Guides for Travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Seam Reap
Siem Reap, located in northwestern Cambodia, is best known for the ancient Angkor temples. Travellers come here to contemplate the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there are plenty of other interesting things to do in the city and surrounding areas when you're templed out.
Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
One of the most important things in your travel plan is booking Ho Chi Minh Siem Reap flights. Siem Reap is about 421 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The fastest option for you to get there is to use a flight with the average price of around $252. There are also cheap flights from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap which will often be available in September and October. The flight takes you approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Cambodia Angkor Air frequently offers the best deals for cheap flights Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap and is the most popular airlines for direct flights.
When to visit?
The period from November to March is the best time to visit Siem Reap as the weather is cool and dry, and you can avoid the extremes of heat and precipitation in other times of the year. Moreover, there are a number of festivals taking place during this season.
Where to stay?
Siem Reap can’t be covered in one day and you’ll need to book flights in Cambodia with at least three days in Siem Reap to satisfactorily cover the huge expanse of the Angkor temples and other attractions in the area. Therefore, a Siem Reap hotel or hostel will be your ideal choice. Hotels in Siem Reap are plentiful, ranging from charming guesthouses to five-star villas and it depends on your budget and preference.
What to do?
Of course the temples of Angkor Wat should be on top of your to-do list when travelling to Siem Reap but you can still spend the other days to explore the ancient city. You should watch Apsara dance – the traditional Cambodian culture; buy a boat ride on the huge Tonle Sap lake and visit some nearby floating villages to see how the fisherman and their families live; party on Pub Street where there is a frenetic mix of Khmer and Western restaurants; go shopping at Psar Chaa old market which is stocked with anything you may want to buy and so on.