Uncover rare and precious discoveries of Cambodia’s unexplored countryside and ancient Khmer secrets with highly exclusive experiences. A warm welcome-back awaits at the all-suite boutique luxury of Anantara Angkor Resort.
Whether you wish to do everything or absolutely nothing at all, our signature resort activities and local excursions inspire you to experience the rich culture of our legendary setting in Siem Reap. Things to do range from taking traditional Khmer cooking classes to captivating bicycle tours as well as trips to the famous Angkor Wat and Cambodian Cultural Village, all of which provide unique insights into the region’s history and heritage.
Translated as “City of Temples” in Khmer, Angkor Wat was built by a Khmer king in the first half of the 12th century and took 30 years to construct. Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, later it became a Buddhist temple. The largest and best preserved of the Angkor Archaeological Park’s temples, and the world’s largest religious monument, it is regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Traditional Khmer Cooking Class
Sign up for an engaging culinary journey of indigenous flavours at Spice Spoons Cooking School. Visit a local market with your master chef instructor to hand select exotic ingredients. Choose from a collection of traditional Khmer cuisine set menus, or create your own by selecting from a range of individual recipes. Opt to have your lesson in the professional kitchen of the Sothea restaurant or in the al fresco courtyard, beginning with an informative theory session about traditional cooking equipment and the special characteristics of each dish, followed by a step by step cooking class. Savour your creations at a chef hosted meal and leave with unforgettable memories and new culinary skills.
Local Market Tour with Streetwise Guru
With our Streetwise Guru as your knowledgeable insider guide, visiting three of Siem Reap’s bustling market places offers a real sense of local adventure. From haggling over souvenirs and shopping for the finest silk, jewellery and pottery items, to finding the best food vendors and discovering the night market’s secret highlights, this trip can be tailored to your personal preferences. Travel by hotel car or local remork tuk-tuk for a private tour of between 1 and 3 hours.
Half Day Bicycle Tour of Siem Reap Town Centre
Set out on a guided bicycle tour into the historic town of Siem Reap, which was transformed by the French colonial era from small villages, pagodas and rice paddies into a bustling business hub. The journey takes just 15 minutes each way, and introduces you to the charming French Quarter, riverside attractions, arts centre and vibrant local markets, with the local history of each fascinating place explained along the way.