Siem Reap’s nightlife scene is comprised mainly of lively bars, entertainment outlets, pubs and of course the many restaurants around the Pub Street area. Pub Street is Siem Reap’s nightlife hub, where you can find plenty of bars, nightclubs and restaurants that cater to any budget and preference. Tourists are spoilt for choice with the many dining options, offering everything from traditional Khmer cuisine to international cuisine. As for shopping options, nearby Angkor Night Market becomes a maze when night falls, with street vendors displaying their handicrafts, souvenirs and clothing. The local food stalls are not to be missed as there are fried bugs and delicious juices. If you are the more conservative type, go for a cultural performance, that comes with dinner. One of them is the Apsara Dance at the Raffles Grand Hotel d ‘Angkor, which comes with a buffet dinner. You can even go on evening food tours or have a massage at the numerous spa and massage parlours, around Pub Street.
Pub Street is Siem Reap‘s nightlife hub, where you can find plenty of bars, night clubs, pubs and restaurants that cater to any budget and preference. It is just a five-minute stroll from the Angkor Night Market, which is popular among budget-conscious travelers looking to party, in Siem Reap. Here you can find a variety of local, Asian and European cuisine and imported beers for as low as 0.50 USD, while cocktails are priced at 0.50 USD, too. This attraction is ideal for a night of bar hopping as Pub Street nightlife venues are within walking distance from each other and offer happy hour promos and great music until 4 am.
Best of all, the whole street is closed to motorists and vehicles from 7pm, onwards, for the safety of visitors, on foot. Running parallel to Pub Street are Alley West and the Lane, both of which consist of elegant cocktail bars, quaint cafes, art galleries and souvenir shops. Notable nightlife venues such as Miss Wong Cocktail Bar and Asana Bar are ideal for a relaxing evening, in Siem Reap. There are also ample dining venues near or on Pub Street, that serve authentic Khmer cuisine, as well as Thai, French, Vietnamese and Italian cuisine, such as Temple Bar and the Red Piano. Pub Street is a must visit for any first time visitor to historical Siem Reap and it’s open throughout the day and late into the night. What are you waiting for? Go party all night long.
Address: Street 08, Krong Siem Reap Cambodia
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If your taste of the nightlife on vibrant Pub Street, is not your cup of tea, then you should indulge in a more traditional Cambodian experience, with a Khmer Apsara dance show, named for the ‘heavenly dancers’ that adorn the temples. No trip to Cambodia would be complete, without attending an Aspara Performance Dinner, which showcases the most famous pieces of Cambodian classical theater. Most tourists opt for dinner combined with the performance, offered at any local hotels and restaurants, but quality varies. A recommended Aspara dance show with buffet dinner is at the Koulen Restaurant. It costs about 29 USD per package.
If you opt for this package, you need to get ready as a tuk-tuk will pick you up, straight from your hotel at 6 pm. You will have a buffet dinner with many Khmer food options, including amok curry and Khmer BBQ. Once you are seated, the Apsara show will begin and you can start taking some snapshots of the dancers while enjoying the buffet. Here is a chance to learn more about Cambodian culture. After the show, you will be transported back to your hotel.
Aspara Dance Performance with Buffet Dinner and Hotel Pickup
Address: Street 02, Sivatha Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Price: round 29 USD (Booking required)
3. Get a fish foot massage at DR Fish
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After a long, tiring day exploring the various sites around Siem Reap, there is a good chance you might be in need of a relaxing massage. Well, you’re in luck, in almost any direction around Pub Street, you will find plenty of places where you can work on your aching muscles and joints. With plenty of variety and choice, from lounge chairs on the sidewalk to boutique spas, there is no shortage of massage parlors. Check out a few of the fish massage places, in the area. All you need to do is to dip your feet inside a fish tank.
A fish pedicure is a type of beauty treatment using fish to nibble away the dead and hardened skin, from your feet. A popular place to experience this is DR Fish Massage. This fish spa offers a good level of service. If you visit, you can see guests relaxing in big recliners, while enjoying drinks, beer or a pizza. Fish foot massage is not for everybody, especially those with ticklish feet. It cost about 2 USD and this nervy experience lasts about 15-20 minutes. There are other fish massage parlors around Pub Street since this type of massage is very popular, in Asian countries.
DR Fish Massage
Address: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Price: About 2 USD
Duration: Around 1-2 hours
This foodie tour lets you experience Siem Reap local delicacies, such as fried crickets, red ants and spiders. As well, you will explore the local fruit market, while walking and touring the bustling alleyways. Foray into one of the oldest cuisines in the world, as the night food tour takes you through the streets of Cambodia. Hop on a tuk-tuk past the tourist areas and into the local vicinity. Get yourself some traditional snacks, such as yellow bean cake or Khmer rice cake. Next, you can enjoy a fruit tasting session with the dragon fruit, mangoes, tiny pineapples and durians. You can also get the lowdown on certain spices and their traditional remedies and values.
While in another part of town, you will see street vendors selling food, like tarantulas and fried crickets. If you are not afraid to buy some, you can have a munch and take some photos. But don’t worry, they have other items, including barbecued meat on skewers, Khmer fried chicken, green mango served with chili and salt, duck eggs, barbecued corn and mangosteen.
Ensure that you have ample space left to dig into the Cambodian restaurant for more delicacies, where you end with desserts such as fruit shakes, fruit with sweetened condensed milk and baked puddings. Although your tour ends here, you may opt to head to some of the other must see and do things, of Siem Reap.
Siem Reap Street Food Evening Tour
Price: Depends on the tour package you choose (Booking required)
Duration: About 3 hours
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5. Angkor Night Market
Angkor Night Market is Siem Reap’s most renowned shopping venue. Voted one of Travel and Leisure’s Top 5 things to do in Siem Reap, it is Cambodia’s first night market and it offers a hassle free and enjoyable, safe shopping experience, in a Cambodian inspired setting. Packed with about 240 vendors, selling a wide range of handmade Cambodian crafts, this outdoor market was established in an effort to help preserve Khmer handicrafts.
If you are feeling hungry, there are also several dining venues within the market, where you can enjoy live music performances, local and western delicacies, beers, cocktails and smoothies. If you are looking for cocktails, Brick House’s rooftop is one of the best-kept secrets. Other notable places in the night market are Coco House and Kroma House. Before you leave for your hotel, remember to get some souvenirs that range from handicrafts, clothing and much more. Furthermore, the prices are reasonable and you can bargain with the street vendors.
Angkor Night Market
Address: Angkor Night Market St | Stung Thmey Village, Sankat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday - 5pm - 12am
Website: Angkor Night Market
Always happening Siem Reap
Siem Reap offers a booming nightlife and bar scene that stretches till near dawn, with the bars coming to life around the people returning from their day of touring. Siem Reap is a town where most visitors are up with the sun and out visiting the temples and there are now an increasing number of good evening options for visitors to indulge in.
Whatever your preferences are, you will find nightclub and bars, somewhere on Pub Street, with the sort of people you’d love to hang out with. It looks like Siem Reap never sleeps! Pub Street itself is at the heart, lined with restaurants and bars like the Angkor What Bar, Temple Club and Red Piano. It’s also worth checking out Sok San Street and the small streets along the night market.
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