Recent Trips

SIEM REAP: City Highlights

Siem Reap, a town in the Kingdom of Cambodia, is the passage to the vestiges of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from hundreds of years. It has been one of the places I’ve wanted to visit when I first started traveling around Asia. There are many temples you’ll discover in Siem Reap, and I can name top three that stood out for me.

If you have some Indiana Jones dream, then Ta Prohm is the place to visit. This temple is a mixture of beauty by nature and by design. Shrouded in dappled shadow, its disintegrating towers and dividers are secured in the solid grasp of some magnificent root frameworks.

Next up is the Baphuon pyramid temple, which some have called the ‘world's largest jigsaw puzzle'. Getting at the topmost part of the temple is quite a climb, but even amid the heat, you’ll want to look up since you’d feel so close to the sky.

The last one on my list is probably the major reason why I wanted to go to Cambodia - to see the Angkor Wat Temple, which was shocking for both its intrinsic details and amazing scale. 

Aside from the temples, other places you can visit in Siem Reap include the Angkor National Museum, which will give you a strange affair with the history of the Khmer civilization and the superb Angkor. The Tonle Sap Lake is also only a few kilometers out of town, and it offers you a chance to see the floating villages. For food, you can head off to Pub Street to try out some fried insects, have some cheap beer, or just have a delicious meal. Without a doubt, the simple town of Siem Reap is a hotbed of culture that will welcome and encourage you to learn and experience the unique beauty of Cambodia.

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