Exploring the Siem Reap Markets – Much more than your usual day of shopping!

Tourists feel a little overwhelmed at the range of products that are found at these markets. Fashion boutiques, art galleries, jewellery, silks, ceramics, silverware and stone carvings are sure to empty your pockets!

Local Markets

Siem Reap Old Market, Phsar Samaki, Phsar Leu and Central Markets are your local markets. You can buy literally anything at these fairs.

Night Markets

Night markets are aimed mainly at tourists – so, it’s not hard to find a night market close to your hotel in Seim Reap – as they have given birth to resorts such as Anantara Angkor Resort. Among the most famous markets are Noon Night Market, Seim Reap Night Market and Made in Cambodia Market.

Street Food

Barbecued meat, soft duck eggs, Khmer fried chicken are some of the food items in the street food category. There is also a palette of local fruits such as durian, green mango and dragon fruit.

In conclusion

In addition to local markets and night markets, you should save some time to explore shopping malls like Lucky Mall, Angkor Trade Centre. Places such as Art Work Gallery, Art Deli and Asia Craft Centre are also worth a visit.

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The Ultimate Escape to Wellness – Great Health is so Close!

Wellness retreats have risen in popularity over the years. Today the offerings in this category are immense. Want to know more about selecting the right wellness retreat?

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1) Length & Time

The first and foremost thing to consider is the duration of your retreat. You’ll find many that range from 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 or even 30 days. The most popular ones are the 7-day retreats that offer a full week of complete revitalization.

2) Intention

Another important facet to consider is the focus of your retreat. Do you want to detoxify, perform daily yoga, surf, explore, adventure, meditate, or simply party with friends? Make sure you read through the descriptions of the retreats when you look them up so that you don’t end up at one you didn’t plan for.

3) Location

Choosing the right location is key as well, whether it be in the jungle, by the beach or within the city, various countries have various retreats in many locations. One of the popular choices is Cambodia as it offers a great landscape and various choices in retreats. If you’re looking for luxury hotels, Siem Reap has plenty to pick from for your stay, such as the Anantara Angkor Resort for instance.

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4) Menu

Food is another key factor in choosing your retreat. However, note that the food items will differ depending on the intention or focus of your retreat.

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A visit to Angkor, Siem Reap during Khmer New Year – The Cambodian way of celebrating the New Year!

Many tourists and expats tend to stay indoors and not travel during this period as the country becomes one big commotion of festivities. The prices usually go up, and the services are reduced and limited only to a few destinations.

A bit of history

Earlier, the New Year was celebrated between December and January, but now it has been moved up to April on par with the Hindu New Year.

The first day

The first day is meant for blessings and offerings entirely. The locals make offerings and receive blessings at the local temples.

The second day

The second day is more like a family day where they offer gifts to their family members.

The third day

On the last day, the locals visit the pagodas for blessings and offerings just like the first day.

Where can you stay in Angkor?

Don’t worry too much about finding a suitable place as the region is dotted with places like Anantara Angkor Resort and many other luxury hotels in Siem Reap which offer you excellent accommodation options.

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A Walk in the Pub Street of Siam Reap – For a fulfilled and exciting evening

Get ready for a night filled with endless fun, excitement and happiness. Visit the Siem reap Pub Street for an amazing experience. Read on to know more.

Overview

Located in the north-western regions of Cambodia, Siem Reap is a resort town that is frequented by many. The town is home to a street that is filled with a number of backpacker-friendly pubs, bars and nightclubs which boast a lively atmosphere.

The street

Being the definitive nightlife hub of the town, the street starts to take on a new colour at dusk. Vibrantly coloured lights and a serene ambience surround the site. One could move around freely in these streets exploring the amazing sites without a hassle since motorised vehicles aren’t allowed into streets after 5 pm. The streets are open throughout the day and late into the nights.

Getting there and accommodation options

Visiting here is pretty easy. You can reach here from almost all parts of the city by a tuk-tuk or a taxi. Reaching here will also be easier if you plan your stay at one of the many luxury hotels in Siem Reap including the likes of Anantara Angkor Resort.

Other things to do

The street is not only famous for its bars, pubs and nightclubs, it is also home to a variety of boutique shops, cafes and street food stalls. One could enjoy amazing food, shop to their heart’s content, listen to live music and do so much more. You could also meet a lot of new people upon visiting here.

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