Essential Siem Reap
If you visited Siem Reap five years ago, you may not recognize it today. The change is both good and bad. More rowdy backpackers gather on Pub Street than before and getting a sunrise photo of Angkor Wat may mean Photoshopping out a few dozen tourists with the same agenda. But newfound popularity has also brought some perks like soothing spa treatments, mouthwatering curries, and luxury accommodations. You'll still find her rustic charms afoot, too, especially in the night markets. Deep-fried tarantula, anyone?