Siem Reap is a town in northern Cambodia. The town is a popular tourist center. The tourist flock here to enjoy the traditional Apsara dance performances, visit the craft shops, the silk farms and the fishing villages and have a look at the old colonial and Chinese style architecture in the old French Quarter. Siem Reap is about 7kilometers from the Siem Reap Angkor international Airport, which is a major port for international arrivals and departures. Transport is also by both bus and by boat.
There are many types of scenery worth visiting. The following are some of them.
The Cambodian cultural village was opened in 2003. It assembles all the miniatures of famous historical buildings and structures of Cambodia. It gives a visitor a chance to experience the diverse Cambodian cultures in the same setting. In total there are eleven different villages which represent different culture heritages, local customs and characteristics of nineteen multi races. On a visit to any village, a tourist will be able to enjoy the excellent wood houses, carving, and soft skill in stone, traditional performances in the different dance styles, traditional wedding ceremony, Circus, Popular games, Peacock dancing, Acrobat, Elephant’s shows, and boxing.
Angkor Wat is UNESCO World Heritage Site housing the awesome remains of the Khmer civilization. Angkor Wat comprises a rising series of five towers which culminates in an impressive central tower that symbolizes mythical Mount Meru. The intricate carvings on the walls depict scenes from Hindu mythology. One of the newest establishments in Siem Reap opened its doors to visitors. The Angkor National Museum is the place to visit if you want to go and have journey down the history lane of the city. The museum showcases art facts covering the Khmer history, civilization, and cultural heritage in galleries.
Artisan’s d’Angkor showcases traditional handicraft skills for example silk painting, wood and stone carving and gilding. Free guided trips are conducted in areas where craftsmen in action can be seen. The guides are trained to speak various foreign languages such as Khmer, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. You can never run of interesting things to do when on a visit to Siem Reap. Here are some of these interesting things you can do.
A unique form of body massage known as the fish massage is provided in the some massage centres in Siem Reap. During a fish massage you dip your feet in a tank of fish and let the fish eat the dead skin off your toes. This is one of the most popular activities for visitors who have never experienced it. Frangipani spa is an awesome spa with one of the most refreshing atmosphere in the Siem Reap city. Peaceful rooms, nice and sweet staff, no hidden charges and the best massages makes Frangipani spa, a wonderful place to visit.
Angkor Photography Festival is an Annual festival that showcases outdoor projections and various exhibitions around Siem Reap of regional and international photographers. The festival is held during the last week of November every year. So if you fancy photography then this an event you cannot miss. Come and see beautiful pictures of enchanting places and events in Colombia and other places.
The Water Festival is Colombia’s most extravagant festival. The event is held for three consecutive days and start with the last full moon day in October or the beginning of November. More than a million people from all over the Colombia flock to the banks of Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers in Phnom Penh to watch hundreds of brightly colored boats with over 50 paddlers battle it out. The boat racing dates back to ancient times marking the strengths of the powerful Khmer marine forces during the Khmer empire.