|Bus arrives in||Siem Reap|
|Bus departs from||Ho Chi Minh|
|Approx. Distance||460 km|
Exploring Siem Reap gives you a unique glimpse into the rich, ancient past of the Kingdom of Wonder. Home to largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat, the city prides itself on celebrating its vibrant culture from the Khmer Empire and beyond— complete with beautiful Apsara dancing, humming of traditional flutes and drums, and of course, delicious Cambodian cuisine around every corner. The city, in the North East of Camboida, is located on the Northern bank of the Tonle Sap Great Lake, about five hours by bus from the capital city of Phnom Penh.
Siem Reap attracts so many visitors every year because of its magnificent Angkor Temple Complex. Local guides can be hired for an information-packed lesson on the major iconic sites such as Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and over 50 other temples situated further out of the city center. For tourists who are looking for more variety in their travels, there are other things to do in Siem Reap besides temples.
The city is a hub of local NGOs and businesses such as artist workspaces, schools, and restaurants which strive to give opportunities to Khmer people living in poverty. For travelers searching for creativity, satisfy your taste palette by learning how to make Cambodian food at a cooking class, or give your hand at temple-inspired designs by attending a ceramics class.
A must-see in Siem Reap is one of the amazing performances at Phare: The Cambodian Circus, a social enterprise which trains youth from the countryside in circus acrobatics while telling the story of their country’s past. After a full day of activities, down time is best spent exploring and shopping in the bustling markets, such as Psar Chas (Old Market) or the Psar Reatrei (Night Market).
At night, the famous “Pub Street” comes alive with club music blasting and people from all over the world showing off their moves-- with most places selling $0.50 beers, it’s easy to see how the night life in Siem Reap never fails to show travelers a fun time. Your visit to Siem Reap is made stress-free by the use of both USD and Cambodian riel, budget accommodations throughout the city such as Ondersz hostel, and a variety of transportation options and bus stations in Siem Reap to easily get around.
Currently, there is no trip available from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap