10 Reaons Why You Should Come To Siem Reap
There are many great reasons to come…and here is just a few.
1. Seeing The Ancient Temples
Siem Reap is steeped in ancient history and is home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World Angkor Wat Temple, which is located 8 kilometers (5 miles) from town.
In Siem Reap you will see some wonderful temples, which are mainly found in Angkor Thom Archaeology Park and only a few kilometers further from Angkor Wat.
You may like to read our article The 10 Best Temples in Siem Reap for further information about the amazing places you can see here.
2. Food Glorious Food
Eating in Siem Reap is great with a wide variety of cuisines to choose from…and sure to please most everyone’s tastes.
With fresh, local ingredients used there is a wonderful array of food and a large variety of restaurants to choose from.
In addition, there are many small fresh juice bars that offer a selection of freshly prepared juices that are both healthy and nutritious.
3. Amazing Nightlife
If you like to party and want a great nightlife – Siem Reap is the place for you.
4. Your Type Of Holiday
Siem Reap has much to offer and you can plan the perfect vacation by choosing the holiday for you.
5. Warm Weather
The weather is always warm, usually fine and there are three types of weather in Cambodia – wet, cool and dry season.
Cool Season: December – February
Hot Season: March – June
Rainy Season: June – November (during this time in 2016 it rained for approximately 1 hour per day and the rest of the time was fine).
6. Rich History Of The Mighty Khmer Empire
The Khmer culture has a rich, ancient history and was at its height between the 10th – 14th centuries. This is reflected in the amazing architecture and designs of the temples that are stunning to see – and everyone has their favorite.
These temples are something to see – steeped in a colorful and tragic history.
7. Amazing Culture
The people of Cambodia are predominantly Buddhist and the religion in Cambodia changed from Hinduism in the 13th century.
You will find small Buddhist shrines in most shops or houses where people give thanks, while temples both ancient and modern are used where local people give daily offerings.
8. Enjoying New Experiences
There are many activities in Siem Reap apart from seeing the temples…and lots of new experiences to try.
If you want to be really adventurous and try something that you will never forget….why not take The Eat – A- Bug Challenge.
9. Planning Your Holiday Route
From Siem Reap – it is easy to travel onward to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand because Cambodia borders all 3 countries.
Cambodia is not only the perfect place to come for a holiday but also a great place to stop, while you are touring through Asia…and once you get here – you may never want to leave again.
10. Helping Cambodia:
Cambodia is still recovering from war, where over 1/3rd of this country’s population was killed.
The Khmer people are now starting to get back on their feet again as a country – and by visiting Cambodia – you will directly be helping their economy in a positive way.
TIP: If you have never traveled to Siem Reap before, you may like to read our article on Handy Information About Siem Reap For First Timers, which will give you some great information.