Angkor National Museum -
During the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom, one of the earliest
civilizations of this world was being created. It is the origin of Khmer
art, culture, and
architecture. These great inventions became one of the few wonders of
the world that still amaze people through out generations that still
lays a great impact in present Cambodia society. Angkor National Museum
takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of this Golden Era of
Khmer Kingdom through the state of the art multimedia technology to
provide visitors a full picturesque story of the legend in an easy
Angkor National Museum will take its visitors through the journey back
in time from the creation to the highest point of civilization. Through
the use of interactive exhibits, visitors will develop a deeper
understanding of customs, traditions and different beliefs of the
ancient empire. A tour of the museum will be joyful for both visitors
who have a good understanding of ancient Khmer civilization and visitors
who do not have any previous knowledge of the ancient Khmer empire. All
artifacts will be divided into 8 galleries in chronicle order of the
evolution which are enhanced by a realistic atmosphere. Through out the
whole experience Angkor National Museum will allow this legend to slowly
reveal before your eyes. 12 USD / Pax
Tonle Sap Lake Tour - 1 to 2 hour boat trip through
fishing villages and the surrounding submerged forest.
Also to Gecko Environment Center and Fish Farms.
Prek Toal 'Bird Sanctuary' tour for Bird lovers, home of
129 water bird species and from January through June is
a breeding ground for dozens of species including
storks, ibises, cormorants, pelicans and adjuncts.
One-day tours to Prek Toal introduces the flooded
forest, the unique bird life, fishing and the
traditional life. More
Tonle Sap Exhibition - Krousar Thmey, (NGO) is dedicated
Tonle Sap Lake culture and environment of the area. They
displayed informative maps, photos, models of
traditional houses, boats and fishing implement. Free
Mine Museum - is the creation of Mr. Aki Ra. It
contains a variety of defused mines, bombs and other
ordinance, as well as a mock minefield. The creator and
proprietor of the museum, Akira, worked as a de-miner in
War museum - is open by the Ministry of Defense. It
contains tanks, armored vehicles, anti-aircraft guns,
artillery shells, mines, grenades and rocket launchers,
uniforms, Khmer Rouge flags and so on. $3 Admission Fee
Cambodian Cultural Village - is intended to introduce
Cambodian culture, history and Cambodia landmarks. There
is wax museum exhibits on wildlife, ancient jewelry and
waxed figures. Inside village created with Cambodian architectural, ethnic villages, pagoda,
mosque, Chinese temple, Phnom Penh's Central Market,
National Museum, Royal Palace and more. Also play
traditional dance performances and music on Sat, Sun.
$12 Admission Fee
Butterfly Garden - A place to spend an hour, a small
lush garden, Fishpond and butterflies swarm around. Food
and drinks are available in the garden. ‘Butterfly
Cocktail’ to boot. $1 Admission Fee.
Crocodile Farm - Lots of Crocodiles in several pens
separated by age, some animal and souvenir shop there.
Wat Thmei (Killing Fields) - Not big as Phnom Penh but a
memorial Stupa housing some skulls. Free Admission
Angkor Silk Farm - 16 km away from Siem Reap, Silk
material factory, A creation place of start from worm to
West Baray Lake - 10 km away from town. Actually it is a
dam build by hand 800 years ago. Place that local love
to swim and enjoy sunset. The middle of the lake, there
is an island and west mebon temple to see.
Traditional Dance & Other Performance
Apsara Dance - is one of the many type of classical
Cambodian traditional dance and "Royal Ballets".
Restaurants and hotels offer Apasara Dance Shows. Prices
are vary and include dinner ( 11$ - 25 ++). Show in the
hotels are a bit more expensive than outside restaurant.
Here are our recommendation, Angkor Village Hotel (Apsara
Theatre) for 19USD/ Pax and Kulein 2 restaurant for
Shadow Puppetry Show - is a tradition across Southeast
Asia and Cambodia has its own version of this tradition.
Restaurants and hotels offer shadow puppet show such as Bayon Restaurant, LaNoria Restaurant.
Beatocello Concert & Jayavaman VII Hospital - A
hospital, Founder and Director is a Swiss man, Dr. Beat Richner plays Bach on the cello and about activities of
children’s hospitals (Jayavarman VII in Siem Reap,
Kantha Bopha I and II in Phnom Penh) every Saturday at
7:15PM. Welcomes money and blood donations for children.
Balloon Rides - Helium balloon ride 200 meters straight
up for bird eye view of Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, West
Baray and other ruins amongst the surrounding jungle.(
Road between Airport and Angkor ticket gate)
Elephant Ride - near Bayon, South Gate of
Angkor Thom or base of Phnom Bakheng.
Helicopter Tour - offer helicopter tours of the
temple area, Lake and others..
Countryside Tour - Take photo or love to see rice
paddies, buffalos, stilted houses and little village(road from Siem
Reap to the Tonle Sap lake and road from Siem Reap to
Shrine to Preah Ang Chek, Preah Ang Chorm and Shrine to
Ya Tep - locals the most believe and respect shrine and
believe in stories of power and indestructibility.
Wat Bo - 18th century highly respected pagoda. It
contains unique wall paintings such as Chinese merchant,
French officer at market and French soldier and
traditional performance. Lots of Buddha statues.
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