Cambodia So Much More Than Temples

Cambodia is a small country with a huge past. Its rich history is challenging, enchanting and ever present. Voted the world’s friendliest nation, the Cambodian people smile their way throughout the day. Its blossoming art scene, funky bars and restaurants contrast nicely with its ancient temples and colonial decay.

This month we are featuring the underrated Siem Reap, the city of excitement, that has hidden gems outside of its magnificent temples.



Quad Biking – a fun way to get out into the countryside. Roam amongst the buffalo and cruise along the dykes surrounding the rice paddies. Two people can fit on each quad and if both pass the driving test in the beginning, you can take turns driving.

Zip Lining – an adrenaline filled adventure in the jungle. Zip lining with Flight of the Gibbon is a fun and safe day out. Fly between tall trees over lush jungle along a series of zip lines.

A Day In the Life Countryside tour – see how the locals live and what takes place in a typical Cambodia community. Activities vary depending on the season and number of days you’d like to visit but include building/ or repairing houses, visiting the local school and sewing centre, can include a cooking lesson.




Phare Acrobatic Circus – One of the most impressive live performances you’ll ever see, partly because of the human acrobatics involved but also the lack of props in general. No smoke in mirrors here just a powerful performance where actions definitely speak louder than words. A mix of contemporary dance, drama, live painting and music. Not to be missed if you come to Siem Reap!

Shopping fest with Day & Night Markets





  • Miss Wongs – from the moment you walk in this place smacks of sophistication. The impeccably groomed waiters serve you delicious cocktails in a high class Chinese decor. Come for a pre-dinner drink or settle in for the evening because the food is delicious too.
  • Picasso Bar – this bar reminds me of Cheers for the laughs and stories you hear and share. Brilliant for solo travellers because the horseshoe bar shape encourages you to chat with the bartender or fellow patrons. Up for a challenge, try to make the tallest jenga tower between sips. A good place to start your evening in Siem Reap.
  • Long’s Bar (best Kampot Pepper Martini) – The bar’s name may come from the owner’s or the length of time you’ll probably stay here once you discover their delicious cocktails. The Kampot Pepper Martini is legendary and the Grapefruit concoction is also not to be missed.



1. Aviary Hotel – 3.5* Boutique Hotel
A perfect pool, incredible location and funky decor make every stay at the Aviary an unforgettable experience. With only 25 rooms it keeps a true boutique feel making it perfect for a romantic getaway.

2. Shinta Mani – 5* Central Resort
One of our favourite hotels in the whole of Asia. The Shinta Mani is the epitome of excellence. Expertly managed, beautifully decorated and home to world class service the hotel is split into a 4* Resort and a 5* ‘Club’. If you want to splash out on a little luxury, do it here.


Our “So much more than temples” package highlights everything this beautiful destination has to offer, including some local expertise adventures, cultural tours and main highlights. Click here for more details.


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    Posted by Tim| August 20, 2017 |Reply


    We see you offer zip lining in Siem Reap can you tell us ,ore about it along with schedule and pricing ?

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      Posted by Daryl| August 28, 2017 |Reply

      Definatly do full course , 15 zip lines + swing bridges .
      Around $100 per person , best morning we had on whole trip .
      Guides are great feel very safe at all times

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    Posted by Hamid| August 24, 2017 |Reply

    interesting post, i was always thinking what people might be do if here is no angkor and temples. your post deserves a thumb up.

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    Posted by Todd| March 29, 2019 |Reply

    Would definitely recommend the Gold Course. Guides were very safety minded and knowledgeable of nature along the trail back to Operations. The gardens are breathtaking and unexpected inside the jungle. Don’t forget your camera or you can hire a photographer as we did fairly cheap. If your lucky you’ll see a family of wild Gibbons that entertained us for 15 minutes which made for some great pix and had our kids spellbound.

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