Cambodia is acknowledged for its temples, and most travelers recommend a trip to Siem Reap. Known for being the gateway to the globally-famed Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is an ideal destination to explore Asian lifestyle and culture. Below are the things worth trying here.
Head straight to Angkor Archaeological Park
Angkor Archaeological Park is huge, and it’s almost easy to understand why people get 3-day visit passes. Angkor Wat temple is considered to be one of the wonders on Earth and watching the sunset here is another experience altogether. Ta Prohm is also a good point of attraction, now also known as the Tomb Raider temple. The off-beat temples are actually nice, and the entire is open between 5 am and 6 am. Please check in advance because some temples may close sooner. Angkor National Museum is another point of attraction, which offers good insight on the Angkor civilization.
Enjoy the stay in boutique hotels
Many people love the experience of staying in the best boutique hotels Siem Reap. There are quite a few, and bookings can be done in advance. Siem Reap is one of the best places in Cambodia for enjoying the pleasures of luxury hotels. If you are smart enough, you can actually get some great deals and packages on added facilities like spa.
Go beverage tasting
Georges Rumerie is a great place to try some of the best local beverages and infused rums. You can also buy readymade local products. Sombai Cambodian Liqueur is also a good option to taste flavoured alcohol. Cambodian Craft Beer and Kombucha at Moringa Bar is one of the other choices. Most of these places have good food menus, as well, so don’t miss that. You can easily spend more than two hours in a go.
If you feel the twists of Thai massage, Khmer massage is a good alternative to try here. In Siem Reap, you can find all sorts of massages, but don’t expect happy endings. Also, there’s the choice of fish massage, albeit controversial. Massages can be enjoyed by couples in most spa centres with peaceful rooms. Some spa centres can arrange for yoga classes if you are interested, or else, just ask your hotel for the choices.
Siem Reap is also great for shopping, and the local food here is better than many Asian cities. Get in comfort clothing, wear a pair of floaters and start exploring.