Siem Reap memories !

Siem Reap is a very nice city in Cambodia, just at the foot of Angkor Wat temple. I have lived there during two years and half. It is a fascinating town full of creative energy. Tourists from all around the world visit the city each year, and every day an incessant cortege of tuk-tuk strides along the Sivatha Road. Many expats live together with the local population. Today I want to go back in time and tell about some places that I really liked.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the 8th wonder of the world. It was constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire. It has remained a significant religious center since its very foundation. It is now a symbol of Cambodia and a prime attraction for visitors. Its detailed sculptures are spectacular and make it a must-see place in South-East Asia. But mostly, do not miss the sunrise at Angkor Wat as you will regret doing so otherwise. You will have to wake up at 4:00 a.m if you want to enjoy it, but it is definitely worth it!

Angkor Thom South Gate


I miss cycling at Angkor Thom South Gate. The place is very atmospheric during the monsoon. If you don’t care about the rain, it is a good time to find some peace moment inside the temple.

Wat Bo Pagoda


Many tourists will not visit “Wat Bo Pagoda”, the oldest Pagoda in town. And yet this Pagoda is so mysterious and peaceful. If you are lucky, you may enter inside and see magnificent old style fresco. Take your time to walk around. You will certainly meet some monks and very nice people. The place is very quiet and perfect for meditating enjoying a bit of silence. This is definitely one of my favorite places. More about Siem Reap in the next articles !