Almost travelers come to Cambodia solely to visit the temples of Angkor Wat, which is one of the most popular attractions in Southeast Asia, but there are also many other interesting things to do in Siem Reap. Beside the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, you can experience many different things such as: floating village, street food, night market, etc. Here are 3 things to do in any trip in Siem Reap.
Visit the floating market
One of the best things to do in Siem Reap is visiting the floating villages. Chong Khneas is the most famous floating village at Tonle Sap Lake, which is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It locates at Southern part of Siem Reap town about 15 kilometers, and takes only 30 minutes by vehicles to the boat dock where there are always boats waiting for visitors. Indochina tours Cambodia
In Chong Khneas Floating Village, wooden houses are built on long, sturdy stilts to avoid getting soaked by the flooding that makes this area so perfect for fishing. However, in the wet season, it really is a floating village, with houses, shops, schools, etc. bobbing on the water.
Also, there are some other floating villages at Tonle Sap Lake such as: Kampong Phluk, kampong Khleang, Prek Toal, etc.
Cycle around town
To truly explore Siem Reap, a thing to do in any your trip in this town is cycling around town without a plan or map. You can ride to most of the popular sights and take your time as you tour the city; the main temples are all within reaching distance. The roads are quite flat on most of the bike routes so you will not have to pedal up steep hills in the hot weather. Cambodia Travel packages
With a bike, you can cycle to the Angkor Ruins, ride through villages or stop for some street food as well as ride to the Tonle Sap Lake. They are all experiences for you to fully explore Siem Reap.
Feed the birds
In Siem Reap, one thing to do you should not miss is visiting Tonle Sap Lake and spend the afternoon at Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary. Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary covers 31,282 hectares at the northwest tip of the Tonle Sap Lake and is the most popular sanctuary with. It is an ornithologist’s fantasy, with a significant number of rare breeds gathered in one small area, including the huge lesser and greater adjutant storks, the milky stork and the spot-billed pelican.
You can take a boat tour around the sanctuary’s marshes to watch birds as well as feed them in your visit and explore the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Cambodia is a wonderful country to visit and explore. Specially, in Cambodia, Siem Reap is always an attractive destination to almost foreign tourists due to its magnificent ancient temples of Angkor and so many things to do in this town. In your trip in Siem Reap, you should try 3 things to do above to fully explore this magnificent destination.