibus takes you directly from the hotel.
3. On the bus, which departs from the bus station on North Street near the Sukhumvit Road. Bus passes to Bangkok ticket price 250 Baht. Tickets can be purchased in advance. The bus drives up to the frontier with Cambodia Aranyaprathet town.
Personally, I ordered transfer to the agency in which he worked Russian guy and he gave us the whole layout, as well as where to go on the border.

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In Siem Reap we traveled from Pattaya, ordering the transfer of one of the travel agencies. On the way we were brought to this cafe. which serves to get a visa to Cambodia "without any problems", but the price is several times higher. In fact, any problems with the visa does not appear on the border of Cambodia.

 
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The border between Cambodia and Thailand
 
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Now in Cambodia
 
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How to get to Siem Reap from Vietnam

In Siem Reap can be reached by plane from major cities of Vietnam direct. When in Ho Chi Minh City, you can also get to Siem Reap by bus, the road at the same time takes 12-14 hours. Likely two changes on the border of Vietnam and Cambodia in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Tickets can be purchased at travel agencies Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to see and do in Siem Reap

The main attraction of Siem Reap, Angkor is a course which is 6 km. From the city.

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In addition to Angkor, the city has a number of standing places visited.
In Siem Reap has some interesting temples that Buddhists call wools Wat.

Wat Preah Prom Rath - this is a big and very beautiful temple, which is located near the center of Siem Reap.

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Wat Preah Prom Rath
 
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On the walls in Wat Preah Prom Rath paintings describing the life of Buddha.
 
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Statue of Reclining Buddha in Wat Preah Prom Rath.
 
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Wat Preah Prom Rath
 
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Wat Preah Prom Rath
 
Wat Bo this is one of the oldest and most revered temples of the city, on its walls preserved painting of the 19th century.
 
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Wat Boit is one of the oldest and most revered temples of the city. Wat was built in the 18th century, its walls preserved painting of the 19th century.
 
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On the walls of Wat Bo preserved paintings of the 19th century, depicting the daily life of the locals.

Wat Damnak is another temple that is worth a visit.
 
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Wat Damnak
 
Prasad Phnom Krom, 12 km. from Siem Reap on a mountain 140 meters high located ancient ruins of the temple which I built Yashovaraman around the 10th century.
 
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Stairway to Prosat Phnom Krom.
 
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Ruin Phnom Krom
 
Next to the ruins is not very picturesque large Buddhist temple, and with the mountains with beautiful views all around.
 
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Prasad Phnom Krom is considered to be a mountain 140 meters high, as well as the ancient ruins of the temple which is built Yashovaraman I. Phnom Krom is 12 km away. from Siem Reap.
 
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From Phnom Krom Mountain views of the whole district.
 
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In Phnom Krom, you can book a table with champagne or something stronger, which will stand upright on the grass, and you will find a romantic atmosphere sunset.
 
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Angkor National Museum The museum tells the history of Korean culture and civilization. The museum is very modern and interactive, it has eight rooms, each devoted to a particular topic. Hours: daily from 8:30 to 18:00. Entrance fee $ 12.

Cambodia Cultural Village In this theme park, museum, you can get acquainted with the life and the life of many peoples Kampodzhi since ancient times. In fact, in the park 11 villages belonging to the individual cultures residing in the territory of the Kingdom of Cambodia. In each of the villages, you can see traditional performances, including the wedding ceremony, the acrobatic and dance show, elephant show, as well as the traditional Apsara dance. There's even a wax museum, telling about historical events and famous people, from ancient times to the present. On the territory of the village there is a traditional restaurant. Cultural Village Business hours from 9:00 to 21:00. Entrance fee $ 11, children free.
 
Siem Reap War Museum On the road from Siem Reap Airport is a military museum. Outdoor exhibited large exhibits - tanks, helicopters, planes, many of which are already overgrown with grass and are not in very good condition. Part of the equipment is likely moved here after she had been shot down. Entrance to the museum for an extra charge $ 3.
 
Crocodile Farm At the crocodile farm inhabited by about 1,000 crocodiles, but no show with no crocodiles here. On the farm there is a shop where you can buy products from crocodile skin, cows and other animals.

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Crocodile farm. Just as in the Siem Reap you can buy products from crocodile skin, but much more expensive. Sellers attribute this to ensure that they do not fakes.
 
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In addition to gift shops and open-air cages with crocodiles on the farm, nothing else.
 
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Pub Street it is the center-street in Siem Reap. In the evenings, most tourists flock here, there are plenty of bars and restaurants.

 
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Massage fish, if there is no customer, the tighter arranged action: massage + of beer and for all, in terms of rubles, for $ 2!
 
Shop in Siem Reap selling products from crocodiles.
 
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Apsara Theatre – this show of traditional dances with dinner. This show included many excursions. It costs approximately $ 50, and dinner is more modest than a luxury. If you want to save, you can visit a free show in the restaurant Temple Balcony on Pub Street.

Sex tourism - Cambodia is not yet expensive country for sex tourism, the price of this entertainment is much lower than in neighboring Thailand. In Siem Reap remove the girl can be in bars and restaurants.

Siem Reap hotels, where to stay

Today in Siem Reap a great choice of accommodation for all tastes and budgets, from 5 up to $ 200 per night. To choose a hotel or a guest house in the city is better to use search systems of hotels, which include the largest number of agencies on booking. You can use the form search for hotels on the site, it includes more than 100 hotels booking systems, including the well-known leaders in this segment, booking.com and agoda.com. Before you book a hotel, check its location and what amenities are present.
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The hotel we stayed in a double room with all amenities, all for $ 7 a day.

 
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Coconut tree growing right in front of our window.

Transport

Siem Reap in public transport, as there is no such. Transportation represented as tuk-tuks and taxis. As elsewhere in Asia to be traded, the price actually knock down a few times. A trip within the city will cost 0.5-1 dollar. Prior to most places in the city is not difficult to reach on foot, as the city is not large. Many hotels rent out bikes from 1 to $ 5 a day, and some are free. But do not forget about the heat, if we went on a bike, take enough water.
For sightseeing options better to rent a vehicle for a day or a few days. In 2011, I hired a driver at the Japanese car with air conditioning for 3 days and it took us not only the sights but also everywhere where we want, for $ 95 (for some reason did not bargain). Later I learned that the car rental with driver for the day starting at $ 25.

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Cafe in Siem Reap
 
 
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