Activities for a Rainy Day in Siem Reap

THE 10 BEST Siem Reap Rainy-Day Activities

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Siem Reap

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  • Kristie M
    8 contributions
    A small, intimate museum that packs an emotional punch & not only raises awareness for those tourists willing to truly SEE this country, but continues to help educate its own to facilitate further landmine removal (an estimated 6 million still remain!) as well as house & school the children maimed by landmines or orphaned because of them. Our guide, Kak Hort, is one of those children. Go. Hear his story. Support the school. Donate if you can. You won't be the same after....
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • karimette70
    Kampala, Uganda5 contributions
    what an extraordinary idea! using the skills of rats, often disliked, to help saving lives. In a country like Cambodia where millions of mines have been planted, this idea is absolutely one of the right things to do. The visitor centre is a must to see. Family place! "our" rat Sophea was amazing.
    Going to visit the centre is already supporting the centre and supporting the demining.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Linda Y
    Frisco, TX5,648 contributions
    Head here for a few hours to learn about the history, art, and culture of the Khmer Empire’s Angkor period (9th – 14th century). Not only will you escape the heat and the crowds, but it’s the only place to see many of the artifacts discovered in and around the nearby Angkor archaeological sites. Some museums are a big yawn – but not this one. Modern design with well-presented exhibits and numerous informative displays in English. Loved the Gallery of 1000 Buddha!
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • John Giggles
    5 contributions
    A typical Asian market. I usually stop here to buy produce, although they have plenty of seafood, meat, and fresh eggs too. Non-food items include clothing, footwear, souvenirs, soaps, etc. The food part of the market is dirty, smelly, noisy, and has a typical selection of aforementioned food items. Again, typical southeast Asian market. It's more popular with foreigners than another similar and bigger market about two kilometers away. Because of that, sometimes items here are a bit more expensive because vendors are used to charging foreigners extra. But it does the job I suppose. Each vendor is a little different. Some will overcharge you. Some are reasonable. After living here a while, I just know what a good price is and what isn't. If unsure, I ask three or four vendors what the price is per kilo of a particular item. I refuse to ever pay the same price as the grocery store for something. Overall, in terms of produce, the market has a good selection and is conveniently located right next to pub street.
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • AzRat
    Arizona1,912 contributions
    December 2022 - Excellent collection of the artist Mr. Theam's art work, pottery studio, and Cambodia arts and historical artifacts in a beautiful gardens setting. Not a high pressure sales gallery, very chill atmosphere. Many nice areas to sit and relax and enjoy the surrounds. Not much of an impression from the street, the cool, shady interior gallery and exhibition spaces are very inviting. Also includes a nice exhibit of traditional music instruments. Support helps fund young artist programs to preserve Cambodian art and crafts. USD 5 admission for foreign visitors, give yourself an hour or so. There is a small gift shop also.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • Raymond T
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    This is a must visit destination if you travel to Siem Reap. Suggest you get a tuk tuk from town (not too far away but you don't want to walk in the high heat and humidity) and have them wait for you while you explore as it's not a large place.

    The venue has a workshop and a gallery. A lady named Sina spoke perfect English and walked me through the workshop and the process they undergo, including the lacquerware and how they make some of the art pieces, including the one I eventually ordered.

    I fell in love with a particular piece with silver leaf lotus flowers but it was mounted on wood (ie high freight costs and custom issues) and didn't have fish. Sina indicated that they could custom make something for me, put it on canvas, and add koi that I wanted (rather than the catfish they usually have). I prepaid including freight cost, which was very reasonable given it was made to order. Sina also sent me a picture of different koi via Whatsapp for me to choose which ones I wanted.

    The canvas arrived professional packaged so it wouldn't be damaged in transit. I had it stretched and mounted on a floating frame (attached) at 176x93cm.

    I highly recommend this place and to take home (or order) a high quality piece of art work at a reasonable price and support the local community.
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • traveler
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
    I wasn’t sure what to make of this place but it was a lot of fun! Kids had a blast and were excited to take pictures, which is never the case :P
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • Nicola A
    Sydney, Australia25 contributions
    Wow, this show is amazing ! High energy , great talent and superbly put together! We got the C package tickets and avoided any obstructions, the place was about 3/4 full but the atmosphere was great. We had been up since sunrise so was tired but this kept us awake. We got there around 715pm, had some food which is reasonably priced and a drink. Then went in to get out seats. My nine year old couldn't stop dancing! A must see
    Written 12 December 2022
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  • junglejelly
    Liverpool, UK45 contributions
    The food is exceptional with presentation to match.
    From the moment we arrived the service and staff were welcoming and engaging.
    My partner had $8 set meal and I had fresh spring rolls and then a main dish.
    All superb and for a great cause.
    It is just outside main area but well worth it.
    Written 7 December 2022
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  • ScarcroftLS14
    Leeds, UK110 contributions
    All the usual stuff that you get in markets like this; t-shirts, scarves, jewellery, souvenirs, womens clothes, hats etc etc Many of the stalls sell the same stuff. Good if you’re looking for the usual stuff, but there’s nothing here that you won’t find in any market across the whole region.

    The only caveat to that might be the bags made from recycled cement bags. It’s apparently a local project to support local people. Cool bags, and I bought one.

    Make sure you barter - as a guide you’ll be looking at around 60% from the original price offered.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Hatyaiman
    Bangkok, Thailand1,498 contributions
    Only interesting is Supermarket and may be…..Burger Shop on 2nd floor.

    You can see few kiosks near Supermarket but almost nothing..I said for tourist.

    Good thing is cold air in the mall + clean
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • PowerABA
    Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
    Having lived in several South East Asian countries including some 3 years in "Khmerland", I was fortunate to visit both DIWO Galleries and meet the owner Ms. Sokha Chung. I found the courtesy extended to me by this lady to be exemplary to say the least. Her knowledge of the Khmer history and culture was superb. Most professional and ethical in her representations and dealings.. Of course, some of the items/merchandise - to some - maybe "pricey"... but good unique things are well worth buying. And if I were allowed I would have also "taken" the centrepiece ~ Ms. Sokha Chung ~ if she was available...unfortunately not so!
    Written 13 June 2017
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  • R0005_N
    Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
    Hands down the best wax and massage therapist in Siem Reap. High experiences combined with professionalism. Here you could definitely trust on their work, although the location could get a bit noisy sometimes but it doesn’t bother me much.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • David D
    Devon, UK19,326 contributions
    This small ceramic shop is situated in the attractive narrow and quirky street, Alley West, in the heart of downtown Siem Reap.

    The front of the building has quaint blue shutters on the windows and door and distressed brickwork on the outside was rather eye catching.

    Sunday 10th January, we were exploring Siem Reap, we discovered this shop and we had a walk about , there were some wonderful pieces of beautiful handmade pottery and ceramics on display along with other gift ideas.

    A charming little shop definitely worth a visit.
    Written 25 January 2019
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  • Carolyn E
    Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
    An amazing small market full of NGOs selling goods made by locals trying to get out of poverty. Better place to buy real Cambodian sustainable products. Lovely stall holders who are not pushy. Lots of stories about people losing Kim’s from mines etc. this should definitely be in the top 10 places to visit.
    Written 19 October 2022
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