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Top 07 Unusual Things to do in Siem Reap – There's Much More to this Unique Region

Ask any traveller and they will tell you to visit magnificent Angkor Wat when touring Siem Reap; while this wondrous place is truly a 'must visit' there is much more to Siem Reap. Look forward to loads of adventure and excitement from sampling exotic cuisine to enjoying treatments at a fish spa.

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Ride a Batmobile

While Batman may not have his Bat Cave based in Siem Reap, you can still whizz around the place is an airy Batmobile aka tuk-tuk. These three-wheeled little monsters are everywhere and are a favoured mode of transportation for locals and foreigners. Choose from a personalised range of 'Batmobiles' and even a 'Superman tuk' to enjoy some crazy rides across town.

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Munch on a Tarantula

Let loose your adventurous side and try a mouthful of tarantula. In Siem Reap, things to do can get a bit crazy and eating roasted tarantula will definitely top the list. Part of the unique food culture in the region, the tarantulas are said to taste like a soft shell crab and will definitely add to your list of daredevil things to do, in addition to eating snake on a stick, roasted cockroach, fried bugs and worms. Of course, for when you want to taste some of the best delicacies the land has to offer there are restaurants like Chi specialising in delicious Khmer cuisine and easy to access if you are a guest at Anantara Angkor Resort.

3

Indulge in a Massage

If the stress of munching on a spider gets too tedious, treat yourself to a relaxing massage. A favoured mode of relaxation in South-east Asia, the traditional massages offered at Siem Reap hotel spas are ideal for some first-class pampering.

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Relish a Drink at Angkor What?

Angkor What? is a popular bar in Siem Reap, famous for their buckets, tasty tit-bits, cool music and relaxing vibes. Almost a tradition and part of your tour in the region, the bar is located at Pub Street.

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Do the Rounds at Pub Street

Socialising is best done at the friendly bars and clubs of Pub Street. Whether it's to meet up with friends, relax after a day of sightseeing or simply to unwind with a good meal and your favourite drink, the place comes highly recommended. The nightclubs and bars are open until very late, with the street being likened to vibrant Khao San Road in Bangkok.

6

Let Fish Exfoliate Your Feet

For a very minimal fee, you can enjoy a session of foot exfoliation by toothless doctor fish. The fish are experts at cleaning off the dead skin from your feet, and while the feeling could be a bit weird you will appreciate the smooth new skin on your feet. Mind you choose a clean looking establishment to enjoy this activity as some places, are known to not change the water regularly, thus leaving room for infections.

7

Browse the Outlandish Old Market

A place not for the squeamish Psah Chas or the Old Market can be a pretty fun place to explore. In the centre of the market is the food section, where you will find a bunch of local women laughing and enjoying themselves, buying, selling and haggling for goods such as odd smelling local fruits, raw meat, fish and the occasional grilled pigs head.