We found saved trips to
Multiple Trips

We found multiple saved trips to with this Point of Interest.

Edit Your Trip

Almost there! Start planning your trip by adding items to your itinerary:

  • Plan with Map Explorer
    Use Map Explorer to plan the places you'll visit on your trip.
    Map Explorer
  • Your Itinerary
    Check out your itinerary and add your own ideas to your trip.
    Trip Itinerary
  • Discover
    Read about , and explore places, attractions and more.

Siem Reap

About Siem Reap



Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Siem Reap, which means "Siam defeated," based on a 15th-century battle with Cambodia's neighbors to the west, has emerged as a modern, friendly and elegantly low-key city with highly sophisticated shopping, dining, and nightlife options. After a long day at the temples you'll be happy to spend your evening strolling along the Siem Reap River, and dining at an outdoor table on a back alley in the hip old French quarter or Alley West off the more boisterous Pub Street, which is closed to traffic in the evening.The Old Market area is a big draw and the perfect place to shop for souvenirs; dig through the silk, wood and silver ornaments and accessories and you may find your treasure. Many of the colonial buildings in the area were destroyed during the Khmer Rouge years, but many others have been restored and turned into world-class resorts and restaurants.You could spend an entire afternoon in the Old Market area, wandering from shop to shop, café to café, gallery to gallery. It changes every month, with ever more delights in store. Long gone are the days when high-end souvenirs (the legal kind) came from Thailand. Today numerous shops offer high-quality Cambodian silks, Kampot pepper and other Cambodian spices, and herbal soaps and toiletries made from natural Cambodian products.

Read more

Read less

  • 89° / 75°
  • Avg Temp in September
  • Related AARP member discounts

AARP Member Discounts

See All Discounts

Things You Can't Miss

Symbol of Cambodia

One of the world's architectural wonders, the sprawling stone temple complex of Angkor Wat holds statues. art, bas-reliefs. The fit climbs to the top.

Symbol of Cambodia

Image Credit: Getty Images

Sobering Scars of War

Founded by a former child fighter for the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian Landmine Museum displays maiming devices and explains de-mining.

Sobering Scars of War

Image Credit: National Geographic Image Collection / Alamy

After-Dark Destination

Buy Cambodian silk, art and crafts from boutiques styled like native huts, get a message and try local cuisine at the Angkor Night Market.

After-Dark Destination

Image Credit: Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images

Bird-Watching Nirvana

Take a boat or engage a guide to drive to the Bird Sanctuary at Prek Toal to see ibis, pelicans and various kinds of storks. Tours also are offered.

Bird-Watching Nirvana

Image Credit: Jerry Redfern

Climb Aboard an Elephant

Outfitters arrange perambulations on pachyderms. Look for riders at temples such as Angkor Thom and Phnom Bakheng. Tip your elephant with bananas

Climb Aboard an Elephant

Image Credit: National Geographic Creative/Getty Images

  • slide 0
  • slide 1
  • slide 2
  • slide 3
  • slide 4

Shared Trips to this Destination

Trips Places Of Interest

AARP Travel Center

Book online or call: 1.800.675.4318

Can't Decide?

Can't Decide?

Discover the perfect destination for your road trip with our help.

Try The Trip Finder
Just Browsing?

Just Browsing?

Find out how much you could save with AARP on your next trip.

See All AARP Member Discounts

Must Reads Before You Go


The Pros and Cons of All-Inclusive Resorts

Going to an all-inclusive resort may or may not be a good travel option.


10 Travel Mistakes I Always Make

by Samantha Brown

For example, she forgets her toothbrush or itinerary. See more of her frequent travel blunders and learn how you can prevent them.


Keep Travel Memories Alive With Custom Online Photo Albums

Use these tips to choose an online photo book service and create your own personalized photo album to share your travel memories with family and friends.


Going Solo? Tips for the Older Traveler Who Is Alone

Planning a trip by yourself? Follow these guidelines to help make it a vacation to remember.

Discover Siem Reap



Discover the very best of Siem Reap.


Print and take your itinerary with you. (Coming Soon)


Share your trip with your family and fellow travelers. (Coming Soon)

Plan your trip

User Comments

Please leave your comment below.