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Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens, an unforgettable experience

Siem Reap, a vibrant city in Cambodia, combines age-old traditions with a modern tourism-based economy. In the older parts of the city, the Old Market and the Old French Quarter, many Chinese-style and colonial buildings can still be seen. Today, Siem Reap is a popular tourist destination and accordingly many modern hotels and restaurants have been established in the city and its environs. Craft shops and apsara dance performances attract visitors in the city, whilst in the surrounding countryside rice paddies, silk farms, a bird sanctuary and fishing villages give a real flavour of the country. Siem Reap is famed as the gateway to the internationally renowned historical complex of Angkor Wat, the 12th century temple site.

The city’s native inhabitants, despite its status as a hub for international tourism, have still retained their age old customs, traditions and culture making it a fascinating experience for the visitor. Although Siem Reap’s attractions are well known, the region has evaded the danger of over-development, meaning that it is still possible to find privacy and an individual experience in the area.

One of Siem Reap’s most attractive highlights is the Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens which has been extensively renovated by the Raffles Hotel Group. The park, shaped like a fan, is visited by both locals and tourists. The gardens consist of several distinct sections – the Formal Gardens, an area dedicated to Buddhism’s sacred flower (the Lotus Gardens), the Temple Gardens and the River Gardens which lie on the banks of the Siem Reap River. The Art Deco style bridge that spans the river, dating to 1928 has likewise been repaired. The flourishing gardens contain a great variety of plant life, and are particularly resplendent at dusk.

Travellers looking for a Siem Reap hotel will find the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor ideal for their requirements. This renowned elegant establishment will also be ideal as an Angkor hotel for those visiting the historic temples.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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