Earthwalkers
The town

Siem Reap is the capital of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, and is the town where you will stay during your visit to Angkor. The population is approaching 200 000, whereas the province is home to around 1 million people. The area has been receiving foreign visitors to the temples for over 100 years. The town is actually a cluster of old villages along the Siem Reap River, which originally developed around individual 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. It was later overlaid with an French colonial-era center. Note the colonial and Chinese style architecture in the town center and around the Old Market. Nowadays, Siem Reap offers a wide range of hotels, restaurants, pubs and shops including several upscale hotels and dozens of budget guesthouses. The main town is concentrated around Sivutha Street and the Psar Chas area (Old Market area) where there are 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 jewellery and handicraft shops, selling anything from ruby to woodcarving. Other fast developing areas are the airport road and main road to Angkor where a number of large hotels and resorts can be found.

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Earthwalkers’ · Sala Kanseng Village · Sangkat No. 2 · Siem Reap ·
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