Angkor International Airport is the gateway for all flights to Siem Reap, Cambodia. This large full-service facility offers passengers a number of useful services, including money changers, ATMs, and an array of shops and eateries for passengers and guests waiting for Siem Reap flights. The passenger terminal offers free Wi-Fi access. You can book cheap flights to Siem Reap through discount airlines that fly to this airport.
When you book your hotel or airfare to Siem Reap, you can arrange for transport from the airport to save time and money. Otherwise, the taxi and motodop (motocyle taxi) fares are still very reasonable. There are tour companies that offer bus services to and from Siem Reap for affordable fares, but you will need to book the rides in advance to ensure available seating. To get around in town you can use the local tuk tuks, which are like small utility vehicles. Tuk tuk fares are extremely cheap, but the drivers will usually double the fares after dark or when the weather is bad.
Angkor Archaeological Park is one of many fascinating cultural attractions in Siem Reap. There are a number of sights to see there including some ancient Buddhist temples. You can also see cultural and historical exhibits at the Angkor National Museum and the Cultural Village. Some fantastic sites just outside of town are the Kampong Phluk Floating Village where you can haggle for local wares, and the Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, which is a lush tropical garden populated with hundreds of local butterfly species. Those who enjoy adventure can tour Siem Reap via helicopter or microlight by air or on a quad by land. Of course, anyone who visits Cambodia should not leave without visiting the famous Angkor Wat temple.
There are a lot of ornate souvenir shops in Siem Reap, but these places charge hefty prices. Shops that display the gold Heritage Watch emblems usually have the most reasonable prices. There are several places to shop including the Angkor Market for food and beverages, the Artisans d'Angkor for handmade crafts, and Samatoa for exquisite fair-trade silk items. The food choices are very broad in Siem Reap, but if you want local cuisine you should check out the Karaoke restaurants where you can have a great dinner and some fun entertainment.