Siem Reap River
A relaxing place to wander along with overhanging trees and life sized sculptures of animals.
You can sit on one of the stone bench watching the world go by next to Siem Reap River….or take a stroll and see the sculptured animals that sit among the grass. This area is particularly lovely at night, seeing the colored fairy lights upon the bridges and the bustling market in the distance.
Because sediment comes from the Mekong River, the water is a reddish/ brown in color and the height depends on the time of the year due to lots of rain in the wet season.
A stroll along the shady west bank of the Siem Reap River, with its ornate stone street lamps and various animals which sit in the grass.
This leads you to The Royal Gardens, which is an open public green space that provides a relaxing alternative to your day.
The peaceful Royal Gardens consists of The River Garden and Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens. On the southern side of the gardens lies the building which is one of The Royal Residences (which visitors can’t enter) that holds a notable place in Cambodian history as the temporary home of King Sihanouk in the 1950s.
This is a great place to come to relax for an hour, soak up the vibe of Siem Reap and feel the calmness that this land has to offer.
Here you can have some down time or just to get away from the hustle and bustle…while connecting back to nature in unique and memorable way.
There are often fresh juice vendors near by and an array of cafes and restaurants nearby.
Siem Reap River has made it to our 10 Fun Things To Do In Siem Reap For Under $5.00 because it is a nice place to visit and right next to Wat Preah Prohm Rath Temple – both are free.