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    A couple at Angkor Wat at sunrise

    Siem Reap has and will always remain to be known as the gateway to the famed ruins of the Angkor Wat temple. But since not very ago, couples have started considering the option of a honeymoon in Siem Reap. And the fact that it has now evolved into an alluring blend of chic restaurants, pubs, spas, and hotels only establishes its importance in the honeymoon scene.

    And if you are still wondering about the experiences that a Siem Reap honeymoon has to offer, here’s a list that you should answer your queries.

    Engage in the best things to do in Siem Reap on honeymoon

    There is long list of things to see in Siem Reap that offer romantic experiences to the honeymooners. These include temples & heritage sites, villages, waterfalls & national parks, and even spa centers to keep the couples both relaxed & engaged on their romantic journey through Siem Reap. So, without further ado, let us go through these romantic experiences and destinations.

    1. Watch the sun as it rises over Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat in Cambodia during sunrise

    Begin your honeymoon in Siem Reap by watching the beautiful sight of the sunrise over the Angkor Wat temple. Though a ritual, it could well be one of the most romantic things to do in Siem Reap for the couples. But to catch this sunrise, you will have to leave the hotel by 4:30 am or so.

    Tip: I’d suggest you to get your breakfast packed from the hotel itself before leaving. Oh yes, they’ll do that.

    Wondering why should you follow this tip? Read on!

    Tourists at the famous Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

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    2. Spend a morning at Angkor’s most romantic temple – Ta Prohm

    Beautiful young couple at Prasat Ta Prum or Ta Prohm Temple complex in Siem Reap

    Most tourists would return to their hotel after watching the sunrise for breakfast, before heading back for a walk through the temples. Should you follow the tip given earlier, you will be able to explore the temples with a smaller crowd to bother you. And there are a lot of temples here. But Ta Prohm is considered to be the most romantic temple among the tourist places in Siem Reap.

    Tip: There are several temples spread over the 400 sq. km of the Angkor Archaeological Park. So, I suggest you not to cover the site in a single day.

    3. Discover each other as you take a tour of other remote temples.

    Beng Mealea temple ruins in the middle of jungle in Cambodia

    The remote temples are other romantic places to visit in Siem Reap on honeymoon. Since fewer tourists bother to visit them, you will have more space & privacy for discovering each other and fabulous photos. The remote temples near Siem Reap include:

    • Kbal Spean (50 km from Siem Reap): Known for the stone bridge head over Stung Kbal Spean along which the temple is located
    • Beng Mealea (60 km from Siem Reap): Known for its Lotus pond
    • Phnom Kulen (60 km from Siem Reap): Known for the surrounding Kulen mountain & the multi-tiered waterfalls

    4. Take a helicopter ride over the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake

    A helicopter flying over the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap

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    The floating villages of “Tonle Sap Lake” are truly remarkable and beautiful. And the resort town offers a chance to the honeymooners to fly over these beauties in a helicopter on their honeymoon in Siem Reap.

    5. Entice yourself with the beauty of the Kulen Waterfall located not very far from Siem Reap.

    A beautiful shot of the Kulen Waterfall in Siem Reap

    Located just two hours away, the Phnom Kulen National Park is another beautiful place that should be covered on a Siem Reap honeymoon. Its waterfall is the most beautiful attraction that never fails to mesmerise the couples. The Valley of 1000 Lingas, a river, and the Statue of Reclining Buddha are the other highlights of the national park.

    6. Enjoy couple spa and massage therapies

    A couple enjoys massage therapies at Bodia Spa in Siem Reap

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    Scores of massage shops & spa centers in Siem Reap offer these facilities at really affordable prices. Though, couples on their honeymoon in Siem Reap wouldn’t mind spending slightly more for an even more decadent experience. Body & Soul on Pub Street alley and Bodia Spa offer spa & massage facilities that are comparable to those offered at the chicest resorts in Siem Reap.

    Suggested Read: 15 Exciting Things To Do In Cambodia For A Truly Refreshing Retreat

    Discover romance in the nightlife of Siem Reap

    Give into the night as you explore the world outside in Siem Reap. The nightlife in Siem Reap is diverse and varies from pubs & restaurants to night markets & circus.

    1. Dine in one of the country’s finest restaurants – Cuisine Wat Damnak

    The dining facility at Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap

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    Though there are numerous amazing restaurants in Siem Reap that offer myriad dishes of varying cuisines. Of these, Cuisine Wat Damnak is the city’s finest that serves Cambodian food with a touch of French flair. The restaurant was also the first one to feature in the list of The World’s 50 Best restaurants.

    2. Sip into the carnival with the extensive range of cocktails at Miss Wong Cocktail Bar.

    The plush interiors of Miss Wong Cocktail Bar in Cambodia

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    Stepping into Miss Wong Cocktail Bar is like entering the old-world Shanghai. With its chic decor influenced by the 1930s & romantic charm, the classy & sophisticated bar never fails to attract the couples. And why not! The couples looking for an intimate venue to unwind and enjoy bespoke cocktails are sure to love this option.

    Famous bars in Pub Street: Angkor What? Bar, Easy Speaking, Soul Train Reggae Bar, and Mezze Lounge & Nightclub

    Other famous pubs: Elephant Bar, Soria Moria Rooftop Bar, and X-Bar

    3. Shop at the night markets

    Tourists bargaining at a shop of the famous Cambodian Angkor night market

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    And located not too far from the Miss Wong Cocktail Bar is the Angkor Night Market. The city’s first night market boasts of 200 shops selling Khmer artefacts, souvenirs, and much more. You’d love to surprise your special one with some random gifts. Wouldn’t you?

    4. Attend Phare – the Cambodian Circus

    Artists of the Phare Cambodian Circus performing in pront of one of the old temple buildings at night

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    Though not thoroughly romantic, the Phare Circus ensures some authentic evening entertainment that you must not miss while exploring the city’s nightlife scene. The uniquely Cambodian circus performs with equal emphasis on performing arts as well as social message.

    Suggested Read: The Cambodia Nightlife Guide: Pubs, Diners, Shops, & More

    Plan your stay at the best hotels in Siem Reap for honeymoon

    Siem Reap, the unofficial tourism capital of Cambodia, has plenty of stay options to choose from. These include luxury resorts, affordable options, and some extremely economically cheap hotels. Also note that due to the small size of the town, no hotel is too far from the major tourist attractions. So, one can easily choose from the most romantic places to stay in Siem Reap on honeymoon.

    1. Amansara

    A view of the main pool at Amansara Resort in Siem Reap

    Tariff: INR 95,000 per night onwards

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    2. Phum Baitang

    Phum Baitang villas in Siem Reap

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    Tariff: INR 27,000 per night onwards

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    3. Park Hyatt Siem Reap

    A street view of Park Hyatt in Siem Reap

    Tariff: INR 14,000 per night onwards

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    4. Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa

    A beautiful shot of the swimming pool at the Navutu Dreams Resort and Spa in Siem Reap

    Tariff: INR 5,500 per night onwards

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    5. Memoire D ‘Angkor Boutique Hotel

    The entrance of the Memoire D 'Angkor Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap

    Tariff: INR 4,400 per night onwards

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    Plan your honeymoon in Siem Reap better with these useful pieces of information

    A couple at Angkor Wat at sunrise

    Best time to visit Siem Reap for honeymoon

    November to May are the best months to visit Siem Reap for honeymoon. It is the dry season during these months. December to February tends to be a little cooler and the temperatures are the most comfortable during these months. But the months from March to May have lesser number of tourists, making this time better for a honeymoon in Siem Reap. And not just this city in particular, couples can plan a honeymoon in Cambodia altogether in summers.

    Suggested Read: 7 Reasons That Will Compel You To Travel To Cambodia In Summer

    Ideal duration for a Siem Reap honeymoon

    Some might argue that Siem Reap is all about temples, primarily Angkor Wat, and can be covered in a day. However, honeymooners are recommended not to haste to  Spend about 4 to 5 days in Siem Reap for honeymoon.

    How to reach Siem Reap

    Siem Reap Map

    By air: Siem Reap has its own airport that caters to various flights from Phnom Penh; the capital city of Cambodia. However, there are no direct flights to Siem Reap from India. Airlines – including Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, & Thai Airways – offer flights via Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.

    VISA policy for Indians: A tourist VISA valid for 1 month can be acquired either before or after reaching Cambodia. Only condition, the passport must be valid for at least next 6 months.

    By road: Taxis and private cabs to Siem Reap can be hailed from the nearby Cambodian cities. Buses to Siem Reap are available from Kompong Thom, Phnom Penh, Battambang, and other cities in Cambodia.

    If I were you, I wouldn’t just be sitting there. And neither should you. Start planning your honeymoon in Siem Reap now! And if you still doubt, here’s a travel story of a romantic trip to Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Further Read: Romantic Trip Of Paras And Neha To Cambodia And Vietnam


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