The ruins of Angkor Wat outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia have been existence for about 1,300 years according to anthropologists. Today after years of neglect, the site has been rediscovered and has become Southeast Asia's latest hot spot for travelers.
For anyone interested in ruins, Angkor Wat is a must and now is the time to visit. Why? Siem Reap, the jumping off spot, near the entrance of Angkor Wat is growing at break neck speed to keep up with the increase in the number of tourists.
Unlike other popular sites in Southeast Asia, Siem Reap has kept most of its charm. On days when one is not exploring the World Heritage Site, the city is a fun respite from the large crowds that tend to descend on the site.