Best Things to Do for Children in Siem Reap

Thanks to many fascinating tourist attractions and interesting entertainment spots, Siem Reap is definitely an ideal destination for you and your children during your family holidays. If you are still considering of which activities to take, have a look at our suggestions of the best things to do for children in Siem Reap

1. Take a tour to see Siem Reap's countryside 
Siem Reap is not really a big town, but it is surrounded by a large area of rustic villages with immense rice paddies, huge banana plantations, stunning caves and forests, which is really suitable for a countryside discovery tour for your beloved family. The tour will guarantee you and the children the opportunity to learn more about simple daily activities of local farmers in Siem Reap, pay a visit to nice ancient temples in the area or extend knowledge of Siem Reap's rich biodiversity.

2. Explore butterflies of Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre is the largest butterfly exhibition in Southeast Asia and not only preserves these beautiful insects, but also provides benefits to the local community. The breeding programmes here support zoos and exhibitions around the world, as well as protecting a large area of natural forest and providing sustainable income to local Cambodians. Visiting the center, your children can have a chance to extend their knowledge of natural environment, which helps them raise awareness of protecting our Mother Nature.

3. Make pottery stuffs at Khmer Ceramics Fine Arts Center
While the Khmer Ceramics Fine Arts Center is mostly known as a shop for buying unique local souvenirs, the cultural centre also offers pottery and ceramics painting classes for US$25 each. Also, bizarrely, they offer quadbike tours, which is certainly a fun way of relaxing after nearly two hours of fiddly finger work at the pottery wheel.

4. Take a look at Angkor Wat
Although Angkor Archaeological Park is considered as the key attraction of Siem Reap, but with seemingly endless ancient ruins, even the most avid temple-hunter will be worn-out by the seventh or eighth. For kids especially, a full day of walking around in the hot Cambodian climate will turn an awe-inspiring experience into an endurance challenge. Limiting your exploration to a half-day tour will help to ensure that the spectacle remains a memorable one for the right reasons.

5. Explore the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake
Tonle Sap Lake is Siem Reap’s second major attraction – hardly surprising, given that it’s the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. The floating villages in the mangroves by the lake shore are the most interesting attractions there. The hodgepodge of ramshackle stilted buildings containing shops, schools, houses and restaurants are fun to explore while taking a peaceful raft ride through the mangroves is a great family activity.
Another unique way to explore floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake is to take one of Mekong river cruises .
The cruises will also offer you the chance to experience Vietnam family tours by transfering from Cambodia to its beautiful neighborhood.

8. See the old planes at War Museum Cambodia.
Located at the heart of Siem Reap, War Museum will be an exciting place for your children especially little boys who are eager about military history. There, you and your children will be able to see a large number of real exhibits including helicopters, aircrafts, tanks, cannons and many other notorious vehicles.

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