DOWN TOWN SIEM REAP

Just five minutes away from Nita by Vo in a tuk tuk is the heart of Siem Reap. Downtown clusters around the eponymously named ‘Pub Street’. There’s always a party in the Pub Street area. It throbs with life. Early evening it’s a quiet place for a stroll and a meal. In the alleys off the sides are many restaurants where one can get local or western meals. Whether you prefer Khmer cooking (Khmer Kitchen or Amok), small local ‘street cafés’, Indian, Italian, French, Chinese, Mexican, or plain old ‘Pub Grub’, you can find it here.

There are bars for drinks. Hunt out Miss Wong for a taste of old Shanghai in possibly the best cocktail bar in Siem Reap. The Asana Old Wooden House offers cocktail classes if you want to find out how to use the local rice wine in a cocktail.

As the night progresses, the parties start up. Triangle Lounge has music every night. On Monday’s they host the amazing Ian Medoza Quartet. Try the Station Wine Bar in Street 7. Not only will you be served an excellent glass of wine, but every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday they have their own special show. It is a mixture of ladyboy cabaret and male dancers and provides one of the best pieces of spontaneous entertainment in the centre of town. For the night owls, try the Temple club. The beat pounds out until the early hours of the morning. Across the way, X Bar puts on regular sessions late into the morning. And for disco lovers? There is always the Hip Hop club just across the river.

Wake up in the morning and want help recovering from the night before? There are plenty of places to visit to soothe your jangled nerves and ease your hangover. Check out The Hive and ask for a ‘Rough Morning Cure’ and a ‘Skin and Tonic’. That will set you to rights!

And why not spend an hour walking along the riverside during the afternoon. Around 6.00 am and 6.00 pm the energetic can try aerobics next to the C.P.P. headquarters on the river.

Downtown Siem Reap is a place filled with excitement and life. But don’t forget to come back home to Nita by Vo to relax when you’ve done. We will offer you the best cures. From great food in the Oz Cafe and the Dining Room to a soothing massage in Nita Spa. It’s the answer to the downtown frenzy!

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