Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Siem Reap Indian Embassy Near Siem Reap Embassy of India 50 Samdach Pan Ave (214), Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel No.: (+855-23) 210912 / 210913, Fax No. (+855-23) 213640 / 210914 Embassy Working Hours: 08.30 AM to 05.30 PM Visa Process for Indians The following documents are required to get a Cambodian visa: Original Passport which is valid for 6 months after leaving Cambodia 1 photo: 35mm X 45mm, white background, matte finish, 80 % face size. eyes, ears and forehead clearly visible Confirmed air ticket Confirmed hotel reservation Visa Processing Time - 3- 5 Working days About Siem Reap Situated on the north-eastern side of the Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap is the main access point of the glorious Angkor Wat Temple. The French style houses and the old constructed make this city etched in history. However, the city surprises every traveller when it comes to nightlife. The scene is such that the party never stops until the sun shines again. From world-class hotels to hip hostels for the backpackers, the city has an ideal place for everyone. Top Places to Visit in Siem Reap Angkor Wat – Serving as the symbol for Cambodia, Angkor Wat has found its place in the national flag. Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument that measures roughly around 162.6 hectares. The temple was initially dedicated to Lord Vishnu during the Khmer Empire; however, by the end of the 12th century, it gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple. This temple square is 5.5 kilometres away from Siem Reap. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, this is the most visited attraction of Cambodia. Angkor Wat National Museum – Showcasing the majesty of Angkor, the Angkor National Museum lets you walk through the Khmer civilisation and its evolution. The displays in this museum are themed by religion, era, and royalty as visitors move through the striking galleries. Zen-like Gallery of a Thousand Buddhas is the highlight of this museum. To avoid sweltering midday temperatures, plan a visit in the evening. How to Reach Siem Reap All major international airlines offer connecting flights from major Indian airports to Siem Reap. Major airlines offering regular flights from India to Cambodia include Bangkok Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Air Asia and Silk Air. For a hassle-free trip, travellers are advised to get their visa sorted from India. Best Time to Visit Siem Reap November to April is a dry season in Siam Reap. December to February is when the temperature starts dropping, and the city becomes a little cooler. If you are travelling between December and January, expect a little rainfall and don’t forget carrying a raincoat and an umbrella. Things to Pack Carry appropriate attires when travelling to Siem Reap. Most of the temples don’t allow entry to those wearing shorts and sleeveless uppers. Some other things that you must carry when visiting Siem Reap include: Linen clothing – trousers, scarf and uppers Flip-flops and sandals Water bottle Sun hat and sunscreen Anti-diarrhoea tablets and rehydration sachets An umbrella Travel insurance policy Remember, revealing outfits are not allowed within temple grounds. Top Delicacies of Siem Reap Green Mango Salad – This delicious salad is served with holy basil, lime, garlic and grilled fish is one of the best foods you will taste in Siem Reap. From breakfast to dinner, you can enjoy this dish at any time of the day. Do not leave Siam Reap without eating this fantastic dish. Bamboo Sticky Rice – The sticky rice is mixed with sweet red beans, sugar and coconut cream and then satiated into tubes of hollow bamboo. The cylinders filled with wow are then slow roasted over coal. The process is done until the ingredients mingle together. Khmer Cakes – Khmer cake or Num Chak Kachan is a customarily part of the Buddhist holidays and comes in a variety of colours and styles. Super sweet, the sticky treat is made from palm sugar, rice flour, and coconut cream. The smooth texture is obtained by steaming the mix. Shopping List Essentials (Where to Shop) Angkor Night Market Home to over 200 bamboo hut shops, the Angkor Night Market has on offer a wide range of handicrafts and clothing from the local community. Located in central Siem Reap, this market was founded in the year 2007. From shadow puppets to silk paintings and intricate stone carving, you will find it all here at this market. Opening Hours: 16:00 – 24:00 Address: Off Sivatha Boulevard, Siem Reap Made in Cambodia Market Offering tasty local food, Cambodian souvenirs and hosting excellent live performances, the Made in Cambodia Market is one of its kind. Local artisans present their work that includes toys, paintings, cosmetics, clothes and jewellery, this market is a haven for the shopaholics. There are also a number of food stalls that offer mouthwatering local food to the hungry shoppers. Be sure of buying a few bottles of Sombai Rice Spirits as a souvenir for people back home. Opening Hours: Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday 16:00 – 21:00 Address: Oum Khun Street, Siem Reap Angkor Handicraft Association With around 20 stalls offering authentic handicrafts, the Angkor Handicraft Association is set in the Traing Village. You can even learn about the traditional Khmer crafting as many of the vendors keep working on their products on the spot. From palm leaf weaving to coconut carving, you can learn a lot here. Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00 Address: Road 60, Traing Village, Siem Reap Top Indian Restaurants Flavours of India Restaurant Address: Angkor Night Market St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Contact Number: +855 63 765 900 Namaste Restaurant Address: Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Contact Number: +855 63 969 109 Taj Mahal Restaurant Address: Sok San Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Contact Number: +855 88 876 5100 Healthcare Centres Jayavarman VII Hospital Address: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Contact Number: +855 81 258 314 Neak Tep Clinic Address: Loeuk Taneuy Street, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Contact Number: +855 17 928 655 Angkor Hospital for Children Address: Tep Vong (Achamean) Road & Oum Chhay Street, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia, Preah Sangreach Tep Vong St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Contact Number: +855 63 760 452 Keep this list of healthcare centres and your travel insurance policy always handy to have safe travel in Siem Reap. Keep this list of healthcare centres and your travel insurance policy always handy to have safe travel in Siem Reap. Currency The official currency of Cambodia is Cambodian Riel. Basics of Local Communication The local language of Siem Reap is Khmer, and you might have a difficulty conversing with the locals in English. Keeping that in mind, it is a good idea to learn a few local phrases to make your trip hassle-free. English Khmer Good Morning aroun suostei My Name is… chhmoh robsakhnhom ku... Where is…? nowenea...? Yes Bat No Te Please Saum Sorry Somtos How Much is This for? tae nih meanotamlei bonman? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. 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