2 days in Siem Reap Province Itinerary
— 1 night
End: Hoi An
Sun, Dec 11 - Mon, Dec 12
Siem Reap — 1 night
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.You've added Angkor Thom South Gate, Preah Khan, Banteay Srei, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of the Dead, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally make a trip to Pub Street. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and finally make a trip to Phimeanakas.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip site.
Bangkok, Thailand to Siem Reap is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Siem Reap Province travel guide
Siem Reap, officially Siemreap, is a province of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Oddar Meanchey to the north, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom to the east, Battambang to the south, and Banteay Meanchey to the west. Its capital and largest city is Siem Reap.Siem Reap is the 10th largest province in Cambodia. With a population of 896,309, it ranks as the 6th largest in the nation. A large portion of Siem Reap's southern border is demarcated by the Tonle Sap and as such, it is one of the nine provinces that making up the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. In modern times the province is best known as the site of Angkor and the Angkor Wat temple ruins.EtymologyThe name "Siem Reap" literally means "Siam Defeated", a reminder of the centuries-old conflict between the Siamese and the Khmer. In Siam, the province and its capital were called "Siemmarat" (เสียมราฐ), literally meaning "Siam's Territory".HistoryThe province came under the control of the Thai kingdom of Siam in 1795 and was later returned to Cambodia in 1907 after French made a treaty with Siam for exchange of Trat and Dan Sai for the Siamese province of Inner Cambodia which included Phra Tabong (Battambang), Siemmarat (Siem Reap), and Nakhon Wat (Angkor Wat). The Inner Cambodia province was split into Battambang and Siem Reap by the royal decree of King Sisowath the same year. This area became part of a disputed territory between France and Siam (now Thailand) which led to the Franco-Thai War in 1941, resulting in victory for Thailand and a return to Thai control (with exception of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat). The province again reverted to Cambodia in 1946, after the end of World War II with French and UN international pressure.