Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor Wat.
The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia.
The proximity of the Angkorian ruins turned Siem Reap into a boomtown in less than half a decade. The Siem Reap of today is barely recognizable from the Siem Reap of the year 2000.
Despite the massive shift in its economic fortunes, Siem Reap remains a safe, friendly and pleasant town. There's an endless choice of places to stay or dine and a host of possible activities awaiting visitors.