220727 - FCC Angkor by Avani Round Up of Leisure Activities in Siem Reap Beyond Angkor Wat
There is much to do and see in the hypnotic town of Siem Reap beyond Angkor Wat. And with FCC Angkor by Avani’s Pack & Go package which provides globe trotters seeking last-minute getaways with visa on arrival, VIP fast-track at the airport, return airport transfers and other benefits, traveling to Siem Reap has never been easier. With that in mind, now is the time to experience all the marvellous activities Siem Reap has to offer.
Phare performers leverage theatre, music, dance and modern circus arts to depict unique Cambodia tales. Filled with energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent, Phare Circus artists comprise students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training centre in Battambang. Suitable for all ages, this is one of the most entertaining evening activities in town.
Whether guests are looking for a romantic activity or a family-friendly recreation, Khmer Ceramics has them covered. Here, they can learn to use a pottery wheel and Khmer carving tools to throw a pot on the wheel, pull their clay out of the bag and fashion Cambodian ceramics under the guidance of their experienced, local instructor. Take their work of art home or explore the multitude of unique ceramic items at the shop. Pieces can also be arranged for shipment back home as souvenirs for friends and family.
Angkor Zipline is a great way to explore the wildlife and flora and fauna of Cambodia while keeping the adrenaline flowing. The entire adventure takes place inside the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Archaeological Park and can take anywhere between one to three hours depending on the group size and length of the zipline course chosen. Canopy tours and guided nature trails are also available which makes this a venue with something for everyone.
ICF Wakepark is the only wakeboard park in the Kingdom of Cambodia and is designed for riders of all levels. Activities include knee boarding, water skiing and wakeboarding with jumps and rails for more advanced players. There’s also a huge inflatable obstacle course dubbed Adventure Island that lets you climb, bounce and slide your way through the different parts of the course that floats on water. For those looking to stay out of the water, head over to the viewing areas, restaurant, café or bar.
While there has been an insurgence of food tours in Siem Reap, Taste Siem Reap is still favoured by many. Founded on the idea of taking people to great restaurants just like taking friends, Taste Siem Reap has helped thousands of people discover local hidden restaurants, bars and galleries. The best part? Guests don’t have to worry about any of the planning and organisation as they’re all taken care of by the Taste Siem Reap team. From local delicacies and fine dining plates to cocktail bars and entertainment venues, Taste Siem Reap has visitors covered with authentic destinations they won’t find on TripAdvisor.
For visitors who want to beat the traffic, cruise through town like a local and see the world from a different perspective, a Vespa tour will not disappoint. A Vespa tour from Vespa Adventures lets guests cruise through their destination of choice in a vintage Vespa. Food tours, temple tours, countryside tours, and after-dark tours are available. The latter starts at Scribe Bar at FCC Angkor by Avani and comes with a cocktail and plate of canapes before the tour begins. Guests are allowed to drive on specific tours as drivers are provided to ensure their safety.
FCC Angkor by Avani
Located in Siem Reap’s stunning former French colonial quarter, FCC Angkor by Avani offers a stylish stay in neo-colonial style with contemporary local touches. A variety of suites are available to choose from, including but not limited to, the Family Suite, Garden Suite and Riverview Suite. Guests can restore themselves with a signature treatment at Visaya Spa, relax by the pool shaded by centuries-old banyan trees, or indulge in local specialities and international delights at two renowned restaurants, The Mansion and Scribe.
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