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Siem Reap Travel Guide

My ultimate travel guide to Siem Reap dates backs to October 2015 when I first arrived in Cambodia to take up an English teaching job at a so-called International school. Professionally speaking, it was one of the most topsy-turvy experiences I’ve ever had in my TEFL Career. And believe me, I’ve certainly taught at my fair share of dodgy schools!

Things to see and do Siem Reap Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia. November, 2015.

It’s a pity I had to leave as early as I did, because I found Siem Reap to be a vibrant, up-and-coming place full of invention and spirit. The locals here are really friendly and they have an infectious positivity. In fact, their whole attitude seems to stand in defiance of their country’s dark history. You’ll also find a decent level of spoken English, which came as a huge relief after my years working in China.

Siem Reap Travel Guide

As the gateway to the stunning Temples of Angkor, this incredibly western-friendly city buzzes with a constant stream of visitors. Moreover, there’s a sizeable expat community who’ve done much to contribute to the city’s growth. 

Travel Guide Siem Reap

Bon Om Touk Water Festival. November 2015.

As a result, Siem Reap boasts a glut of inventive cafes, restaurants and bars, along with some of the best value accommodation in Asia. No wonder I decided to return in 2020 for three months of blogging and exploring. This time I made sure to give the city the royal Leighton Travels treatment, with an exhaustive overview of what to see and do and where to eat and drink.

Travel Guide Siem Reap

Marum Restaurant, Siem Reap. January 2020.

For the ultimate Siem Reap travel guide, have a leaf through my articles on:

What To See & Do Siem Reap

Where To Eat & Drink Siem Reap

Where To Stay Siem Reap

Other Cool Stuff in Siem Reap (coming soon!)

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