Father's Restaurant


Now that I have a better understanding of Khmer food, thanks to the Royal Khmer Cuisine course I took at the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, I feel more confident about eating Khmer food in small restaurants around Siem Reap. My favorite so far, is a small but very clean food stall, in the food court section of the Central Market (on Sivatha Boulevard).

If you know where I am referring to but haven’t been there in awhile, you must be thinking that I have lost my mind. Yes I am referrin to those food stalls that employ a bunch of very forward girls and off-duty tuk-tuk drivers to drive (or actually drag) customers into their concessions. Read More...
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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...
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Saturday Nov. 20 - Siem Reap Jazz Quartet @ the Laundry

The Siem Reap Jazz Quartet
Saturday Nov. 20 - from 9 pm
@ the Laundry Bar - Street 9 near Old Market

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The Independent ranks the top five hotels in Siem Reap

The Independent (UK) has named their top five hotels of the top five tourist destinations of Cambodia. The five tourist destinations are Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and Kampot. The information is based on reviews and rankings from the TripAdvisor website, so it is not really an accurate indication of which hotels receive the most visitors, have the best facilities, or are the best value for your money. Nevertheless it is an interesting look at the hotel industry in Cambodia. Read More...
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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, www.villagefocus.org. Read More...
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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...
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Le Méridien Angkor - 2010 World Travel Awards

Le Méridien Angkor Is Recognised By The World Travel Awards For The Fourth Consecutive Year And Continues To Introduce Travellers To Ancient And Contemporary Cambodia. For the fourth year in a row, Le Méridien Angkor has been recognised at the 2010 World Travel Awards as Cambodia's Leading Hotel and Cambodia's Leading Spa. Known as the Oscar's of the Travel Industry, The World Travel Awards are held annually and represent the highest standard of excellence within the hospitality industry. Read More...
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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...
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Hotel de la Paix - one of the '100 Best Hotels in The World'

Editors of influential travel title The Sunday Times Travel Magazine have named the stylish Siem Reap boutique property Hotel de la Paix as one of the '100 Best Hotels In The World' in their annual list. Hotel de la Paix is the only hotel in Cambodia to appear in the list, beating countless competitors from prominent international luxury brands. Read More...
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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...
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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 :)
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Terrace of the Elephants

The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, temple ruin in Cambodia. The terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. Read More...
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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...
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Tonle Sap - Kampong Phluk

Kampong Phluk is a commune and village in Siem Reap Province in northern-central Cambodia. It is a floating village on the Tonle Sap. The name means "harbor of the tusks". Read More...
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On the Road to Angkor Wat

How do I get from Bangkok to Angkor Wat? That is the question most often asked in the Guest Houses of Kaosan Road and Travel Agencies throughout the city of Bangkok.

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