SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the foremost tourist hub in Cambodia, being closest to the world famous temples of Angkor. The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in Southeast Asia. The Angkor temple complex lies to the north of the city. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.
Golf in Siem Reap is relatively recent with two courses operational since 2007 and the third since 2009, keeping pace with the rest of the rapidly expanding tourist infrastructure in the city. The biggest plus of golfing in Siem Reap is the proximity to the courses “at less than 30 minutes drive to the farthest one”
It goes without saying that the Angkor temples will be one of the main attractions of your trip to Siem Reap which are UNESCO World Heritage sites and absolutely awe-inspiring receiving more than 1 million visitors per year. But you can also visit the Tonle Sap Lake where you will see fascinating villages on water, complete with homes, school, churches and stores. For night time entertainment, Pub Street in downtown Siem Reap is ideal for lively bars, cocktail lounges and vibrant nightclubs.
Other destinations in Cambodia…
Phnom Penh is the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, the capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquillity with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Phnom Penh, like other Asian-City tourist destinations, is in the midst of rapid change. Over the past few years there had been a huge increase in the number of visitors. Come and see a real original as it won’t be the same in a few years.
Sihanoukville province is a small southern province of Cambodia. The capital sits on a peninsula with beaches and tropical islands around. Sihanoukville (also known as Kampong Som or Kampong Saom) was founded in 1964 to be the only deep-water port in Cambodia. With its beaches and casinos, Sihanoukville is primarily a tourist attraction. Considering the modest amount of visitors Sihanoukville has, the town features more than ample hotels, restaurants and bars. With its five beaches and three islands to relax on, Sihanoukville provides peaceful counterpoint to Thailand’s sometimes crowded beaches.
If you’re looking to visit any of the above destinations or other parts of Cambodia, check out our sample packages on our Extension Package Page. Don’t miss out on these exotic destinations. If you doing a stop-over in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, we can easily arrange extensions for you.