A range of budget to affordable, luxurious to boutique accommodation options.
Siem Reap has plenty of affordable and stylish options.
Arts & Culture (SR)
What’s on offer in the Kingdom’s cultural capital.
Away From The Traffic (SR)
Venture out and explore the many charming lanes and alleyways of Temple Town.
Brand Shopping (PP)
The capital’s reputation as a place to shop is developing quickly.
Day Trips (PP)
Get yourself out of town to see so much more.
You’ll never be short of options.
A legion of chefs, food adventurers, restaurateurs, and wine-buffs have made their home here.
Dining For A Cause (PP)
Impact people’s lives in a positive way.
Dining For A Cause (SR)
Dine and support free education and vocational training programmes, which aim to help alleviate poverty.
Drinking – The Bar Scene (SR)
Siem Reap has been built on understanding the thirsts inspired by a day of temples.
We show you the best options around.
Family Activities (PP)
Phnom Penh has plenty of attractions that afford fun for the whole family.
Franchise Dining (PP)
International chains and restaurants in Phnom Penh.
Franchise Dining (SR)
Sometimes all you really want is the comforting taste of home: find international chains and restaurants in Siem Reap.
Getting Around The Temples (SR)
Tips and pointers to guide your through your adventure.
Health & Beauty (PP)
Use our guide to Phnom Penh pampering and take some time for self-indulgence.
72 hours in Phnom Penh Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city is an enthralling tapestry of streets that weave into each other, spilling over with motorbikes carrying entire families, street vendors, children playing tag, tuk tuks ambling along and men squatting over a game of local chess. Sitting on the quiet banks of the Tonle Sap, this vibrant city that is rushing full steam ahead into the future, still holds much of Cambodia’s dark past. Often looked over by hasty travellers on a highlights tour, there is plenty to be seen and done in Phnom Penh. With that in mind, we’ve created this 72 hour guide for you… Day 01 : Delve into Cambodia’s history and try undertaking the gut wrenching task of wrapping your head around the Khmer Rouge Regime, a chapter in time so dark that it is surprising how unknown it is to most. Start the day at the former Tuol Svay Pray High School, which was converted to a torture interrogation and execution centre in 1976 by the Khmer Rouge Regime and re-named S21. Allow for two hours of slowly making your way through the rooms and courtyard. Literally retrace history’s steps and continue your day by following […]
72 Hours in Siem Reap Once a sleepy little riverside village, the vibrant city of Siem Reap is now a bucket-list destination for travellers the world over. Finding its fame as the home of Angkor Wat, a visit to the mighty temple quite rightly tops most people’s list of ‘things to do’, but there’s plenty more to see and experience in arguably Cambodia’s most charming corner. With that in mind, here’s our guide to getting the most out of 72 hours in Siem Reap… Disclaimer: If you’ve got the cash to spare, we strongly recommend investing in a 3-day pass to the Angkor Temples. This will set you back $62 (as opposed to $37 for a one day ticket), but allows you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the magnificent ruins and surrounding Archaeological Park at a relaxed pace, rather than trying to cram everything into one day and risking both heat exhaustion and temple burn-out in the process. Day 1 : Meet your tuktuk driver (and guide if you’d like one) at 4.45am to buy your entrance tickets, before making your way across the moat (bring a torch if you can!), through the stone entrance, and across the causeway to […]
Khmer Dining (PP)
Khmer cuisine has much to offer.
Khmer Dining (SR)
Cambodian cooking boasts a fusion of strong and vibrant flavours.
Activities catering to every taste.
There’s plenty more to Siem Reap than just the offerings of Angkor.
The markets in the capital are a mecca for shopaholics.
Sure to impress, Temple Town’s markets leave no one indifferent.
Night Life (SR)
Get to the party going on well into the early hours.
Night Markets (SR)
Nocturnal bargains Unlike neighbours Thailand, Vietnam, and even Laos – as well as many other countries in the region – Cambodia did not have any after-hours trading centres to offer shopaholics a nocturnal fix until early 2007. The scene changed with the opening of the Angkor Night Market in Siem Reap. Ten years on, and you can still peruse more than 200 Khmer-style huts built from natural materials and stocked with traditional Cambodian handmade products, including clothing, silks, art, jewelry, wood and stone carvings and other handicrafts – often produced by orphans and handicapped people who are allocated stalls at a discounted price. Opposite the original night market is Noon Night Market, boasting around 100 stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs from 12 noon til 12 midnight. Over on the east bank of the Siem Reap River, opposite the Old Market, you’ll find Siem Reap Art Center Market, with its range of clothing, accessories, silk products, handicrafts and artwork, toys, and decorations. Traditional Apsara dance is performed nightly from 8pm. The market is open daily from 8am-10pm, but be aware many stalls tend to close around 5pm. A little further up the river and inside the King’s Road Angkor complex, the […]
Modern malls, design emporiums and artisan boutiques.
In Siem Reap you’ll find the full spectrum of shopping venues, from boutiques to malls.
Shopping For A Cause (PP)
Feel good about spending.
Spas & Massage (SR)
A host of treatment and massage options, from Swedish, Thai, Balinese, Japanese and Chinese to Hawaiian and traditional Khmer.
Sporting Activities (PP)
Time For Action!
App’solutely great Whether you use them to find out more about the Angkor temples or get help locating the trendiest spot in town, everyone can benefit from mobile mastery. Google Maps and Street View: With the updates to the Google StreetView having taken place in 2014, Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat complex have been digitised to help you explore the vast historical site. The Street Maps are still an invaluable tool for helping you find your way around the immense and iconic temple, or for aiding you in your quest to find that elusive restaurant in town! Angkor Wat Cambodia Tour Guide: This excellent app from Guiddoo will help educate you about the temple complex with its fantastic audio-visual travel guide explaining the history and the most popular temples around. It provides you with enough information to go exploring the vast site solo, if that’s how you roll. Cambodia Language Guide: Created by World Nomads, this app can help you in a sticky language situation, which is bound to happen if you don’t have any Khmer in your vocab. With a directory of phrases, you can attempt the local language, and the audio is on hand to assist your […]
Destinations from Phnom Penh. Why not get going?
Outward bound There is much more to see in Cambodia than the temples of Angkor and the capital city of Phnom Penh; the Kingdom’s offering of exciting destinations is rich and plentiful. There are the beaches at Sihanoukville, Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie, the hill tribe areas of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri just to name a few, and they’re all easy to get to with a little forward planning. The roads have mostly been improved and there are now more areas covered by regular bus services. The route between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh has the most options with buses leaving hourly from 6:30am-2:30pm – the Giant Ibis bus with Wi-Fi on board and lots of leg space has proven to be very popular. There are now a few companies providing a faster service by minivan that carry fewer passengers. Capitol and Sorya also have coaches to Battambang, Kratie, Kampot/Kep, Sihanoukville, Ratanakiri and all the towns in between. Taxis are a popular choice, especially if you’re in a small group, and allow you to shave a bit of time off and stop at places along the way. A one-way journey to Phnom Penh will cost you from $65 upwards, depending on the quality of […]
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