Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples.

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Photo of Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples. by Denis Per
Photo of Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples. by Denis Per
Photo of Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples. by Denis Per
Photo of Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples. by Denis Per
Photo of Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples. by Denis Per
Photo of Top 10 things to do in Siem Reap besides the temples. by Denis Per
Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3,000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques.
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If your taste in nightlife is a little more highbrow than Pub Street's manic antics, get a look at more traditional Cambodian culture with a Khmer dance show named for the “heavenly dancers” adorning the Angkor temples. Most tourists opt for a dinner and performance combo offered at any of a number of local hotels and restaurants, but get a recommendation as cost and quality vary widely. Apsara Terrace at the Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor is known for its impressive classical dance and martial arts performances and delectable barbecue buffet on Monday/Wednesday/Friday , but be prepared for fine dining prices.
Ok, I confess… my adventurous side has a limit. I’m up for most things and certainly not afraid to eat weird foods. Snakes, roaches and scorpions – that I can eat, but tarantulas… Nooo, thank you.
After a long day of temple-trekking, give your worn-out feet a little TLC to prepare for the next day's adventures. Spas offering reflexology, massages and more can be found at any hotel,but the independent Frangipani also gets consistently high marks and Spa Indochine's traditional treatments are freshly prepared with local ingredients each day.
Pub Street is Siem Reap's party hub, so grab a drink (or a scoop of Siem Reap's best ice cream at Blue Pumpkin) and soak it all up. Start your evening at Red Piano, on the corner. The French cuisine is good, but it's best known as Angelina Jolie's haunt while filming "Tomb Raider."
Siem Reap is surrounded by an incredible mass of countryside that provides some insight into the make-up of this bustling city. The latest adventure trend here is to go quad biking where you can bump along the orange dirt tracks, whizz past the endless canvas of flat green land and then watch the sunset over the paddy fields.
Angkor Wat Putt is a fantastic and fun activity, 14 hole Miniature Golf Course in Siem Reap.Come and knock a ball under, over and around 9 accurate replicas of the world famous Angkor Temples. Including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon, Banteay Srei, Preah Vihear and the Terrace of the Elephants.
The old market “Psah Chas” is right in the center of town. It’s a fun place to visit, but it’s probably not for the squeamish… Right in the middle, you’ll find the food market; a labyrinth of tables with raw meat, uncomfortable smelly fruit and fish, local sausages and grisly pig heads. In the midst of it all is a swirl of local women selling and buying, laughing and negotiating.
There is also a small baray (reservoir) behind the temple where local boat trips (US$7 per boat) are possible through the lotus pond.
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