Top 5 Things To Do During a Magical Weekend in Siem Reap

By Mollie Snyder

 

Siem Reap is a majestic city in northwest Cambodia that offers rich culture, UNESCO World Heritage sites to see and warm hospitality. When not catching the sunrise over Angkor Wat, the main temple in the city, indulge in Wear We Went's list of the top 5 things to do for a magical weekend in Siem Reap without even having to leave the comforts of your hotel. 

 

1. Enjoy an authentic cultural theatrical performance

Since the 19th century, it has been a tradition to treat visitors to Siem Reap with an Apsara dance performance- a taste of classical Khmer culture. No trip to Cambodia would be complete without attending at least one performance and at Park Hyatt Siem Reap, you won't even have to leave your dinner table. The hotel features world-class performances at their restaurant, The Dining Room, from 7 pm daily.

 

2. Surprise your taste buds by trying some delicious Khmer cuisine

What better way to experience Siem Reap than to taste some delicious Khmer cuisine. Opt for the Khmer Set menu at The Dining Room for a range of Khmer cuisine from different parts of the country such as Pouk, the home of the Angkor Silk Farm to Siem Reap, which has a hint of french influence in the dishes. 

 

3. Escape the crowds and relax by getting a personalized spa treatment

Escape the heat and recharge with a spa treatment at Park Hyatt Siem Reap's Spa. With personalised spa treatments that offer a range of fragrant oils perfect for relaxing, energizing  or purifying, you'll leave feeling like a brand new person. We recommend trying the heritage massage, which is inspired by practices passed down from generation to generation in Siem Reap and feature point stimulation on the feet and deep tissues of the body combined with deep pressure manipulation and gentle stretching to bring about true serenity.

 

4. Sip some tea in style along with mid-afternoon treats

With an option of English or Khmer high-tea sets, The Living Room at Park Hyatt Siem Reap offers a range of delicious tasty treats in a chic, bar-lounge fitted with furniture custom-made based on Bill Bensley’s design. If you're looking to spend a relaxing afternoon nibbling on some delicious snacks in one of the most glamourous lounges in Siem Reap, here it is.

 

5. Take a dip in two luxurious Instagram worthy pools

The Park Hyatt Siem Reap hotel is designed with a modern twist on the old world charm that is found around the ancient city. The two pools located inside the hotel are no exception. The lap pool on the ground floor of the hotel is filled with cool water for an invigorating and refreshing dip after a long day in the heat while the free-form pool on the first floor has an infinity edge and several romantic nooks for relaxing.