Tour Summary On this tour of Siem Reap, there are many different options for things to see and do around the town. You can choose from the silk farm, war museum, landmine museum, cultural village, and more. Siem Reap has a lot to offer and plenty of thing to see and do when you want a break from the temples.
Option 1:Old Market, Angkor National Museum, Royal Residence, Wat Damnak, Wat Proroth, Cultural Village, War Museum, Countryside, Silk Farm
Pick Up Location: Your Hotel in Siem Reap
Tour Duration:4-6 hours
There is a lot more to see and do in Siem Reap when you want to get a break from seeing the stunning temples at Angkor. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, markets, and other attractions for you to see and enjoy during your stay in Cambodia.
We’ll take you to the Old Market and show you around. There are all sorts of things for sale in the Old Market including shops for locals and tourists. In the center of the market you will find the meat and vegetable sellers. Along the outside you’ll see a range of stalls including spices, hardware, souvenirs, clothes, restaurants and more! The Old Market is a busting place where locals and visitors mix together to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a local market.
Angkor National Museum
The Angkor National Museum houses ancient artefacts found in Cambodia for visitors to learn and experience the culture and history of the Khmer people. Cambodia has a rich ancient history and built the largest religious monument the world has ever seen. You can enjoy learning about Cambodia in a cool air-conditioned environment.
The King has a royal residence in Siem Reap next to the river. Opposite the royal residence is the park where you can see lots of bats hanging in the trees and they become active as it starts to get dark.
Wat Damnak is the biggest pagoda in Siem Reap and a welcoming place to go and visit. Damnak means palace and King Sisowath lived there. There are many monks who live in Wat Damnak and it’s a well-known location and easy to find.
The Siem Reap Cultural Village is also a popular place to visit in Siem Reap town. You can experience the culture of the Khmer people and see many different villages. The people can explain the culture and traditions to you. You’ll also see some live shows like dancing and even a marriage or two!
Although Cambodian has a rich and proud history, it also has a dark and secretive one. Since Independence Cambodia has gone through civil wars, an American bombing campaign, 2 million deaths at the hands of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and more. Learn about the various wars in Cambodia and how they continue to affect people today.
We can also get out of the town and visit the countryside. Cambodia has a stunning and flat landscape full of rice paddy fields. There are also high mountain ranges around the country. We can visit villages and take ox cart rides through the paddy fields. There’s also the option of going horseback riding or quad bike riding on this tour.
The Silk Farm is also an interesting place to go and visit. You can learn all about the way Cambodian silk is produced. Everything is produced here from the mulberry bushes to feed the silk worms all the way to the final product. You can also get the opportunity to buy some real silk from the on-site gift shop or stop for a bite to eat in the café.
Cold Towels and Water