Siem Reap

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Posted by DH Travel at 5:03 am April 29, 2014

Climate Siem Reap

The climate in Siem Reap Region, where has relics of Angkor, Cambodia, is quite like the climate in the South of Vietnam, so visitors can easily visit Cambodia in any season of the year.

Explore the history and the name Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the provincial city of Siem Reap province and is located to the north-west of the country which has the brilliant architecture and glorious history. Siem Reap city is more than 300 km from the capital. In the past, this city used to be the capital,  then was ruled by Siam invaders under the beautiful name Siam Nakhon which means “City of Siam”. However, history turned to its hey day, the victory of a heroic nation in the 17th century changed the name of the ancient land into Siem Reap which means “the defeated Siamese “. Today, Siem Reap fascinates millions of visitors, including the Vietnamese people by its extremely convenient location, just approximately 7km from Angkor population along with tourists attractions, facilities, services… which all make visitors feel comfortable and satisfied.

Be drunk with Apsara fairy dance

Apsara is the traditional dance which honour the supreme being, praises their merits and express wishes of the people. Guests will be surprised and interested when the young dancers appear in tight beautiful costumes with “aristocratic” gold plated and quite surprising weight, 10kg. What is more, you would not have the heart to take your eyes of the dancers – the embodiment of fairies as stepping out from the beautiful reliefs in Angkor temple. When the music is played, dancers perform extremely flexible, elegant movements in fairytale appearance, holy soul. It is certain that the apsara performance will make visitors recognize that the world’s intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO is so great, is a fairy dance.

Visit Angkor Wat – the national treasure of the country of temples and towers

Angkor Wat – the jewel of Cambodia was stated in the list of the 20 top wonders in the semifinal round to vote for seven new wonders of the world, which final round was held on 07/07/2007, earlier, in 1992, Angkor Wat had been recognized as the world’s Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The pride of the country and the pinnacle of Khmer temple architecture was built in 1113 – 1150. Unfortunately, when the Siamese came to invade the capital, the splendor, dazzling of the relic was unable to follow the King to Phnom Penh in 1432 but was hidden in jungle and secretly protected. Until 1860 “the story of the  jungle ” was found by the missionaries and brought to light. Angkor Wat has a total area of ​​about 200 hectares and is designed, built sophisticatedly with  surprisingly, respectably calculations. Apart from this number one destination in Cambodia, visitors can admire other tourists attraction such as: Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srey, …

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat – the national treasure of the country of temples and towers

Enjoy Cambodian specialties

You should eat at affordable restaurants along the streets of Siem Reap, the price will be lower when eating in night market or hotel. The menu here is written in English and accompanied by photos, so you can easily select the food.

Siem Reap street foods- Cambodian specialties

Siem Reap street foods- Cambodian specialties

Apart from the common, familiar dishes which are suitable with visitors all over the world, the “rare and special” dishes in Cambodia making you curiously ask what animal is this? or what dish is this?. All kinds birds, animals, insects,… like crickets, spiders, grasshoppers, pupa, snakes, … are put in a pan, fried, boiled, baked, grilled… by the chef. And certainly, the smell will be very special, colors of the dish are strange- looking, stimulating the taste. So you’ll try? A typical juicy drink which helps to slake your thirst of Cambodia is jaggery juice, the refresher pressed from jaggery flowers, you will quickly love this drink.

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