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Top things to do in Siem Reap – Attractions and Activities

Located in northwestern Cambodia, Siem Reap is a resort town that is popular among the travellers. Home to Angkor Wat and so much more, read on for the best things to do, the attractions you must see and the unusual activities you can make time for!


Eat a tarantula

If you're the daring kind, then this is for you. Siem Reap is home to a number of different night markets where tarantulas are considered a delicacy. Deep-fried in chillies, these arachnids are completely edible and is said to have a crunchy texture.


Angkor Wat

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat is one of the top places to see when in Cambodia. 15 minutes from Anantara Angkor Resort, this historic temple complex gives a very surreal experience to all that visit. During your time here, take part in a guided tour to really learn about the site and the history behind it.


Cambodian circus

Phare is the Cambodian circus you find in Siem Reap – known to be one of the best circuses you'll ever visit. With a number of stunts, comedy to gymnastics, each performance supposedly tells a different Cambodian folk tale.


Floating villages

If you're looking to gain insight into the Cambodian culture, then you ought to visit the floating villages on Tonle Sap. For a truly immersive experience, get on a traditional wooden boat and float through the communities.


The Old Market

"Psar Chaa" was built in the 1920s, and this is where the locals go to get everything that they need. You'll find rows of vendors trying to sell their good as you walk through the dimly lit alleyways. You'll also find a section that sells clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs for you to take back home with you!



Looking to pick up a skill or two? Drop by at the Angkor Pottery Center and learn the basics of pottery making and the techniques involved. This is a surreal cultural experience and a great activity for families and couples! The teachers all speak English, so there's not going to be any communication barriers.


Cooking Classes

After you've experienced Siem Reap dining, you're sure to want to take back some of the skills with you. Learn the techniques of cooking traditional Khmer dishes using organic and fresh ingredients, and take the newly gained culinary knowledge with you back home.


Explore the Pub street

After you've explored all corners of Siem Reap during the day and are looking to just let off some steam in the night, head to pub street! The ling road surrounded by bars, pubs and restaurants has become a favourite among travellers of Siem Reap. With clubs open till late, this is a must-stop for those looking for a couple of beers.


Kulen Nature Trails

With hidden gems along this rainforest trail, this activity is ideal for the adventurers. This spot is best explored during the dry season and in the morning as it gets quite murky during the rainy season.