Visitors to Siem Reap are spoiled for choice as regards entertainment. Whether it's the lively nightlife in Siem Reap's numerous bars and clubs, cultural performances, art galleries, sport, educational sites, spas, massages, eco-tourism or traditional events, there's something for everyone somewhere in the town and its surroundings.
Cambodian classical dance is a favorite, rarely seen outside the country itself. Dancers train from a very early age to be able to coordinate the elegant movements, with their traditional silk costumes and jeweled headdresses making for a spectacular show.
Energetic visitors can book a golf package at an upscale resort and play on an international-standard course. While those who enjoy hiking and biking can rent bicycles or take a tour which includes camping as well as cycling.
The Apsara Theatre at Angkor Village Resort north of the town offers an evening of classical dance performance set in an atmospheric traditional wooden building, with a buffet supper included. The Grand Hotel D'Angkor's attractive theater is on the banks of the river, opposite its main buildings.
Spas and massage
Massage parlours are everywhere in the city, but for a luxury experience, the Bodia Spa is popular. Packages include four-hand treatment massages along with champagne, and provide great relaxation therapy after tramping around ruined temples on a hot day.
This popular game is well represented in Siem Reap, with all-inclusive golf packages available at several upscale hotels, including the Sofitel Golf and Spa Resort. The new Phokeethra Golf Course is of international standard, as is the 18-hole course at the Angkor Golf Resort.