A Guide for Traveling from Hanoi to Siem Reap
Siem Reap is located on the north-eastern side of the Tonle Sap Lake and is the main access to visit the temples of Angkor. With a wide range of culinary options, stylish hotels, friendly residents and a laid-back ambience, Siem Reap is becoming more and more attractive to travelers. Starting the trip in Hanoi, you can book flights from Vietnam to Cambodia to visit this fascinating destination.
Flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap
Due to the long distance of around 893 km, the fastest way to get from Hanoi to Siem Reap is to travel by plane. The average price for one way flights is $72 while round trips cost nearly $209. The period from September to December is usually the time when you can easily find cheap flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap. The flights take you approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Cambodia Angkor Air is among the top airlines that frequently offer the best deals to Siem Reap flights. Currently, the airline is offerring cheap flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap (round trip) with the price of only $155. The offer is valid until 31 March 2018.
Top things to do in Siem Reap
The temples of Angkor, one of the Asia’s most spectacular sights and also the UNESCO World Heritage Site, seem to be always on the top places to visit in Siem Reap. Besides, Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia with traditional floating villages, is another name you cannot miss as you will have a chance to see and experience the daily life of local fishermen. Prasat Banteay Srei, with its pink-coloured stone edifices and three-dimensional carvings of Hindu deities, should be also listed on your travel plan. If you want to enjoy a performance of contemporary Khmer acrobatics, music and drama, don’t forget to visit the Phare Circus on Ring Road.
Culinary guide to Siem Reap
Fish Amok - a fish mousse with fresh coconut milk and kroeung, a type of Khmer curry paste made from lemongrass, turmeric root, garlic, shallots, galangal and fingerroot, or Chinese ginger. This is the classic Cambodian dish.
Beef lok lak - a Cambodian beef stir fry with onions, cucumbers and tomatoes, and dipped in a sauce containing lime juice, salt and pepper. It is commonly served with a separate plate of lettuce.
Num Banh Chok - a Cambodian typical breakfast food consists of rice noodles and coconut-based fish curry soup made with kroeung. Fresh mint leaves, bean sprouts, green beans and cucumbers are heaped on top.
Bai Sach Chrouk - a dish made from sweet, sticky grilled pork, slowly barbecued over charcoal, sliced up, and spread over a generous mound of white rice, with pickled cucumber and carrot, and chilli sauce on the side.
Kuy Teav - a Cambodian rice noodle pork broth soup, served with thin slices of pork or beef, chopped with lettuce leaves, sawtooth coriander, spring onions, and bean sprouts.