Millions of visitors from across the globe flood to Siem Reap each year to explore the mystical temples at Angkor Wat and, while these are absolutely mind-blowing and shouldn’t be missed, there’s far more to this ancient city than its ruins. Since the success of Tomb Raider in 2001, Siem Reap has enjoyed a marked rise in tourism and as such has become more westernised than other cities across Cambodia. That said you’ll still find the faithful Khmer spirit at every turn – roads packed with overloaded tuk-tuks and scooters and friendly street vendors eager to share their cooking with you and learn about your culture.
As you explore the town centre and begin to witness daily life, the true beauty of Siem Reap begins to emerge. There’s a fantastic sense of community here and the locals will go above and beyond to assist visitors during their stay while relishing at the chance to practice their English. Hospitality is big business and you’ll find a number of NGO cafes in town training local people, while over at the Khmer Craft Museum visitors are invited to watch local crafts being made.
Our Cambodia team have both lived and travelled in Siem Reap and are passionate about presenting the true nature of this brilliant town.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like James, who's travelled extensively in Cambodia. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the celebrity chef who can help you to rustle up home cooked Khmer meals, the guide who can show you the less-touristed parts of Angkor Wat and the locals who can give you a real insight into traditional village life.
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