Are you planning your honeymoon? Congratulations!! Siem Reap is a fantastic location to choose for a honeymoon if you want to travel to a place with less tourists, better exchange rates and is becoming one of the more popular Instagram locations in Cambodia.
If you are looking for the most perfect and romantic things to see and do when you are in Siem Reap, we have a good list for you to start with. There is a lot to do when visiting Siem Reap so don’t feel pressured to do them all, just go with whatever draws your attention.
Things to see and do
- Watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat
Start your honeymoon off on the right foot by wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Angkor Wat Temple. This follows traditional rituals of welcoming the new day with the sunrise with your loved one. Now be forewarned, you will be leaving your hostel around 4:30am, but ask to have a breakfast packed so you can do a picnic breakfast at the temple.
- Take a romantic walk through remote temples
In and around Siem Reap there are plenty of temples outside of just Angkor Wat. If you like to get a little alone time with your honey and explore remote temples, we have a few suggestions for you! Visit Beng Mealea if you want to be astounded by the magical lotus pond or visit Kbal Spean which is known for the stone bridge that you can walk across to the ruins, lastly you can visit Phnom Kulen which is known for the surrounding mountains of Kulen and the amazing waterfalls you can hike to!
- Hike to Kulen Waterfalls
Speaking of waterfalls….it isn’t directly in Siem Reap but if you want to take a day excursion to see a phenomenal waterfall you need to visit Kulen waterfalls! This is one of the most specatacular waterfalls in the area and a “don’t miss” for our honeymoon list. Located in the Valley of a 100 Lingas near the Status of Reclining Buddha. A perfect place to hike, spend a romantic afternoon and take a refreshing swim after your hike.
- Relax with a couple’s massage
There many options that you can do if you are wanting to relax on your honeymoon especially if you have been taking our advice up till this point and have been up early and hiking a lot. You need a good massage, why not get it with your new spouse? There are several spa centers in Siem Reap that offer affordable options and have space for couples’ massages.
- Shop at night markets
Just a quick jaunt away from the nightlife areas of Siem Reap is the Angkor Night Market. This is the city’s first night market that has over 200 vendors and shops selling souvenirs, trinkets, and Khmer artefacts for your take home.
If you are trying to figure out transportation to Siem Reap, let us help you! If you choose to fly prepare to be routed through Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Vientiane. You don’t have to apply for a visa prior to arriving, you can receive on at the airport after landing – Cambodia gets a lot of nomads and backpackers, so we are used to having visas processed last minute for those travelers wanting to extend their traveling experience. After you arrive at Siem Reap airport you can take a tax to your hotel or hostel for basically nothing! Getting around Siem Reap is very easy and very inexpensive too if you are wanting to save some money for more souvenirs for your honeymoon.
Where to stay
- Mad Monkey Hostel
You might not associate “romantic” and “hostel” in the same sentence as one another but at Mad Monkey Hostel you have the ability to not only be within a Siem Reap backpacker community but also have some privacy and save money all at the same time! It is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Cambodia while being able to celebrate your marriage without having to leave the building! Prices range from $14-$18 USD depending on if you want a fan or A/C for a double room.
- Phum Baitang Resort
If you are wanting the five-star treatment while you are visiting Siem Reap this is the resort to stay at! With the rooms starting at $310 a night you get every penny of that price back in experiencing the true “royal treatment”.
- Passport Hostel
If you are ballin’ on a budget this is the place for you! At just a $5 a night you can get a semi-private room. Passport Hostel is located in Steung Thmey Village, which is within walking distance to Siem Reap’s Old Market, Night Market and other shopping and dining options.