Other areas to stay in Siem Reap
Wat Bo is opposite the Old French Quarter, which is just across the river and is another very convenient area to stay in as you are only minutes away from the centre. There are lots of hotels to choose from and are generally priced at cheaper rates than those on the other side of the river. Wat Bo is where you will find one of the oldest temples in Siem Reap, which is appropriately named Wat Bo and is home to a collection of wall paintings that were from the 19th century.
There are a decent number of luxurious and affordable hotels and restaurants in the area with the best overlooking the river and facing the centre of town. Restaurants offer a variety of foods from various cultures and tend to satisfy anyone’s needs, from vegetarian to American, there is something for everyone. Wat Bo is also home to a few small art galleries, where you can see locals artwork as well as little workshops, which sell locally-made handicrafts, food, jewellery and other souvenirs.
Hotels in Wat Bo
This district close to Siem Reap Airport is a top choice for visitors to the City who primarily come to visit the Angkor, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The busy city with its hectic traffic is close enough to visit easily, perhaps for a night down Bar Street or a visit to the Night Market? Both are walkable but it is fun to get a tuk-tuk although cars and motorcycles will fly by, but you will get used to that.
Angkor is equally easy to access either independently or on a tour. It is a remarkable place dating back to the Khmer Empire. Taphul Village has plenty of good accommodation from budget hostels to quality hotels with restaurants offering local and international cuisine.
Taphul Village can certainly claim to be the best place to stay for those wanting to experience Angkor yet avoid the busy streets of the city centre.
Hotels in Taphul Village
Charles de Gaulle
The Charles de Gaulle Boulevard is an excellent area to stay for luxury travelers in Siem Reap. You can find the majority of the city’s best five-star hotels here, with fantastic facilities making for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Not only are these high-range hotels brilliant, they come at very reasonable prices by Western standards!
Charles de Gaulle Road is a major road within the city- running from downtown Siem Reap to the amazing Angkor Wat temple complex. Indeed, Charles de Gaulle is perfectly located here, within convenient reach of both vibrant downtown and this historical gem. You can choose between the public transport options or travelling by taxi.
There are also many excellent and authentic local restaurants located in and around the Charles de Gaulle Area. Although some hotels come all-inclusive, it is still worth heading out at least once to choose from some local specialties.
Hotels in Charles de Gaulle