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Fruit vendor at the Siem Reap market.

Siem Reap City is the capital of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1499 KB) Summary An amazing array of (some unrecognisable) fruits at the Seim Reap market. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1499 KB) Summary An amazing array of (some unrecognisable) fruits at the Seim Reap market. ... Siem Reap, is a province located in northwestern Cambodia, on the shores of the Tonle Sap lake. ...


Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In town, there are Apsara dance performances, craft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. An apsaras from the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, China. ... NASA satellite image of the Tonle Sap (the Great Lake) The Tonlé Sap (meaning Large Fresh Water River but more commonly translated as Great Lake) is a combined lake and river system of huge importance to Cambodia. ...


Siem Reap today, being a popular tourist destination, has a large number of hotels and restaurants. Most smaller establishments are concentrated around the Old Market area, while more expensive hotels are located between Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport and the town along National Road 6. There are a variety of mid-range hotels and restaurants along Sivatha, and budget to mid-range hotels in the Phsar Leu area. Angkor International Airport is the second largest airport in Cambodia and is located in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. ...

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The Province

Siem Reap is small charming gateway town to the world famous heritage the Angkor temples. Thanks to those attractions, Siem Reap has transformed itself into a major tourist hub. Siem Reap nowadays is a vibrant town with modern hotels and architectures. Despite international influences, Siem Reap and its people have conserved much of the town's image, culture and traditions.


Name

The name Siem Reap means "Siam Defeated". Thailand is looked up as an aggressor to Cambodia to this day, evidenced by a Thai singer's claim to Angkor Wat, for which Cambodians burned down the Thai embassy.


The Wat and the river

The town is a cluster of small villages along the Siem Reap River. These villages were originally developed around Buddhist pagodas (Wat) which are almost evenly spaced along the river from Wat Preah En Kau Sei in the north to Wat Phnom Krom in the south, where the Siem Reap River meets the great Tonle Sap Lake. A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia Nepalese Pagoda This article is about the building style. ... WaT (Wentz and Teppei) is a Japanese pop duo, composed of singer/songwriters Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike. ... NASA satellite image of the Tonle Sap (the Great Lake) The Tonlé Sap (meaning Large Fresh Water River but more commonly translated as Great Lake) is a combined lake and river system of huge importance to Cambodia. ...


The main town is concentrated around Sivutha Street and the Psar Chas area (Old Market area) where are located old colonial buildings, shopping and commercial districts. The Wat Bo area is now full of guesthouses and restaurants while the Psar Leu area is often crowded with local commerce. Other fast developing areas are the airport road and main road to Angkor where a number of large upscale hotels and resorts can be found. Dariush Grand Hotel,Kish island, Iran The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. ...


Tourism

Businesses centered around tourism have flourished thanks to the tourism boom. There are a wide range of hotels, ranging from several 5-star hotels and chic resorts to hundreds of budget guesthouses. A large selection of restaurants offer many kinds of food, including Italian, French, German, Russian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, and Burmese. Plenty of shopping opportunities exist around the Psar Chas area while the nightlife is often vibrant with a number of western-styled pubs and bars.


Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap now serves the most tourist passengers to Cambodia. Most tourists come to Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom,(about 6Km north of the city),and other Angkor ruins. While those are still the main attractions, there are plenty of other things to experience, such as a dinner with an Apsara Dance performance, a trip to fishing villages and bird sanctuary, a visit to a craft workshop and silk farm, or a bicycle tour around the rice paddies in the countryside. Angkor International Airport is the second largest airport in Cambodia and is located in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. ... Aerial view of Angkor Wat The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ... Face-tower of the South Gate, showing Avalokiteshvara Bayon temple, Angkor Thom The Terrace of the Leper King, showing apsara Angkor Thom was the fortified inner royal city built by Jayavarman VII (1181 - 1220?), Buddhist king of the Khmer Empire, at the end of the 12th Century, after Angkor had...


Accessibility

The town is 7 km from the Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (IATA code REP). Siem Reap is accessible by direct flight from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hong Kong, Seoul-Incheon, Pusan, Kunming, Kaohsiung and Taipei, and by land from Phnom Penh and the Thai border. It’s also accessible by boat from Phnom Penh. Angkor International Airport is the second largest airport in Cambodia and is located in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. ... City motto: No motto City proper Province Phnom Penh Mayor Kep Chuktema ( ) Area 376 km² Population 2,009,264(2006) Density 5343. ... Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, or Kampong Saom, is a port city in southern Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal palace museum of Luang Prabang. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i, Hán Tá»±: 河内)  , estimated population 3,145,300(2005), is the capital of Vietnam. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh  ) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong River delta. ... Da Nang (occasionally Danang; in Vietnamese: Đà Nẵng  ) is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea. ... Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Pūsan is also a Vedic Hindu god. ... Lake Dianchi An old wooden house and a modern skyscraper in the background. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country Region Southern Taiwan Capital Lingya Dist (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - City 154 km²  (59. ... For other uses, see Taipei (disambiguation). ...


See also

Angkor International Airport is the second largest airport in Cambodia and is located in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. ...

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Coordinates: 13°21′44″N, 103°51′35″E Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Tales of Asia - Siem Reap Guide (1330 words)
Siem Reap is both a province as well as the name of the provincial capital.
That said, by and large Siem Reap and Angkor is a stress-free destination and much of what goes on behind the scenes is of no concern to the average tourist other than whatever exclamations you might make as you come in from the airport and see twenty hotels in various stages of construction.
Siem Reap and Angkor are well on their way to taking their rightful place as one of the world's premier tourist destinations.
Siem Reap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Siem Reap is the capital of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
Siem Reap nowadays is a vibrant town with modern hotels and architectures.
Siem Reap is accessible by air from Phnom Penh, Singapore, Bangkok, Kaula Lumpur, Vientaine, and Hanoi, and by land from Phnom Penh and Thai border.
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