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Siem Reap was once a small village until French explorers discovered Angkor in the early 19th century and in 1907 it became under French control and the village began to grow due to development.
The Grand Hotel d'Angkor was established in 1929 and the Angkor Wat temples remained one of Cambodia leading tourist spots until the onset of the devastating civil war under the Khmer Rouge rule from 1975-1978.
Siem Reap is popularly known as the gateway to the fascinating Angkor Wat temples. It is the most populated city within the Siem Reap province of Northwestern Cambodia and it sits serenely at the edge of the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Lake Tonle Sap. The city's close proximity to the fascinating Angkor archaeological park has made it the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia.
Siem Reap is a heaven for the nature lovers with a postcard landscape, magnificent temples, paddy fields, cultural wealth and colorful festivals and never fails to delight the expats and tourists.
Tourism has generated over 50% of all jobs in this City. Expats have started to migrate to this dynamic city as it is providing career opportunities in various fields of employment for bilingual candidates.
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The real estate sector is growing rapidly, mainly due to the rise of the Tourist industry. Listed below are the available housing options.
When it comes to finding a property to reside in for a long duration, the following neighborhoods in this City are the best choices.
The cost of living is cheaper in Siem Reap, yet the quality of life is appreciably high. The best-tasting traditional street foods cost around $1-$5. Getting around Siem Reap is simple as it is a fairly small city housing 139, 458 residents approximately. Cambodian tuk-tuks (remork), motorbikes and bicycles are common and are the cheapest modes of transportation in Siem Reap. A short trip within the downtown in a remork will cost you anywhere from $1 and $3. Taxis and electric cars are also largely available at a decent price. Express Boat services are available from Siem Reap to the capital city, Phnom Penh for $35 one way. International-standard hospitals have been set up in the last few years, yet, certain severe complications you will need to relocation to Thailand for care.