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    Siem Reap: Cambodia's Booming Tourist Attraction

    Siem Reap is Cambodia's booming tourist spot visited by many tourists around the world. Located in Cambodia and just a bit south of Bangkok, Thailand, Siem Reap is a place where lots of businesses have been centered and focused on tourism. In Siem Reap, tourists will find a wide variety of hotels; ranging from 5-star hotels and chic resorts to guesthouses suit for the budget.

    Many tourists visit Siem Reap to see the Angkor Wat temple, a temple containing the splendid remains of the Khmer civilization, and its rising five towers finishes in an impressive central tower symbolizing Mount Meru, a mythical mountain. Angkor Wat however is just one of the magnificent attractions in the place.

    Other attractions include the Angkor National Museum (a newly constructed museum demonstrating the Khmer Kingdom's Golden Era with the use of state-of-the-art technology, for visitors to easily understand the legend's story); Cambodia Landmine Museum (located in the direction of Bantay Srei and owned by Aki Ra, it was originally the owner's garden turned into a museum of mines and other artilleries); Psar Chaa (a market in the city which offers Khmer antiques, souvenirs, and a variety of Cambodian cuisine); Angkor Thom (known for its temple grounds and towering southern gate, this is where visitors will find the “Face-tower of the South Gate” depicting the carved face of Avalokiteshvara, and the Bayon Temple, among other attractions); Central Market (a place where visitors can find jewellery, food and clothes); and also Phsar Leu Thom Thmei (located 2 kilometers from the town of Siem Reap, it is a very popular marketplace rebuilt from the wood to the stone structure).

    Siem Reap has responded to its visitors as it built out all the necessary resources, while preserving much of the place's true beauty.


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