Siem Reap Travel Information

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Siem Reap Scene Siem Reap is the second largest city in Cambodia, as well as the capital and largest city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. It was little more than a village when French explorers "re-discovered" Angkor in the 19th century. In 1863 King Norodom, seeking to end the struggels of power between his own country and that of Thailand and Vietnam signed a protection treaty with France. France viewed Cambodia as a buffer zone between southern Vietnam and the British-aligned Siam. The French hoped the treaty would protect their interests in southern Vietnam. In turn, Cambodia relied on French protection to stop Vietnamese invasions on the eastern border. During World War II, Japanese forces allowed France to maintain colonial control but encouraged nationalist thought. With the end of World War II, France attempted to reassert rule over its' former territories. However, Cambodian conflict with Vietnam left France unable to control the push for independence from Cambodia. In 1949, France granted Cambodia signifcant autonomy, though the military and economy remained under French control. Ultimately, in 1953 Cambodia was able to declare complete independence from France but the French colonial influence is remains evident in many parts of Cambodia.

Things to do in Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Temples • Angkor Night Market • Siem Reap Floating Village • Ta Prohm • Banteay Srei • Bayon Temple • Angkor Thom • Angkor Archaeological Park • Pub Street's Restaurants and Bars • Phnom Kulen Waterfall National Park • Sunset Dinner on Tonle Sap Lake • Siem Reap Night Markets • Siem Reap Airboat Tour • Butterfly Paradise Botanical Garden • Prasat Phnom Krom

Highly rated hotels in Siem Reap: Anantara Angkor Resort • Jaya House River Park • Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort • Model Angkor Resort • THE PRIVILEGE FLOOR by Lotus Blanc • THE PRIVILEGE FLOOR by Borei Angkor • Park Hyatt Siem Reap • Golden Temple Villa • Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang • Sarai Resort & Spa • Nita by Vo Angkor Resort • Amansara

Cambodia's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types A, C & G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Siem Reap International Airport is 6,091 miles, with a flight time of approx 12.5 hrs. Siem Reap's IATA airport code is REP.
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Climate: The Cambodian climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a rainy season from May to mid-November. The coolest month is December, while the hottest months are April and May, when the heat becomes oppressive. In the rainy season, the temperature is a bit lower, but the humidity is higher, so the weather is hot and muggy. The amount of sunshine in Cambodia is good from December to February, but also in March and April. The country is not large so the climate is fairly uniform.

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BA Tier Points Earned

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First210210 420840

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
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