Siem Reap is praised for its transformation into travel destination.
More people planning adventure holidays might consider travelling to Siem Reap, in Cambodia, after it was named one of the "world's best cities" by a travel magazine.
Travel and Leisure magazine named the city as a new entry on its annual top ten list of the best cities to visit on a holiday.
Chris Kucway, a travel writer working for the publication, noted that the city has undergone something of a transformation in recent years.
"Long the gateway to Angkor's 12th-century Khmer ruins, Siem Reap has evolved from a cluster of riverfront villages in north-western Cambodia into a fully-fledged destination," he said.
"About 2.5 miles south is the incomparable Angkor Wat, a temple encircled by galleries of bas-reliefs [a type of sculpture made in stone]."
The other cities on Travel and Leisure's list include one other located in south-east Asia; Bangkok, in Thailand, topped the list and was named the best city travel destination in the world.