Archive for the 'Siem Reap' Category

Nov 09 2011

Angkor Photo Festival

Published by under Festivals

It is one of the core elements of Siem Reap’s emerging artistic scene, a sign of its confidence and capacity to host important events, and an investment in the future of Cambodia’s artists. Now in its seventh year, the Angkor Photo Festival is the first international photo festival in Southeast Asia and launches at 20:30 … read the full post

Nov 07 2011

Angkor Art Explo

Published by under Events

An artistic explosion — Angkor Art Explo to be precise — will burst onto the streets of Siem Reap next week when a gang of artists from all over Cambodia ride into town, literally, all the way from Battambang. This is all part of a three-week extravaganza that started in Battambang on October 29, but … read the full post

Nov 02 2011

Siem Reap guesthouses with good food

Published by under Food & drink

One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive in Siem Reap, especially after you’ve done the obligatory trawl through Pub Street and its environs, is that this town isn’t exactly short of restaurants. Dozens of eateries of all kinds are clustered around the Old Market area, with many more scattered about as you … read the full post

Oct 28 2011

Yoga in Siem Reap

We do like to stretch. We can stretch out a dollar, a delicious weekend, or ourselves on a luxurious chaise longue, provided we can find one. If it suits our needs we can stretch a point, or an idiom, sometimes past its breaking point. Because stretching, we know, deep in our souls, is simply a … read the full post

Oct 14 2011

Cambodia’s Water Festival cancelled

Published by under Festivals

In view of recent events, the government has just taken the probably very sensible decision to cancel this year’s Water Festival which was due to kick off on November 9. The Water Festival is one of the highlights of the Cambodian calendar, a spectacle that is enormously looked forward to by Cambodians and is a … read the full post

Oct 11 2011

Ecotour or not ecotour, a few questions you should ask

Ecotourism is the most important word in the Cambodian tourism lexicon at the moment. Everyone is at it, or claims to be, in response to the growing desire of tourists to enjoy something that’s at once different, involved or “experiential” to use the other crucial industry buzzword, and environmentally responsible (we won’t talk about airline … read the full post

Oct 03 2011

Photography at Friends Centre

The Angkor Hospital for Children is a well-established and highly reputed charitable hospital set in the heart of Siem Reap. It provides services for children from in and around Siem Reap, with almost one million children so far benefiting from their services in its 12 years of existence. Their valuable work is partially supported by … read the full post

Sep 23 2011

Fancy a pho? Look no further…

Published by under Food & drink

Oh, pho, fabulous pho! To the uninitiated it might sound like it’s only soup, and really who’d want to rhapsodise about soup. But to those in the know about pho, it’s so, so much more than that. This is a soup that has it all. There are many variations but at the heart of it, … read the full post

Sep 20 2011

A guide to some of Siem Reap’s garden hotels

Published by under Accommodation

For anyone who works in a city or town, one of the best parts of getting away is the chance to reacquaint oneself with things that are green. And even for those fortunate enough to live in a rural or semi-rural environment, the need for green (not the one with the dollar signs on it!) … read the full post

Sep 07 2011

Angkor’s grandeur on a minor scale: Dy Proeung’s work

The question of overcrowding at Angkor Wat is becoming a serious one, and efforts are being made by numerous bodies to try to address it. One Cambodian artist has been doing his own bit too as his work offers a novel way of viewing Angkor: in miniature. Dy Proeung, 75, is one of the few … read the full post

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