Flights to Siem Reap arrive at Angkor International Airport, which is a large facility with a full range of passenger services. Customers waiting for Siem Reap flights can enjoy a variety of restaurants, cafés, and retail shops. There are free Internet terminals inside Le Salon Lounge, and if you have your own wireless device you can use the complimentary Wi-Fi service in the passenger terminal. If you want to find cheap flights to Siem Reap, you should check with the budget carriers that offer service to this airport.
Airport taxis and the local motorcycle taxis, known as "motodops", are reasonably priced, but you may still save some time and frustration by booking transportation when you arrange your airfare to Siem Reap. Another comfortable and affordable option is hiring a tour bus, but this should be done ahead of time as seats fill quickly. You can find tour operators through your hotel or by asking in the airport. The cheapest transportation in town is provided by a tuktuk, which is a lightweight utility vehicle.
The most famous site in Cambodia is the ancient and purportedly haunted temple of Angkor Wat, one of the ancient wonders of the world. There are also many other interesting cultural and historical sites in Siem Reap, such as the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Cultural Village, and the Angkor National Museum. One very unique local landmark is the Kampong Phluk Floating Village, which is among the last of its kind. If you like nature attractions you should also visit the BanteaySrey Butterfly Center where you can see all of the brilliant butterflies in their equally beautiful tropical garden habitat.
If you do not want to pay a king's ransom for your souvenirs you should avoid the flashy, ornate shops that obviously appeal to most tourists. Additionally, look for the official Heritage Watch insignia when you enter shops in Siem Reap, as these establishments are known to have fair prices. If you are in the market for an Apple laptop or accessories, Cambodia is the best place to buy these items. If you want hand-crafted wares you should visit Artisans d'Angkor, and if you want some impeccably made silk items you should shop at Samatoa. Siem Reap offers a lot of international foods, but if you want to try local favorites, you can usually get them at small Karaoke diners or in your hotel's restaurant.
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