Siem Reap is a province in northwest Cambodia. It is a well know destination for tourist by its marvelous ancient architecture, Angkor Wat Temple. Siem Reap city is situated in the south of Siem Reap province. It is border to the western provinces by Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest lake in South East Asia. Basically, the city name means “The defeat of Siam”. It is based on the history as Khmer Empire defeated the Kingdom of Siam in the 17th century.
The most interested landmark in Siem Reap is Angkor Wat temple. It is one of the biggest religious monument in the world. According to its wonder, it was listed as one of the world heritage by UNESCO. It was built in order to dedicate to Hindu god, Vishnu. It is believed to have been a tomb of the king. But later it was preserved and occupied by Buddhism monk. Its towers are depicted in Cambodian flag.
The city is a cluster of small towns along Siem Reap River. These towns were originally built around Buddhist pagodas. These are equitably divided along the stream from Wat Preah En Kau Sei in the north to Wat Phnom Krom in the south, where the Siem Reap River meets the immense Tonle Sap Lake. The main city is around Sivutha Boulevard, Phsar Chas (Old Market) and Angkor Night Market where the old French quarter constructions, shops and business areas stand brilliantly to welcome the visitors.
There are an extensive variety of inns, extending from a few 5-star inns and chic resorts to several spending guesthouses. A substantial choice of eateries offers numerous sorts of nourishment, including Italian, Indian, French, German, Russian, Thai, Korea, Japanese and Burmese. A lot of shopping openings exist in the Angkor Night Market and around the Phar Chas region. Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport serves the most traveler travelers to Cambodia. Most sightseers come to Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, (around 6 km north of the city), and other sanctuary ruins.
Presently you can have a great eating knowledge and Apsara Dance execution at Island Bar situated in the organic wilderness plant in the Angkor Night Market. An outing to angling towns and fowl haven is really a prescribed movement alongside the visit to an art workshop and silk cultivate and a bike visit around the rice paddies in the Siem Reap provincial zones. As of late, Siem Reap has turned out to be first in Asia and second on the planet for the main 25 Traveler’ Choice Destinations in 2015, bouncing seven spots from a year ago’s positioning, as judged by the world’s biggest site, TripAdvisor.