Siem Reap is the gateway to Cambodia's, and one of the world's, biggest historical treasures namely Anchor Watt. It is the primary reason tourists come here apart from spending evenings in Pub Street, enjoying a laid back atmosphere, sampling exotic food and discovering beautiful, unblemished nature. This once small village is today a choice travel destination seeing thousands of arrivals with diverse accommodation requirements. If nothing but the highest standards will do for you, 5 star accommodation at the best luxury hotels in Siem Reap cater with refined hospitality. Boutique hotels, villas and cheap B&B will see you no less comfortable if you are on a budget trip.
Top 5 Star Hotel Accommodation
Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa
With the faultless reviews constantly bestowed on this resort we need not say more.
Everyone who travels to Cambodia visit Anchor Watt. It is not only this area's primary tourist attraction, but also the largest religious site on the planet. It's imposing size, historical importance and state of preservation rivals the pyramids of Giza and, it is only a short 10 minute drive from Siem Reap. Transport can be arranged with tour buses, taxis and tuk tuks.
Inside the geographical park you can do your sightseeing by foot, bicycle or even by horse and carriage or elephant. This intricate 1 100 year old UNESCO heritage site is the preserved remains of the ancient capitals of the Khmer empire covering approximately 400 square kilometers and include many symbolizing temples of which Anchor is the best known.
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Attractions does not stop with Anchor Watt though. There are many other century old temples with a story to tell and the Angkor National Museum offers glimpses into ancient Khmer culture with video displays.
Just outside the city amid beautiful natural surroundings is the Angkor Silk Farm giving insight into the silk-making process.
If you are the arty type you are in the ideal environment for lessons in pottery, painting and cultural performances.
For the more adventurous there are mountain bike tours, motorbike tours and an opportunity to view the intricate architecture and ancient ingenuity of the Angkor temples from the air in a microlight.
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Siem Reap has no lack of luxury hotels all set in a different locations and surroundings in which to book them. Though not a big city it boasts at least 26 top 5 star accommodations.
As can be expected the most popular areas to stay include hotels near Angkor Wat, but also prime locations such as in or near Wat Bo which is less than 10 minutes from Angkor, the historical French Quarter featuring Park Hyatt or near Pub Street where Belmond La Residence d'Angkor is located.
Pub Street is not exactly a rowdy nightlife scene, but rather a pleasant up-beat street where you will find good local food, a live jazz band and market stalls.
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The city centre Park Hyatt with its roof-top pool has close proximity to Angkor Night Market and Pub Street. Raffles Grand d'Angkor is also situated very centrally and enjoy stunning guest reviews so you may book with confidence.
For those of us who need to be a little more careful with the budget there are no shortage of affordable and recommended boutique accommodation, charming guest houses and villa accommodation types to choose from. We list the top options for you below to narrow down the options.
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