Siem Reap City
Tourists visiting Siem Reap hangs around the Pub Street & Night Market area which are full of bars, restaurants & shopping centers. Ninety percent of the people work in the tourist sector thus their income is dependent on tourism. If you are all templed out, just ask our staff for other attractions or enjoy a swim & sun bathing.
Angkor National Museum
The Angkor National Museum is the place to begin before your tour of the temples. There are 3D cinemas and the tour guide will give you ample information about the temples, its history and an explanation for the building of the temples. Entrance fee is $12.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Golden Banana Boutique Hotel reception or at the entrance. You should plan for about 3 hours for the tour.
Siem Reap City is the great place to explore during your visit. Its charm beauty & friendly people will take your heart away. However, an excursion to a village will give you an idea about the real daily Cambodian life. One can assume that those wooden houses on stilts are representative of their ancestor’s home during the Angkorian period. If you are interested, please discuss the tour with our staff.
Royal Ballet Dance and Buffet Dinner
At night, there are a few great restaurants offering a buffet dinner and a nightly Cambodian Classical performance. It costs $12.00 per person including the buffet dinner & the performance. The performance starts at 7:30 pm, ending about 8:30 pm. The Apsara Dance is one of the most elegant dances, known to Cambodians as the dance endowed and descended from heaven. If you are interested, it is best to reserve & secure front seats. Please ask our staff for a reservation.
Restaurants and Bars
In Siem Reap there are numerous restaurants in the Pub Street For some good food, please try the GOLDEN BANANA KITCHEN first. Then on to Pub Street, try Khmer Kitchen. A bit more upscale you could try the Sugar Palm. A great meal would cost about $10 including a drink. .To visit all the bars in town is a hard thing to do & you will end up with a terrible hangover the next morning. Just pick one you like. Some suggestions:
- Linga Bar for a gay-friendly hangout with great cocktails and staff
- Miss Wong for a sip of old Shanghai
- Angkor Wat? very close to the Laundry Bar
- Blue Pumpkin for a great air-conditioned hang out in a beautifully designed place upstairs. They serve great ice cream, pastry, Asian fusion food, burgers, chips, great variety of drinks.
- The Temple Bar – is a meeting spot, very popular for young travelers.