Siem Reap Travel Guides

 Information about the province of Siem Reap,

 which is in northwest Cambodia. Because it is the city closest to the world-famous Angkor temples (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city), it is the most popular destination for tourists in Cambodia. Siem Reap, also known as the provincial capital, is in the south of the province, on the shores of Tonle Sap Lake, Southeast Asia's largest sweet water reserve. The city's name literally means "Siamese defeated," referring to the 17th-century Khmer Empire victory over the Thai kingdom's army.

Siem Reap was a provincial town in Cambodia at the turn of the millennium with few amenities, minor roads, and no nightlife. The travel industry provided food generally to solid explorers ready to overcome the convoluted street from the Thai boundary on the rear end of a neighborhood get truck. There were a few budget guesthouses in addition to a few large hotels. There were no taxis or tuk-tuks, so the reliable motodup was the preferred mode of transportation for visiting the Angkor temples.

In less than half a decade, Siem Reap transformed into a boomtown due to its proximity to the Angkorian ruins. There have been a lot of big, expensive hotels and a lot of cheap hotels. Tourism has blossomed into a vast and lucrative sector, and property values have soared to European levels. Today's Siem Reap is barely distinguishable from the city of 2000.

However a portion of the town's past dilapidated appeal might have been lost the improvements of the most recent couple of years have brought jobs, in the event that not critical riches, to a lot of its residents. This has cost the underprivileged people who live within and outside of the town, who now pay high prices at the central markets and continue to live on subsistence farming and fishing for low wages. In the event that Cambodia is a nation of differences Siem Procure is the epitome of those differentiations. Notwithstanding the enormous change in its financial fortunes, Siem Procure stays a protected, well disposed and wonderful town. The visitor has an endless selection of lodging and dining options, as well as numerous potential activities.


Siem Procure region is 10,299 square kilometers large and certainly perhaps of the most renowned one in Cambodia. It's situated in the Northwest of the nation lining toward the North with Oddor Meanchey, toward the East with Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom, toward the West with Banteay Meanchey and toward the South with the greatest sweet water save in Southeast Asia, the tremendous Tonle Sap Lake.

The province as a whole, and especially the southern part of it, is made up of the typical Cambodian plain and wet area with a lot of rice fields and other agricultural plantations. The northern region is becoming an undulating landscape dotted with deeper, greener forests. A very recognized sign of Siem Harvest Region is the more modest, however significant Siem Procure Stream. It begins in Phnom Kulen, winds its way through the northern part of Siem Reap Province, and reaches the Tonle Sap Lake at some point.

Population: About 903,030 people live in this province, which makes up 6.3% of Cambodia's total population (14,363,519 people according to 2007 provincial government data), with 440,395 men and 462,635 women. As a result, there are 87,7 people living per square kilometer.

Climate The country has a warm and humid tropical climate. In the storm season, plentiful downpour considers the development of a wide assortment of yields. This all year heat and humidity makes Cambodia ideal for creating the travel industry. Natural disasters like earthquakes and volcano eruptions are not a concern for tourists, and tropical storms do not directly affect the country.

Climate: You can visit Cambodia at any time of the year. Nonetheless, those intends to travel broadly by street ought to be stayed away from the most recent two months of the blustery season when some wide open streets might be obstructed. The temperature hovers around 27 degrees Celsius on average; The lowest temperature is approximately 16 degrees. The hottest month is April, while the coldest months are December and January. Information about the province's climate in general: November-Walk (23-29c)

- Hot season: March through May (27 to 37 degrees Celsius): May - October (24-33c, with mugginess up to 90%.)

In general, the economy of Siem Reap Province is centered on international tourism as a result of the well-known Angkor Temples. The economic growth rate has increased by double digits since 2000. Hotels, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and transportation are all subsectors that aim to profit from the annual influx of tourists, which was more than 1,000,000 in 2007.

The enforced fishery was and is still growing the provincial economy, with the exception of the tourism industry. Large number of tons are yearly traded to different regions inside the nation or outside Cambodia. Despite the fact that farming and fruit growing may now be a marginally profitable industry, the vast majority of the rural poor still engage in these activities, making them the underdogs when it comes to the annual revenue generated by the province.

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