Siem Reap’s most famous site is Angkor Wat. It is one of the world’s largest and breathtaking temple complexes and was established as a Hindu temple before its conversion to a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century. It is not only still a very important site for locals and visitors, but even became the national symbol for the country’s flag. It is truly stunning, and there are opportunities to see at sunrise before spending the morning exploring its sheer immensity. Something I would definitely recommend! Here are some snaps of the wonder.
The famous Pub Street becomes very lively at night and hosts you well when you decide to explore the numerous restaurants and bars on offer. During happy hour, you can get beer for 50 cents and cocktails for $2!
Siem Reap is also home to numerous floating villages. Towns entirely different to those on land, they also appeal to tourists visiting. A lot of the floating houses we passed either made crafts or fish paste to sell, and is a sight that I would never usually get to watch. We took a motorboat ride to them as part of a tour and even got to watch the sunset in the middle of a lake. It was simply beautiful!