The 10 Best Attractions in Siem Reap:
1. Angkor Zipline
This scenic eco-adventure through the jungles of Cambodia provides both thrill and education. You and your family will experience breathtaking views on the 2-hour canopy tour led by certified Sky Rangers trained in safety. A total of 5-6 hours from start to finish, this tour also features a guided nature trail trek and a Khmer traditional set meal. For even more adventure, you also have the option of adding on an additional ATV tour around a magnificent and historic Buddhist monastery complex. Book your tour here!
2. Phare Circus
Enjoy the telling of Cambodian folkore and tales from recent history through dance, theater, live music, and circus performances at the Cambodian Circus. Profits generated from these spectacular shows support the education and training of Phare’s artists who are all students and graduates Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training center. A uniquely Cambodian experience, the Phare circus is a must-see for travelers – purchase your tickets here.
3. Angkor Wat Archaeological Park
Built in the 12th century B.C.E., Angkor Wat is the largest and best-preserved monument of the Angkor group. Its magnificence and vastness make it one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world. Visitors can enjoy the scenic landscaping outside of the temple, the exquisite architecture within, plus statues and other forms of art throughout. Click here for ticket purchases and to read more about the temple’s rich history.
4. Angkor Dynasty Theater
Experience Khmer legends first-hand and learn about Cambodia’s tumultuous history through first-class theatrical performances. One of the most advanced theaters in all of Southeast Asia, the theater’s innovative and artistic stage designs and effects dazzle the senses. Daring acrobatic stunts and performer/audience interaction are certain to thrill. Read more about the breakdown of the performance and purchase your tickets here.
5. Les Artisans d’Angkor
As an offshoot of an educational project, Artisans d’Angkor is committed to providing professional skills and economic opportunities to young people in rural areas. It offers vocational training in traditional Cambodian arts & crafts, plus safe working conditions and fair compensation. Visitors can enjoy free guided tours of the Silk Farm and one of the handicraft workshops, as well as purchase the beautiful handcrafted items produced there. Find out more and book your tour here.
6. Khmer Ceramics & Fine Arts Centre
Support the rediscovery of traditional Khmer pottery and the development of modern ceramics art by visiting the Khmer Ceramics & Fine Arts Centre. The organization aims not only to preserve ancient Khmer arts but also to create economic opportunity for its artists and decrease poverty in Cambodia. Visit the Centre to purchase some beautiful, hand-made pieces inspired by Cambodian culture or even to take a pottery or painting class yourself! Learn more and book your class here.
7. Angkor Night Market
The first night market in Cambodia, the Angkor Night Market full of knickknacks, handmade crafts, jewelry, souvenirs, and more. It opens every day at sunset and also features the open-air Island Bar, the CoCo House restaurant serving modern takes on traditional Khmer dishes, and a massage parlor. For more information on the Night Market, click here.
8. Villa Chandara
Journey through scenic rural Cambodia for an unforgettable dining experience at Villa Chandara. Enjoy sunset cocktails over the rice paddies followed by 9 dishes served over 4 courses featuring Khmer celebratory cuisine. Relax throughout the evening while discovering the authentic Cambodian countryside. Book this extraordinary dining experience here.
9. Cooks in Tuk Tuks Street Food Tour
Eat like a local on “the original and the best” street food tour. Dumplings, noodles, deep-fried bananas – experience all the delights of Cambodian street food in one guided tour. Learn more about Cambodian street food and reserve a spot on your Street Food Tour here.
10. Cambodian Cooking Class
Become inspired by the culture of the city by strolling through Cambodian villages to learn more about the local cuisine. Then try your hand in the kitchen with hands-on cooking lessons. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails on the tropical dining pavilion until you are ready to enjoy your creations in a 3-course meal. Begin your Cambodian culinary adventure here!