Where to Stay in Siem Reap

Where to Stay in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a bustling city and a popular destination for tourists who come from all over the world to see the famous temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Hundreds of years ago Southeast Asia was part of the mighty empire of Siam and this is reflected in the city’s current name, Siem Reap,

The first mention of Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples in modern literature was by Antonio da Magdalena, a Portuguese monk who traveled through the area in 1586.

He described the temples as “of extraordinary construction, impossible to describe with a pen” and he noted that they were like “no other building in the world

The best way to get around Siem Reap is to rent a bicycle or a tuk tuk. After many foreigners have had accidents, it is no longer possible to rent motorbikes

The best area to stay in Siem Reap is the Old French Quarter! This is where you will find top notch hotels and bars where you can drink and mingle with other tourists!