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Sunset in Siem Reap

Sunset watching at Bakheng Mountain is always a fun thing to do, especially when traveling. But at Angkor Wat, watching the sun going down is a very interesting event. Not because the sun looks prettier from there, but because there are so many people gathering for it.Where do these people gather? At a temple called Phnom Bakheng (a short distance from the Angkor temple), and this place has been famous for a while now as the spot for sunset watching.

Some people think Phnom Bakheng is overrated and too crowded, while others think it's only so-so. But I found Phnom Bakheng to be a great place for an Angkor Wat sunset!

Floating Village

There are actually several so-called floating villages located on, and around the Tonle Sap Lake (Boeung Tonle Sap) and they are all somewhat different. The Tonle Sap Lake is the largest feature of the map of Cambodia, and is an important natural resource in terms of fishing and wetlands.
In the rainy season, the Mekong River backs up into the lake, and it swells to more than 5 times its size in the dry season, flooding the surrounding forests and plains. Of course the best time to visit floating villages is during the wet season when the water is high. You can try a do-it-yourself tour, but it can be a hassle, and there are stories of people having problems trying to do it themselves. The four main floating villages are listed below.

Siem Reap Nightlife

As one might expect, the focus for most visitors to Siem Reap are the ancient temples of Angkor, visiting the great Tonle Sap Lake, and other daytime activities. But to think that there is not much to do after dark, would be wrong. After all, this is a tourist town. The liveliest areas in Siem Reap after dark are Pub Street, the Old Market area, the alley and lane off Pub Street, and the Night Market area. Most venues are frequented by either tourists or expats, but some establishments attract both types of customers. Closing times vary widely, and range from about 12 midnight for those places that are restaurant-bar combinations, to the early hours of the morning for hardcore bars.
No matter what your taste, for both drinking and dining, there are many venues to choose from for a fun evening out. While the nightlife in Siem Reap doesn’t even come close to that of Thailand, or even Phnom Penh, you should be able to find what you are looking for. From intimate and stylish places for a quiet cocktail, to Khmer disco type paces with very loud music, to bars with very attentive ladies, there is something for everyone. See below for a few venues we have reviewed for you.

Siem Reap Countryside Cycling

Following the Ancient Royal Way through the heart of the countryside, discover the secrets of remote less-tourist temples, explore hidden forest trails and discover the talents of Cambodia’s craftsmen and women. Discover the Cambodian countryside by bike. This tour passes through traditional villages of wooden stilt houses. Our guide can adjust this tour according to your desire and you skill. Take this opportunity to visit a local family compound and enjoy a refreshing drink of coconut direct from its natural source. What to bring: sport shoes, comfortable wear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or cap.

Flight of the Gibbon Angkor

Flight of the Gibbon builds its famous zipline course in the most spectaclar and beautiful real rainforest locations in Southeast Asia.
Angkor provides the ulimate backdrop for a zipline experience, although you won't actually see the temples while navigating the course. Flight of the area and the course includes 10 ziplines, 21 treetop platforms, four skybridges and an abseil finish. There is a panoramic refreshment stop at the halfway stage and highlights include a tandem line for couples.

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