Different Angkor: Siem Reap beyond the temples | Cruise Mekong River

Different Angkor: Siem Reap beyond the temples

Zipine in Siem Reap

The magnificent Temples of Angkor are a symbolic image of Southeast Asia and exactly the top attraction of Cambodia. But Siem Reap, hideaway to Angkor which provides travelers much more than temples is gradually becoming an activity hub for the Mekong region. With opportunities of ziplining, joining in cooking classes, horse-riding, Siem Reap offers temple-weary travelers plenty to keep themselves occupied. Tours Indochina Cambodia

Ziplining

Zipine in Siem Reap

Zipine in Siem Reap – source: treetopasia.com

Play an ape on a dorm-jungle zipline adventure that offers the great chance to have a deeper look at some recently released gibbons in their natural living environment. There are 10 ziplines connected all together by wooden ‘sky bridges’ are operated by the flight of the Gibbon Angkor. The highest spot of the course arrives to 50m, with sceneries as far north as the sainted mountain of Phnom Kulen. The standards ensuring safety here are first class: a monkey business without the monkeys surrounding.

Quad-biking tours

Quad-biking tour

Quad-biking tour – source: cambodiaquadbike.com

It is such an incredible experience to join with Quad Adventure Cambodia on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) sunset tour through the rice fields to explore the charming beauty of Siem Reap countryside. Do not mistake that quadrangle bikes are only for petrol heads because they are absolutely suitable for negotiating the dirty tracks, and hospitable children welcome you like a rock star as you ride deliberately through the villages. Taking these longer rides, you will have a chance to go deep into the Cambodian countryside and make a stop at some distant, lesser-visited temples. Cambodia travel tours

Cooking classes and tuk tuks

Join in cooking classes

Join in cooking classes – source: cambodia.com.vn

While a quad bike seem to be a little daunting, let a driver take the strive and take part in interesting cooking classes in tuk tuks culinary class to know more about the highlight of Cambodian cuisine. Begin your trip with a visit to the amazing traditional market, by tuk tuk of course, to explore some bargaining techniques while helping buy the fresh ingredients for the class. A banana-flower salad starter, the traditional dish of fish amok, and an authentic dessert made of sago, pumpkin and coconut milk are cannot missed dishes.

Discover Siem Reap on back of a Vespa

Discover Siem Reap by Vespa

Discover Siem Reap by Vespa – source: vespaadventures.com

Do not miss a chance to experience buzzing around Siem Reap on a Vespa – interesting two wheel means of transport, the famous Italian brand scooter. Cambodia Vespa Adventures brings all travelers deep into the rice fields to familiarize with the local people on an all-day long countryside life tour. Or spend a full evening sampling Cambodian cuisine around Siem Reap on the After Dark Foodie Tour.

Horse-riding trails

Horse riding

Horse riding – source: ridingtourism.com

Opt for a distinct type of horsepower altogether and choose a four-legged ride through large green fields and tranquil villages. These one- to four-hour track rides going into the Cambodian scenery, paying a visit to some beautiful off-the-beaten-path places are provided by the Happy Ranch. In the longer rides, there are some obscure temples are included such as Wat Chedi, an ancient pagoda sitting imperiously above a sea of emerald-green rice fields.

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