MILK Men’s City Guides – Siem Reap

By |November 6th, 2018|

In our new MILK Men’s City Guides travel series, we’re bringing you our must-see things to do, see, eat, drink and shop in some of our favourite destinations all over the world.  Think of it as a modern man’s city guide.  To kick things off, we’re bringing you to Siem Reap.  Since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in the late 90’s, Cambodia has slowly begun to reopen its boarders to tourism and it is now one of the top destinations to visit in South-East Asia.  Its most famous attraction, Angkor Wat, was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1992.  Cambodia has an incredibly rich history to discover; having been the largest empire in South-East Asia during the 12th Century, its people were prolific in building temples and engineering agricultural as well as architectural advances.  Many of Siem Reap’s temples in the Angkor Wat precinct and beyond were abandoned when the Khmer Empire fell and nature’s power took over, giving its temples an eye-opening ‘ruinous’ feel that was made famous in films such as Tomb Raider.  There are still believed to be hundreds of temples all over Cambodia that have not yet been uncovered.  Many are still in the midst of a massive international restoration process.  Now is undoubtedly an interesting time to visit the historically significant city of Siem Reap, where the capital of Angkor once sat.  Read on to discover our tips on how to explore this ancient capital below.

 

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All the guide books and travel blogs will tell you to leave at 4am and go to Angkor Wat toes the sunrise.  We agree with one of these two things; do get up at 4am, but don’t go to Angkor Wat.  Instead, head to Bayon, Angkor Tom and the Elephant […]