If you are going to visit the temples of Angkor Wat, it is best that you stay in the town of Siem Reap. If like us you want to make the most of your time and visit the area, here are some ideas about what to see and do in Siem Reap.
1. Discover the temples of Angkor Wat
It is undoubtedly the reason why you have gone to Siem Reap, so get up early and make the most of the time you have to visit the temples, they are a true wonder and surely you want to take the opportunity to see the maximum number of temples possible.
The Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is one of the places every inveterate traveler dreams of visiting. So first thing first, visit the Angkor temples and make the most of your stay in Siem Reap and the Angkor settlement.
2. Visit the Floating Village
If you want to see something different and rest a bit from seeing temples, you can dedicate one of the afternoons in the area to visit one of the famous floating villages of Cambodia, and you’ll like the experience.
The floating village in Siem Reap is one of Cambodia’s most popular tourist attractions. It takes you on an atmospheric journey into the wetlands of Tonle Sap Lake, Southeast Asia’s largest lake. If you want, you can take a small boat to the flooded mangrove forest, which is home to a variety of wildlife.
Related tour: Floating Village at Twilight
3. Phare, the Cambodian Circus
We encourage you to see one of the performances of the Cambodian artists of the artistic and social center of Phare Ponleu Selpak, a Cambodian non-profit association that offers support to children, young people, and the most underserved communities through different projects like this one.
You will enjoy a performance with a mix of modern theater, music, dance, and acrobatics.
4. Explore Phnom Kulen National Park
Phnom Kulen is a very popular national park among Cambodians for its wonderful waterfalls, the main attraction of the park.
The park is only an hour and a half from Siem Reap and it is interesting to get up early to go there because the road is one-way.
In the park, you can have a picnic, bathe in the waterfalls pools and visit some of the temples in the area.
The park is considered a sacred place in Cambodia and attracts many people who seek to heal in its sacred waters, especially the waters of Kbal Spean because they say they help couples to conceive.
5. Enjoy the atmospheric night and the markets
Siem Reap is a very touristy city, so at night it is very acclimated with markets and people having a beer on the terraces of the bars.
Take the opportunity to do some shopping and indulge yourself at dinner after a hard hot day seeing temples.
6. Take Our Classic Vespa Tour
We prized ourself mission is not only to introduce Khmer culture to the world but also to help foreign visitors “Travel Like a Local”. We will take you through Cambodia’s breathtaking landscape and immerse yourself with history, ways of life, rich culture, authentic food, and story insights of the place we visit, as the locals themselves may share. Our tour guides are passionate about travel, adventure, and sharing their local knowledge.