Top things to do in Siem Reap September 11, 2019 Siem Reap City Guide: Top things to do Got a couple of days up your sleeve in Siem Reap and looking for a few suggestions? These are some of our favourite things to do outside of the Social cycles itinerary! Food Culture Shop Avoid Siem Reap City Guide: Things to do Got a couple of days up your sleeve in Siem Reap and looking for a few suggestions? These are some of our favourite things to do outside of the Social Cycles itinerary! Food Culture Shop Avoid Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Food Sister Srey Cafe. Great for breakfast, lunch and seriously good coffee. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re dining in Melbourne or Sydney. Good for a taste of home. Google Map Link. and Instagram Page. New Leaf Eatery. Great cafe that doubles as a social enterprise. Delicious, well presented generous portions and a great safe intro to Khmer food. Perfect for dinner. See the website, Google map link and Instagram page. Haven. Another social enterprise restaurant focusing on vocational training. Feel good comfort food that will appeal to most people. Click through for Instagram page, website and google map link Bugs Cafe. If you really want to eat all things creepy and crawly, this is not a bad place to do it. Browse through a menu of tarantula, scorpion, silk works crickets and much more! Instagram page, Google map link and website. Marum. Now, we eat here on our first night as part of the Social Cycles tour, so wait for it if you’re joining us. If not, bon appetite! This is one of the best restaurants in town and has a good cause. Website, Google map. Cuisine Wat Damnak. If you want to go top end, this is the place to be. Degustation tasting menus only. Khmer food with a fancy twist. Five course from $27. Book months in advance. Website. Google map. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Culture Phare Circus. This excellent NGO based arts driven social enterprise puts local Cambodians on the international stage. Think Cirque du Soleil style, but with a Khmer influence. Shows nightly. Website & Google Map. Temples beyond Angkor. There’s so much more to the temples of Angkor beyond Angkor Wat. Get yourself a 3 day pass and explore. Social Cycles can set up our riders with a guide and we’ll even reimburse the price of the one day ticket that’s included in your tour. Get in touch for more details. Artisan Angkor craft class. Handicraft and silk weaving ‘craft it yourself’ packages are available through this social enterprise based vocational training centre. See the website here, Google map link. War Museum offers visitors a unique and insightful view of the perils that Cambodia faced during the last 3 decades of the 20th century. It gives visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about what actually occurred during Cambodia’s ‘war years’. Website and Google Map. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Shopping Made in Cambodia Market. Most of the stalls here are the social enterprise arm of a local NGO, including some we connect with as part of our Social Cycles tour. Take a moment to appreciate the effort and training it has taken to get these products to the table. Don’t bargain them down to save $1. Google Map link Phsar Leu (local) Market. Get away from the tourists and go where the locals go. Great to see a market with no souvenirs and filled with locals only. Good place to buy some clothes that don’t say Siem Reap. Google Map. Mekong Quilts. Support an NGO that supports holistic, local empowerment. We visit Mekong in Saigon. See the shop here. Extremely high quality, hand made product (including bamboo bikes). Google Map and website. Old Market. Smack bang in the town centre, it’s hard to miss. Don’t just walk around it, get stuck into the fresh food side of Cambodia amidst the hustle and bustle. Designed for locals, but selling to tourists, there’s nothing you can’t buy here. Bring your camera! Google Map link. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Avoid Giving money to poor children. A lot of children selling items or begging will tell you they need the money to go to school. The reality is that the money received keeps the kids from going to school. Read more about this sad and unfortunate scam here. Visiting an orphanage. Orphanages are not tourist attractions. Donations can actually increase the amount of orphans in Cambodia, not help them. Read more about the issue here, and learn more about better ways to help here. Short term volunteering. Unless you have a unique specialized skill, short term volunteering rarely has a positive impact, and can often have a negative impact. We’d recommend a minimum of 3 months to volunteer and only to train local adults in your speciality. Read more here. Riding an elephant. We’d recommend against it. In order to tame a wild elephant to allow tourists to ride on it, it must go through a cruel and aggressive process as a baby. The Asian elephant is actually endangered in the wild. Riding elephants only hurts them. Share this adventure Share on facebook Facebook Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on google Google+ Share on stumbleupon StumbleUpon Share on email Email Got a question? Get in touch Name Email Message Send Send me the Cambodia itinerary Name Email Please send me the itinerary! Your privacy is safe. We do not use emails for spam. 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