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New Street A, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap's Central Market is a fun one, with food, clothing, and goods a wander is worth your time. The touts are thin and the restaurants surrounding the market all sale good, affordable Khmer food. One of the main streets, Sivatha Road is a...
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Better known as the Tomb Raider Temple since its starring role in the Hollywood movie of the same name, Ta Prohm has at least as much star quality as Angelina Jolie. Cloaked in dappled shadow and locked in the embrace of the vast root systems that...
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717 Street 14, Krong Siem Reap 12000, Cambodia
Part of understanding a culture is eating their food. Fish Amok is a traditional Cambodian dish - a fresh water fish is steamed in banana leaves with a sauce made from coconut milk, chilies, garlic, lime, turmeric, lemongrass and the chef's secret...
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Pub-Street Area #10, St. 2 Thou, Mondol 1, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
While cute souvenir shops and even haute couture boutiques exemplify the changing face of the retail scene in Siem Reap, the city’s famous Old Market remains a heady hub of traditional trade and commerce. Located right in the heart of town,...
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The Giant Puppet Project, Cambodia’s largest community arts effort and takes place every February in Siem Reap. Basically it is a lively, night-time carnival on the city's Pub Street featuring a parade of huge glowing figures up to 30 meters long,...
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Your life will be forever changed after spending a few of days visiting the temples of Angkor Wat. A smart approach is to organize the same guide each day. They are a wealth of knowledge on the history of Cambodia, and can help you design your...
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560 Group One ,, Kok Chork Commune, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
We probably woke up later than we were supposed to. We caught a tuk tuk at the Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel (recommended, but not windowless room no. 1), drove into the park with our tickets purchased the day before, and briskly walked the long...
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Indochina
Vast is an understatement. Unfortunately it is also very popular. Tour buses and crowds were hard to avoid. Go early in the morning.
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Crowds may swarm upon it daily from sunrise onwards, but exposure hasn’t dulled the impact of the largest religious monument in the world. Commissioned by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century as the centerpiece of the mighty Khmer empire,...
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Angkor, Cambodia
Visitng Ta Prohm feels like you are rediscovering a lost kingdom being reclaimed by the forest. The trick is to go to Ta Prohm first, while everyone else is at Angkor Wat, and explore the crumbling ruins alone.
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Angkor Thom, Angkor Archeological Park, Krong Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia
Giant stone faces greet visitors as they enter the Bayon complex. This ancient Khmer center houses over 200 of these serene faces, with theories they were modeled after the bodhisattva (enlightened being) or the Bhuddist king, Jayavarman VII, who...
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
My visit to Angkor Wat was a once in a lifetime experience and worth every penny. I would recommend this to everyone, except that you must choose the right time to visit. Just don't do it when I did, in December. One of the highlights was the...
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Bayon is one of the most impressive areas of the Angkor Wat complex. Bayon's most distinctive feature is the massive, serene stone faces on the many complex's towers.
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
East Mebon a small but nice structure to stop at as you drive within the Angkor Wat complex. Rent a bike if you like, but tuk tuks also abound. Get up early in the morning, and rent a tuk tuk for the day. You can see the main complex in about a...
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Navatu Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
We visited the inspiring Green Gecko Project while in Siem Reap. It's an organization run by a husband and wife team who educates and cares for Cambodian street children. This is a great place to volunteer or drop off donations. Green Gecko is...
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A short walk from the Old Market in Siem Reap, Wat Bo is one of the oldest temples in town. The immaculate gardens and stunning Khmer architecture are certainly worth a look. After taking in the sights here head across Charles De Gaulle Rd. for a...
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The former Royal Palace, Wat Dam Nak and its surrounding grounds are beautiful. This temple complex also serves as an independent institution which promotes education of the Khmer culture. The Center for Khmer Studies is housed here and encourage...
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Les Artisans d'Angkor is part tourist attraction, part shopping destination. The company creates workshops that teach young rural Cambodians an artistic trade to help them find work near their homes. At the Les Artisans d'Angkor shop in Siem Reap,...
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Old Market area in Siem Reap constantly surprises you. I wandered into the clothes section and then stumbled, unexpectedly, into the food area, which you can smell before you see! It's absolutely packed with locals buying their daily...
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Old Market Bridge, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Passage is a lively pedestrian street in the heart of the Old Market District of Siem Reap lined with restaurants, pubs, hotels and galleries. I highly recommend the restaurant Chamkar for its Cambodian-French style vegetarian dishes that...
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200 Pokambor Avenue, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
If you need a place to sit with a nice cup of coffee, Sister Srey is just the place. Located right along the river, just past the Old Market, Sister Srey is a cute little cafe offering coffee, breakfast, and lunch. The cafe is a great place to sit...
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River Road West, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
I always enjoy sampling the local cuisine where ever I travel, be it here in the US or abroad. In January 2012, I spent two weeks in Cambodia and signed up for a 1/2 day cooking class at a local hotel in Siem Reap. It was an amazing meal that I...
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812, Kampong Phluk, Cambodia
Kompong Phluk is a floating village located in the middle of Cambodia's largest lake, Tonle Sap. The term “floating” is a bit misleading: the houses are actually built on very tall stilts around 8 meters high. During the rainy season,...
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After a long morning of walking, you need a nice place to sit down and enjoy some food and coffee—New Leaf Cafe is just that place. Like many other restaurant/cafes in Siem Reap, New Leaf is foreign owned, aimed at helping provide employment for...