Siem Reap, a dynamic city on the move
The city of Siem Reap is the capital of the eponym province in Cambodia. The flow of travelers to the temples account for the most part in the exceptional boom the city is witnessing over the last years. However, the beauty of Siem Reap is also greatly contributing to this success.
Siem Reap is a charming city with a human face. This dynamic town owns all amenities to provide the visitors with a very pleasant stay. The city center is in a Chinese architectural style dating back to the colonial times. The River cruises are certainly the most pleasant way to access the final stage of the Tonle River.
The extremely famous temple complex of Angkor constitutes the main attraction generating flows of travelers that flock to the city in increasing numbers. Successive dynasties have erected a great number of temples from the 9th to the 14th century and made of this place one of the most advanced civilization in the history of human kind. The whole site is still the focus of intense research and is bound to be extended within the next decades. Cambodian and all people from Asia take very much pride in having this marvel on their soil.
The Bayon temple is undoubtedly one of the finest monuments of Angkor: take your time to admire its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokiteshavara, the Buddha that looks at the people with sympathy. Then you will continue your exploration of this exceptional site by visiting the Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. You will also admire the Baphuon temple, which has been recently entirely renovated. Then, Angkor Thom walls with its five monumental gates will keep you flabbergasted. Finally, you will be struck with wonder and admiration by the monumental Angkor Wat which usually closes the visit of this unparalleled place.