For most of the year, the climate is hot and very humid, but in December the rain holds off and temperatures are slightly lower, making temple exploration a lot more pleasant.
Home to the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to the 15th centuries, Siem Reap is experiencing a boom since political tensions eased in Cambodia. The temples are so integral to the story of the nation that the main temple even features on the national flag.
Although Cambodian food is not nearly as widely recognised as that of its neighbours, Thailand and Vietnam, it does share many similar flavours such as fish sauce, lime and chilli, along with the odd culinary challenge (insects anyone?).
The city has a range of architecture which includes colonial and Chinese, along with a French Quarter. There are plenty of hotels to choose from, bustling markets and cultural experiences, and tours are easy to find.
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