Being a beautiful city in Cambodia – one of the most worth visiting countries in the South East Asia, Siem Reap attracts tourists all over the world not only for many spectacular ancient temples but also for a wide variety of interesting activities they can do here. Indochina holidays Cambodia
Hire a tuk-tuk tour guide
Fan of tuk-tuk will immediately know the reason why all stall in the markets offer T-shirts hanged with slogan: “No tuk-tuk. Not today. Not tomorrow,” but do not let the criticizing vendors threaten you into missing out on a stunning Cambodian ride.
Being the local taxis, tuk-tuks are the simplest way to travel around Siem Reap. With only US$2 or even less if you are a good negotiator, you can get on a tuk-tuk and visit anywhere in the main city. The better you tip the drivers, the much eager friends they are when showing you the best of Siem Reap on their tour guide. In Siem Reap, tourists can easily get advantage of many tours of the small circuit temples of Angkor for US$15 as well as arrange tours anywhere in the area. Travel to Cambodia
Throughout the city, tourists can find a tuk-tuk for quick drives in Siem Reap anywhere. Remember to negotiate a price up front, most drives throughout the city cost fromUS$1-3.
People-watch on Pub Street
Being a party hub of Siem Reap, Pub Street is an ideal place where tourists can grab a drink (or a scoop full of the best ice cream of Siem Reap at Blue Pumpkin) and soak it all up. Begin your exciting evening at Red Piano, on the corner then enjoy the stunning French cuisine. But in reality, it is well known as the haunt of Angelina Jolie while filming “Tomb Raider.” You will certainly have a chance to try the cocktail she likes most — Cointreau, lime and tonic – which is now named for the movie.
Then you can stroll down the road to find a perfect place for dinner. Here, tourists can enjoy a wide range of Western and local food at reasonable price offered by many restaurants. Among many many restaurants, the eponymous fare of Soup Dragon always attracts a large number of people.
For those who are not really digging the backpacker vibe, go down a small side street to look for Miss Wong, a classy cocktail bar that will bring you the feeling of 1930s Shanghai and a good spot to get away from the madness one street over.
Take on a Khmer cooking class
If you are really interested in the delicious curries of Cambodia, it is advisable to take part in a traditional cooking class where you will be able to satisfy your cravings after leaving Siem Reap. All the professional Khmer chef instructors will bring you through local markets and identify all the essential mysterious ingredients to make your culinary masterpiece. Then take on your pinafore and the hat of chef and get ready to prepare two favorite dishes of your choice at Le Tigre de Papier.