Things to do in a UNESCO world heritage city.
In the shadow of a world wonder, discover the many other facets of local life through immersive experiences. Get hold of the best things to do in Siem Reap during your stay. Ride through the surrounding countryside by horseback and float on an ecological wonder.
The jewel in Cambodia’s crown, Angkor Wat is a stunning testament to the dedication and ingenuity of the ancient Khmer empire.
Angkor Wat was built by a Khmer king in the first half of the 12th century, and represents the architectural and religious pinnacle of this ancient society. It is regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World due to its impressive size and distinctive artistic style. No trip to Cambodia is complete without experiencing it.
While there are many sites of interest in the Angkor Archaeological Park, perhaps none are as surreal as Ta Prohm, where hundred-year-old tree roots wind around the Bayon ruins. A window on another time and world, Ta Prohm was the setting for Angelina Jolie’s famous Tomb Raider scene.
Anantara Angkor offers exclusive access to the riches of Conservation d’Angkor, a Ministry of Culture sanctuary for over 5,000 artefacts from the Angkor Wat complex. Wander among stone heads from gods and demons, Buddha statues and inscribed stelae.
Only minutes outside Siem Reap, and you are into lush countryside. Choose your mode of transportation – bike, quad, motorbike, Vespa, vintage Jeep, or on foot – and join a guided tour. Stop at local villages, sacred mountains, jungle waterfalls and the occasional ruins. Combine with a kayak tour through the floating villages of Tonle Sap.
From sunrise to sunset, horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable. With placid ponies for beginners through to lively geldings for advanced riders, we are able to customise the perfect tour for your needs and ability level.
The freshwater lake of Tonle Sap is an ecological wonder, and home to many stilt-house communities. Visit the fishermen of Kampong Phluk, then float through the flooded forest. Wind down your day with the sunset at Chong Khneas, taking in mesmerising views.