7 crazy, alternative things to do in Siem Reap
Many travelers come to Siem Reap solely to visit Angkor Wat, but there are so many things to do in Siem Reap besides visiting these grand temples. From cooking classes to off-roading with dirt bikes, to horseback riding, to butterfly watching and living in shameless luxury, the list goes on. In addition to this myriad of activities, you can also do a lot of downright CRAZY things ... And those are the ones we're going to look at today!
1. Take a ride in a Tuktuk
Price: $2-20 ($ 15-20 if you're going to Angkor Wat).
Traffic in Siem Reap is total chaos so getting around town-- no matter your transportation-- could be defined as crazy. You could rent a car or walk, but it's much more fun in a tuk-tuk. And in Siem Reap.
2. eat Deep Fried Tarantula
Ok, I confess ... my adventurous side has a limit. I'm up for most things and certainly not afraid to eat weird foods. Scorpions, roaches and snakes-- that I can eat, but tarantulas ... Nooo, thank you.
3. get a massage.
Price: $1-- $7.
If you just ate a tarantula, or any other bug for that matter, I 'd say you deserve a nice, long massage. This might not be an alternative or crazy thing to do in Siem Reap, but let's face it ... a visit to Asia just isn't complete without a massage.
4. go get Pizza.
Unhealthy as it gets? Yes.
Out-of-the-world-insanely-good pizza? You bet!
I rarely eat junk food, ahem, but when I do, it's because it's azmazing and deemed worth the calories! If you're ever in Siem Reap-- or Thailand for that matter-- go to Pizza Company and order a deep pan pizza. You will not regret it.
5. drink at Angkor What?
Having a drink at Angkor What? is a must for many travelers. This bar is famous for their buckets, great tunes and cool atmosphere so if you've walked around Angkor Wat all day and need a recharge, this is the place to go.
6. visit Pub Street.
Price: Free activity.
Whether you're going for a drink, having lunch or meeting new people, Pub Street is where it should happen. During the day, it's a good place for eating, and in the evening all the night clubs and bars open.
7. let fish chew on your Feet.
Price: $2 for 20 minutes.
This is as weird as it sounds. For $2 you can place your feet into a water tank filled with toothless Doctor Fish and have them clean off the dead skin of your feet.
FYI, not all operators change the water regularly, which can cause infection so be sure to try this somewhere nice-looking.
Many travelers come to Siem Reap solely to visit Angkor Wat, but there are so many things to do in Siem Reap besides visiting these grand temples. In addition to this myriad of activities, you can also do a lot of downright CRAZY things ... And those are the ones we're going to look at today!
Traffic in Siem Reap is total chaos so getting around town-- no matter your transportation-- could be defined as crazy. And in Siem Reap.