• Iron Pencil Sketching - Bunhak and guests
    Angkorian Artist Reborn in The BackstreetsBesides its small-town charm, Siem Reap has a rich artistic and cultural heritage, evident from the beautiful carvings and architecture of the Angkor temples and in the ancient grace of the apsaras. The visual and emotional expressions exuded by the city has given rise to a burgeoning arts industry which have swayed aspiring artisans and craftsmen of every stature to move to the city and produce t...Read More
  • Cuisine spawned by the Khmer Rouge: Must-try local delicacie...At Backstreet Academy, we can’t get enough of the local Cambodian food. Our love affair with the cuisine have manifested into a popular cooking class and a street food tour that have seen hundreds of travelers enjoy local fare in its most pristine form, unspoiled by the westernization of local dishes to suit international palates (beef loc lac with ketchup is out there on top of the list). A....Read More
  • A Backstreet Guide to the 5 best cafes and coffee in Siem Re...1. Sister Srey Cafe This hip cafe by the riverfront introduces a hint of the Melbourne cafe vibe in tropical Siem Reap, nudging the landscape of this sleepy town’s cafe culture a step forward. It’s new, fresh and run by two energetic Australian sisters who seem to know what they’re doing because Sister Srey certainly seems to have the crowds’ heart. The cafe is housed in...Read More
  • Things to do in Siem Reap, Activities in Siem Reap
    Wondering what to do in Siem Reap? Here are 5 things to star...If you’re reading this then you probably have a day or two spare in Siem Reap after visiting the Angkor Temples, and while many travel guides and blogs are of the opinion that there isn’t much to do in Siem Reap once you’ve seen Angkor, we beg to differ. Here is a list of 5 things to do in Siem Reap that we’re certain you will enjoy and won’t find anywhere else. This is it, you can s...Read More
  • Top Siem Reap AttractionsAngkor Temples However obvious it may seem that a visit to the Angkor temples is on every visitors list of Siem Reap attractions, no travel guide for Siem Reap is complete without mentioning it. Go visit the temples and dedicate at least a full day to visit the temples as there are quite a few you have to see. If you don’t want to be paying for a professional tour guide, then plan a visit to...Read More