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One single day in Siem Reap

Artisans d’Angkor

The magical city of Siem Reap is definitely a must-explore destination for travelers who are spending their holiday in Cambodia. If you find yourself with just 24 hours in this city and you want to make the most of your time, follow this guide of one single day trip Siem Reap. cruise Mekong delta

The magical city of Siem Reap

The magical city of Siem Reap- source: internet

Jumping on a bike or a tuk-tuk and head to the back roads, riding through the sleepy villages and countryside farmlands to start your day off. The Green Gecko Project, which welcomes visitors from 9.30am – 10.30am, from Monday to Friday, is a suitable place to learn about the way this project is helping street kids in Siem Reap. Through street children’s formative years and into their adult lives, empowering them to achieve their full potential, Green Gecko provides opportunities, support, education and security to Siem Reap’s street children.

Green Gecko

Green Gecko-source: Internet

Go on the back roads to go to the Roluos group of temples, and as you will need your Angkor pass if you want to enter this site, do not forget it. Situated about 13 kilometers out of town, away from the more famous temples, these temples predate Angkor Wat. Watching from the outside is enough to take in the peace of this stunning space even if you do not go in to explore.

To know more about the Khmer ceramic tradition, which is very different from those of Siam, Champa, Vietnam and China, go straight ahead to the Khmer Ceramics Fine Arts Centre, which assists present and future generations of Cambodian youth to revive the rich ceramic heritage of this country. The traditional weaving centre nearby is where you can see local women busy weaving traditional scarves, also known as krama. travel Indochina Vietnam

Khmer Ceramics Fine Arts Centre

Khmer Ceramics Fine Arts Centre-source: Internet

Make a stop off at Artisans d’Angkor after heading back to Siem Reap. This organization, which was established by a local French NGO called Chantiers-Écoles de Formations Professionnelle in 1998, not only has a retail store and workshop open to visitors but also trains young Cambodians in the art of traditional stonework and handicrafts. You can find rich crafts in terms of design and quality produced at the workshop, and the scheme provides underprivileged young Cambodians with the amazing chance to learn a skill to provide a sustainable income and living. The emphasis is on painting, silk weaving, lacquerware, wood sculpture and ornamental stone. Anyone who is really interested in knowing more about some of the processes used in traditional Khmer craftwork is welcomed here.

Artisans d’Angkor

Artisans d’Angkor-source: Internet

Although being a relatively small town, Siem Reap offers an incredible range of cuisines, shopping and dining venues. Can be found at restaurants across town, Khmer/Cambodian food is the emphasis of its cuisine. Cross the bridge from the Old Market and turn to the right if you want to try Khmer barbecue. You can find six or more barbecue restaurants here, where you can enjoy good food with cold beer.

Open until late, the Angkor Night Market is where you can find a wide variety of art, jewellery, and textiles at reasonable prices. To find some of the market’s better-quality items, walk right to the end of the original night market street (accessed off Sivatha Boulevard). If you need to grab a cocktail while you shop, get in the Island Bar.

Angkor Night Market

Angkor Night Market-source: Internet

If you still have more time, to wind down, what about a relaxing Khmer massage? With various outlets across town, Hands Massage (which employs visually impaired masseurs) is not only a great cause but also a terrific service.

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