There’s plenty more to Siem Reap than just the wonders of Angkor and it’s well worth taking time out from trudging round the temples to explore the town and surrounding area.
You can learn all about Cambodian crafts at Artisans Angkor. See how traditional Khmer artwork is created in their series of workshops.
Sign up to a pottery class and have a go at creating your very own pottery. Khmer Ceramics and Fine Arts Centre offers a series of classes aimed at introducing the traditional craft.
Just recently launched in the heart of Siem Reap, Batia Sarem is the venue for a series of exciting, ambitious and innovative exhibitions. In addition, they bring together artists, art professionals and visitors in critical engagement sessions.
Triple A Adventures Cambodia offer fun and adventurous day tours in the stunning countryside with tours designed to include a mixture of different fun activities like bike rides through the rice fields, Kayaking, and oxcart rides.
Khmer Gourmet Cooking Class will give you a great gift to take home for all your friends and family – Khmer cuisine! Start with a market trip to buy the ingredients you’ll then use when learning to make some classic Cambodian dishes.
Helicopters Cambodia charters flights around the Angkor complex, granting the opportunity to experience the temples from a completely different viewpoint.
Sam Veasna Center offers a variety of opportunities to experience Cambodian birds and wildlife during a visit to Siem Reap. Their guides are certified temple guides so you can combine early morning birding with a tour of the major archeological sites.
At the NPA Explosive Detection Dogs visitors centre, you will witness live demonstrations of obedience, agility, search and detection by mine sniffing dogs. APOPO Visitor Center gives you the opportunity to meet and see their HeroRATs in action and discover how they train rats to save lives.
Further information about landmines in Cambodia is displayed at the Cambodian Landmine Museum. It also provides education and support to dozens of at-risk youths and landmine affected children.
Those looking to attend a mass service on a Sunday can visit ICF Cambodia, an international, non-denominational, independent Christian church.