Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.

This small but lively town close to the northern shore of Tonle Sap Lake has seen phenomenal growth as a tourist destination in recent years, and now offers all the facilities expected by experienced world travellers.

There’s a lot to see in and around Siem Reap, from the beautiful temples and Tonle Sap Lake to the interesting museums and cultural centers. While getting around the city isn’t too difficult, booking an organized tour saves you a lot of time, energy and money on arranging transport, guides and activities. A carefully picked selection of tours will ensure that you get the most out of Siem Reap, no matter how long or short your time there is.

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  • Vocabulary:

    • Shore: The land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river.
    • Defeated: Having been beaten in a battle or other contest.
    • Growth: An increase in the size or the importance of something.
    • Ensure: To make something certain to happen.


    Travel and know new places, as a result you will expand your vocabulary.


    • What kind of activities would you like to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

    Session 3

    Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Mario Martinez Flores from Polanco Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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