- Take in a traditional dance performance on a visit to Siem Reap

May 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that people who have booked Siem Reap hotels should consider attending a show of traditional Cambodian dancing.

The Apsara Dance is a traditional Khmer show that will allow visitors to the country to see a piece of Cambodian heritage during their visit.

Although these performances are sometimes held at the local temples, one of the most popular places for tourists to head to catch an evening of Apsara Dance is the Apsara Theatre.

Described by Canby Publications as "one of the finest performance venues in town", anyone who wants to see the cultural show will be pleased to learn that the theatre holds performances every evening.

Starting at either 19:00 or 20:00 (local time) depending on the time of year, the two-hour long evening of entertainment also includes a traditional Khmer meal.

The guide also recommends that any travellers who want to watch the show should book in advance.

A number of restaurants in Siem Reap also hold regular Apsara Dance evenings, so it could be worth checking these if the times at the Apsara Theatre are inconvenient.

The dance itself conveys a story and has been used as a method of entertainment in the country for centuries.

Watching one of these shows could be the perfect way to complement a visit to the nearby Angkor Wat temple, which is easily accessible from Siem Reap.

Posted by Delia Jones

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