Nov 20, 2010


Siem Reap

  • Nov 20, 2010
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  • Siem Reap is a remarkable tourist destination across Cambodia, where a majority of tourists visit.  It has becomes the most target tourist site; hundreds of ancient temples make Siem Reap province an inspiring tourist destination.      

    Siem Reap Town is where you will stay during your visit to Angkor. The area has been receiving foreign visitors to the temples for over 100 years. The town is actually a cluster of old villages, which originally developed around individual pagodas, and later overlaid with an French colonial-era center. 

    Note the colonial and Chinese style architecture in the town center and around the Old Market. Nowadays, Siem Reap offers a wide range of hotels, restaurants, pubs and shops including several upscale hotels and dozens of budget guesthouses. Often missed are the many opportunities to experience traditional Cambodia: ‘Apsara’ dance performances, craft shops and silk farms, road tours through rice-paddy countryside, boat trips on the great Tonle Sap Lake to fishing villages and bird sanctuary, and much more.

    Angkor is one of the famous temples among hundreds of ancient temples in Cambodia which located in Siem Reap province. Today, the ruins of Angkor are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over one thousand temples, including the famous Angkor.

    The inhabitants of Angkor are mainly the Khmer. The temples of Angkor are classic examples of Khmer art and architecture. Apsara dancing, a popular dance form is widely practiced.
    The area of Angkor is home to some of the best archaeological sites like the Angkor Wat, the world’s largest single religious monument. Angkor Wat, built during the welfth century, is the symbol of Cambodia with its classic Khmer architecture.

    Renowned for its design and architectural style and built using sandstone, the temple has been decorated using devatas and bas-reliefs. Today, Angkor Wat is a major tourism destination, bringing in more than one million visitors annually. 

    Banteay Samre, Baksei Chamkrong, West Mebon, Thommanon, Chao Say Tevoda, and the temples of Preah Pithu are some of the other popular archaeological sites. The ancient city of Angkor Thom, which houses a large number of temples and monuments, is also worth a visit. Angkor festival, one of the most important festivals in the region, is a celebration of ancient myths and legends.

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