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Siem Reap Travel Guide

For visitors to Cambodia’s Siem Reap or Temple Town as residents fondly call it, the main attraction is the magnificent, sprawling, compelling Angkor Empire ruins and its star sight, Angkor Wat. These days there’s much more to Siem Reap than history. Try hip hotels, a burgeoning art scene and chic boutiques brimming with fashion, jewellery and decor by local designers. Cafe culture is strong and restaurants serving creative Cambodian cuisine rival the best in Southeast Asia’s capitals. Explore the temples but also allocate time to experience the culture, cuisine and everyday life of this lively little city.

Siem Reap Itineraries

One Day

Itinerary

Chanrey Tree Restaurant, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Copyright 2017 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Two Day

Itinerary

Afternoon Cruise, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

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Festivals & Events in Siem Reap

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Siem Reap Local Knowledge

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Siem Reap Essentials

WHEN TO GO

Nov–Feb Peak season finds Siem Reap at its most crowded, but the weather is at its best.
Mar–May Weather heats up. Restrict temple exploring to early mornings and late afternoon.
Jun–Oct Wet season commences, but it’s not like clockwork with daily afternoon showers.

Health

Siem Reap has basic healthcare facilities. If you fall critically ill or have a serious accident, you may have to be evacuated to Bangkok. As this can cost up to US$25,000 it is of great importance that you get full medical insurance. Recommended Vaccinations

Visas

Tourist visas cost US$30 on arrival and are valid for one month. A business visa cost US$35 and can be extended through a travel agent. You will need one passport-sized photo and USD in cash. An eVisa can be easily issued online and will save you time on arrival.

Insurance for Siem Reap

CURRENCY

CURRENT EXCHANGE RATES

$1.00 USD = 4,070.00 KHR
$1.00 AUD = 2,789.78 KHR
€1.00 EUR = 4,546.15 KHR
£1.00 GBP = 5,283.24 KHR

The Cambodian currency (KHR) is called the ‘riel’, however USD is the most common currency used in the country and the riel is used to give change for amounts that are less than one USD when shopping.

LANGUAGE

KHMER IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF CAMBODIA.