THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAP

Stay at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor and find countless things to do in Siem Reap. Tour the mystifying Angkor temples, cycle through the picture-perfect countryside, explore the local culinary scene and more with our list of concierge recommendations.

Classic

Angkor Tours

Angkor Temple Complex – Full Day Tour
Start early and see Angkor Wat at its best, with your expert guide taking you through the less-frequented routes. Your tour continues to Ta Prohm, the Jungle Temple, and Ta Keo the Mountain Temple.

Enjoy lunch at the hotel or at a local restaurant, before journeying through pretty villages to the intricate sandstone temple at Banteay Srei. On the return journey you’ll encounter the magnificent lion and naga statues at the Banteay Samre temple.

Best of the Best – Full Day Tour
Limited time should not mean a limited adventure. We’ll take you to the most unmissable sights in Siem Reap. Set out early and explore Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, the most popular temples, before heading to little-known gems Ta Nei and Ta Keo.

After lunch travel to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom, through the parkland behind the Terrace of the Elephants. Walk past Phimeanakas and the beautiful Baphuon temple before ending at the phenomenal reliefs at Bayon.

Tonle Sap Sunset Cruise
Enjoy an afternoon exploring Tonle Sap lake aboard Ella, a classic wooden day ship. Witness the unique way of life on the lake and admire the diverse ecosystems, ending with a sunset cocktail and canapés.

The ship is available for private hire and suitable for up to eight guests.

Helicopter Tours
Witness the majesty of Angkor from the skies. We can arrange a choice of helicopter tours above this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whether an 8-minute flight above Angkor Wat or a full-day excursion to the remote temples of Koh Ker and Preah Vihear, there’s something for everyone.

Kulen Mountain and Beng Mealea – Full Day Tour
Venture out of town to the cooler climes of Kulen Mountain, considered the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. Over 30 different temple ruins have been identified across the mountain range.

A short walk through the forest lets you examine the extensive river carvings and take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Continue on to the mysterious Beng Mealea temple, known as the blueprint for Angkor Wat. Overgrown with trees and vines, it is an explorer’s dream.

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Active

Things to do in Siem Reap

Bike the Angkor Temples – Full Day Tour
Escape the crowds, the busy roads and the well-worn tourist trail at Angkor. Cycle roughly 30km along small tracks and minor roads to see the temples in a different light.

This is a guided bike tour of the most intriguing of the major temples, including Tha Prom, The Elephant Terrace and Bayon. The tour finishes with a ride on small trails through the villages and back to town.

Cycle Angkor at Twilight
Experience the Angkor countryside at its most beautiful, just before sunset. Cycle through and explore the calm period where the city transitions from day to night.

Round off your half-day tour with a private Dragon Boat cruise along an ancient waterway, complete with local delicacies and refreshments.

Siem Reap Countryside by Bicycle
Explore the more relaxed areas of Siem Reap on this half-day tour. Begin with a cycle along the Siem Reap river, continuing through the scenic countryside and friendly villages.

Learn about palm wine and sugar production, basket weaving, rice farming and other aspects of Cambodian life. Stop for some unique local snacks before making tracks back into town.

Golf
Angkor Golf Resort is an award-winning 18-hole golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Located only 10 minutes from our hotel, we are able to arrange advance bookings for our guests.

Group lessons and ‘Play with the Pro’ can be arranged as well as a half- or full-day lessons. Whether a serious golfer looking to take your game to the next level or a complete first-timer, a great day is guaranteed.

Flight of the Gibbon
Flight of the Gibbon is the only zipline in Cambodia. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Angkor Archaeological Park, crisscross over the jungle canopy whilst learning about the flora and fauna below.

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Immersive

Things to do in Siem Reap

Mystery Dine Around
Let us be your guide on a tour of Siem Reap’s thriving restaurant scene.

Start your gourmet adventure with an amuse-bouche in our Martini Bar. Then be whisked away by tuk-tuk through the town’s vibrant nightlife to four locations to savour Khmer specialities.

Circus Dinner Experience
Witness a dazzling show at the nearby Phare—the Cambodian Circus. Performers use theatre, music, dance and modern circus skills to tell poignant Cambodian stories.

Enjoy a pre-circus starter and main course at Ember before an evening of laughter and surprises. Then return to the hotel for dessert in the Martini Lounge.

Find out more about Phare with our article on Belmond NOW >

Cooking Class
Discover the secrets to Khmer cuisine with our our ‘Khmer Kroeung’ cooking class. One of our chefs will take you to the local market to find the freshest produce, herbs and spices.

Return to the hotel’s outdoor kitchen for an interactive, flavourful demonstration, preparing your own lunch in an authentic way.

Villa Chandara
Journey through the beautiful rural landscapes outside of Siem Reap to Baray, a route rarely seen by tourists. Take a short walk into the village where a warm welcome from locals awaits.

Continue to Villa Chandara, a charming wooden building surrounded by rice paddies. Enjoy a stunning five-course dinner by candlelight, featuring 11 stunning Khmer dishes.

Water and Silk
Experience the unique life of the Tonle Sap lake. Explore Chong Kneas village, visiting homes, schools, hospitals, restaurants and fish farms.

Continue off-water to an active silk farm. Discover the lifecycle of these fascinating worms, and the intensive labour process that results in the exquisite fabric.

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Angkor Escape

Discover Angkor Wat with your own private tour guide, and be dazzled by one of the most beautiful examples of Khmer and Hindu art.

Includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary airport pickup
  • One tour of Angkor Wat per stay, including entrance fees, transportation, an English-speaking guide and a picnic lunch box for two
  • One three-course dinner for two, per stay in Circle
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