Siem Reap is more than just the home of the famous Angkor Archaeological Park. It is home to luscious countrysides, beautiful museums, impactful social enterprises and restaurants galore. We have composed a list of the must-see places when visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia.
More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.
Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training center in Battambang. Phare Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.
Tickets start at just USD$18 for adults.
A trip to this museum is usually combined with a visit to Banteay Srei temple. This museum focues on educating visitors about the dangers of landmines, where they came from, who laid them, how they work, and about their presence in Cambodia.
It was founded by Aki Ra, an internationally recognized figure who has dedicated his life to making Cambodia safe from the ravages of landmines.
Entry is USD$5 for adults.
After visiting the Landmine Museum, we recommend a visit to the Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, which features an interactive exhibit with a netted tropical garden of over a thousand free-flying butterflies, all of which are native species to Cambodia.