Why travellers are flocking to Siem Reap

With bustling markets, great street food and glittering temples to explore, it is no doubt that why more and more travellers are flocking to Siem Reap.

There are so many things to do and see in Siem Reap in addition to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. Spend a couple of days discovering the area and you will definitely see what this jewel in the crown of Cambodia has to offer. mekong cruises

Go temple hopping

Go temple hopping
Go temple hopping -source: internet

Even though there is no imposition on the right way to explore ancient temples in Siem Reap, avoid the crowds should be an effective way to visit them. Begin your temple discovering tour with a visit to the Angkor Wat at sunrise, landing a spot either inside by the well known lake so that you can snap that symbolic reflection photo or just outside of the temple.

Visit the colorful floating village

Floating village
Floating village -source: internet

The Tonle Sap Lake is a must-visit destination for anyone who is excited to marvel at the way of life of local fishermen. Not only being the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the colorful floating villages also offer the real treat of observing how the daily life of fisherman is. This area is absolutely perfect for going shopping thanks to the wooden houses that are built on long, sturdy stilts to avoid getting soaked by the flooding.

Explore lively Pub Street

Pub Street
Pub Street -source: internet

At all the times of the day, Siem Reap’s Pub Street is always full of life. For daytime coffee gossiping, the Café Central comes highly recommended. At night, neon lights guide the way to take travelers to a frenetic mix of Western and Khmer restaurants. Among them, the Red Piano, which offers some of the best Khmer curries in town, is an ideal spot to go. And for drinks and fun that last late into the night, it is such a great regret not referring to the playfully named Angkor What.

Admire stunning sunset in the countryside

Admire stunning sunset in the countryside
Admire stunning sunset in the countryside -source: internet

Surrounding Siem Reap is an exceptional mass of countryside that offers some closer insights into the make-up of this bustling and hustling city. Going quad biking where you can bump along the orange dirt tracks, whizz past the infinite canvas of flat green land and then admire the stunning sunset over the paddy fields is the latest adventure trend in this charming city.

Go shopping at the Night Market

Go shopping at the Night Market
Go shopping at the Night Market -source: internet

Who tells you that the night time action of Siem Reap happens at the bars? The Angkor Night Market will dazzle any travelers with incredibly sumptuous street food, local handicrafts and Khmer artwork. The best part must be the distance between the Night Market and the Pub Street, just a two-minute walk, hence, it is possible for you to make it part of all the interesting evening festivities. cruise mekong river

Feed the birds

Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary
Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary- source: internet

For nature lovers, head to Tonle Sap Lake and spend afternoon time at Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, which is home to some of the most endangered feathery friends of Southeast Asia is not a bad idea. The best way to explore this lake? It should be taking a boat tour around the sanctuary’s marshes for about $20.

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