Siem Reap is visited by millions of visitors every year from across the globe. This provincial town continues to grow into a huge tourist spot every year. During high season, people will fill the pub streets and hotels. In fact, the town will always have visitors in the low season. This is because Siem Reap has many attractions that draw people here. But, more than just the attractions, there are other reasons to visit Siem Reap:
Angkor Wat is a huge temple built almost a thousand years ago. It has become a famous building in the world. Siem Reap is just a few kilometers away from the temple which makes it a centre of tourism in Cambodia. But, there are other temples to visit such as Bayon, a fascinating temple where you can visit the crannies and nooks as well as Ta Prohm which is called the Tomb Raider temple.
Those who have been in the town will surely tell that the locals are genuinely friendly. As with other places on the planet, people can be good or bad. However, Cambodians seem to be all nice. Wherever you go in the country, you can easily make friends. Your tuk-tuk driver or tour guide may even invite you back to their home for a drink. This allows you to spend time with great people and make new friends while in Siem Reap.
Days in Cambodia are about 12 to 13 hours long all year round. The country has dry and rainy seasons. But, the rainy season doesn’t mean really watery all the time. Usually, you will only experience a quick but strong afternoon shower. Cambodia is hot even in the cool season. While it could get a little cold from December to January, overall, the town of Siem Reap is sunny.
While prices in the town have increased over the last years, it remains an affordable destination for those from western countries. Accommodations, drinks, foods and transport are all quite cheaper than a lot of western countries. Even the best boutique luxury hotels Siem Reap provides great value for your money. You might get a big discount on the hotel’s packages.
Siem Reap is an amazing destination and there are many reasons to come and see this temple town. After spending a few days exploring the temples and dining out in town, you will have more reasons to love the town.