Siem Reap is most famous for its massive temple complexes, which is why tourists visit. However, the town has way more to offer than just temples. This 3 day Siem Reap itinerary will show you how to plan the perfect trip to Siem Reap. It lays out how to visit the majority of Siem Reap’s attractions in a short amount of time without rushing through them.
1st Day after arrived Siem Reap you may think about Angkor Wat temple. Your day will begin very early in the morning, as I suggest getting there around 4 AM. It will take less than 30-minutes to go from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat. Your day will start by watching the sunrise. Next, you will explore the Angkor Wat Temple Complex before a quick lunch. Your afternoon will be spent discovering two more temples, Ta Prohm Temple and Ta Som Temple. You will spend the end of your first day watching the sunset at Phnom Bakheng before enjoying an Apsara Dance show at Smile Angkor Theatre. After finished your 1 day you can spend night time at Pub Street that’s a popular in Siem Reap. It contains bars, restaurants, coffee and concert, especially you can buy some handmade stuff that has Cambodian clothes or any jewel.
On your second day, you are going to experience a different side of Siem Reap. You will have a chance to see its beautiful natural spaces and learn more about the locals.You will have to wake up quite early, but not as early as on the first day. You will start your second day in Siem Reap visiting Banteay Srei Temple. Then you will have a chance to explore the breathtaking Phnom Kulen National Park which features temples and magnificent waterfalls.You will then be heading to Beng Mealea Temple, a temple hidden deep in the jungle. Next, you will visit Kompong Phluk Floating Village where you can explore the area and learn about the village’s people.After a day full of exploration, you are going to relax at Angkor Night Market. Here you will have your dinner and be able to shop for traditional souvenirs.
Last but not least, our third day in Siem Reap. After 2 days action-packed full of temple-hopping activities, I think it is best that we leave our third day to be a day to treat yourself as a tourism. if you want to see local art performers performing Cambodian-style theater, music, dance, and acrobatics you will love the 1-hour Phare Circus Show where modern artists come together to perform a blend of all those things, and more.
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