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Siem Reap

Administration
Full nameSiem Reap
Native nameក្រុងសៀមរាប
Settlement typeCity
CountryCambodia
ProvinceSiem Reap
Settled802
Official1907
Government
District Chief & GovernorSou Phirin
Deputy GovernorKim Chay Hieng
Demography
Total Population171800 (2009)
Other information
Time zoneCambodia (UTC+7)

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Siem Reap ( ) is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia, and is the gateway to Angkor region.

Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are traditional Apsara dance performances, craft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake.

Siem Reap today, being a popular tourist destination, has a large number of hotels and restaurants. Most smaller establishments are concentrated around the Old Market area, while more expensive hotels are located between Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport and the town along National Road 6. There are a variety of mid-range hotels and restaurants along Sivatha boulevard, and mid budget to mid-range hotels in the Phsar Leu area.


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