Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire. It houses the magnificent Angkor Wat, one of Cambodia's popular tourist attractions. The ruins of Angkor are located amid forests and farmland near modern-day Siem Reap city. The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the Angkor Wat, said to be the world's largest single religious monument.
Siem Reap lies in northwestern Cambodia and is a popular resort town and a gateway to the Angkor region. Siem Reap today - being a popular tourist destination - has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. This is much owed to its proximity to the Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia.