About Siem Reap Weddings
Siem Reap, located in Northwest Cambodia, is known for its getaway to the world famous temples of Angkor. The resort town itself offers fantastic cuisines, restaurants as well as a thriving nightlife. Celebrate as newlyweds with a pampering spa, delicious cocktails and a sumptuous dining experience.
Siem Reap Wedding Tips
Siem Reap is a popular tourist destination in northwestern Cambodia and a trendy resort town acting as the gateway to the Angkor region. The city is home to many attractions, which include ruins, archaeological spots, temples, lakes and Cambodian cultural villages. It has been the seat of the Khymer kingdom from the 9th to 15th centuries and therefore a major center of attention for itinerants.
In a Khmer wedding, the guests are served multiple meals (usually 8 kinds of food). Food is often served in vast portions. There are appetizers, seafood, soup, stir-fry, grilled fish, pork, chicken, vegetables and bowls of rice.
Khmer red curry is coconut-milk-based but without the overpowering chili. The dish features a meat (either beef, chicken or fish), eggplant, green beans, potatoes, fresh coconut milk, lemongrass and kroeung. This delicious dish is usually served at special occasions like weddings. Cambodian beef ceviche, Pleah sach ko, and Khmer noodles, Num banh chok, are also popular at weddings and special occasions.
Cambodia beer is omnipresent at the wedding and there are lots of it! Served with a glass of ice, every so often someone raises their glass and shouts “chul muoi!!!” (meaning cheers), prompting everyone to clink glasses and take a swig. The trouble is, whenever anyone on the table wants to drink, everyone has to drink. The rate of consumption escalates wildly. If you are caught taking a solitary sip you are deemed to be “very thirsty” and have to down it.