Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: Thailand and Malaysia
By Jack Stacey
14 March 2019
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The name 'Siem Reap' refers to the centuries-old conflict between the Siamese (now Thailand) and the Khmer people. Literally translated, Siem Reap means 'Flat defeat of Siam'. Today, Siem Reap is a vibrant city at the gateway to the Angkor region, with a charming city centre. The Old French Quarter is a delightful blend of colonial and Chinese influences.
Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural beauty and unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta.… see more
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Surrounding Siem Reap is the Angkor Archaeological Park, which stretches across an area of 154 square miles (400 square kilometres). Within the park are the remains of several former capitals of the Khmer Empire. The most celebrated of these former capitals is the Angkor Wat temple complex. Built as the capital of the empire by King Suryavarman in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is the symbol of Cambodia and even appears on the national flag.