Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Watching the sun set, sat on one of the temples ancient walls is a magical experience.
Cooks in tuk tuks cooking class
Join a Cambodian chef and go shopping at the local market for fresh locally-grown ingredients. There is an amazing array of produce grown in the area and the chef will explain the many uses both culinary and medicinal that the produce is used for. Return with your selection of ingredients for a cooking demonstration in Khmer cuisine followed by lunch. You explore several classic Khmer dishes and enjoy tasting the end result at a traditional Khmer style luncheon. The cooking class takes three to four hours, depending on numbers and time spent at the market, and leaves at 10am from The River Garden reception area.
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Other experiences in Siem Reap
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
This excursion is not only a great birdwatching opportunity but also offers a fascinating insight into life on the lake. The village of Prek Toal is one of the largest floating villages on the lake.
Travel southeast to one of the largest and least-visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Khleang, about 55km from Siem Reap. It has a population of about 10,000 people, all of whom make a living from the fishing industry.
For those with a keen interest in photography and wanting to get the best of their time at the temples in Cambodia, this trip has been designed to help you do just that. All levels of skill are welcome.
Follow your guide into the countryside immediately surrounding Siem Reap for an insight into a different side of Cambodia seeing how local people live and taking in the rural scenery.