If you want a sketch of what to do in Siem Reap 3 days, first know that Siem Reap Cambodia has more special highlights to offer, besides famous Angkor Wat. The trip starting and ending in this Angkor gateway city will be full of in-depth knowledge about Angkor ruins. The certified tour guide is there to enrich your understanding of the Angkor temples and further, the Tonle Sap Lake.
What to Do in Siem Reap 3 Days : #1. Angkor Archaeological Park
Upon your arrival at Siem Reap Cambodia in the morning, be ready for a full-day adventure to the Angkor Archaeological Park. Off course, Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must to explore, study, and take pictures. Nonetheless, this famous Wat is usually packed with tourists, which is the reason why you can save Angkor Wat to afternoon visit. Morning time would be better to be invested in the hidden Ta Prohm. Amid the maze of trees is the ancient Ta Prohm that brings the “lost-world” feeling. For the 3-day Siem Reap Tours with a professional guide, they will tell the history of the Angkorian temples. Next, go on to the 12-century Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire during the reign of Jayavarman VII. Then, it would be likely lunchtime.
After lunch, it’s time to contemplate the magnificent Angkor Wat in the world’s largest religious monuments ever built. Discover details of the UNESCO-listed Wat and wait till sunset when the sun is going down behind the stunning monument for perfect sightseeing and photography. In fact, Angkor Wat Sunset Tours are so attractive to photographers and viewers who enjoy the magic color and twilight. The best time for this joy is around 4:00 PM.
At night, it’s recommended to enjoy PHARE circus in Siem Reap. The performances and interpretations of Khmer traditional folktales will leave you a good impression and pleasant nightlife.
What to Do in Siem Reap 3 Days: #2.Tonle Sap Lake
Follow the Cambodia Local Tour Agency to head south to the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Asia. Note that the size and depth of the lake will increase according to the annual monsoon rain. During decades, the locals have their own ways to live by the water by fishing and building stilted houses. In particular, Kampong Khleang is a laid-back stilted fishing village to see in Tonle Sap sheltering more than 20.000 residents.
Then, return to Siem Reap city to take a rest. In the evening, how about discovering the Siem Reap Night Market? Nightlife will be exciting with the food tours in the roadside eateries. The night market is also filled with handicrafts and artworks. Top Khmer food includes Lok Lak (stir-fried beef), fish amok (coconut curry with fish), barbecued pork skewers, insect-based dishes, etc. Siem Reap Food Tours treats you happily, and the market operates from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
What to Do in Siem Reap 3 Days : #3. Cooking Classes
If you’re interested in the Khmer food, sign in the Siem Reap Cooking Classes to get all the fun and good food, without stress. The classes will be held in the city center and include the visit to a local market to buy ingredients. For example, you can try Cooking Class at Lily’s Secret Garden. Often, the class will be 4 hours (from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM). The hands-on cooking time will assist you in becoming a lovely chef who can cook Khmer food step by step such as fried lort-cha (rice noodles) with chicken, Cambodia curry, pumpkin or banana in coconut cream and tapioca.
If you have 3 days in Siem Reap, carry out the plan above and see if it works to bring you joy in Cambodia vacation.
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