Things to do in Siem Reap that’s NOT Angkor Wat
Now most people, myself included go to Siem Reap to see the magnificent Angkor Wat temples. And of course why wouldn’t you, they are simply majestic. But as someone who loves Cambodia and likes to spend time there I was looking for some other fun to have during the days I didn’t want to temple stomp. These are a few options
Angkor Wat Putt Mini Golf
This is a fun way to spend an hour or two. this 14 whole course features one of the famous temples each time. it is 5 USD for 1 round, 8 USD for 2 and 10 USD for 3. You get 1 club and 1 ball. It is a lot of fun and a lot more tricky than it looks. For each whole in 1 you get a free can of beer. The surrounding area is very nice to explore too with local farm life and animals.
Here you can see the entire silk process from start to finish. The work that goes into these pieces is extraordinary, and each scarf or whatever takes weeks to make. You get an in depth guide with lots of knowledge. And the shop has reasonable prices and high quality. It is a good way to spend a few hours
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Another farm and can be combined with the silk farm as they are not too far apart. This is a photogenic place and you get to see the the lotus flowers in full bloom. There are also some nice hammocks to have a nap in
Does what it says, allows you to interact with the buffalo. You can have a cart ride if you wish too. They are big and friendly beasts and nice to touch. Worth an hour of your time.
This is probably the most well known and thus most visited waterfall in Siem Reap. It is big and quite impressive and deep enough for a splash or a swim. However it is always busy so be prepared. The journey is around 1 hour and can be bumpy along the way. in this area there are some temples and a large stone reclining Buddha