About Siem Reap

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Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. After Angkor Wat is discovered in 19th century, Siem Reap province started to grow to be a major tourist hub with many attraction sites such as Angkor Wat, Bayon temple, Banteay Srei and other interesting places. Siem Reap is accessible by flights from many Asian cities, boat and bus from Phnom Penh city.

Siem Reap has a tropical wet and dry climate. The dry season covers from December to March and the wet season starts in April and ends in November. The city has approximately 1500 mm of rainfall per year.

Siem Reap becomes a brilliant town with wide range of hotels, guesthouses, large selection of restaurants, plenty of shopping opportunities, and many attractive tourism sites. Most tourists come to visit the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta prom temple, night market, Khmer cultural village, sunset, Angkor night market, national museum and a lot more interesting places.

Angor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat Temple was built to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu by King Suryavarman II (1112-1150). It was built as the king's state temple and capital city. Angkor Wat means "Temple City" lying 5.5 Kilometres north of Siem Reap province. It is the only one temple, which has remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu. Moreover, it was considered as one of the largest Hindu temple in the world. Then, in the late 13th century, Angkor Wat gradually moved from Hindu to Buddhist use until present day.

Angkor Wat temple has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag because of its top classical style of Khmer architecture. It is the country’s prime attraction for visitors since 1990. When tourists come to Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is a must-visiting place.

Timeline

  • 802 C.E. - This is a period that kingdom of Angkor is found, and the king is Jayavarman II. He rules until 850.

  • 877 - In this period, Indravarman I becomes king, and he orders construction of Preah Ko and Bakhong temples.

  • 889 - Yashovarman I is a king. He rules until 900, completes Lolei, Indratataka, and Eastern Baray (reservoir), and builds Phnom Bakheng temple.

  • 899 - Yasovarman I becomes king. He rules until 917 and establishes capital Yasodharapura on Angkor Wat site.

  • 928 - Jayavarman IV takes throne and establishes capital at Lingapura (Koh Ker).

  • 944 - Rajendravarman becomes king, and he builds Eastern Mebon and Pre Rup.

  • 967 - Delicate Banteay Srei temple is built.

  • 968-1000 – This period is a reign of Jayavarman V. He starts work on Ta Keo temple but never finishes it.

  • 1002 - There is a Khmer civil war between Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman I, and construction begins on Western Baray.

  • 1002 - Suryavarman I wins civil war and rules until 1050.

  • 1050 - Udayadityavarman II takes throne and builds Baphuon temple.

  • 1060 - Western Baray reservoir is finished.

  • 1080 - Mahidharapura Dynasty is founded by Jayavarman VI, who builds Phimai temple.

  • 1113 - Suryavarman II becomes king. He rules until 1150 and designs Angkor Wat.

  • 1140 - The construction of Angkor Wat begins.

Bayon Temple - Ta Prom face (side view)

Bayon Temple

Bayon temple was built during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late 12th to early 13th century. It is a well designed and decorated temple at Ankorian period. The most interesting and distinctive feature of Bayon temple is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers. They are from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple has two different impressions to all the people: an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes. Interestingly, the Japanese Government team for the Safeguarding of Angkor (the JSA) has described the temple as "the most striking expression of the baroque style" of Cambodian architecture.

Banteay Srei Temple front view

Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay Srei is a small size, most beautiful and well-decorated temple. It is built of hard red sandstone that can be carved like wood. Therefore, it is also known for the beauty of its sandstone lintels and pediments. It was built to dedicate to Hindu Religion under the reign of Rajendravarman II (reigned 944-968) and Jayavarman V (reigned 968-1001). It is located 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north-east of East Mebon.

Cambodia Cultural Village

Cambodia cultural village is an antique resort in Cambodia for conservation, development, and publishing Cambodian culture. It is located in Siem Reap province along the road number 6 distanced 10 Km from Angkor Wat temple. There, you can learn and feel all kind of Cambodian’s daily life activities. Cambodian culture, Cambodia ethnic and Khmer tradition were gathered and performed over there with the lifestyle landmark by providing completed facilities and recreation services.

Apsara Dance

The Apsara Dance is the most classical dance inspired by the apsara carvings and sculptures on the wall of Angkor temples. It was found in the late 1940 and Princess Bopha Devi was the first Apsara dancer. The Apsara dance was performed by a group of 5 or 7 women with tight-fitting traditional dress. The performance was mainly for the King and the upper class people.

Angkor Night Market

Angkor Night Market is the first night market, which was established in 2007. The main purpose of establishing this market is for tourists to enjoy shopping Cambodian traditional stuff such as clothes, silk, painting, jewelries, photograph, wood and stone carvings. Furthermore, tourists also can enjoy fish massage, body and feet massage, spa and dining at the variety of Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and European restaurants.

Phnom Bakheng Sunset

Phnom Bakheng is literally means Bakheng Hill, which is a hindu temple mountain constructed in the late 9th century till early 10th century. It is located down the road and up a hill from the famed Angkor Wat and is recognized as the best place to view the sunset which is around 6 PM. The most popular transportation to reach the temple is elephant or Tuk Tuk. When reaching the top of Phnom Bakheng, you will find Angkor Wat temple on your right side and the Cambodian countryside on the left. These two corners are the best viewing spaces. Surrounded by temples and watching the rays paint these ancient civilizations, you will become one with a time from the long past centuries.

Phimeanakas Temple:

It was built at the end of the 10th century during the reign of Rajendravarman (941-968). According to legend, the temple was built to dedicate to a nine-head Naga who magically transformed to a beautiful lady. She always spent her nighttime with the King. If the King did not meet her just only one night, he will die on that day.

Baphoun Temple:

It is located in northwest part of the Bayon temple. It was built as the state temple of King Udayadityavarman II in the mid-11th century. It is a three-tiered temple mountain, which is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva.

Reference:

  • http://www.angkorfocus.com
  • http://www.angkornightmarket.com
  • http://www.thecircumference.org/phnom-bakheng
  • http://www.cambodianmuseum.org/museums.html
  • http://www.siemreaprooms.com/angkor-wat-and-temples.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siem_Reap

What's New !

About Siem Reap Page and Technical Visit are added.
  • November 01, 2012: added program page
  • September 20, 2012: Update submission page
  • August 24, 2012: Update registration page.
  • June 25, 2012: Conference Registration page is added.
  • June 14, 2012: Deadline extension
  • April 28, 2012: Added Second keynote speech's abstract.
  • March 16, 2012: Added second keynote speech.
  • March 05, 2012: Added first keynote speech.
  • Febuary 18, 2012: Summission paper to easychair is added.
  • Febuary 03, 2012: Added page Conference Venue & Access.
  • January 18, 2012: ACIS2012 CPF is available.
  • December 15, 2011: Added a new topic - ICT4D/ICTD.
  • November 23, 2011: update Program Committee by adding Cambodian members.
  • November 22, 2011: visa, submission and template page is added.
  • November 19, 2011: Organizing Committee page is added.
  • November 19, 2011: ACIS 2012 web site is open.

Important Dates

  • June 15th, 2012 -> July 15th, 2012: Deadline of Full Paper Submission (4-6 pages)
  • July 31st, 2012 -> Aug. 20th, 2012: Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper
  • Aug. 20th, 2012 -> Aug. 31st, 2012: Deadline of Short Paper Submission (2 pages)
  • Sept. 10th, 2012 -> Sept. 15th, 2012: Notification of Acceptance of Short Paper
  • Sept. 25th, 2012: Final Camera-Ready Submission (Full & Short) & Registration

Topics of Interest

ACIS 2012 covers a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  • Ubiquitous Computing and RFID Technology
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Web-based Intelligent Applications
  • E-services and Service Science
  • E-health, E-education and E-government System Design and Development
  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information/Cyber Security
  • Digital Right Management
  • Innovative Business Models for the Digital Age
  • Online Marketing and Personalized Recommendations Communication Technology
  • Information Security and Encryption Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D/ICTD)