Siem Reap Cambodia - Best of

Aside from the

  • Angkor temples, what are the best things to do in Siem Reap? Far more than you may have envisaged, we promise you. Siem Reap has for a long time been embracing something of a cultural renaissance, which doesn't seem to be halting any time soon. This charming and friendly town is also surprisingly lively and progressive with great bars, restaurants, spas and other facilties and cultural attractions to discover.


    As Siem Reap continues to grow as a major tourist destination, growing numbers of expectant visitors wish to experience the best of Khmer and international cuisine. Siem Reap has responded accordingly as reputable Khmer chefs and enthusiastic expatriates have in unison created a restaurant scene in Siem Reap which today is cosmopolitan, original and very diverse. These are our favorite Siem Reap restaurants.


    Siem Reap's nightlife is very much alive and well. A vibrant and exciting atmosphere can be found in the centrally located and more established bars of 'Pub Street' and the nearby sidestreets, yet there is also much more for those who are willing to venture further. You'll be surprised by what can be found merely minutes away in Siem Reap, from small intimate venues to all night affairs. Here's our choice of best Siem Reap bars


    Whether its's an item on the agenda to simply make your Cambodia vacation that touch more luxurious, or a physical necessity after time spent exploring the most remote Angkor temples, we understand that a quality massage is sometimes an absolute must. Siem Reap massage opportunities are plentiful, here's where we like.


    A whole array of beautiful traditional wares in the way of silk clothing, handcrafted furniture, ornaments or jewellery are sold in day and night markets and art stalls around town. As the city grows, modern malls are cropping up to cater for what you may be missing from home. These are our Siem Reap shopping ideas.


    Around Siem Reap? Half an hour out of town is the remarkable

  • Tonlé Sap lake, or
  • further temples which you can discover and may even have to yourself. Back in town you can try your hand at
  • cooking classes, pottery courses, or dirtbiking for the thrill-seekers among us. Or give something back and
  • volunteer during some of your spare time.

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    If you fancy a very relaxing evening in good company after a day touring the temples consider the Giovella Theatre. Managed by ABOUTAsia this is the only cinema in Siem Reap and shows Hollywood, Art House and classic movies three nights a week with family matinee every Sunday afternoon.

    Cambodia travel information and Angkor Wat tour specialists ABOUTAsia are based in Siem Reap just 4km from Angkor Wat. At the heart of the organisation is a guiding research centre providing Cambodia vacation advice and industry leading tours planning.


    Peerless service standards and local positioning have made us the tour operator of choice by international luxury travel groups and discerning independent travellers to Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Southeast Asia.

    Best Siem Reap travel tips from ABOUTAsia Travel