Siem Reap

Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, the small provincial capital of Siem Reap Town serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire.  Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins.  A charming town with rural qualities, tree lined boulevards, old French architecture, and 5-star hotels, Siem Reap is a place to relax and enjoy the world's most magnificent temples at your leisure.

Fact File

CapitalPhnom Penh

LanguageKhmer, English, French

ClimateThe ideal months to be in Cambodia are December and January, when humidity is bearable, temperatures are cooler and it’s unlikely to rain. From February onwards it starts getting pretty hot, and April is unbearably so. The wet season (from May to October), though very soggy, can be a good time to visit Angkor, as the moats will be full and the foliage lush - but steer clear of the northeast regions during those months, as the going gets pretty tough when the tracks are waterlogged

CurrencyRiel (KHR)

VisaA one-month visa, available on arrival at Phonm Penh and Siem Reap Airports. Visas are also available at some land borders, but not all

HealthAdvised immunisation against cholera, hepatitis A and B, malaria, typhoid, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis, yellow fever, tuberculosis

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Cambodia

Time ZoneGMT + 7 hours