1. Introduction about Pub Street

Siem Reap, a city with ancient temples and traditional culture famous for its rich cultural heritage, especially the Angkor Wat temple complex, will be a destination full of fascinating experiences for you during the day. The famous nightlife destination in Siem Reap that you should experience is Pub Street.

Pub Street in Siem Reap, is officially called ‘Street 8’, and it is located in the Old Quarter of the French city, near the Siem Reap River. The street runs parallel to Sivatha Avenue and is located between 11th Street and 2nd Street Thnou, with entrances at both ends. Pub Street is about 100 meters long and not as wide as other famous pedestrian streets in Southeast Asia, but it is full of restaurants, bars, shops, and other businesses.

You’ll find that during the day, the streets are generally less crowded and quieter, with many vendors opening around midday and closing in the evening. However, when night falls, the street comes alive with music, and the street becomes bustling. Simply put, Pub Street in Siem Reap is a vibrant destination that offers a unique glimpse into Cambodia’s nightlife and culture.

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2. Means of transportation to Pub Street, Siem Riep

Pub Street is located near downtown Siem Reap and takes about 25 minutes to reach. You can get there by renting a Tuk-Tuk for about 6 USD one way. Tuk-tuks are a popular and convenient means of transportation in Siem Reap and can be easily found throughout the city. They are convenient tricycles that can carry a maximum number of passengers and are relatively inexpensive. 

You can also get there by renting a motorbike for about 5 to 9 USD per day, or you can go by bicycle or taxi from the hotel to Pub Street.

3. What’s attractive about coming to Pub Street in Siem Reap

3.1. Exciting experience at the fun bars of Pub Street

Pub Street is a fun entertainment district, filled with neon lights from the signs of bars and restaurants. Most bars are open from 5 p.m. to midnight, or possibly until the next morning. You can sip a beer, enjoy a cocktail, or snap a few pictures with your friends, and rest assured that you’ll have a great time.

Anyone who has set foot in West Pub Street cannot ignore fun bars such as Angkor What Bar, Barcode Siem Reap, YOLO Bar, X-Bar, Miss Wong Cocktail Bar Siem Reap, etc. Red Piano Bar, located at the beginning of the street, is famous not only for its beautiful location but also for its delicious food and drinks. The bar used to be the place where Hollywood star Angelina Jolie filmed “The Secret of the Ancient Tomb”.

Although famous, the drinks at Red Piano are not too expensive; visitors can sit and sip a glass of Angkor beer or black coffee for only about 0.85 USD, and cocktails for 2.54 USD or more.

3.2. Enjoying Khmer cuisine at Pub Street

Although Pub Street is famous for its nightlife, it’s also a great destination for a culinary experience. You can see many 2-story houses on Pub Street with many restaurants serving Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, Indian, and especially traditional Cambodian dishes.

Some Cambodian specialties include fish amok, beef lok lak, Khmer curry, Sach Ko Chomiak, Cambodian green mango salad, and insect dishes such as crickets, grasshoppers, etc. In particular, the restaurants on Pub Street all clearly list prices; both locals and tourists share the same price.

Angkor beer here is very cheap, and many local draft beers are in high demand in bars and pubs. Barbecue, noodle, dessert, and smoothie stalls are sold by street vendors in the street in front of restaurants and bars.

Coming to Pub Street, do not forget to visit Khmer Family Restaurant, a fairly crowded restaurant in Pub Street, famous for its chicken Amok rice and fish with Cambodian cuisine.


3.3. Watching Street Performances

When entering Pub Street, Siem Reap, you will hear live music playing throughout the street. Music not only comes from the bars but also from the performers on the street. There are many amazing performances from live singing, musical instruments, and even occasional dancers that are steeped in Cambodian culture. You can enjoy them while sipping a drink or enjoying your meal.

3.4. Experiencing Khmer massage service in Pub Street

Pub Street also attracts visitors with many cheap but extremely comfortable massage services. The most famous of which is the foot massage service with a small fish called Dr. With this task, each group of about 2 to 3 people sits around the water tank and lets the fish clean the dead skin on the surface of the legs. The price for a 10-minute massage is only 1USD. At massage aquariums, visitors will see signs in English: “If my fish does not satisfy you, we will not take money”.

In addition, at Pub Street, you can try Khmer massage, a traditional type of Cambodian massage. Most of the staff are Cambodian and well-trained in each massage, such as cupping, acupressure, etc.The affordable therapeutic massage price is very attractive, with a large number of guests coming to massage.


3.5. Enjoying shopping at Pub Street night market

The area outside Pub Street is a night market with many different items for visitors to choose from and shop for. From clothes and shoes to towels, fabrics, and gold jewelry. Therefore, if you plan to shop when traveling to Cambodia, then immediately visit the Pub Street Siem Reap neighborhood. This will be an ideal shopping place for you to choose your favorite items and buy them as gifts for your friends and relatives.

Souvenirs in this Western Quarter are very diverse, such as Buddha statues, silver items, Bayon, and Apsara statues. You can comfortably pick up the items to look at and ask for information as well as the price of the items. Because the owners here are very comfortable and pleasant.

Especially at this Pub Street Siem Reap night market, you can buy things with riel, dollars, and Vietnamese money. Therefore, Vietnamese tourists visiting this Siem Reap sightseeing destination will be delighted to shop, choose, and pay in Vietnamese currency.

4. Conclusion

Hopefully, the information suggested by Metta Voyage shared above will help you find another tourist destination in Siem Reap. By going to Pub Street in Siem Reap, you will be able to join and discover new and interesting experiences. I wish you a meaningful trip to Siem Reap.

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