Bangkok Siem Reap Travel Guide

Bangkok Siem Reap, will probably connect most travelers right now with Angkor Wat. But the city, which is about 10 kilometers from Southeast Asia’s largest lake, siem reap Tonle Sap, has much more to offer. Many tourists flock to Siem Reap and the city’s main source of income is tourism. You notice that clearly, especially with the mass of Tuk Tuk drivers. Nevertheless, we can only recommend a visit to Siem Reap travel guide.

Siem Reap – the gateway to the Angkor Wat temples

A visit to Angkor Wat is in Siem Reap with almost all visitors highly in the course and we wanted to see the temples necessarily. Find out what else to do in the city outside of Angkor Wat in the following tips for Siem Reap.

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Siem Reap Flight

Outside the city of Siem Reap is the international airport, which is served by many Asian countries. However, from Europe, you have to make a stopover in e.g. Bangkok or Singapore to fly to Siem Reap. For more info on times, prices, etc., see Skyscanner or Momondo.

Other options to get to Siem Reap would be the boat, e.g. from Phnom Penh and of course the bus. There are many connections within Cambodia as well as to Thailand. What options are open to you, you can look at (

Best Hotels In Siem Reap

In the center of Bangkok Siem Reap, near Pub Street, it can get very noisy and hectic in the evening. This is not necessarily everyone’s taste. Near the tranquil Wat Preah Prom Rath is the great hotel Ananda’s Siem Reap. The rooms are large and stylish, the owner Ananda takes great care of his guests. The 10-minute walk to Pub Street does not bother us, so you finally have your peace and still be able to go out at night if you want.

Siem Reap Pub Street

In the evening, life in Bangkok Siem Reap takes place in and around Pub Street. You should stop by there. Countless restaurants and bars line up here, in many restaurants, there is beer for $ 0.50 or cocktails for $ 1.50. There is a lot of Western food offered, but you can also find Khmer food on most cards.

Siem Reap Pub Street

The later the evening, the more going on the streets. Starting at 10 pm, mobile cocktail bars will be set up along Pub Street. Some guests move on to clubs like the Temple Club or the Yolo Bar, but you can also try some treats like pancakes or fancy things like insects at the street stalls.

Angkor Wat Tours

Of course, the number one visitor to Siem Reap, first mentioned here, is Angkor Wat or the Angkor Archaeological Park. The park extends over 400 kmĀ² and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. In the park, you can not only visit Angkor Wat but also many other temples like Bayon or Ta Phrom, which are located in the Angkor Thom complex. Or there are Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan and many more. The selection is huge and almost all Tempe is impressive.


For the Angkor Wat Park, however, you have to buy a ticket that currently costs $ 37 for a day. Discounts are available if you buy a ticket for several days. We had e.g. a 3-day ticket for $ 62. The price is high, but it’s worth it. You can explore Angkor Wat on your own with a bicycle or scooter, or with organized tours or tuk-tuks. Find out more about the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park soon in a detailed article, including information on tuk-tuk rental, to buy the tickets, etc.

Phnom Krom

Let’s get to the first tip-off Angkor – maybe no insider tip, but still very little visited. The Phnom Krom mountain with the Prasat Phnom Kraom temple on the top is located 12 kilometers southwest of Siem Reap but still belongs to the Angkor Wat Park.

In other words, to get on the mountain, you’ll also need a ticket to the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. With a tuk-tuk for about 10-15 $, depending on the negotiating skills, you will be brought to the foot of the mountain and also driven back to Bangkok Siem Reap. After initially climbing stairs, a road leads up the hill. On the way, you’ll get great views of Tonle Sap Lake and some floating villages. At the temple, you have to cross it and then find the ruins of Prasat Phnom Krom directly behind.


We made two small group tours on-site but were alone most of the time. It is especially worthwhile to visit Phnom Krom at sunset, even if the locals come to the mountain to watch the setting sun. A destination where you still meet a few visitors.

Cambodia Temple

The Preah Ang Chek – Preah Ang Chorm shrine is not necessarily a tourist attraction, but it is very important to the Cambodians. Dedicated to the two Buddhas, Preah Ang Chek, and Preah Ang Chorm, the shrine is now visited by newlywed couples as they visit brings them luck. Also, the statues protect the city of Siem Reap. According to a Cambodian legend, the Khmer Rouge wanted to throw the statues on the Siem Reap River as they tried to wipe out Buddhism in Cambodia. However, when the troops wanted to raise the statues, the weight of them increased so that they could not be moved.

Since 1982, this shrine is now located next to the Royal Gardens and is a great destination for locals. You can also get the blessing of monks here. A short visit is certainly interesting. You will not find many tourists here, but you will get a little insight into the Cambodian culture of Siem Reap.

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