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ASIA : CAMBODIA : SIEM REAP

Located in north-west Cambodia, Siem Reap is the capital of its province but an intimate little town when compared to many Asian cities. The town features French colonial and Chinese-style architecture, markets, Aspara dance performances, handicraft shops, and other sights for travellers to see while on Siem Reap travel packages. Visit this historical town by booking your travel package with Direct Flights.

Siem Reap

     

Located in north-west Cambodia, Siem Reap is the capital of its province but an intimate little town when compared to many Asian cities.  The closest city to the fabulous temple complex at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is the logical place to set out for an excursion to that world-renowned historical treasure.  To accommodate visitors to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has transformed itself into a modern city that preserves much of its local culture and tradition despite international influences.  The town features French colonial and Chinese-style architecture, markets, Aspara dance performances, handicraft shops, and other sights for travellers to see while on Siem Reap travel packages.
       
The city is small enough to walk around, but large enough that there is plenty of modern accommodation in Siem Reap.  It's quite laid back and a pleasant place to stay while touring the temples:  all in all, Siem Reap is a fortuitous blend of traditional Cambodian life and modern amenities and entertainment.  But even though the city is most often thought of as the gateway to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap itself is worth exploring, not only for its restaurants, bars and atmosphere, but also for such sights as the nearby silk farm and factory, and the floating village on Tonle Sap lake.  A river flows out of the lake during the wet season, then in an astonishing change of direction feeds into the lake during the dry season. The shoreline shifts dramatically with the changes in the river's direction, and the floating village, which includes a market, moves with along it.  And the silk farm and manufacturing facility about 20 minutes outside of town provides free tours and a thorough explanation of how exquisite Cambodian silk fabric is made.  It also features a shop offering a variety of silk goods, including purses, clothing and bolts of silk in brilliant colours. For discount flights from Australia to Siem Reap, discount accommodation in Siem Reap, and cheap car hire in Siem Reap, look no further than Direct Flights.
       
But discount travel to Siem Reap would of course be incomplete without a visit to nearby Angkor Wat, the iconic symbol of Cambodia that appears on the national flag.  This world-famous temple complex is, however, much more than a mere symbol.  It is the epitome of classic Khmer architecture, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the country's prime attraction for holiday travellers. The temple is admired throughout the world for the grandeur and harmony of its architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) that adorn its walls. Visit Angkor Wat on a discount travel package to Siem Reap!
       
Accommodation in Siem Reap is easy to find, and there are hundreds of restaurants catering to every taste and budget.  Most of the sights in Siem Reap itself can be seen on foot, but many guesthouses provide bicycles to their guests free of charge if you don't want to walk.  And direct flights to Siem Reap arrive from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Vientiane, Hanoi, Hong Kong and a host of other Asian cities.  What more could travellers on cheap holidays to Siem Reap want?  How about a quick and easy online booking system like the one that's operated by Direct Flights.  Through Direct Flights you can book Siem Reap travel packages that include cheap flights to Siem Reap and accommodation in Siem Reap.  Direct Flights will set up all your travel arrangements, whether you'll be leaving for Siem Reap from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany or anywhere else in the world.
       
       
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