Siem Reap is a laid-back province in Cambodia that is rich in history, culture and art. Their majestic ancient temples and structures are architectural wonders that have fascinated a great number of visitors across the globe. Beautifully crafted antique statues and bas-reliefs showcase their craftsmanship and creativity.
Your arrival here will be greeted with a warm welcome from the locals who are hospitable and friendly. They will delightfully help you explore the glorious pride of their province and let you enjoy experiencing their colorful culture. See them wear their ancient clothes, headdresses and masks as they make a mesmerizing performance with their graceful Apsara dances.
A visit to this charming province would be a great addition to your bucket list. It’s a surreal place that is full of enchantment and marvel. Truly a must-see for all travel and history enthusiasts.
Siem Reap Map
Wat Preah Ngok
Terrace of the Elephants
Terrace of the Leper King
Ta Keo Temple
Chau Say Tevoda Temple
Angkor Night Market
Ta Som Temple
You can visit all of the attractions above by getting the ticket with the options below.
Angkor Archaeological Park Entrance Fee:
1-day pass: $37.00
3-day pass: $62.00
7-day pass: $72.00
Children under 12 years old: Free! (Show passport as evidence)
3-day pass – valid for 10 days from issue date
7-day pass – valid for 1 month from issue date
**Credit card payment is accepted**
Top 5 Cheap Siem Reap Hotels
Aunty’s House Siem Reap
Located in Siem Reap with Pub Street and King’s Road Angkor nearby, Aunty’s House – Siem Reap has accommodations with free WiFi.
A continental breakfast is served at the property. At the family stay, you’ll find a restaurant serving American cuisine. A dairy-free option can also be requested.
Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Aunty’s House – Siem Reap.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Platinum Cineplex Siem Reap, Artisans D’Angkor and The Happy Ranch Horse Farm. The nearest airport is Angkor International Airport, 14.5 km from the property.
Located in Siem Reap, 1.8 km from King’s Road Angkor, Bambu Stay features free bikes and garden. Located around 2.1 km from Pub Street, the hostel with free WiFi is also 8 km away from Angkor Wat. The in-house restaurant serves Cambodian cuisine.
Guest rooms at the hostel come with a seating area. Bambu Stay provides some units with garden views, and every room includes a terrace. The rooms will provide guests with a dishwasher.
A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property.
Old Market is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while Angkor Trade Centre is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Angkor International Airport, 14.5 km from the property.
Mekong Angkor Palace Inn
Featuring an outdoor pool, Mekong Angkor Palace Inn offers elegant and comfortable accommodations in Siem Reap. It operates a 24-hour front desk, houses a restaurant and provides free parking space on site. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
Strategically located, the property is just 300 m from Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chom. The famous Pub Street is 801 m away, while Siem Reap International Airport is accessible within a 4.3 mi drive. The property offers complimentary airport pickup services.
Air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a desk, clothes rack, a personal safe, a satellite TV and seating area. Mini-bar and electric kettle are also included. Offering shower facility, the private bathroom also has hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.
At Mekong Angkor Palace Inn, guests can request for massage services on site, while barbecue facilities, car rentals and tour activities are also available. The friendly staff can assist with currency exchange, luggage storage and laundry/dry cleaning services.
The property houses a restaurant serving a delectable spread of local and Continental cuisine. Special diet meals can be prepared upon request, while after-meal drinks can be enjoyed at the lounge area.
Happy Hippies Hostel
Featuring a garden, Happy Hippies Hostel offers accommodations in Siem Reap, a 15-minute walk from Pub Street. With a shared lounge, the property also has a bar. Free WiFi.
The hostel offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. There is an on-site restaurant, which serves a variety of American and Asian dishes and also offers Vegetarian options.
The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at Happy Hippies Hostel.
Around-the-clock assistance is available at the reception.
King’s Road Angkor is 0.9 mi from the accommodations, while Angkor Wat is 5 mi away. Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport is 5 mi from the property.
Onederz Siem Reap
Located 300 m from Pub Street in Siem Reap, Onederz Hostel Siem Reap features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant or relax at the two swimming pools, one located on the rooftop where a view of the sunset can be admired.
Featuring both private rooms and dormitories, each unit at Onederz Hostel Siem Reap comes with air conditioning. Guests staying in dormitory rooms will find an electric socket, reading lamp and accessory case in each bed. Some rooms offer an electric kettle. A flat-screen TV is featured.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Union Pay is accepted here.
King’s Road Angkor is 601 m from Onederz Hostel Siem Reap, while Angkor Wat is 3.7 mi away. Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport is 4.3 mi from the property.
Top 5 Luxury Siem Reap Hotels
Mane History Lovers
Located in Siem Reap, Mane History Lovers is a small, luxury, boutique hotel where each room has a different Cambodian historical theme, filled with antiques and retro furniture. The hotel offers free WiFi, a sun terrace, a swimming pool and a spa and wellness center.
Mane History Lovers is around 0.6 mi from King’s Road Angkor and 0.8 mi from Pub Street. The restaurant serves Asian and European, as well as Cambodian dishes.
The hotel features silks, brass fittings, wood furnishings, handmade tiles, handcrafted accent pieces and Art Deco pieces. There are also sandstone sculptures and handmade ceramics in the restaurant.
The suites at Mane History Lovers are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath. Air-conditioning and a desk are included.
Popular points of interest near the hotel include Old Market, Angkor Trade Center and Platinum Cineplex Siem Reap. The nearest airport is Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport, 8.7 mi from Mane History Lovers.
Jaya House River Park
Nestled within tropical hanging gardens, Jaya House River Park offers accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap. It features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Angkor National Museum is conveniently a 2461 foot walk, while the vibrant Pub Street and Old Market are 1.4 mi away. Angkor Wat is 3.1 mi from Jaya House River Park. The nearest airport is Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport, 4.3 mi from the property. The property offers complimentary two-way airport transfers and Tuk Tuk services to the city center.
Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a bath and bidet. Extras include bathrobes and slippers.
Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, tour arrangements, concierge and ticketing services.
Angkor Rendezvous (Pool Villa)
Nestled within private gardens, Angkor Rendezvous Villa offers accommodations in the Svay Dangkum area of Siem Reap. It features an indoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available in public areas.
It is 1.7 mi to the vibrant Pub Street. The Happy Ranch Horse Farm is 0.7 mi from Angkor Rendezvous Villa, while Kravan Temple is 1.2 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport, 3.7 mi from Angkor Rendezvous Villa. The property offers complimentary airport transfers and shuttle services to the city center.
Air-conditioned rooms also have a fan option. The seating area is fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, sofa and a mini-bar. The private bathroom includes shower facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, tour arrangements, ticketing and concierge services. Free use of bicycles is offered for guests who wish to explore the surrounding area.
The Embassy Angkor Resort & Spa
Located amid green surroundings, The Embassy Angkor Resort & Spa features accommodations in Siem Reap with a spa center and fitness center. Boasting an extensive outdoor pool and an open-air restaurant, the resort also offers free WiFi throughout the property and free private parking on site.
Strategically located, The Embassy Angkor Resort & Spa is set within 1.2 mi from the vibrant Pub Street, night markets and the Old Market. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat is 5 mi away. The nearest airport is Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport, 8.7 mi from The Embassy Angkor Resort & Spa. The property offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle services to the airport and the city.
Built in a style where Khmer architecture meets Western efficiency, air-conditioned rooms come with a wardrobe, electric kettle and a safety deposit box. The seating area is fitted with a flat-screen cable TV and sofa. The private bathroom offers a bathtub and shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. For your comfort, slippers and bathrobes are provided.
The Embassy Angkor Resort & Spa operates a 24-hour front desk where staff can assist guests with luggage storage, bicycle/car rentals, tour arrangements, ticketing and concierge services.
At The Embassy Angkor Resort & Spa, guests can indulge in pampering massages at the spa or enjoy refreshing drinks at the lounge or the bar. The in-house restaurant has options of poolside dining or indoors with fiber optic pool lighting and star pool sky for a romantic event experience. Guests can choose from an appetizing selection of local Khmer cuisine and Continental dishes. Room service options are also offered.
Montra Nivesha Residence
Surrounded by tropical gardens and 2-indoor swimming pool, Montra Nivesha Residence is the perfect blend of contemporary comfort and traditional Khmer design. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Guests can also relax and rejuvenate with luxurious spa treatments at Sita Spa.
The property is located 3.1 mi to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat Temple, while Pub Street is 1.6 mi away. Siem Reap International Airport is just a 15-minute drive away. The property offers complimentary one-way airport pickup services.
Featuring traditional Khmer décor, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a personal safe, IDD telephone, satellite TV and a mini-bar. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bathtub and complimentary bath amenities.
Montra Nivesha Residence operates a 24-hour front desk that can assist with currency exchange, tour arrangements, ticketing and concierge services. Guests enjoy free use of bicycles to explore the local villages and surroundings. An authentic Khmer cooking class is also available.
Located next to the pool, Reahoo Restaurant serves mainly traditional Khmer cuisine, Western dishes and provides room service.
How To Get There:
We Filipinos can enjoy visiting Cambodia without a visa. Booking an airfare several months ahead of your target date would be the most convenient and inexpensive way to travel here. Make sure to watch out regularly for promos from Air Asia, Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines to get the best deal for your trip here.
Getting a visa is required from visitors who are coming from Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Nigeria.
Cambodia is accepting U.S. dollars everywhere. We were able to buy items on the streets using USD like it’s their local money. There’s no need to get your money exchanged.
Everyone speaks in English even the kids that were selling us some postcards. There’s no need to bring a translation list.
The cheapest way to tour the area is by booking a Tuk Tuk.
Be careful of most of their bottled water. I was already warned by our Tuk Tuk driver about it and we saw with our own eyes how some of them have tiny insects inside even if they’re sealed. The bottled water that we were drinking were the ones recommended by the hotel.
In all of the countries that we visited so far, we found our trip to Cambodia to be the most convenient of all. It’s a great country to visit first in Asia for first-time travelers.