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  Apsara Dancers at Grand Hotel D'Angkor
by bpacker

Now that you've done your tomb raiding in Angkor, what else is there left to do? Well, enjoying Siem Reap of course. One of the best way to do so and indulge in a little bit of local culture as well is to watch an APSARA dance.

If you've done enough tomb raiding, you would have noticed the seductive-looking nymphs on the temple walls. Now, how would you like it if those nymphs came alive and danced before you? Well, before you think I'm suggesting a script for another Tomb Raider sequel, let me just simply say that watching an APSARA dance is pretty much like that. You'd be transported back in ancient times as you watch an ancient dance that has been performed for great Angkorian kings.

Slow, deliberate and precise, the Apsara dance is the equivilent of an Asian royal ballet.

The best apsara dance in Siem Reap for me happened at an evening soiree at the Grand Hotel D'Angkor. The dance performed there was an intimate affair due to the close proximity between the guests and the dancers. All the guests, including me, was enraptured when the dancers looked at us straight in the eye continued to move enigmatically.

Yowza, I was blown away even though I'm straight as hell! Overall, it was an intimate experience compared to the apsara dance performed for masses at the buffet restaurants.

Where: Elephant Bar, Grand Hotel D'Angkor ( during the low season )
Time : 730pm , nightly

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 24, 2005
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