In many recent years, Cambodia has become a popular tourist destination for many foreign tourists. Specially, Siem Reap is always a destination that tourists cannot miss when traveling in Cambodia. In Siem Reap, visiting night markets, walking in Pub Street, enjoying Cambodian cuisine or enjoying charming Cambodian Apsara dance are fascinating nightlife activities in Siem Reap which tourists can participate to relax after a tiring sightseeing day.
Exploring night markets in Siem Reap
If you love strolling, walking and eating at night markets, then you will have a wonderful time in Siem Reap. Bazaars usually open their doors from nightfall to midnight. Here the atmosphere is always lively by thousands of greeting, introduction of the stalls. The main items at the night markets are traditional Cambodian crafts, clothing, silk, jewelry, paintings and other souvenirs. Street musicians at night markets serve guests traditional music of Cambodia, the food attracts tourists. All make a very unique, very different space different of Siem Reap. Tours in Indochina
Unlike the daytime markets, the night markets in Siem Reap are mainly frequented by a tourist crowd. However, this should not stop you from visiting at least a couple of these night bazaars. Even if you are not interested in buying souvenirs, you may still discover some delicious food by eating at one of the typical food stalls. Travel to Cambodia
Drinking beer in Pub Street
Pub Street is just few-step-walking from the night market in Siem Reap. Not only until midnight is the Pub Street alive. There are two sides to this street, during the day all the restaurants serve late breakfasts and lunch, cars are allowed to drive down the street.
In Pub Street, drinks are variety but it is really recommended to tried local beer called Angkor. You can get one cup with $1 or $1.5. Due to it being such a tourist orientated street, some places charge more for your average drink (beer is cheap in most places).
Enjoying the taste of Angkor beer, discussing together about travel itinerary, watching the flow of people in the street is a good way to explore daily life and culture of the local.
Discovering the culinary world by night
Along the road next to the river or in the Pub Street is a place that visitors can find any cuisine in the world. Siem Reap is considered as a paradise for those who love food. Khmer restaurants in the Pub Street sell a lot of the traditional cuisine of Cambodia, especially fish amok. Chinese cuisine, Japanese, Korean, Thai, European and Vietnam were also found very easily in the area. Tourists can visit Red Piano restaurant, where is considered as the most beautiful restaurant in Siem Reap to enjoy coffee, Angkor beer. Price of cocktails, smoothies very fit to pockets of travelers.
Enjoying Apsara dance
The Apsara Dance is a classical dance inspired by the apsara carvings and sculptures of Angkor and developed in the late 1940s by Queen Sisowath Kossamak. Her granddaughter and protégé, Princess Bopha Devi, was the first star of the Apsara Dance.
The central character of the dance, the apsara Mera, leads her coterie of apsaras through a flower garden where they partake of the beauty of the garden. The movements of the dance are distinctly classical yet, as the dance was developed for theatrical presentation, it is shorter and a bit more relaxed and flowing than most classical dances, making it both an excellent example of the movements, manner and spirit of classical dance and at the same time particularly accessible to a modern audience unaccustomed to the style and stories of Khmer dance-drama.