As part of a new initiative launched this year, a number of local businesses have come forward to help support the public arts scene through sponsorship and promotion. We are extremely grateful to our Local Business Partners in Siem Reap. These socially minded businesses are key to the spirit of the festival, and its wonderful to have the business community join us in promoting the town’s public arts scene.
Thank you to each and everyone of you, and we urge our festival visitors to take the time to visit and support these partners who have played a part in realising our 11th Edition of the festival.
Here’s the low down on this year’s Local Business Partners, which also serves as a guide to some of the best places in town to explore!
Eating & Drinking
If it is drinking and dining options that you are looking for, our Local Business Partner’s cater for all tastes and budgets.
New Leaf Book Cafe is a great little place to enjoy great food, incredible coffee, and to get your hands on more books! As a social enterprise, all of New Leaf Book Cafe’s profits are invested into educational programmes in Siem Reap, so drop by to support a worthy cause.
A lively drinking and dining destination? Charlie & Zoe will warmly welcome you into Charlie’s Bar, with live sports, cheap drinks and a selection of international dishes.
If sports is what you’re after, Irina Sports Bar has it all. Drop by for your daily dose of sports. There is no better place in town to follow your favourite team while enjoying their speciality burgers.
If the beautiful weather heats up, it’s time to head over to Project Y to enjoy delicious frozen yogurt while giving back to the community at the same time. Owned and operated by the students of the Cambodian Rural School Trust, this social enterprise donates all its profit to their school.
Still keen for a drink after our projection evening has finished? You can head along down-river to Rockabillies (next to the old Angkor Photo Cafe and Gallery, for those who still remember!) which is open till late for classic rock and the brew of your choice.
Alternatively, Picasso Bar‘s in Alley West is a cosy location for a wide selection of wines and tapas and a great place to meet people.
Still out in the wee hours of the morning? Put on your dancing shoes and strut your stuff on Pub St at the iconic Angkor What? Bar!
Things to Do
Need some pampering after spending all day exploring Siem Reap and the exhibitions? There are plenty of places to grab a massage in town, but for a real treat, head over to Frangipani, one of the best and most popular spas in Siem Reap.
If you’re looking for something unique to take home for yourself or as a gift? Founded by the ever-lovely Madeline Green, Ammo, which is located in Wat Bo Studios, is must-visit and features a collection of handmade contemporary jewellery crafted from recycled brass bullets and sterling silver.
Explore more of our recommendations and featured partners on our Visitors Guide!