In this video Cambodia Know Before You Go Siem Reap Guide I take you on a walking tour of some of the busy and quiet areas of the town so you have an easy choice as to where you’d like to spend your time.
Mostly used as a gateway to Angkor Wat and the Angkor Ruins Siem Reap can be almost anything you want it to be whether it’s a place to party in between visits to Angkor or a quiet spot to reflect and process the amazing temples and structures you’ll be exploring. Pub Street and Phsar Chas, the Old Market area are the most popular places to hangout. If you’re looking for more of a quieter spot try the Wat Damnak area for everything from family style inexpensive humble restaurants to stylish multi-course dinner venues. The alleys amongst the heritage buildings south of Phsar Chas have some great little restaurants and cafes. The Old French Quarter has some very exclusive options including 3 choices at Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor along with some classy and low key places like FCC Angkor and the Siem Reap Brewpub.
I personally like the quieter neighborhoods like Wat Damnak and the less touristy but interesting hipster like Kandal Village.
You really are missing out if you don’t get out into the smaller local restaurants away from the Pub Street area for a more authentic Khmer experience. Thanks again for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe to The Far East Travels Podcast:Audio Podcast