Time feels as if it stands still in the charming city of Siem Reap, perennially known as home to Angkor Wat, one of the world’s greatest ancient architectural wonders. Hire a tuktuk driver or rent a bicycle to wander around town and explore Cambodia’s unique heritage at your own pace. The Khmer empire was once the most powerful in South East Asia, hence history and culture tend to be the order of the day here. Start a perfect day by exploring the beautiful ruins such of Bayon and Ta Phrom in Angkor Thom, and end it with an enchanting Apsara dance as you dine on delicious Cambodian cuisine like Fish Amok or the Khmer Red Curry.There’s something about Siem Reap that is simply magical.
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As the one thing that is a must-do in Cambodia, Angkor Wat is truly a magnificent sight to behold. Part of the Angkor Archaeological Park that also comprises Bayon, Baphuon, and dozens of other sights and monuments of Angkor Thom, these gorgeous archaeological wonders are the country’s prime attraction.
An authentic floating village experience lies on the floodplains of the lake, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Observe the local fishermen, shrimp farmers, and villagers going about their daily lives by this scenic lake.
Angkor National Museum
History buffs – or anyone with even the slightest sense of curiosity – should enjoy the fascinating displays at this museum. Experience Angkor’s storied past via a fascinating collection of displays, as well as diverse interactive and video features– all carefully curated to reflect, reveal and promote understanding of the Khmer kingdom.
Pub Street and Old Market
There’s never a dull moment as you walk along Pub Street, where the rows of restaurants, bars, and shops intertwine in controlled chaos with the throngs of tourists and locals on foot, bicycles and tuktuk. Towards the end of Pub Street is the Old Market where you will find all sorts of shopping trinkets and gastronomic delights at every corner.
A Cambodian delicacy that is as easy as 1-2-3. First, order your meat of choice. While the usual chicken and beef areever-ready, where’s the fun in that when you can have exotic meat like crocodile, snake and frog legs!Second, put your meat on the grill and let it slowly cook as you enjoy your cold glass of mango shake. Last but not least, enjoy your meal with special dipping sauce, rice and veggies on the side.
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|Transportation ||Duration ||Fare |
|Taxi to Town centre ||20 minutes ||USD 7 onwards |
|Tuk Tuk to Town centre ||30 minutes ||USD 5 onwards |
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| ||Weather |
|NOV - APR |
Cool and dry
23°C - 25°C
Pleasant weather. Enjoy the day like Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) and explore ancient ruins.
|MAY - OCT |
Warm and rainy
20°C - 29°C
Rainy days in the beginning of the season. Best to come from June onwards.
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