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Siem Reap Holidays

Siem Reap Holidays,

Cambodia

The gateway to the truly incredible temple complex of Angkor Wat and the splendours of Angkor Thom, Siem Reap sees millions of visitors passing through every year. However, while a visit to the Angkor Archaeological Park is an absolute must, pause a while in the city of Siem Reap and you’ll uncover a wealth of attractions and interesting places right on your doorstep.

Siem Reap has a reputation for being chic and sophisticated, with world-class hotels and boutique accommodation, and restaurants that are a revelation for gastro-travellers. You’ll also find high-end, luxury shopping sitting alongside exquisite local handicrafts.

It’s a bustling, busy city that’s full of vibrancy and energy, and a short walk away from the main boulevards and commercial centres will put you back into the heart of Cambodia’s culture and history. The people welcome visitors with open arms, and you’ll be made to feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Book a package holiday to Siem Reap with Qatar Airways Holidays and rediscover the true adventure of travel in this exotic and unique destination.

  • Cambodia is famous for its dancing, and you can see it in all its glory at the Bambu Stage. This cultural centre aims to show the world the very best in Cambodian traditional music and dance, and how it’s being kept alive by new artists in the 21st-century.
  • Visit the Cambodian Cultural village, where you can look inside a traditional ethnic home and explore the history of the country.
  • The Cambodian Circus at Phare Circus Ring Road is a dazzling display of acrobats and gymnasts performing and entertaining the crowds. It’s a great experience if you’re here with the kids.
  • If you’re here at the end of October or the beginning of November (depending on the date of the last full moon) you can see one of the biggest festivals of the year, the Water Festival, where hundreds of brightly-coloured boats travel up the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers to race one another. There are also other festivals throughout the year, such as the Annual Street Puppet Festival.

Holiday packages to Siem Reap with Qatar Airways Holidays are the perfect way to discover a genuine ‘bucket list’ destination. This is one of the most exotic and unique locations in the world, where ancient history and modern living sit comfortably side by side. The nearby Angkor temple complex is staggering and has to be seen to be believed, but you’ll also find plenty of beautiful temples, museums and unusual attractions in the city itself.

For food lovers, Siem Reap is heaven. Head to the area north of the Old Market and you’ll find everything from traditional Cambodian street food to international fusion restaurants. For Muslim travellers, there is even a halal pizza restaurant near the Public Bank, and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices on offer. Grilled fish, spicy noodle soups and sweet desserts are plentiful, and you can spend the whole of your holiday sampling food from all around the world in Siem Reap. By booking your package holiday to Siem Reap with Qatar Airways Holidays, you get the chance to spend your time exploring everything this remarkable city has to offer, while we take care of the details such as flights, transfers and accommodation for you.

Siem Reap Holidays FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

When is the best time to travel?

The peak season to book a package holiday to Siem Reap is between November and March. The best time to visit is February, which is the driest month of the year. Temperatures around January and February average a comfortable 26-27°C. The year is split into two seasons, with the wet season starting from May and running through to October when temperatures climb into the mid to high-30s and rainfall is high. From November through to April the weather is drier but from March onwards the temperature climbs quickly and humidity levels rise.

How can you travelling to Siem Reap?

Book your package holiday to Siem Reap with Qatar Airways Holidays and you’ll arrive at Siem Reap International Airport, which is the second-largest airport in the country. The airport is approximately 7km from the city centre, and to make your holiday a pleasant experience from the moment you land, we’ll take care of all the transfers to your accommodation for you, so all you have to do is relax.

What is the best way to get around?

The city is easy to get around on foot, or you can hire bicycles across the city. As the city is fairly flat it’s a wonderfully relaxing way to get around. You can also hop on a tuk-tuk which is a traditional way to get around the busy city streets and great fun. Taxis are plentiful but make sure you get a metered cab or agree on the destination and the fare with the driver before you get in.

Good to know

Time zone

GMT+7 hours

Languages

 Khmer, English, French

Dialing code

+855

Electricity

230V 50Hz

Currency

Cambodian riel

 

Siem Reap Holidays Experiences

  • Browse the markets of the city to find everything from leatherwork and metalwork to jewellery, silks and local food delicacies. Head for the Made in Cambodia market for authentic, locally-made goods.
  • Take a yoga class at one of many of the city’s centres, or try a traditional massage.
  • Head out of the city to Prek Toal Floating Village, where an entire village lives and works on floating platforms on the Tonle Sap river.
  • Take a tour of the Wat Preah Prom Rath pagoda, a glittering 500-year-old temple that has been rebuilt to give visitors a tour of the legends and myths of old Cambodia.
  • Visit the Angkor Silk Farm and watch the process of silk-making from the silkworm to traditional weaving techniques, and see how modern artisans are taking this craft forward by creating new and exciting patterns.
  • Escape the city for a few hours and explore the surrounding countryside on a quad bike. Your guide will take you to traditional villages where the way of life has remained unchanged for centuries.