Cambodia has become a popular destination since it opened up in 2001. Each year more than two million visitors come here, and most visit Siem Reap in order to see the incredible Angkor temples.
How to get to Siem Reap
For travellers on a budget, Siem Reap can be accessed by bus from Bangkok (generally a lot cheaper than the one hour flight) and likewise, if you're approaching from Vietnam, you can travel by bus (or ferry) to Phnom Penh, and then take the 5-6 hour bus ride up to Siem Reap.
If you wish to fly in to Siem Reap, then airlines will take you from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as well as from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Shop around online. Most airlines (globally) offer a two-tier pricing system so that locals flying for Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok are generally paying less than the person who books from the US or the UK.
You get your Visa when you arrive in Cambodia, with a massive one page stamp in your passport. It looks impressive.
Visitors to the region are generally advised to get their jabs as a protection against Hepatitis A + B, Typhoid and Tetanus as well as to take malaria tablets. It sounds severe, but it is wise to err on the safe side to prevent an emergency.