Siem Reap is a welcoming resort town in Southeast Asia that attracts millions of tourists who come to explore the temples of Angkor located in the dense jungle. This magnificent tourist destination also boasts of a broad range of traditional Khmer and stellar Cambodia cuisine, numerous entertainment sports, rich history, top-rated restaurants, sophisticated stays and much more.
Let us look at 6 things for families to do in Siem Reap.
Flex Muscles at Angkor Climbing Wall
Scientific studies have proven that it is possible to prevent lifestyle diseases and conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease by taking part in physical exercises. Being on vacation is not enough reason to sideline your weekly or daily workout routine. You can flex your muscles by scaling the indoor Angkor climbing wall that was set up by a Japanese NGO. This challenging activity will be not only be fun for kids but also instrumental in improving the health and fitness of your entire family.
Explore the Rugged Rural Landscape around Siem Reap
Well, Siem Reap is a relatively small town that may seem to have little to offer for families who visit. However, that is not the case; it is surrounded by a rugged rural landscape that is filled with farms, beautiful countryside, and rice paddies that you can explore after a sumptuous lunch at Grand Bayon hotel. One of the fun and exciting way to explore this landscape is on a quad bike. An experienced guide will accompany your family throughout the tour to ensure that you enjoy every bit of scenery that this destination has to offer.
Visit Angkor Archaeological Park
Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the main tourist attractions in Siem Reap. The endless ancient ruins and naturally preserved temples in this park will blow your mind away. As mentioned earlier, physical exercises can help keep most prevalent diseases at bay. A walk around the park under the Cambodian climate will not only tone your muscles but also enhance your family’s resilience and endurance especially kids who are used to staying indoors. Be sure to take pictures to keep the memories alive after the vacation.
Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake
First, it is important to point out that Tonle Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Southeast Asia region and the second main attraction site in Siem Reap. Over the years, locals have mastered the art of ingeniously constructing houses in the mangroves by the lakeshore thereby creating a spectacular viewpoint of the entire lake. A peaceful raft ride with your family through interweaved mangroves will help you appreciate this natural ecosystem as well as give you an opportunity to interact with the residents and learn more about their culture.
Experience Local Culture at Cambodian Cultural Village
At Cambodian Cultural village, you will get an excellent opportunity to learn more about the customs, beliefs, practices, and traditional lifestyle of the different ethnic groups that reside in this region. There are 30 life-sized wax statues of renowned Cambodians strategically placed in different locations in this 210,000 square meter park to make the learning process even more realistic and memorable. There are also 13 mini-traditional villages and live performances that include traditional dances that will definitely leave you with unforgettable memories of Siem Reap.
Enjoy Circus Acrobatics at Phare
Phare offers a perfect blend of local contemporary dance, music, and circus acrobatics that your family will treasure for a lifetime. Each show takes place in the famous big top, and the performances are frequently tweaked to keep you entertained. Obviously, watching the same performance every evening would be boring, isn’t?
It is important to note that even though the show is only performed in the evening, the venue is open throughout the day and offers training sessions as well as workshops for young ones who want to learn acrobatic skills from the multi-talented performers.
Indeed, there are unlimited activities to keep your family entertained during vacation in Siem Reap. After a long day outdoors, enjoy a peaceful night at Grand Bayon Hotel. All our personnel are highly trained and committed to making sure that you get the best experience at Siem Reap. During your stay, you will enjoy a broad range of expertly prepared local delicacies as well as contemporary recipes from all across the globe. Get in touch with us today for more details about our accommodation and catering packages. We look forward to welcoming you to Siem Reap and serving you!