The tour starts at 5.30 PM. Your tuk tuk driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel before sunset.
First, visit Theam’s House, a fascinating atelier and private wooden home hidden among the tropical greens in Kokchak District, Siem Reap. This tranquil place belongs to Mr. Theam, who survived the war in Cambodia in the late 70s – early 80s and later became a refugee in France. Experienced the lost and pain, he still stays positive and owns great drives to cultivate his profound love for art and technical knowledge. Theam reunites with those he once left behind in his beloved country and settles his house, contributing to Cambodia, Khmer art and culture exhibition as well as education research. Now his expertise is on hand to give visitors an insight into a distinctive world of art and instruction into creating their own creative pieces – be it painting, sculpting, or lacquerware. You will have a chance to talk to these devoted artists, browse through stunning Khmer art pieces or boutique souvenirs, later on, stay tune for a refreshing drink in his lovely garden.
Next stop is One Eleven Gallery, where displays bold Gonzo-esque contemporary art works, from Christian Develter’s ‘Chin’ to Antal Gabelic’s refined Angkor Mandela series. You can sit back, enjoy all bustles from the patio and maybe, dare yourself to try the signature drink here – the Barnum Was Right! – a heady mix of gin and apricot brandy, or just a charming glass of rosé while wallowing in extravagant surroundings.
Feel hungry? Then head to Miss Wong, one of the most original and fantastic fusion bars in Siem Reap. This speakeasy gem offers not only favorable cocktails but also a great choice for the intimate dining experience. You can try the dim sum platters, duck pancakes and a interesting Shanghai’s dishes at a private booth and soak up the night so far by some boozing recipes. Drinks are taken seriously here, mostly with infused vodkas and gins. Our recommendation: Spice things up by Rose and Lemongrass Martini!
Finally, conclude your day at The Village Cafe, housing both a contemporary portrait gallery with rotating exhibitions and a lively expat bar. You can find extraordinary desserts and unique cocktail recipes here. If you are not too sensitive over caffeine, we suggest the famous Espresso Martini, an effective energy-booster and sleep-killer that can keep you up partying until early hours. Otherwise, warm and soothing Ginger Martini is just fine for the night!