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Pub Street and Angkor night market of Cambodia's Siem Reap are captivating places for tourists
During my trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia in the last week of April, I spent some night hours at the famous Pub Street where one could have beer, taste a variety of food, listen to loud music and join the mob for dancing with the phosphorescent lights in the background.

Those who are interested in shopping, the Angkor night market is located in the lanes of the Pub Street. We took a tuk-tuk by walking out of the hotel on the road. Within 10 minutes we were at Pub Street where blaring music was on, the place crowded by the tourists, some of them having drinks, others food and many of them dancing to the music.

Pub Street looks like an alley about one kilometre long flanked by neon sign-lit clubs, bars, and restaurants, offering a wide variety of culinary treats from Khmer specialities to Asian food to Western favourites. One can even get Punjabi and south Indian food too in some restaurants.

The thumping and amped  up music filled the air setting visitors in a party mood, with many of them dancing in the street with all kinds of dance moves including Punjabi Bhangra and Gangnam Style. Most of the crowd was seen at two clubs selling Cambodian beer and exhibiting stage shows of dances of different varieties. There was one bar that staged gay dance shows much to the amusement of the visitors.

Angkor night market in Siem Reap is close to the Pub Street and has a series of around 250 traditional huts built in Khmer style operating as shops selling paintings, wood carvings, silk, clothes, caps, purses, hats and local delicacies.

Around the night market, there were a few massage and spa bars for those who needed relaxation after dancing and moving around the souvenir shops. Mostly, people were going for foot message to rejuvenate their feet and legs.

While way back to the hotel in a tuk-tuk, the night view of the city was quite captivating with traditional buildings, temples and modern shopping complexes.

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