Three Things To Do in Siem Reap Besides Temples

The city of Siem Reap is renowned worldwide as the gateway to Angkor. While your vacation will surely be filled with visits to the numerous temples dotting the landscape, you should know that there are many other things to discover in Siem Reap besides temples.

Temple City has a lot to offer in terms of culture, history, and holiday fun! Siem Reap has transformed into a destination for its art scene, food from all over the world, and world-class hospitality.

1. Siem Reap Food Tour

local food stall in a Siem Reap market

First up on our list is Siem Reap Food Tours. If you consider yourself a foodie, a morning or evening tour with Siem Reap Food Tours is a must.

You’ll get the chance to sample authentic Khmer dishes from street-side food stalls and busy local markets. They are excellent guides that know both the cuisine and the city. Follow them to discover the best Khmer things to eat in town!

delicious local Cambodian food

This food tour is highly recommended if you’re seeking to taste the flavours of Cambodia and learn about the local delicacies.

Siem Reap Food Tour was even featured in the New York Times as one of the best things to do in Siem Reap!

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2. Theam’s Art Gallery

view of Theam's visual art gallery in Siem Reap

Theam’s Gallery is the home, atelier, and gallery of Master Cambodian Artist, Lim Muy Theam.
The art gallery is located 10 minutes away from the entrance of Angkor Wat making it the perfect cultural stop on the way back to town.

This breathtaking gallery is separated into four sections: the workshop, the art gallery, the museum, and the gardens.

The workshop is a fascinating area where you can witness young apprentice artisans painting, sculpting, and lacquering. The art gallery is a professionally curated showroom that will give you insight into Cambodia’s distinctive art. The museum is a place for you to immerse yourself into Khmer culture through its architecture, everyday objects, and traditional musical instruments.

theam's art gallery workshop with two Khmer women creating scultures

Theam’s Gallery is open every day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and is free to enter!

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3. Phare, the Cambodian Circus

performance by Phare Circus in Siem Reap

Phare, the Cambodian Circus is famous around the world with the troupe hosting performances in Australia, the United States, and Canada.

The original Siem Reap venue is just the right size to keep the performance intimate and personal. Most visitors describe it as one of the best shows they’ve ever seen.

Phare is way more than a circus. The athletic performers use a variety of skills including theater, music, dance, and acrobatics to tell unique Cambodian stories. Each story has everything you could expect; comedy, tragedy, romance, action, and gravity-defying stunts.

acrobatics during a show at Phare Circus

You can book tickets at tour companies in Siem Reap or directly.
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Photos by siem reap food tours, theam’s gallery, and phare circus.

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