Siem Reap, Cambodia, is near to many of the country's famous historic sites and temples. The legendary structure at Angkor Wat draws people from all over the globe.
A cycling trip to this part of the country is a great way to take in all of the splendid jungle scenery. It is also a great way to absorb some of the local culture. Riding on the country's dirt tracks allows visitors to see rice planting and harvesting in action, small villages with people still immersed in a traditional way of life, and three of the most prominent temples, including Preah Ko, Lolei, and Bakong.
Another place to discover in Siem Reap is the Angkor Archaeological Park, which offers access to the Angkor Wat temple, the famous Ta Phrom, and some of the country's most well-known monuments, including the Terrace of the Elephants.
For anyone who wants to further explore local Cambodian customs, they can take a tour to some of the country's villages. During the rainy or flood season it is often necessary to get around by boat, when many of these villages will appear to be floating, which provides wonderful photography opportunities. Tourists will also enjoy visiting Beng Mealea, a gorgeous temple set deep in the Cambodian jungle, surrounded by water. It is one of the most stunning sights in the country.