Trip Planning FAQs
What are the must-see attractions in Siem Reap?
Undoubtedly, Angkor Wat temples are the highlights in Siem Reap. Besides the main temple Angkor Wat, there are still many impressive temples you should not miss, like Smile of Khmer in Bayon Temple, the mysterious jungle Temple of Ta Prohm, the pearl of Angkor Ruins - Banteay Srei, the splendid sunrise in Angkor Wat and gorgeous sunset in Phnom Bakheng. What's more, the real life scene of the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake is also worth experiencing in your Siem Reap trip.
What is the best time to visit Siem Reap?
Siem Reap is a slightly hot city with temperature around 30°C (86°F) yearly. Basically, the climate can be divided into Dry Season and Wet Season. Dry season is November to next April. It is the travel high season and also the best time. Wet Season is May to October. If you come to visit during this period, it will be lower priced and less tourists.
How many days are needed to plan a Siem Reap trip?
It mainly depends on your travel schedule and interests. Generally, 3 full days will be enough. You could visit most remarkable temples by the popular routes: Small Circuit, Large Circuit, and Remote Circuit. For the Small Circuit, you will visit the main sites of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, and Ta Prohm. For the Large Circuit, the route will extend to Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som and Pre Rup. For the Remote Circuit, you will marvel at the Banteay Srei Temple, Beng Mealeal and Kompong Phhluk on Tonle Sap Lake. If you prefer a leisure tour, 5 to 6 days in Siem Reap are recommended.
Do I need to bring cash with me?
In Siem Reap, you can easily withdraw cash from local bank or ATM. For most international hotels, shopping malls and restaurants, they could charge Master or Visa cards directly. For small shops or venders near tourist spots, they could also accept US dollar cash. Therefore, you only need to bring a small amount of cash with you.
What should I bring for my Siem Reap Trip?
1. Sunscreen cream
Sunscreen cream is essential anywhere in Siem Reap, especially in Angkor Wat Temple.
2. Appropriate clothes for temple visiting
You will mainly visit temples here, you are advised to wear pants, T-shirt, long dress or some other clothes which could cover your knees and shoulders when entering the temples.
3. Comfortable shoes
For Siem Reap temple tours, you will walk a lot all day long, some walking will be on the uneven stones. Or, sometimes you might need to climb steps. Therefore, please wear breathable shoes.
4. Anti-mosquito Spray
Due to the tropical rainforest climate, mosquito and insect are common to see there. To avoid harassing by them, please bring a small bottle of Anti-mosquito Spray with you.