What Can You See In Siem Reap In One Day?

Siem Reap, a small town that is also situated very close to the ancient temple complexes of Angkor WatBayon and others. So what can you see in Siem Reap in a single day? You could conceivably do everything there is to do in just 24 hours. We did!

There’s the city, its markets and nightlife. Then there’s the temple complexes of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and surrounds.

See The Temple And Ancient Ruins

A tuk-tuk driver can be arranged to take you around for half a day or a full day. The price is based on where they will take you, they don’t seem to concerned about the duration. US$14-18 is about the price you should pay for a driver and that would include all the major sites

US$14-18 for a driver
Monument Entrance Fee US$20 for one day pass

Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Phrom, Terrace Elephant, Sunset Temple


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You could start early for the sunrise, or start at midday and end at the sunset – its up to you.

A three-day pass for the monuments will cost US$40.

Visit The Markets

Night markets are open from 6PM daily – you’ll find a bargain, especially since you’ll be paying in US dollars.

Indulge In A Massage

Parlours are everywhere and the masseuses are super keen to get you in. I had a girl literally grab me and try to pull me into her parlour, it was an experience! Of course, I resisted and firmly said NO. A foot massage is US$2, body massage from US$3+.

Enjoy A Night Of Live Music

Downtown Siem Reap is small, so where the live music is playing, you’ll be able to find it – just follow your ears. There’s a plaza right next to Pub Street that has a stage set up for bands, but they are not playing daily. Your best bet would be the bar above Chatime, I forgot the name but you’ll see it easily.

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