Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap is one of the historical provinces and the most visited province in Cambodia, located in the northwestern of the country. It borders to the provinces of Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom to the east, Oddar Meanchey to the north, Banteay Meanchey to the west and Battambang and the Tonle Sap lake to the south. Its capital and largest city is also named the same as the province “Siem Reap”. What makes Siem Reap the most visited province is because of the temples across the province especially the famous Angkor Wat. Travelling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap will take us around 6 hours on the 319-kilometer trip by bus or van and around 40 minutes by plane. Finding transportation to travel to Siem Reap is not that hard because there are many transportation companies with many types of vehicle such as VIP van, bus or hotel bus with many departure times, so you can travel to Siem Reap in the morning, afternoon or even at night time. Therefore, most of the visitors often use the transportation companies service instead of using their personal cars; it is also a very convenient way for the tourists too. Moreover, finding a place to stay in Siem Reap is very easy because there are so many hotels, guesthouses and hostels in the capital city with the starting price of $5 per night. What is the perfect season to visit Siem Reap? Every season is good to visit Siem Reap province except the rainy season. However, the perfect season to visit Siem Reap province is during November to February because it is not so hot during these months, so you can enjoy travelling around the province to explore the nature and the temples, and if you visit Siem Reap at the end of the year, you can also be able to enjoy doing the countdown for new year at the PubStreet (the place that is famous for going out at night time to have dinner, drinking or dancing in the bar). Visiting Siem Reap province on summer during March to May is not that bad if you are a person who wants to know and learn about Cambodian traditional culture because during the hot summer all people across the country are going to celebrate Khmer New Year, so there will be a big event happen in Siem Reap called Angkor Sankranta. In Angkor Sankranta, there will be a lot of Cambodian traditional events happen in the day time and in the night time there will be a lot of parties in its capital city especially in PubStreet.
Important Note: if you happen to visit Cambodia, make sure that you will pay a visit to Siem Reap province because it is the historical province that you will be able see the beauty of many ancient temples especially Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, and you also can learn more about Cambodian history and culture.