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Top things to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia - Exploring like a pro

Being the capital city of the province of Siem Reap, this place has grown to become one of the most attractive places in the country over the past few years.


The Angkor Wat

This is one of the major reasons why Siem Reap is what it is today and how it became such a popular tourist destination over the past few years. People from all over the world travel to this country to visit this stunning temple that was built in the 12th century by the people of Khmer community. This historic heritage site is also a UNESCO world heritage site that is known for having standing architectural qualities along with beauty in structure. Originally built as a temple for a Hindu God, this temple is now an iconic part of the Cambodian culture.


The Cambodian Land Mine Museum

This museum is one of a kind and cannot be found in other parts of South Asia. Most people would not know about the tragic war and conflict in Cambodia that happened during the 1970s, but the landmine museum in the country stays on as a morbid reminder of Cambodia's darker past. This museum has a collection of more than 1,000 different land mines and all the explosive devices that were deployed all over the country during the unrest. The museum is also a great place to visit an explore if you want to understand more about Cambodia's past and culture.


Take a balloon ride over Angkor Wat

If exploring the temple on foot and taking pictures of it while you are on land left you speechless, imagine what it could do to you if you flew over the temple and got an aerial view. Taking a balloon ride over the Angkor Wat has become an increasingly popular tourist thing to do, and by doing this you will be able to notice all the tiny yet complex details of the architecture that a normal ground observation would probably not show. If you are put up at Angkor Wat hotels the likes of FCC Angkor Siem Reap you could arrange yourself a balloon ride with the help of your accommodation.


Explore the area on foot

Regardless of what mode of transportation you use to travel around a place when you are on a holiday, sometimes, just walking around the town and the local markets could give you a better idea about the culture and the daily lives of people more than any internet article ever can. If you have the time to spare and also the energy to do so make sure you keep aside an evening in which you can just roam around the area and look at the local sites while on foot. If this seems like a tiring thing to do, you could always rent a bicycle or a bike but both of these ways of exploration will give you way more flexibility than using public transportation to get from one place to the other.

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