1. The Legendary Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat – Undisputedly the largest religious building in the world is truly breathtaking. A massive three level temple mountain style structure dominated by five central towers.
This legendary site was built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman II as a temple city. Surrounded by a 200 meter wide moat, the site is roughly 2kms across and 2.5kms long with the central building covering about 1km square.
Entry Tickets can be purchase in advance or on day of travel;
One day – USD $37 per person
Two day (with optional 3rd day free) – USD $62 per person
Your Tuk Tuk & driver – The Small Circuit – $15 (per Tuk Tuk)
Your Tuk Tuk $ driver – The Grand Circuit – $20 (per Tuk Tuk)
‘The Small Circuit’ – 17 kms
The Small Circuit takes in several of the major and minor temples in the area. Beginning at Angkor Wat and running for seventeen kilometers the circuit takes in the major elements of Angkor Thom, Ta Phrohm, and Banteay Kdei, plus some of the minor but interesting temples such as the Baphoun, The Terrace of the Leper King, The Terrace of the Elephants, the Twelve Prasats, Spean Thma and Sras Srang before returning to Angkor Wat.
The Angkor Small Circuit will take a full day to complete, with plenty to see and do. All of the ancient ruins are located within the Angkor Archaeological Park which is only a short 6 kilometer ride by Tuk Tuk from Siem Reap. There are plenty of little local shops and vendors along the Small Circuit to purhase food, snacks, fresh fruit and cold bottles of water.
‘The Grand Circuit’ – 26 kms
The twenty-six kilometer Grand Circuit is an extension on the little circuit but taking in Preah Khan, Preah Neak Pean to the Eastern Mebon and the various monuments like Ta Som, Preah Rup, before returning to Angkor Wat and is highly recommended for anyone spending three or more days in the complex. The Big Circuit encompasses a good representation of the rich variety of architecture here.
We recommend departing the hotel around 7.30-8.00am for both The Small & The Grand Circuits.
2. Green Gecko Community Project
Community Support Project
Only 5 minutes walk from the hotel is the Australian founded community project “Green Gecko”.
Please visit this website for background information
A daily tour is provided by the resident children, from 9.30am to 10.30am
THE GREEN GECKO PROJECT
…Suggested “Wish List” Items…
To support this inspiring story, suggested donation items can be made in person during your visit;
- Bandages, band aids, alcohol swabs and Betadine
- Shoes… Shoes & shoes!
- Cotton pyjamas (boys and girls)
- Laundry powder
- Electrolyte sachets (available from any pharmacy)
- Dish washing liquid, sponges / cloths
- Bicycle helmets
- School backpacks or bags
- Large kramas (checkered traditional sarongs)
- Whiteboard markers
- A4 white office paper
- Bathroom cleaner
- Medical gloves
3. White Terrace Photographer’s Countryside Expose
Departing from the hotel anytime you like, Tuk Tuk drivers Mr Rath or Mr San take you out into the nearby countryside for your photographic expose’.
This is an “off the beaten track” (completely non-tourist route)….. along rural trails witnessing the landscape, farmers, fisherman & wildlife….as natural as it gets.
When you see a scene or subject to photograph…. your driver stops & starts at your request.
Recommended duration: 2-3 hours
Per Tuk Tuk USD $15
Includes; Tuk Tuk & driver / cold bottled water / unique locations
4. The Floating Village
So you’ve seen Angkor and are now wondering what else to do in Siem Reap. “Go visit the Floating village” is the most common answer you’ll get from fellow visitors, tuk-tuk drivers and travel agents alike. And we agree! Going through an authentic Siem Reap floating village is a real treat for those who have never seen similar things before. However, the quality of your experience will largely depend on which floating village you go to. In this post, we’ll review the three main floating villages around Siem Reap and explain why Kampong Khleang is our favorite.
5. The Cambodian PHARE Circus
Uniquely Cambodian. Daringly Modern.
In February 2013 Phare, The Cambodian Circus performed its first show in Siem Reap. Since then, we have grown to be one of the top attractions in the city, with nightly indoor performances under our signature red big top.
Phare shows are unlike any in the world: dance, theater, original live music and breathtaking circus arts are used to tell uniquely Cambodian stories, both traditional and modern.
Read more. open this link – https://pharecircus.org/
6. Bambu – Cambodian Puppet Show
Bambu Stage is a platform for performing arts in Cambodia— a performance venue with daily shows, a workshop space for Cambodian puppeteers, and a gathering space for artists and art lovers. We operate as a social enterprise and collaborate closely with NGOs, other social enterprises, and ethical businesses in the community.
Read more. Open this link- http://bambustage.com/
7. Cambodian Quad Bike
Cambodia Quad Bike is located in Siem Reap, not far from the Old Market. We offer unforgettable quad biking experience in Cambodian countryside. Come and explore off road tracks, rice fields, forgotten temples and life in local communities with our team of professional guides and mechanics. Cambodia Quad Bike caters for individuals, families, small groups and corporate events. All our bikes are fully automatic making them easy to ride and use.
Read more. Open this link – http://www.cambodiaquadbike.com/
8. Guided Bicycle Tours – Grasshopper Adventures
A brand new bike and boat tour up the Mekong River, from Saigon to Siem Reap. This special tour is open to cycling and non-cycling partners or friends. Each morning both cyclists and non-cyclists will embark on crafted adventures through the Mekong Delta and the Cambodian countryside, followed by a relaxing afternoon sailing up the Mekong on a classic riverboat.
Read more. Open this link – https://www.grasshopperadventures.com/
9. The White Terrace – For Nature Lovers
10. The White Terrace Sala Kamreuk Pagoda
THE WHITE TERRACE HOTEL is located 9 kilometers from Siem Reap Angkor International Airport. We are just 3 kilometers from the nation road No.6 (Airport Road). We boast easy access to sites such as:
- Angkor Archaeological Park : 8 Kms
- Cambodian Cultural Village : 5 Kms
- Tonle Sap Great Lake : 10 Kms
- West Baray Lake : 14 Kms
Customs & Traditions
When visiting Angkor Wat or any other pagoda, it is respectful to cover your shoulders and knees.
Please visit this link for more information;