Famous throughout Cambodia for its stunning historic sites, Siem Reap attracts a large number of both local and foreign tourists every year. Travel indochina Cambodia
Ride in a tuk-tuk
Riding in a tuk-tuk, an open air wagon pulled by a motorbike serving as a taxi is the most amazing authentic experience in Siem Reap. If you want to travel around to discover the town, where the traffic jams are serious, travelling by tuk-tuk, the means of transport can run as fast as a regular taxi at pleasingly half the price is a good suggestion. In addition, traveling by tuk-tuk, tourists can get a chance to admire the beauty of all the tourist sites, amazing sounds, and appealing smells that create the authenticity of Siem Reap.
Eat a traditional Cambodian meal
Although not getting the publicity that its neighbors do, Cambodian food is believed certainly delicious in its own way. Cambodian dishes are even loved more than Thai food by many people thanks to its more subdued and certainly less spicy flavors. Cambodia tours packages
Amok and lok lak are two of the most popular traditional dishes you should not miss a chance to taste on your trip to Siem Reap. Being a fish dish covered in crushed roasted peanuts, coconut milk, egg and wrapped in a banana leaf before being steamed, amok attracts tourists at the first time eating. Lok lak is a marinated stir fried beef served together with many unique Cambodian seasonings. Eating with rice is the best way to enjoy these two stunning dishes.
The Tonlé Sap Lake
Being the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the Tonlé Sap Lake is worth a visit on your trip to Cambodia. During the dry months the Tonlé Sap Lake drains into the Tonle Sap River which flows into the Mekong River. While in the rainy months from June to October, the huge amount of water in the Mekong helps the Tonlé Sap River to reverse its current.
The coordination of water running into the lake, and the reverse of the Tonle Sap River emerges the lake up to 5-times its size during the dry season. This increase in size causes the floods of the surrounding floodplain and forests, creating an incredibly diversified and rich eco-system.
Visiting this lake, you also can see many floating villages standing along this bank and see how the locals pass their peaceful daily life. The wet season when the water level is high is regarded as the best time to visit floating villages. You can try to go on a tour by yourself to create the most unforgettable trip. Being the largest feature of the Cambodian map, the Tonle Sap Lake is the most essential natural resource in terms of fishing and wetlands.