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Siem Reap Attractions
 - Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia. The name of the city literally means "Siamese defeated", referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.
 - At the turn of the millennium Siem Reap was a Cambodian provincial town with few facilities, minor surfaced roads and little in the way of nightlife. Tourism industry catered largely to hardy backpackers willing to brave the tortuous road from the Thai border on the tailgate of a local pick-up truck. There were a couple of large hotels and a handful of budget guesthouses. Tuk-tuks and taxis were non-existent and the trusty motodup was the chosen means of touring the temples of Angkor.
 - The proximity of the Angkorian ruins turned Siem Reap into a boomtown in less than half a decade. Huge, expensive hotels have sprung up everywhere and budget hotels have mushroomed. Property values have soared to European levels and tourism has become a vast, lucrative industry. The Siem Reap of today is barely recognizable from the Siem Reap of the year 2000.
 - Siem Reap province is 10,299 square kilometers big and definitely one of the most famous ones in Cambodia. It’s located in the Northwest of the country bordering to the North with Oddor Meanchey, to the East with Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom, to the West with Banteay Meanchey and to the South with the biggest sweet water reserve in Southeast Asia, the huge Tonle Sap Lake. The province in general, especially in the Southern part consists of the typical plain wet area for Cambodia, covering lots of rice fields and other agricultural plantations. The northern part is turning into an undulating area covered with some deeper, green forests. A quite distinguished mark of Siem Reap Province is the smaller, but important Siem Reap River. It rises from Phnom Kulen, meanders through the northern part of Siem Reap Province and eventually into the Tonle Sap Lake.
 - The current population in this province is about 903,030 people or 6.3% of the country’s total population (14,363,519 person in Cambodia, 2007, provincial government data), with 440,395 male and 462,635 female. The population density is therefore 87,7 people per square kilometer.
Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia Attraction
The world famous Angkor Wat Temple is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level.
Angkor Thom City, Cambodia Attraction
The mysterious Angkor Thom Temple was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by king Jayavarman VII. It covers an area of 9 Square Km, within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those established by Jayavarman and his successors.
Bayon Temple, Cambodia Attraction
The Bayon is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It was built in the 13th century as the state temple of king Jayavarman VII, and stands at the centre of his capital, Angkor Thom. Its most distinctive feature is the multitude of smiling faces on the towers which rise up to its central peak
Baphoun Temple, Cambodia Attraction
Baphuon temple is the west of the road to the Dei Chhnang Gate and near the Bayon temple. The temple was built in the 11thcentury, around 1060, by King Udayadityavarman II (AD 1050-1066), dedicating to Brahmanism.
The Terrace Of the Elephants, Cambodia Attraction
The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a ruined temple complex in Cambodia. The terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army
The Terrace Of the Leper King, Cambodia Attraction
The Terrace of the Leper King (or Leper King Terrace) is located in the northwest corner of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom, Cambodia.
Royal Palace, Cambodia Attraction
Royal Palace is situated at the heart of the city of Angkor Thom, the Royal Palace area I distinguished by two terraces that parallel the road.
Phimean Akas Temple, Cambodia Attraction
Phimean Akas temple is the south of the Baphuon temple, within the confines of the Royal Palace. The temple was built in the late 10th and early 11th centuries by three different kings -King Rajendravarman,
The North & South Kleang, Cambodia Attraction
The North and South Kliang are located behind Sour Proat temple and facing the Terraces of the Elephants and the Leper King. These sandstone temples were built in the late 10th and early 11th centuries by King Jayavarman V and King Suryavarman I
Suor Proat Temples, Cambodia Attraction
Suor Proat temple is located at the beginning of the road leading to the Victory Gate, in front of the Royal Palace.