"Siem Reap...Gateway to Angkor Wat" Khett Siem Reab by herzog63

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Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a nice little town that seems to growing quite rapidly! There are many new hotels and guest houses popping up all the time. It is a fairly quiet town in the daytime as most of the foreigners are out of town visiting Angkor Wat and other temples and sites. But in the evening the market area comes alive with food stalls and vendors hawking their wares! I didn't explore the town of Siem Reap very extensively as my energy was put into exploring Angkor and the other temples. I got up very early (before sunrise) and returned at dusk or later each night. Except one day that I went into Siem Reap in the afternoon to buy stamps to mail post cards. But I did enjoy the night market! There is a decent selection of fresh fruits to be found also.

Hair Salon

Check out the Spirit House. You will see these outside of homes and businesses.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Awesome Temples
  • Cons:Tough Life
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful area!!
  • Last visit to Khett Siem Reab: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    What a trip you had to this town, and its sites that rival those bigger monuments. Your comments and pictures are well done.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 4:18 PM

    Scott, what a comprehensive coverage of Khett Siem Reab. Enjoyable, indeed. Very helpful insights. Some really stunning photographs, also.

  • jmmorgan's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2004 at 7:54 AM

    Another superb page Scott. Keep them coming and keep travelling. Your boy is very lucky to have experienced so much. It is the best possible education he can ever get.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2004 at 6:38 AM

    I bet most visitors ignore Siem Reap because of Angkor Wat. It's nice that you learned a little about the town and took some pictures.

  • epicult's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2004 at 7:17 PM

    Good stamp tip bro... and you gotta love the motorbikes with 4 people and a pair of baskets loaded to the max. on the back. Cool stuff.

  • vaticanus's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2004 at 6:34 PM

    Good tip about the "big head" dollars. How are they on Euros?

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 5:30 AM

    Another very interesting place to visit! great page and another nice adventure in Asia!!!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2003 at 6:29 AM

    Ballsy transportation with the boy in tow, my hats off. Checking out The Bayon tip, will try and get there too. Thanks

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 3:11 PM

    most interesting page; your bus travel to Siem Reab sounds like a great experience, BUT NOT one that I seek :-)))

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 2:38 PM

    Very helpful advice as I will be here in December. Thanks for a great page!


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