An apsara dancer performs at Temple Balcony on Siem Reap's Pub Street
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Day 6: The Night Before

Day 6 in Siem Reap was enjoyed poolside, reading books, snacking and relaxing in the sun. None of the 10 photos taken today were particularly interesting, so here’s a couple that missed the late-night cut yesterday.

Khmer classical dance is a popular tourist attraction. Many of the hotels offer a show and buffet in an attempt to draw in tourists. The Temple Bar on Pub Street presents a free show every night at 7:45 p.m. on its second-floor Temple Balcony.

The dance is more commonly called “apsara,” named for the dancing female figures carved into the bas-reliefs in many of the Angkor temples. The dance group at Temple performed several different classical dances over the course of an hour.


Looking down at Pub Street from the comfort of Temple Balcony. A great place for people watching!

Looking down at Pub Street from the comfort of Temple Balcony. A great place for people watching!


The bridge over the Siem Reap River on Hospital Street is lit up by lighted cords like you might decorate your home with during the holidays. It's a festive entrance to the lively city center.

The bridge over the Siem Reap River on Hospital Street is lit up by lighted cords like you might decorate your home with during the holidays. It’s a festive entrance to the lively city center.


More Photo of the Day posts from our December 2015-January 2016 trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia

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