The once sleepy town of Siem Reap is now a hotbed of innovation, creativity, and culture. Aside from being the gateway to the Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is home to numerous Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) focusing on regional development, a growing art scene, and varied restaurant and bar options. The town is anchored by the Old Market (Psar Chaa) in the Old French Quarter, this area features the highest concentration of local shops and restaurants along what is now referred to as Pub Street. Steps away is the river front area along with a tree-lined sidewalk, a tranquil place for a stroll or an afternoon jog. Le Méridien Angkor is a 5 minute ride from the Old Market area.