OTHER THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAP

Zipline adventure

Zipline course in a dense piece of jungle actually within the Angkor Archaeological Park boundaries. World class zipline course through the jungle canopy, including 21 platforms, 10 ziplines, 4 sky bridges , a 50 ft. abseil finish and more.
Costs: $75/person without ticket to Angkor pass

Pagodas tourOTHER THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAP

Shrine to Preah Ang Chek & Preah Ang Chorm
Of particular importance to the locals is the small shrine in front of the Grand Hotel D’Angkor containing two standing Buddhas of the names Preah Ang Chek (taller) and Preah Ang Chorm (shorter). They are surrounded by stories of power and indestructibility. Visitors are welcome to make offerings and take photos. The reverence of local pilgrims is palpable.

Shrine to Ya Tep

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAPUnder a huge tree in the traffic circle in front of the royal residence is a statue of Ya Tep, a neak-ta. Neak-ta are powerful spirits connected to a particular area of land. Ya Tep is local to Siem Reap and is said to help bring protection (and winning lottery numbers) to the faithful. Offerings of chicken skins can often be seen around the shrine.

Wat Bo

Wat Bo is one of Siem Reap town’s earlier pagodas, likely founded in the 18th century. (Wat Preah Prom Rath, reputedly Siem Reap’s oldest, was founded in the 16th century.) The vihear of Wat Bo (the main temple building) is at least a century old, constructed with an old-style segmented rOTHER THINGS TO DO IN SIEM REAPoof. Like many Cambodian vihears the interior walls are adorned with paintings, but Wat Bo’s paintings are quite uncommon. Instead of the usual scenes from Buddhist lore, the wall paintings of Wat Bo depict the Reamker, the Cambodian version of the classic Hindu epic the Ramayana. It is one of the few Cambodian pagodas to do so. Even the presentation of the paintings is unique, displayed in quilt-like patchwork, possibly inspired by a shadow puppet presentation of the epic. Look for the ordinary-life market scenes such as an opium-smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha.

Wat Preah Prohm Rath

Idyllically situated wat on the river in the center of town near the Old Market. Foundations of the modern structures were laid in 1915, the main vihear was constructed in 1945. Reputedly a monastery as early as the 13th or 14th century, and then further established in the early 16th century, when the family of Ta Pum and Yeah Rath donated the land.

Wat Thmei (New Wat)

The wat contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers who died on a nearby battlefield. 500m west of the road to Angkor about 1.5km north of town.

Spa and Foot Massage
After long way of visiting temples and roads of Siem Reap, you are about to relax all your body. Fish massage or foot massage is considered a specialty in Pub Street with price range about $1-$6 per hour depend on the massage type. Famous spa houses can be found in the Old Market area such as Bodia Spa, Grand Angkor Spa.

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