Siem reap (Cambodia)

Siem Reap is a small town in the north-western part of Cambodia. The city's most famous sight and the main attraction is the Angkor Wat temple area and the surrounding archaeological park. The park area has also a great museum that covers the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples. The area is famous for its more than thousand statues of buddha. In the city is also a silk farm, where you can get an insight into the process of silk making. Within the town there are also numerous impressive smaller temples, which are less well-known among tourists.

Population: 896,309
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Khmer
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 117 (poliisi), 119 (ambulanssi), 118 (palokunta)
Currency: Cambodian riel (KHR)
Electric plugs: A, C, G
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Tipping is not traditionally expected, but it is common to tip 5 to 20% if the service is good.
Time in destination: Oct 14, 2019, 7:40:37 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
14.10

Partly cloudy

88°F

Tue
15.10

Fair

88°F

Wed
16.10

Partly cloudy

90°F

Thu
17.10

Heavy rain showers

88°F

Fri
18.10

Partly cloudy

86°F

Sat
19.10

Partly cloudy

90°F

Sun
20.10

Rain

88°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 87.8 69.8 0
February - 91.4 75.2 0
March - 93.2 77.0 1
April - 95.0 78.8 5
May - 93.2 78.8 12
June - 91.4 78.8 14
July - 89.6 78.8 14
August - 89.6 78.8 15
September - 87.8 78.8 16
October - 87.8 77.0 12
November - 87.8 75.2 5
December - 86.0 71.6 0

More information: Siem reap forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Siem reap is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $32.52, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $81.66, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $25.40
  • Hotel (3 stars): $42.34
  • Hotel (4 stars): $99.39
  • Hotel (5 stars): $223.83
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.76
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.51
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $0.77
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.00
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.50

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Destination Map

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Safety

Siem reap has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 62.2 (better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 82.1 (better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 62.5 (better than United states average 41.0)

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Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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