Siem Reap, gateway to the magical ruins of Angkor - the seat of the Khmer Kingdom from the 9th - 15th centuries. The infamous Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, originally founded as a Hindu temple but gradually evolved into a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century. Pop culture buffs might also know it from Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie.
Over the years, tourism has transformed sleepy Siem Reap into a bustling downtown area with a bunch of restaurants, bars and clubs. Yes, somewhat unfortunately you can't escape the alcoholic buckets of the backpacker trail even in this historical area. But there are positive points to this influx of tourism, including an economic boost to the local residents and a great array of amenities that 10 years ago just didn't exist around here.
If you're coming in from the USA, don't worry about changing currency - US dollars are widely accepted pretty much anywhere in Cambodia as the preferred (sometimes only) currency. There's not too much of an entrepreneurial scene here that we know of (other than local tourism initiatives) but the temples of Angkor are not to be missed in life so we definitely recommend checking it out... and hitting up a local coworking spot while you're there so you don't fall behind on work!
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