1) Explore the Alleyways
Siem Reap is a pretty little town. No, I mean really PRETTY! Some alleyways of Siem Reap somehow reminded me of France or Italy – it seemed so ‘European’. I loved all the little beautiful cafes and restaurants. The atmosphere, especially in the evening, was so inviting. If you fancy partying – you’ll find a street with plenty of bars and clubs.
Siem Reap has something to offer for everyone; for the laid – back amongst us or the party animals.
See for yourself.
2) Do Angkor Wat by Trycicle
Siem Reap, of course, is also the town to base yourself if you intend to visit the famous temples of Angkor Wat. I thouroughly recommend at least two days to visit the temples – but I don’t think three are necessary, to be honest. We managed to see most of the temples in two days. Thanks to the recommendation from the guys over at Getting Stamped, I contacted Sok Menea, a really reliable tricycle driver who I cannot recommend highly enough! He was our own personal chauffeur for the days when we explored the temples of Angkor.
If you are looking for someone to take you around (or to simply pick you up / drop you off anywhere), get in touch with him:
Phone: 092 9493 79 OR 098 9291 12
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
3) Do Horse-back riding
Horse-back riding in Siem Reap was a fantastic experience! Riding through the country side makes for a wonderful way to explore the ‘real’ Cambodia. All levels are welcome and you can choose how long you want to ride for. Ben, an advanced rider, booked it for two hours, while I, a beginner, only went for one. After 1 hour I went back with the one guide and he continued with another guide to do some more fast-paced riding (which I would have been too overwhelmed to do…I was happy if I managed to stay on the horse ;)).
If you are interested to do riding in Siem Reap, book directly with Happy Ranch here.
Have you been to Cambodia? Planning on going? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.