Low Fare CalendarThe best airfares for a year ahead
1Choose your destination
2One Way or
or Round Trip
3Set the duration
of your trip
the best flight deals
Travel Tips to Siem Reap (REP)
Siem Reap – Sights of an Attractive Cambodian City
The city of Siem Reap, lying near the south-east Asian lake of Tonle-Sap, is one of Cambodia’s most modern cities. Despite its tumultuous history, Siem Reap is now a fantastic place to visit. From walking the streets of this bustling resort city to trying the typical Cambodian food with its French influences, there is always something to see and do. And there are plenty of excursions and nearby places to visit too. Book a flight to Siam Reap and discover this stunning location in the heart of Angkor.
Floating Villages of Tonle-Sap Lake
Any visit to Siem Reap is worth it, if only to see the floating villages. During the rainy season (May to the end of October) the water levels in the Tonle-Sap, the biggest freshwater lake in south-east Asia, rise from 2,500 to 12,500 km. So, the local villagers build their houses on metre-high poles so that they are unaffected by the rising waters. They live in symbiosis with the lake and catching fish in the rainy season and in the growing rice on the fertile ground during dry seasons.
Angkor Wat Temple Complex
The impressive temple facilities of Angkor Wat are a major reason for visiting the city of Siem Reap. The buildings that can be seen in the area date back to the 10th and 13th centuries. The pyramid of Angkor Wat with its three levels and five towers is the highlight of the temple complex. This is the largest religious building in the world. The short circular route often chosen by visitors includes, apart from Angkor Wat, the old royal capital Angkor Thom, the temple hill Ta Keo, the monastery complex Banteay Kdei and several temples. The long and the short routes meet on the Srah Srang water reservoir. You need to allow yourself several days for the grand tour of the temple complexes, which span 26 kilometres in total.
A Theme Park and Museum in One: The Cambodian Cultural Village
The Cambodian Cultural Village is a combination of theme park and museum. You can see miniature versions of eleven villages over an area of 210,000 square metres reflecting the cultural heritage of eleven ethnic groups. There are performances of various kinds – from dance and acrobatics to boxing matches and traditional wedding ceremonies. There are also arts and crafts from the region, such as basket weaving, wood carving and silk work. The wax figures on site present scenes which tell you about the history and culture of Cambodia.
The Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
If you choose to visit the butterfly park which is situated about 25 kilometres for Siem reap, you will be financially supporting the regions projects for tackling poverty and nature conservation. The Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) houses thousands of tropical butterflies that are also found in Cambodia. In the middle of a beautifully laid out tropical garden it is possible to see the butterflies up close. The park’s staff are very happy to answer questions. The little eco system is based on the plants providing food and accommodation to the butterflies and the butterflies then pollinating the plants. Flights to Siem Reap with FlyDoha allow you to see this and the other sights.