6 experience not to be missed in Siem Reap
Cambodia’s favorite tourist destination, Siem Reap
Although Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, the new Siem Reap is a destination of choice for visitors. Go to Siem Reap, there are many things to explore, in which the experiences below are impressive.
Visit the complex of Angkor ruins
It is said that the Angkor complex is the most expensive tourist destination of Siem Reap, whose price is 36 USD, 3 days of 60 USD and 7 days of 70 USD.
It is not unreasonable for anyone going to Siem Reap to go to Angkor. Over time, the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom were damaged, but its monumental majesty did not disagree. Looking at the ancient citadel, the walls, the sophisticated carved statues, it is hard not to admire the wonders of the ancients.
The best time to visit Angkor is at dawn, when the magical light of the sun will bring you a magnificent Angkor and splendor. If you want to do it, you should plan a tuk tuk start from around 4 am to see the sun’s rays start at dawn.
Have fun at Pub Street and the Night Market
The funniest and most popular tourist spot is Pub Street and the Night Market. Pub Street has crowded bars and cafes. When it is evening, when Pub Street start to get busier, the street vendors start cleaning up, the shops start to smell the aroma of the dishes and the music resonate everywhere.
Your job is to choose for yourself delicious, affordable food and drop the music, improvising dance. Peace of mind, in a pure tourist destination, everyone wants to relax to enjoy the trip, nobody will judge you that the action is not like that. It’s important that Pub Street be open late at night so you do not have to worry about playing in Siem Reap.
Traveling means always move so massage is always something you should do to relax your body, at least your legs. In Siem Reap, in addition to traditional massage services, a fish massage service is also available.
The fish market on Pub Street for only 2 USD includes a non-alcoholic drink. Very reasonable price for a fun experience no?
Enjoy the cuisine
In Siem Reap, you will find a wide variety of dishes, ranging from traditional Cambodian dishes to fushion-based dishes to meet the needs of visitors.
And if you want to eat cheap, you also have a myriad of options with fried noodles, bread, fried rice for an average of only 1 to 3 USD. Juices, fruit juices are also very sweet, cost only 1 to 2 USD and are carefully listed.
Shopping at the Old Market
The old market, also known as Phsar Chas, is located in the heart of Siem Reap, where you should visit and buy gifts. The market is open from morning until late afternoon. In the morning there are plenty of food stalls for locals and in the afternoon are the souvenir stalls for visitors.
You should haggle 30% less than the price offered by sellers.
Admire Apsara dance
Apsara in Hinduism is a goddess dancing for the gods. Apsara was previously a royal dance in the service of the royal family and the great ones. So, if you came to tourism in Siem Reap, do not forget to spend time discovering this culture. On weekends or holidays, you can watch the Apsara dance in front of the big temples of central Siem Reap.
On weekdays, you can choose to dine at Khmer restaurants that offer the Apsara dance service to enjoy the evening while watching the dance full of art. The dinner usually starts at 18h or 19h and dance shows begin at 19h30 or 20h, including 4-5 dances in 45-60 minutes. In Siem Reap you will find a number of restaurants offering buffet dinners at Apsara for 13 USD per person. However, if you want to have a nice place, you should buy a ticket and make a reservation from noon.