Siem Reap, Cambodia is widely known as the gateway to Angkor Wat, one of the mysterious temple complexes in the world. Compared with the boisterous capital Phnom Penh, Siem Reap is quieter: Angkor Wat is the best-preserved temple at the site deserving an exploration; Phnom Bakheng is a perfect place for the breath-taking panorama of Angkor Wat area at sunset; also, you'll be amazed to find that the renowned site "Khmer Smile" is seated in the Bayon Temple, and the old Ta Prohm is where the film Tomb Raider was taken.
Undoubtedly, Angkor Wat and other nearby temples are the must-see attractions. However, here are some essential experiences besides the temples. It's a popular place to take a tuk-tuk ride to get round the city, get a fish foot massage, watch a traditional Apsara dance, stroll in a bar street, and try eating bugs at the Old Market.