10 exciting experiences on Siem Reap
Located on the Northwest of Cambodia, Siem Reap is the main tourist attractions in the country thanks to the position close to Angkor complex. Besides the well-known Angkor, Siem Reap is also attractive with a lot of exciting activities.
Visit Angkor Wat
Being the symbol of Cambodia, Angkor Wat worships Vishnu God. It is the most conservative temple in the region and remain the central of religion. Angkor Wat is also the symbol on the country's national flag.
Enjoy sunrise and sunset on Angkor hot air balloon
Another choice to the Angkor tour is contemplate the whole scene of the Angkor complex from the air on balloon rides, especially on sunrise and sunset. The average duration of flight is about 40 minutes and the cancellation will be announced when the weather is bad.
Tuk tuk is the popular transport in Siem Reap, it is quite cheap and comfortable. You can use this transport to travel around the city, tuk tuk drivers may help you have more experiences here by being your guide.
Besides Angkor Wat, the complex includes more than 1000 temples, royal tombs with original Khmer architecture. Angkor Complex is said to be the biggest relics in the world. You can choose buying 1-day, 3-day or 7-day ticket to visit the complex.
Nestled in the rainforest, not far from the majestic temples of Angkor, prepare to soar on ziplines, traverse suspended sky bridges, abseil from towering trees, be amazed by the majesty and magic of the rainforest, and fly like never before. Angkor Zipline has built its famous zipline courses in the most remote and beautiful real rainforest locations in Thailand. At present, Angkor, 30 minutes from Siem Reap, Cambodia is home to the 7th Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat and dozens of other ancient ruins, temples and compelling religious historical artifacts spanning centuries of Hindu and Buddhist influence.
Visit Khmer Ceramic Fine Art Centre
One of the famous tourist destinations in Siem Reap, Cambodia is The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre which was established in 2006 to revive the skill and knowledge of this technically challenging and beautiful handicraft of the lost Cambodian art, pottery, ceramics & tableware… A visit to the ceramic center will offer the visitors a chance to admire and get the contemporary tableware, vases, lavabos,… inspired from the culture and environment with both functional and decorative usage that are exported worldwide. Besides, travelers can also learn how to make their own ceramic artifact, design the different one as well as paint and draw on the products.
Take a Bamboo Train Ride
For travelers who want to experience unique feelings, the Bamboo Train should be the funniest and most enjoyable experience here. The tracks of train are populated by a different sort of vehicle and have long since seen real train carriages running on them. Made up of a bamboo/wooden pallet set atop steel wheels and two axels, the “bamboo train” is anything but a train. Powered by a motor engine, these “trains” began being used to transport goods and livestock once the real trains stopped running. Today, though, the locals make more money by ferrying tourists to and fro on the one-way tracks. Riding the bamboo train is not, in fact, a leisurely jaunt through the Cambodian countryside. It may seem like it will be that way when you first settle in for the ride on a cushion atop the bamboo frame. 20 to 30-minute bamboo ride will refresh you sense of traveling.
See performances at Cambodia Circus
Siem Reap is one of the most unique, authentic, top-rated entertainment destinations in the evening. The Phare Cambodia Circus is more than a circus show, the Cambodian performers use the theater music, dance and modern circus tell unique Cambodian fairy tales, historical, folk and modern stori More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. You will be surprised by the passion, energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent of the young artists in Phare Cambodia Circus.
Visit Old Market
The Old Market or Phsar Chas is located on the central of Siem Reap with over 100 stalls selling various products, the price is really reasonable. The dominant product in this market is silk.
Shopping at Angkor night market
The Angkor night market is the ideal place for anyone wants to explore Cambodia culture. It opens daily from 4 p.m until midnight with a lot of products such as bandanna, silver jewelry, necklace,...