|Local cheese (1kg)||$16.83|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$3.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$358.33|
|Pack of cigarettes||$0.95|
|Local draught beer||$0.73|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.85|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$22.50|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$45.00|
Siem Reap in Cambodia lets you take a glimpse of the Angkor period through architectural structures which the country is known for. Sightseeing has never been so peaceful and exciting at the same time, giving you a feeling of being warped back into the past due to its overall beauty.
Temples are considered as the star of sightseeing tours in Siem Reap. They have historic designs that can only be seen in Cambodia, making the term breathtaking an understatement.
Angkor Wat is the most popular temple in the city due to its design and historical value. As the largest temple, it was preserved and introduced as a national attraction that leaves tourists’ in awe of its beauty. The main pyramid found in the center of the temple symbolizes Meru, the holy mountain that served as home for the gods. Its architectural structure brings a unique appeal together with surrounding nature and becomes a picturesque view that enamors tourists to visit this temple.
Angkor Thom was named as Khmer Empire’s capital, not only for religion but also in administration. This temple is characterized by structures like Bayon, which is known for towers bearing the face of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva representation all Buddha’s compassion. This mysterious temple still keeps its meaning kept behind the structure but it has a unique effect among people who see it.
Tonle Sap Lake is popular for being a one of a kind village due to its design. While regular villages are set on land, Tonle Sap Lake serves as the home of its floating village and is the largest freshwater lake, not only in Siem Reap, but also in Southeast Asia. Three floating villages can be found in this area and you can take a side trip to Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary that serves as natural habitat for diverse bird species found in the city.
If you’re already in Cambodia and wish to travel to Siem Reap, you can travel by bus as your cheapest option in visiting the city. Take pleasure to the country’s tourist attractions and take sightseeing to a different level with its architectural heritage together with its fine sceneries.