"Siem Reap - Nearest Town to Angkor" Top 5 Page for this destination Phumi Siem Reab by victorwkf

Phumi Siem Reab Travel Guide: 497 reviews and 1,126 photos

Siem Reap is the city nearest to the famous Angkor monuments and other attractions around this area. Despite being a city, Siem Reap itself is very laid back and relaxing, without the modern skyscrapers which makes you feel more like in a town.

Siem Reap itself has some attractions and good eating places for you to spend your time in-between visiting the nearby attractions.

Let me share with you some information and photographs of Siem Reap, which hopefully will be useful to you.

In order not to have overlaps of information and photographs of my trip to the Angkor monuments & surroundings in Cambodia (other than common information such as transportation and accomodation), I will be placing them into the various VT pages as follows:

VT Phumi Siem Reab Page:
- Siem Reap city
- Tonle Sap lake (aerial photos)

VT Angkor Wat Page:
- Angkor Wat temple
(Did not visit Bahkeng Hill)

VT Angkor Thum Page:
- Angkor Thom (Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Tep Pranam, Victory & South Gates)
- Ta Prohm
- Ta Keo
- Sras Srang
- Pre Rup
- East Mebon
- Ta Som
- Neak Pean
- Preah Khan
- West Baray
- Thommanom
(Did not visit Preah Pithu Group, Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan, Ta Nei and Banteay Prei)

VT Banteay Srei page:
- Banteay Srei
- Banteay Samre
(Did not visit other further away monuments such as Kbal Spean, Prasat To & the Roluos Group consisting of Bahkong, Preah Ko & Lolei. Also did not visit the Kulen Mountains)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice and relaxing town atmosphere, good hotels and food
  • Cons:Touristy since it is near to Angkor monuments
  • In a nutshell:Good place to relax and explore surrounding historical sites
  • Last visit to Phumi Siem Reab: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated Sep 7, 2010
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  • hsm's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2010 at 5:18 AM

    Victor, You have done an excellent job.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:35 AM

    Yes, you've added numerous new tips and updates since I last had a look at this page. Nice photos and info. I've never been to Cambodia, but looked across the border from Vietnam a few times.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Excellent updates. Bring back fond memories of Cambodia. Thanks for your UNESCO WHS Preah Vihear postcard. Cheers, SL :)

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2009 at 6:26 AM

    Love the Apsara Dance, Siem Reap dancers. Angkor Wat, Augkor Thum Monuments look wonderful. Delightful page, thanks!

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