Siem Reap is the gateway to Cambodia’s vast and spectacular Angkor Temple Complex, which is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. Within the legendary 'lost city of the Khmers' there are over a thousand temples, ranging from piles of rubble to the magnificent and iconic Angkor Wat - the world's largest religious building. Other key sites in the complex include jungle submerged Ta Prohm Temple which features in the film ‘Tomb Raider’ and the Bayon Temple with its giant stone carved faces. A minimum of 2-3 full days is needed to visit the main ruins of the fabled Angkor complex.
With its picturesque riverside location, colonial and Chinese-style architecture and leafy tree lined boulevards, Siem Reap is an ideal base for exploration. Embracing its ever growing number of visitors, new hotels, restaurants and luxurious spas are springing up all over town.
Just outside town, other attractions include lush countryside, silk farms, fishing villages and Ton Le Sap Lake - the largest lake in South East Asia. Cambodia's 'Great Lake' can be explored on a scenic boat trip, stopping to visit the charming floating villages. On the flood plains of the lake, Kampong Phluk is an incredible village of stilted bamboo houses, whilst nearby Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is home to some of the world's rarest large water birds.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Siem Reap, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Southeast Asia