Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Siem Reap Addresses

  • Sokha Angkor
    National Route 6 (Airport Road)
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Phone (0)63 96 99 99 | www.sokhahotels.com
    The centrally located Sokha Hotel is a luxurious 5 stars in the middle of the city. As soon as you step out of the chaos of the main roads, the hotel offer quiet and piece after a day of excursion. Pleasant staff will give you all the adequate services you wish for. One interesting point is that the hotel is part of the industrial group that manages the temples, and can sell you passes in advance. Food see next section.

  • Meric
    Hôtel de la Paix, Sivutha Blvd. Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Phone: 855 63 966 000| Website

    This is the ONLY restaurant you should go to in Siem Reap (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The service is as good as the atmosphere, and a quick pick at the open kitchen will tell you that Kmer cooking can easily yet imaginatively be integrated with French classic food delicacies. Everything is a must on the menu and after a long day of temple visit a refreshing towel is a great opening for a night of enjoyment.

  • Amatak
    Mundul 1 Khum Svay Dnag Kom, Siem Reap (near the old market)
    Phone 063-963-194 | amatak@bloom-ing.net
    A small boutique that offers a large variety of jeweleries and local artifacts for your gifts at home.

  • La Petite Boutique @ Hotel de la Paix
    Hôtel de la Paix, Sivutha Blvd. Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Phone: 855 63 966 000| Website
    The gift shop has a wide variety of cultural items including jewelery, handbags and purses, stone, silk, wood and silver artwork and souvenirs plus some period photographs and prints for guest and non guest to enjoy. A nice stop over to dinner.

  • McDermott Gallery 2
    The passage between pub street & old market
    Phone: +855 (0) 12 274 274 +855 (0) 63 760 | www.mcdermottgallery.com
    In front of a french library lays a 2 storeys Gallery in a house. The photos exhibition are always interesting to see and it should be a good stop over on your way to the old market.

  • Old Market
    This is the place to do your gift shopping, nowhere else. Take your time and bargain hard you will be surprise by the patience and interesting items you might be presented to.


No matter how long you will stay in Siem Reap, you will be able to see all the temples. Choice is the key, but hiring a good driver is even more important. Now if you have only in day, this could be the order I would choose:
  1. Sunrise at Angor Wat Temple
  2. Visit Angor Wat Temple while it's still cool (no trees in Wat)
  3. Banteay Srei
  4. Ta Prohm (Tom Raider)
  5. Bayon @ Angkor Thom
  6. Sunset at Angor Wat Temple