Where to begin with Angkor? There is no greater attention of architectural riches anywhere all over the world. All are global icons and have helped put Cambodia on the map as the temple capital of Asia. These days, the monuments are a point of pilgrimage for all Khmers, and no visitor to the region will want to miss their extravagant beauty.
Siem Reap was always intended for nice things and offers everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining and sumptuous spas.
In spite of the headline act that is Angkor and the sophistication of Siem Reap, Cambodia’s greatest treasure is its people. The Khmers have been to hell and back, but they have prevailed with a smile and no visitor comes away from this kingdom without a measure of gladness and affection for its inhabitants.
When you should go?
Dec–Jan: Humidity is low, there are cool breezes and very little rain. This is the nicest time for travellers to travel.
Feb–Jun: Temperatures are higher and in May or June there is more rain.
Jun–Oct: The wet season: Angkor is surrounded by lush foliage and the moats are full of water.
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