Written by dkm1981 on 30 Apr, 2013
Siem Reap itself isn't a particularly remarkable city, but there are some things about it that are really great and there are some things you should know to help you enjoy everything properly.My Siem Reap Top Five . . . .1. Angkor TemplesNo doubt if…Read More
Siem Reap itself isn't a particularly remarkable city, but there are some things about it that are really great and there are some things you should know to help you enjoy everything properly.My Siem Reap Top Five . . . .1. Angkor TemplesNo doubt if you are considering a trip to Siem Reap, this is the thing that will be drawing you there and the Temples of Angkor really do live up to the hype. Made famous by the Tombraider films featuring Angelina Jolie, they are every bit the adventurer's dream. We absolutely loved wandering around the many varied temples. Be sure to include at the very least, Angkor, Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom in your visit.2. Floating VillageThis is a fascinating place about 11 kilometres from the centre of Siem Reap. It is great fun going out there because it is a traditional floating village where all the buildings are on stilts. The people there are really lovely and everyone says hi as you go past.3. Have a Khmer BarbecueThis is like a meal that you cook yourself at your table after you have chosen what food you want to put in it. You get a barbecue that looks like one of those old silver lemon juices and you cook the meat on the top part and then cook the noodle soup in the moat bit around the side. It is a lot of fun and you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like because you put your own ingredients in.4. Wander Around the MarketsThere are lots of markets around the city of Siem Reap and they sell all kinds of things and it is worth having a wander around them. You can pick up all your souvenirs at super bargain prices. They do have quite a few replica stalls in them if that's your bag and there are lots of clothes shops. The stuff isn't fantastic quality, but it's not bad.5. Visit Pub StreetIt's loud, brash and in your face, but there is plenty of nightlife going on and loads of restaurants. It's quite a happening place actually and it is a great place to pass a few hours people watching if nothing else. Be sure to grab a cake or ice cream from one of the fantastic parlous there too!******Tips to help enjoy your stay . . . Getting a taxi or tuk tuk from the airport is easy and it only takes about twenty minutes to the centre of Siem Reap. Make sure you negotiate a price before you get in.Hire a tuk tuk for the day to visit the temples of Angkor because it's far too much to do on foot or even by cycle. When you go to Angkor, plan where you want to go first so you don't waste any time whilst you are there. Try and be there at sunrise or sunset for fabulous photos.Hire a bike and cycle out of the city to one of the local villages. Bikes are only a dollar a day and they are a great way to explore a little bit. Siem Reap itself is a bit touristy, but you don't have to go far to find authentic Cambodia. Make sure you take sun cream though!Enjoy the hotels. They have fantastic facilities, but make sure you get one with a pool because it's a great place to relax after a day visiting temples. It gets really hot in Cambodia obviously and you really need a place to chill out afterwards.The local currency is Cambodian Reap, but it is a closed currency and US dollars are more widely used. If you are buying something that is particularly cheap though it is worth having some Cambodian currency because they tend to round up with US dollars and you end up paying more for things. Cash machines dispense dollars and Reap.******Siem Reap is a city that has been built on tourism and it shows, but there are some great things to do and great places to see, but most of all, enjoy it for what it is! Close
Written by MichaelJM on 30 Mar, 2013
Now getting up at 3.30 a.m. is not my idea of fun and the concept of dragging myself out of a deep sleep to go and watch the sunrise doesn’t really hit the spot. Unless of course you link sunrise with the mystical Angkor Wat…Read More
Now getting up at 3.30 a.m. is not my idea of fun and the concept of dragging myself out of a deep sleep to go and watch the sunrise doesn’t really hit the spot. Unless of course you link sunrise with the mystical Angkor Wat and then it becomes a more attractive proposition. We managed to get up and ready in good time and made our way to the hotel’s small car-park where we found our driver but no guide. It seems that if anyone had over-slept it was our guide, but after several phone calls the driver, who had limited English, indicated that we should get into the vehicle. We assumed that he would guide us but as we progressed down the road and he continued to gabble on the phone we got the feeling that things were not quite right. Then we saw a person frantically waving to us – it was our guide – and he jumped into the vehicle full of apologies. Apparently his motor-cycle had broken down and he’d had to cadge a lift from a friend and then run to meet us on route to Angkor Wat.Nothing had been lost as it was still almost pitch black outside and Angkor Wat was only a short distance away. Soon we were in sight of the complex, disembarked the mini-bus and headed to the entrance. Our guide knew exactly where he wanted us to be to enjoy the "best view" of the sunrise and he led us off the main tourist trail (there were a number of early risers on the sun-rise trail) and onto a narrow ledge. Negotiating our way around the edge of this ancient building with a 6 foot drop on one side, a building’s wall on the other and hardly any light was difficult but we managed it and settled down to wait for the guaranteed sunrise. Whilst waiting our guide gave us some background about Angkor Wat. It was built for King Suriyavarman II in the 12th Century. It was to be the Capital City of his domain and as importantly his state temple. Throughout its life it has continued to be a significant religious centre starting off as Hindu and dedicated to Vishnu and then Buddhist. It is believed that it survived the days of Pol Pot untouched because of his trading links with China and their strong connection with Buddhism.We had an unimpeded view of the main domes of Angkor Wat and we hadn’t been there long when the sun started its steady rising over the distant Wat. Initially a light orange hue formed and then the silhouetted building took on its iconic form against the ever brighter backcloth. There was a stage when the skyline was just perfect and then all was lost as the sun gained momentum and then there was daylight and all the magical colours in the sky had gone. The viewing of the spectacular sunrise had a "limited window" and now we set off to explore the building in detail, pausing to enjoy its reflection in the lake. A reflection that was only interrupted by the water lilies that stood proudly in its waters. As we moved on and saw a group of monks brushing out their temple. Their orange robes were resplendent in the half light, but as we tarried our guide hurried us along as he was anxious that we beat the crowd that would form when the first bus loads arrived at Angkor Wat. He was certainly right because as we were vacating the site having seen the sunrise and toured the building the previously empty car-park was choc-a-bloc full with tour buses. My tip get their early and enjoy the peace and serenity that this site can still offer. Close
Written by Jodeci527 on 02 Dec, 2011
Within the Angkor complex, there are a few sheds under which are several food shops. After visiting my third temple, I started to feel a bit hungry so I asked my driver where would be a good place to grab a bite to eat. He…Read More
Within the Angkor complex, there are a few sheds under which are several food shops. After visiting my third temple, I started to feel a bit hungry so I asked my driver where would be a good place to grab a bite to eat. He replied that he was ready to eat as well, and suggested a particular booth. After driving for about four to five minutes from Angkor Thom, he pulled into a parking lot of sorts and killed the engine of our tuk tuk. He led the way to one of the sheds and we had a seat at one of the 'restaurants'. I was given a rather thick menu with the different dishes available, complete with a price list.Now, I am willing to support the Khmer society by buying from the locals, however I draw the line at being ripped off, or treated as a walking wallet! The prices for the meals were beyond ridiculous, and I explained to the owner that I was aware of the extreme cost inflation. She was about to be unreasonable, so I announced that I wouldn't mind waiting until I've finished with the temples to eat downtown for half the price. Only then, did the price fall to a less insulting price. I ordered a plate of rice with chicken for US $4, when the original asking price was $6. The cost of this very dish at any restaurant outside of the Angkor complex would range from US$2.50 to US$3. This is just to inform future tourists that there is a special surcharge apparently for the luxury of eating within the temple grounds.After my meal was served, a waitress came over and placed a bowl of soup and a dish with bread rolls in front of my driver. I'm guessing that this is their way of thanking him for bringing me to their establishment. I ordered us some soft drinks at US$1 each, to go with the meal which was quite enjoyable.Given the fact that it was the rainy season, inside of the sheds were rather damp. There was a considerably large pool of water near to our table, which meant that I had to be careful when maneouvering away from the table. Hammocks were tied up closeby, hanging from the rafters and locals slept the day away.It was rather strange to eat lunch at a table, with strangers sleeping in their hammocks only a few feet away, but it didn't really bother me. My driver and I spoke quite a bit while we ate. He told me about his family and life in Cambodia and asked me about my country in return. The waitress hovered within close proximity, and was quick to remove glasses and dishes as soon as we were finished with them.The overall dining experience was quite an adventure. Once you have an open mind and you're not easily offended, you'll be fine with eating a meal in one of the sheds. Be prepared to negotiate the price of the meal to prevent being grossly overcharged, as we the tourists are their 'catch of the day'. Close
Written by Jodeci527 on 17 Nov, 2011
Siem Reap is known as the Gateway to the Temples of Angkor. It's a small town located a short distance away from the magnificent Temples, which results in thousands of tourists flocking here every month. At first glance, it's easy to tell that the…Read More
Siem Reap is known as the Gateway to the Temples of Angkor. It's a small town located a short distance away from the magnificent Temples, which results in thousands of tourists flocking here every month. At first glance, it's easy to tell that the town is a major traveller hub. Countless hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels line the main streets, tuk tuk drivers anxiously wait for you to jump into their vehicle and Western luxuries such as KFC is definitley present. Due to the large numbers of travellers, it is very easy to have a great time in Siem Reap. Accommodation prices range from US $4 to about $100. There are countless bars and restaurants, most quoting prices that seem to low to be true! Beers for under US $1, free appetizers with your meal, and seafood starting from US $2, are some of the things which you can expect to find on any given menu.As hinted above, the currency of choice appears to be the US dollar. The locals actually seem to be annoyed at times, if you try to relieve yourself of the Cambodia Real which you've accumulated in your wallet, as they prefer their payment in dollars. What made my stay here quite memorable was the flooding in the streets. Due to the monsoon season, everywhere was covered in water, and everyone, myself included, had to wade through the roads without shoes to get from point A to point B. Most of the nightlife takes place on Pub Street. This was roughly a 15 minute walk from my hotel, and I waded through the streets to get there. I made this journey with two Irish backpackers who I'd befriended in the guesthouse common room only a few minutes before. We were all hungry, and all the good restaurants were a distance away.We ate our fill at one of the many restaurants without causing too big a dent in our pockets. Afterwards, we simply crossed the street and headed to one of the major bars/clubs in the town, called The Temple Bar. The inside décor was fabulous and the crowd was quite lively. The nightlife in Siem Reap is something to go home boasting about.During the day, there are several different things that you could do to occupy yourself, provided that you're not visiting the temples. There are countless internet cafes where you can surf the internet, and most also provide headsets so that the customers can utilize Skype. There are also small shops where you can browse, and maybe shop for an item or two.If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can rent a bicycle for anything from $1 to $2. There are many interesting wats and shrines located all throughout the town, but most people simply do not take the time to notice them. The streets are well paved for the most part, and if you apply the regualar safety procedures, you shouldn't have a problem biking in Siem Reap.Siem Reap is a gateway city which is a destination all in itself, and provides good value for your money. Close
Written by MichaelJM on 14 Nov, 2011
I’d been threatening to have a massage sometime of this holiday but hadn’t quite got round to it until we landed in Siem Reap. Whilst in Phnom Phen we’d read in the newspaper that massages were readily available in town and so when we arrived…Read More
I’d been threatening to have a massage sometime of this holiday but hadn’t quite got round to it until we landed in Siem Reap. Whilst in Phnom Phen we’d read in the newspaper that massages were readily available in town and so when we arrived at our hotel we checked it out. The newspaper had suggested that out of hotel prices were around $10 so when we saw that they were $15 in the hotel it didn’t seem to be worth the effort to go seeking for them in town.As this first day was the only time when we were going to have free time I went to reception and booked myself in for a one hour traditional Khmer Massage at 4.00pm. I mentioned that I didn’t want a hard massage and was assured that it wouldn’t be too hard and then was introduced to the young masseur. She smiled and giggled a little to her colleague when I confirmed that I didn’t want a severe massage. So after a swim and a little relax I headed off for the massage treatment centre. Now that’s a bit of an over statement because it was actually a tent in the grounds of the hotel. On route I deliberated changing the treatment as I’d re-read the explanation in the hotel room. It had said, "experience this true ancestral massage which includes kneading, frictions, effleurage, stimulating cupping and hacking techniques ". Now I was getting less keen on the "hacking" and hadn’t a clue about "effleurage" until I checked it out on the internet and saw it meant "to skim or to touch lightly on in a series of massage strokes to warm up the muscle before deep tissue work". Well that didn’t sound too bad but I was still not sure about "hacking" and I wondered about "deep tissue work".By the time I got to the tent I’d decided to go with it and risk the consequences. The standard welcome of praying hands and a slight bow were exchanged and then I was almost ceremonially led into the tent. A large pair of trousers and a blouse type top were presented to me and I stepped out of my shorts into these trousers. They were huge and they were looped around my back and then tied by the young masseur. Having put on the top I was invited to lay down on my back. Now I’ve never had a "dry massage" before so this was going to be a fresh experience and soon the young woman was kneading my feet and applying thumb pressure to the soles, pushing my calves and pummelling my patella> She must have worked on the left leg for 10 minutes or so and then she turned her attention to the right hand side. Same process before moving to my left arm which was gripped, pulled and stretched and fingers pulled and cracked. My right arm was then attended to before I was asked to roll over on to my front whilts she pushed my buttocks and pressed heavily on my spice, twisted my neck and pulled my legs up as far as they’d go. I nearly shouted "I’m not double jointed, you know".Just as I was relaxing I was told to sit up whilst she did further work on my next and then into a full head massage, giving particular attention my ears, nose and forehead. Then suddenly all was finished and I laid back down to relax. I had been leant on, pushed, pulled, twisted, manoeuvred and stood on. She used her elbows, her feet, her finger, thumbs and arms. At the end I’d been pummelled and felt that I was going to be well bruised in the morning but I was refreshed, relaxed and glowing and some of the accumulated aches and pains from the last few weeks of sightseeing had all but disappeared.The next day I actually felt fine, no bruising, no new aches but unfortunately some of the "sightseeing aches" had persisted. Well the massage didn’t claim to be a miracle cure for all aches. I enjoyed the new experience, but in truth I much prefer a more gentle oil based massage aimed at relaxing the tired body. Not sure I’d opt for this type again. Close
Written by nmagann on 22 May, 2010
Highlights included the opportunity to support the Seeing Hands Massage place. The Khmer style massage felt good both physically and mentally. How great it is to see the chance for blind people to be able to support themselves providing a much desired service.…Read More
Highlights included the opportunity to support the Seeing Hands Massage place. The Khmer style massage felt good both physically and mentally. How great it is to see the chance for blind people to be able to support themselves providing a much desired service. All of the staff was pleasant, happy people. There are a couple of locations, one of which is near the night market.Seeing just how many people could crowd the single block of Pub Street on New Year’s Eve was another highlight. Every bar and restaurant put out mini bars on the side walk for take away mixed drinks and beer. This way you didn’t have to go the long 20’ distance of walking inside.Learning about the Cambodian Palm was fascinating. The plants are male and female as indicated by the bud shown in the picture. The trident shaped one is male and the lotus blossom shaped one is female.Each night the tree is climbed to squeeze the buds over a period of several days. Eventually when picked, lots of juice is extracted. This juice can be drunk or combined with the juice of the fruit which is even sweeter then boiled to make what looks like sugar cubes. Several of these cubes are then decoratively wrapped in narrow leaves from the tree and sold mostly to locals. If the fruit is left to ripen to a point a turning red it can then be made into wine. To top it off, the palm frond can be used in the roofing of buildings. This is an extraordinary plant.Although the currency is the reil, the dollar seems to be the most utilized. At this time the exchange rate is about 4200:1, but the banks, exchange houses, and business trade at 4000:1. Riel is returned for change when the amount is less than a dollar. This means every time your bill comes to .25 to .75 cents you get riel. Now, try and use them! While the Thailand baht is accepted at some places, the exchange can cost quite a bit. For example, when crossing into Cambodia the sign indicated a visa costs $20 dollars which is about the equivalent to 660B baht. I was charged 1000B for my visa. In summation, if you can possibly travel with dollars you should and better still is if you can take plenty of smaller bills to get as close to the actual cost as you can. Close
Written by dackelynn on 10 Jan, 2007
So, you want to try out authentic Khmer food without paying a $15 price tag? It's easy - just venture off the normal tourist path and have a seat with the locals.
It's easy to find a place to eat with the locals when you…Read More
So, you want to try out authentic Khmer food without paying a $15 price tag? It's easy - just venture off the normal tourist path and have a seat with the locals.
It's easy to find a place to eat with the locals when you walk around town a bit. The best restaurants will be crowded with people. There are many kinds of food on offer near the bazaar. First, pick the dishes you want (since you don't speak Khmer then just point, they'll understand). There is always rice, some fish soups and meat dishes. I recommend picking the fullest pot because it won't have been sitting out long. Then, take your food and take a seat at a large table, elbow to elbow with Cambodians. There are spoons, forks, and sometimes chopsticks in the middle of the table.
Next, try and eat all of your food without making too many faces. Since they probably won't speak enough English for you to ask the ingredients, try to prepare your taste buds for some new, unique tastes. Vegetarians, the only thing that is definitely meat-free is the rice, unfortunately.
When you're all done you can pay (or you may want to pay beforehand in order to avoid any confusion). For rice and another dish it will probably cost less than 1,500 riel (40 cents). What a deal! The staff with clear your dishes.
For light breakfast, there's some bakeries scattered around the city. There's often a large bin of fresh baguettes (delicious!) and different treats available - a legacy of the French. This food is also cheap, as a danish may cost 1,000 riel and a baguette around 500. So go out there and find the authentic places and dig in!
Written by travelbot on 23 Feb, 2006
We dropped into Siem Riep around 9pm on Jan 2nd. Looking out the window we see… almost nothing. A dim light or two outside the runway. This is not Bangkok anymore, and then fat drops splat and streak down the port windows. What? Rain in January?…Read More
We dropped into Siem Riep around 9pm on Jan 2nd. Looking out the window we see… almost nothing. A dim light or two outside the runway. This is not Bangkok anymore, and then fat drops splat and streak down the port windows. What? Rain in January? Not in the plan; and even worse, we have no place to stay, smack in the middle of high tourist season. We herd into line for our entry visas in a stark-room, buzzing bright with flourescent tubes, and a gang of moths and more sinister looking insects swirling about. Militarily duded-out Cambodians slowly (and quite inefficiently) gather passports, pics, and a little info to process the masses from the plane. All in all, it only takes 20 minutes to get through, and then on and outside into the buzz saw of cabbies and random hotel touts. At least we know we have some place to stay, however sketchy it might be.We sign up for the most official taxi service we can find, with a driver who ended up being our guide for the next couple days. Funny how that works. Anyway, his English was good, as he was an aspiring “official” tour guide. In his unofficial role, he could drive us around and point us in the right direction. After a couple of close calls, we find a place with a reputable facade and two rooms, and damn the people working there are nice. So gracious… shy smiles all around, just itching to help out. Throw in the hands-together Buddha pose, and little bow, and you feel a tad uncomfortable. After a quick wash-up, we head into Siem Riep for a beer. Since they don’t really do street names in Siem Riep, the main entertainment drag has become known as “Bar” street. True to its appellation, it is indeed filled with bars—plus the omnipresent internet joints and massage parlors. That, and a gang of moto and tuk-tuk drivers, are ready to pounce at the slightest movement. “Need tuk-tuk?! Where you go?! Take you! Want massage? Weed? Have the good skunk… girls?! I take you there!” (Note to self: when starting an inside sales outsourcing company, do it in Cambodia. They are RELENTLESS. Make Glengarry Glen Ross look like a slacker.)But, we fend them off, if only for the moment to sit at one of the many new tourist spots in Siem Reap. Not exactly authentic Cambodian fare, but good enough to tide us over until the massage. Could not resist that, the place being next door and employing a gaggle of young Cambodian babes who pounce on anyone daring to get within 10 yards of their spot… “Massage!? Very, very good! Yes?!” For $5? Of course, yes. The Cambodian massage turns out to be similar to Thai, if not quite so vigorous. I didn’t even have to cry uncle this time, though it helps that its only 90 pounds walking on your back. That reminds me, Cambodians are the smallest people I’ve ever seen. Shorter than Thais for sure and smaller, and that’s saying something. We ran into a Scottish guy who said that the extreme short stature in much of the population stemmed from a generation starved through the Khmer Rouge period. Not sure I believe that (starvation can make one generation short for sure, but can that shortness be passed on?) but that’s at least one explanation. Anyway, back to the main event... Angkor Wat, the mother of all temples, one of the seven wonders of the world, the pride of Cambodia (it’s on their flag). It is impressive, a full day of impressive, massive smiling Buddha faces looming, looking from all angles. Novellas in bas relief, massive, wild jungle enveloping crumbling walls and tilting archways (Tomb Raider, y'all). You can almost feel the demons and ghosts from 1000 years back, waiting around the corner… AHHHH!!Oh, it’s just another 10-year-old demon-book seller trying to work me on a second copy of Lonely Planet. “Why you not buy from me?” (Guilt) “Maybe you buy a different book?” (Cross-selling) and on and on. The kids are cute, but they just don’t stop—one of the realities I guess of a dirt-poor country.Back in the day (800 to 1200AD) it was one of the richest countries in the world, and Khmer kings ruled over most of Southeast Asia. You can see it at Angkor through its sheer size and depth of detail; it took a mint back then to get it done.After a long decline it has been since then, through the darkest days of the Khmer Rouge killing fields to now when the country is finally on a slight upswing. Still a long way to go, though. To see a little more of how the people really live, we head out to Kompong Phlukk, a small village set in a flooded forest beside Tonle Sap, one of the biggest lakes in the world. To get there takes a punishing hour in a taxi along what amounts to a dike, swamps of rice on the left and right. When the road ends (where it ends depends on the season) we switch to a typically appointed Cambodian long-tail (boards for benches, mid-70's unmuffled-car engine attached to 8-foot shaft/prop, leaks galore) and start struggling through a shallow canal no more than 10-feet wide in spots. The engine screams as we scrape along the bottom, occasionally aided by a crewman who jumps into the brown stew to steer us straight. We pass through a number of bamboo gates, used to trap fish in small sections of the canal so they can be easily nabbed with throw nets. After 15 minutes we get to slightly deeper water, deep enough to get up a head of steam and plow on. The canal widens a bit, and we can see water all around, trees and shrubs somehow sticking with it. It’s a lot like the swamps of Louisiana—what looks like a normal forest, only under 6 feet of water—until we steam around the next corner and the village pulls into view. Like the book says, its straight out of the movies (Apocalypse Now comes to mind, only minus all the guns and gore). The whole village is set on stilts 10-plus-feet high—a crazy array of bamboo huts, some out on their own but most along a “main street,” which during this time of year (dry season) is an actual street. We slowly pulled around the back of the village, past dugout canoes, an array of larger long tail fishing boats, and floating pig pens. We slid up to a dock, and walked the narrow plank past a pen full of junior alligators (to be sold in the market), and onto Main Street… Up next: “Snake, it’s what’s for dinner.” ps. As I finish this installment, a rat runs down the side wall and under the desk at which I sit. Heard they’re good eating as well, at least the country variety… Close
Written by Kez on 27 Oct, 2005
I really feel I have to mention the fact that due to Cambodia’s recent brutal history, the number of landmine victims, amputees, and orphaned children is so omnipresent that you will be constantly confronted with them when moving around. Yes, there are many beggars, but…Read More
I really feel I have to mention the fact that due to Cambodia’s recent brutal history, the number of landmine victims, amputees, and orphaned children is so omnipresent that you will be constantly confronted with them when moving around.
Yes, there are many beggars, but consider that you are in a country where the numbers of these victims is so great and the majority have no form of income in a country where no welfare system exists as a safety net.
I normally wouldn't condone giving to beggars, as most other countries I have been in have a large number of professionals that do beg for a living, but I dare even the most cold-hearted person not to be moved by some of the victims. One person that really sticks in my mind was that of a young guy who had lost both legs and one arm and whose only means of transport was lying facedown on his stomach on a skateboard – imagine moving through life like that? Think how much your small amount of riel means to him.
Before you brush them off, think of passing on a dollar when you have so much. I know that you can't give to every one of these, people but just don't ignore them as if they don't exist.
Many of these people do not want to rely on begging, so you will encounter many booksellers and the like. If you are looking at purchasing books on Cambodian culture, buy from these people. Not only will you save money, but you will also be helping them.
Also, another small way to help is to try to choose a restaurant, such as the Soup Dragon, that donates $0.07 from every dollar spent to the Royal Hospital for Children.
Written by PonyGirl2 on 12 Nov, 2007
We spent one day taking a cooking class at the Shinta Mani hotel in Siem Reap. We learned some traditional Khmer cooking, in a fabulous outdoor setting. And the bonus, is that the procedes from this class go to help support the Institute…Read More
We spent one day taking a cooking class at the Shinta Mani hotel in Siem Reap. We learned some traditional Khmer cooking, in a fabulous outdoor setting. And the bonus, is that the procedes from this class go to help support the Institute of Hospitality located at this hotel. It is a non-profit organization that provides training in the hospitality industry to at risk youth in the local villages. A great day spent, and a great cause helped. Close