Cambodia is known as one of the wonderful countries in Southeast Asia with a lot of amazing things and destinations for traveling, especially Siem Reap. Although Phnom Penh is capital of Cambodia, Siem Reap is a great destination in the eyes of visitors. Cambodia’s ancient capital convergence is full of ancient features of a once-a-city and modern city of a tourist city. Getting to Siem Reap, from travel to food, there are many things to explore in which the experiences below are impressive.
1 Explore Angkor temples
It is said that the Angkor complex is the most expensive tourist destination in Siem Reap. The price of a day tour is not cheap but you will have amazing and unforgettable time in there. It is unreasonable that anyone who travels to Siem Reap travel to Angkor. As time went by, the temples in Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom were damaged, but its monumental majesty could not be denied.
Admiring the ancient citadel, the walls, and statues are sculptured sophisticated, it is difficult to not admire the wonders of the ancients made. The best time for traveling to Angkor is sunrise because you will have a chance to admire the magical light of the sun which will bring you an enormous and magnificent Angkor. If you want to enjoy the wonderful landscape, you should schedule a tuk-tuk departure from about 4 am to witness the sun’s rays begin to dawn.
2 Join Pub Street and night markets
The funniest and most popular tourist spot is Pub Street and the night market. When it was evening, Pub Street started to be the busiest, the street vendors began to clean up, the shops began to smell the cooking and music echoing everywhere. When visiting the place, your job is to choose for yourself some delicious food, affordable and then drop in the music and improvising some dance. You can set in mind that you can free to dance and don’t need to worry about your dancing skills because all things have just for fun. Furthermore, it is important that Pub Street is open late at night so you will not have to worry about playing in Siem Reap.
3 Fish Massage
Traveling always has to travel, so you have too many moves, therefore massage is always something you should do to pamper, relax your body at least your legs. In Siem Reap, besides traditional massage services, there is also an interesting massage service. Moreover, there are a lot of fish massages on two sides of Pub Street with 2USD including drink, so you can comfortable for enjoying the interesting service.
4 Enjoy cuisine
Of course, traveling can not be overlooked to enjoy the food already. In Siem Reap, you can find a variety of dishes, from traditional Cambodian dishes to fashion dishes to meet the needs of the guests. In addition, if you want to save your money, you can choose some other dishes such as the fried noodles, bread, fried rice cost an average of only 1 to 3 USD. Juice, fruit juices are also very soft, priced at only 1 to 2 USD and are listed price carefully.
5 Shopping at Old Market
Old Marker or Phsar Chas located in the center of Siem Reap which is the best place for exploring cuisine and shopping. This market is from early morning to late afternoon, in which there are many food stalls, food for local people, also the souvenir shop souvenir for visitors. When visiting there, you can buy silk scarves, T-shirts, spices, tea, sausages and silverware. In general, the small business here is very nice, in the souvenir shops are more or less speak English, so shopping is relatively convenient. But remember to bargain, you can bargain down about 30% of the price of small businesses.
6 Enjoy Apsara dance
The Hindu Apsara are the dancing fairies for the gods. Previously, Apsara was a royal dance that served the royal family and the great ones. Therefore, if you have time for traveling to Siem Reap, you don’t forget to spend time for enjoying the special culture. On weekends or public holidays, you can watch the Apsara dance in front of the great temples of central Siem Reap. On weekdays, you can choose to have dinner at the Khmer restaurants that offer the Apsara dance service to enjoy the evening, while watching the dance full of art. Dinner usually starts at 18h or 19h and dance performances start at 19h30 or 20h, including 4-5 dances in 45-60 minutes. In Siem Reap, there are a number of restaurants offering buffet dinner at Apsara for $ 12 per person. However, if you want to have a nice place, you should buy a ticket and make a reservation at noon.
Hope that after the post, you will have useful information for traveling in Siem Reap and if you need more information, you can contact or visit Asia Day Tours to know more.