Siem Reap is the nearest town to
Angkor Wat. The name Siem Reap actually means the
"defeat of Siam" — today’s Thailand. It is quite a small
town and you can walk around to see the city. It is reported
to be safe enough to be out after dark.
Siam Reap draws
visitors for its world-famous monuments nearby:
Angkor wat. Visiting the hundred-or-so temples and studying
the forests around Siem Reap is still the main reason for
being in the city. If you are fed up with seeing more
temples you can still spend a couple of extra days to relax
here and findqrtyp some nice things to do in the area. The
huge natural reservoir, Tonle Sap, is just
to the south of Siem Reap and provides relaxing boat trips.
Banteay Chhmar is located 30 km north of
Angkor Wat and is a reasonable safe haven to visit.
The Old Market
Due to its closeness to Angkor Wat it is no surprise you can
find a lot of hotels and restaurants in Siem Reap to
accommodate the large influx of travellers. There is a
crocodile farm in the south of Siem Reap that is well worth
a visit. You can easily arrange a driver to go to the
temples and many of them are very well informed about the
temples. Other very good and inexpensive ways of getting
around include by motorcycle or bicycle.