Siem Reap Province in Cambodia
Siem Reap is the significant tourist destination in Cambodia, 320km from Phnom Penh Capital with short flight 45 minutes, 6-7 hours by speed boat in high-water season (mid of September to December) and 6 hours by overland, it’s where hundreds of impressive ancient Angkor temples were constructed by Khmer Empire, especial the renowned Angkor Wat temple was built in 12th century, the largest monument in the world as well as the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO and is the only incredibly unrivaled architectures among the world of wonders.
From the tomb raider temple “Ta Prohm” to the intricately carved Banteay Srei “The Pink Sandstone Temple”, the national park of Phnom Kulen waterfall and Tonle Sap floating villages are extremely attractive which truly inspire your journey more exceptional, relaxing, and discoverable.
Tonle Sap or “The Great Lake” is the most important lake in Cambodia as well as the most extensive freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, supplies fishes to half of the country’s population. Officially listed in 1997 as World UNESCO biosphere reserve, this ecological site is the significant home for many species including rare endangered water-birds and its inhabitants whose lives rely on aquatic resources, flooded forests and the wetland swamps plus.
When the twilight starts to end, the busy colorful Siem Reap Pub Street begins to fill out hundred tourists, alleys clustering boutique shops and night markets offer variety of local handicrafts, paintings, clothes, silk, statues and so on while the old market, and the riverside of old market’s carts cater different tasty street food and $1.00 cocktail bar-carts.
The far off countryside gives a pleasant sightseeing overlooking beautiful rice paddies dotting with palm trees, vegetable gardens, come across interesting rural activities, cattle, water buffaloes while being welcomed by lovely kids with word “HELLO”. Additionally, biking is the perfect way to see charming Siem Reap countryside
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