Tag Archives: Siem Reap

Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Homes are being scrubbed clean and sand castles are being built at pagodas around Cambodia this weekend, including our own Temple Town, in preparation for the Khmer New Year in Siem Reap, which kicks off on Monday for three days. Unlike in neighbouring Thailand, where cities...
Hip Hup Guan and Cool Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Hip Hup Guan and Cool Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Hip Hup Guan and cool Kandal Village are where Siem Reap‘s savvy expats are sipping coffee, shopping and eating. Not much to look at, yet home to some of Siem Reap’s most fashionable spots, these gritty backstreets have emerged as one of the Cambodian city’s most interesting destinations....
Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

If you’re planning on renting an apartment or holiday rental and settling into Temple Town for a while, then buy a basket or cotton bag and make a beeline to the weekend Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Even if you’re not, pop down...
Cuisine Wat Damnak, the Best Restaurant in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak, the Best Restaurant in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap has become the first Cambodian restaurant to make it onto a prestigious international restaurant list, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the regional edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, where it was named Best Restaurant in Cambodia. This is...
How to Get the Most Out of the Angkor Archaeological Sites

How to Get the Most Out of the Angkor Archaeological Sites

Hire a good qualified guide, do some pre-trip reading, get off the beaten track, and other tips from a Siem Reap based archaeologist on how to get the most out of your visits to the Angkor archaeological sites in Cambodia. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor archaeological...
An Archaeologist’s Guide to Angkor Archaeological Park

An Archaeologist’s Guide to Angkor Archaeological Park

Cambodia is one of the richest countries on earth when it comes to archaeology. But what makes Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park temples and other Angkor sites so special? We asked an archaeologist. One of the best things about living in Siem Reap is that the...
Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

The American author of Overbooked: the Global Business of Travel and Tourism, award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker was in Siem Reap recently for the UNWTO and UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture. I chatted to her about culture, heritage and sustainable tourism in Cambodia. Elizabeth Becker...
A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap

A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap

Much to the surprise of most visitors to Cambodia, shopping Siem Reap is a real delight, with everything from stonemasonry and woodcarving that date back to the Khmer Empire and artisanal crafts such as silk weaving and basketry to contemporary fashion and handcrafted jewellery. There...
A Revival of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Cambodia

A Revival of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Cambodia

After exploring the temples around Siem Reap, one of the real pleasures for those interested in the traditional arts and crafts in Cambodia is to visit the workshops, ateliers and silk farms, where stone and wood are carved, silk is hand-woven, and handicrafts are made...