Siem Reap Festivals & Events - 2011

Siem Reap has many holidays throughout the year, but even when there are no official holidays on the calendar there are many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy the local culture. After a long day of exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat you can always enjoy a traditional Khmer meal and Khmer Apsara dancing shows, available at many major hotels, restaurants and Traditional Khmer Dance Theaters. The Pub Street area of Siem Reap also has many lively entertainment and drinking venues that will allow you to wind down the evening hours or even keep going all night long if you so desire. Read More...

Angkor Wat Bike Race

Race Date: December 4 - 5, 2010 - Location: Seam Riep, Cambodia
Since 2006 VFI has proudly hosted the Angkor Wat Bike Race and Rally at the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Cambodia. This year we will host a 30km ride, an 80km ride and a Cyclo Race through the magnificent ancient temples, forests and rice fields of Angkor Wat.

The event attracts participants of all parts of the globe who come to bike, have fun and raise funds for VFI projects in Cambodia. For more details of the work that we do, please check out our website, Read More...

Le Meridien Angkor - Official Partner of 2010 Angkor Photo Festival

Nov 10, 2010 – SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The closest luxury hotel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat, Le Méridien Angkor has partnered with the 2010 Angkor Photo Festival to support its mission of creating a two-way platform for encounters + exchanges between Asia and the rest of the world, while fostering the careers of young Asian photographers. In addition to its involvement as a patron of the festival, Le Méridien Angkor will curate uniquely-tailored experiences for its guests staying over the festival dates, November 20-27, 2010. “Our aim is to allow travellers to not only experience ancient Angkor, but to come face-to-face with Siem Reap’s contemporary cultural renaissance,” said Le Méridien Angkor General Manager, Gregory Anderson. Read More...

2010 Angkor Photo Festival

Date: November 20 to 27, 2010 | Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
This will be the 6th edition of the Angkor Photo Festival. Created in 2006, the Angkor Photo Festival is the first such event to be organized in South East Asia. Each year, the week long festival showcases exhibitions and outdoor slides by celebrating international; and emerging Asian photographer's works in Siem Reap. Read More...

Bonn Om Touk - Water Festival

Location: Siem Reap River | Date: 20 Nov. - 23 Nov 2010
One of the most popular festivals and celebrations in Cambodia is undoubtedly the Water Festival which is also called Bonn Om Touk in Khmer. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk, which usually falls in the end of October or November. Read More...

Bon Dance Festival

Location : Dream Flower Night Market (across the river from the Old Market) | Date: November 6, starts at 5:00 PM. Bon is similar to Pchum Ben in Cambodia. Angkor Japanese Association (AJA) has been organizing this Bon festival since 2008. Please come and join us, all you can dance :)

Old Market - Siem Reap

This stall is in the Old Market itself, or rather on the outer edge as the inside is pretty dark. I am not sure what kind of meat they are selling in this shop, I assume it is mostly beef and pork. Read More...