Siem Reap: Cambodia’s hottest destination!
Looking for the best place to visit in Cambodia? Look no further!
In the first 8 months of 2012, Siem Reap has received up to 1.5 million international visitors, while Phnom Penh has 1.09 million. Siem Reap took 57.7% of the total share. The Angkor complex of ancient temples and the Tonle Sap Lake make Siem Reap rank at the top of the list of places to visit. Here, more than 400 square kilometers are dotted with the cultural remnants of the Khmer civilization. The most famous of these sites is Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument and truly one of the architectural wonders of the world.
Siem Reap sits in northwestern Cambodia, the gateway to the Angkor region.
Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Psar Chas market (Old Market). In the city, there are craft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages, Apsara traditional dance shows, and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. Apsara traditional dance shows are performed in buffet restaurants. Siem Reap today, being a popular tourist destination, has a large number of hotels and restaurants. Night markets and Pub Street have been the most popular place for night activities.
So, if you think about visiting East Asia, you should first think of Cambodia, and if you are planning a Cambodia tour, you must not miss Siem Reap.