What’s On in January: The Best Siem Reap Events in January 2020

Our monthly events round up returns for the new year!

Siem Reap events January 2019

We gather Siem Reap’s upcoming events into one handy listing at the start of every month, so you can easily see what’s on in the city. Like our Facebook page and join our welcoming Facebook group for the very latest what’s on news.

Soieries du Mékong, a social enterprise, creating and selling artisan scarves, invites you to a free exhibition entitled ‘Women’s Tales’ which expresses the fascinating stories behind the women who produce these unique, hand woven accessories. Visit the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s linkway – open to all, daily from 9.30am – 6.30pm until February 16.

Public Holidays

January 1 : International New Years Day

Countries around the world welcome the new year with a countdown to midnight and lively celebrations. Get 2020 off to a good start with new years resolutions and our pick of the best New Year’s parties in Siem Reap.

January 7 : Victory over Genocide Day

Cambodia commemorates the end of the Khmer Rouge regime on this day, annually. On this date in 1979, troops from Vietnam entered Cambodia and began their assault, which ultimately led to fall of the regime.

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January 4: Navutu Workshop: 2020 Vision – Realign & Inspire

Join this 2-hour workshop at Navutu Dreams to acknowledge the past and start the year with inspired intention, through mindfulness meditation and several hands-on exercises.

Where: Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa
When: Saturday 4th January, 11am-1pm
Cost: $15 net per person
More Info: Facebook

January 4: Tiger Talk: Lemur Island with Dr. Patricia Wright & Noel Rowe

This Tiger Talk focusing on primate conservation is the second in a series of events bringing international and local wildlife experts together with the community. Dr. Wright, a leading primatologist, will describe the challenges and experiences of starting one of the leading conservation project in Madagascar. She will also be screening her film, Island of Lemurs, hosted by Morgan Freeman. Author of All the World’s Primates, Noel Rowe, completes the talk by sharing his travels and experiences of photographing primates around the world.

Where: Nature Discovery Center by Fauna in Focus
When: Saturday 4th January, 3-6pm
Cost: Free
More Info: Facebook

January 5: King’s Cake Party, All You Can Eat!

Feel like a King or Queen with Khéma’s free flow King’s Cake Party! Get a chance to win the fève, or small token, and be the King or Queen of the day! Includes coffee, tea and flavoured drinks for the kids. Close out the holiday season with regal style.

Where: Khéma Angkor
When: Sunday January 5, 3-5pm
Cost: $5++ per person
More Info: Facebook

January 10: The Piano Trilogy

The event’s main sponsor, Kang Meng Huy Foundation, proudly presents Metta Legita from Indonesia, Philippe Javelle from France and Gabriele Faja from Italy. Each of the performers, all award winning pianists, will mesmerise the audience with a written or improvised 20 minute set, highlighting the rich tones of the venue’s Steinway & Sons grand piano. Ticket sales will support the Kantha Bopha Foundation, founded by the late Dr. Beat Richner. More details in our featured article on the event.

Where: Kantha Bopha Hospital
When: Friday 10th January, 3-6pm
Cost: $8 per ticket, available online or at Soundskool Music on Wat Bo Road
More Info: Facebook

January 17: Oyster Night

Indulge yourself with a free flow of both fresh and baked Pacific oysters, a generous buffet, along with a free flow of house wines, draft beers and soft drinks. Last but not least, the night will be upgraded with live music on the rooftop.

Where: Modesty Bar by Khéma Angkor
When: Friday 17th January, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $35++ per person
More Info: Facebook

January 17: Wine & Armagnac Dinner

Eric Berrigaud, Sofitel’s culinary director, crafted an exceptional Armagnac based set menu with wine pairing for a magnificent experience.

Where: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra
When: Friday 17th January, from 5:30pm
Cost: $100++ per person
More Info: Facebook

January 18-19: Ultra Trail d’Angkor

Be a part of the Angkor’s Ultra Trail adventure! Discover Angkor’s world heritage site while taking part in one of the six races or two walking routes, among the temples and surrounding jungle. This is the 5th edition of this popular and successful fundraising event, so why not register with a group of friends and make it a fun and memorable occasion? If you’d like to run in support of Phare Circus to help fund vital refurbishment of the dance school at the performing arts campus in Battambang, you can find more information here.

Where: Angkor temple complex
When: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January
Cost: Register for your chosen race online (various prices)
More Info: Facebook

January 23: A Night of Poetry & Prose

Join us for at 2020’s very first joint HOWL-One Eleven Gallery production featuring very special invited guests Marsha Barber, Canadian poet and author and poet Scott Bywater, aka Scoddy. Welcome back to the open mic stage the heroes and heroines of the Word Jam 2019 competition. Monument Books will be selling the Howl Books of 2019 at special sale prices.

Where: One Eleven Gallery
When: Thursday 23rd January, 7-10pm
Cost: Free entry
More Info: Facebook

January 24: Feel Cheesy! Raclette Party at Khéma Angkor

Come and enjoy a typical French culinary tradition through an outstanding evening dedicated to the famous Raclette. Enjoy a gourmet journey with raclette cheese from Les Frères Marchand, generously melted on potatoes, served with cold cuts, a buffet of various salads and French-style dishes, including a free flow of house wines, beers and soft drinks.

Where: Khéma Angkor
When: Friday 24th January, from 7-9pm
Cost: $20.9++ per person
More Info: Facebook

January 24 & 26: Jerry & Chhean Live at the Butterfly Pea

Join us for live music by the pool. Jerry & Chhean – two young, talented Cambodian artists – will bring a mix of contemporary Western and Khmer hits, while you can sit back and enjoy our handcrafted cocktails!

Where: the Butterfly Pea Boutique
When: Friday 24th and Sunday 26th January, from 6-10pm
Cost: Free admission
More Info: Facebook

January 25: Chinese New Year

Coming Soon – A special edition of Lunar New Year events in Siem Reap. Keep an eye on our website and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.

January 29: Hexagonal Plates

From Nice to Paris, Sofitel’s ‘Hexagonal Plates’ dinner will cross a total of 5 regions in France, and their illustrious Executive Chef, Eric Berrigaud, will be presenting a carefully selected menu spanning five of those regions with wine pairings for each of them.

Where: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra
When: Wednesday 29th January, from 6pm
Cost: $100++ per person
More Info: Facebook

January 31: Save the Outback – A Wine and Cheese Fundraiser for Australia

Support Australia by joining this wine and cheese fundraiser at Park Hyatt Siem Reap. Enjoy unlimited wine and cheese for $25 net. The entire profit from this event will be donated to WWF as an aid for rehabilitation.

Where: Park Hyatt Siem Reap
When: Friday 31th January, 6-8pm
Cost: $25 net per person
More Info: Facebook

Also Don’t Miss…

Our pick of daily and weekly events at some of our favorite venues in town!

Anantara Angkor Resort

Anantara Angkor Resort welcomes you to Chi Restaurant for its daily happy hour from 5 – 7pm with buy one, get one specials on wine, whiskey, liquors, cocktails and mocktails.

Cambo Beach Club

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a beach in Siem Reap? Guess what? Cambo Beach Club made this wish come true. Not only do they have a huge pool surrounded by fine white beach sand, they also organise themed pool parties and happening. Sundays are family days with Soma Jazz Band during sunset. On Monday afternoon starting at 2pm you’re welcome to join in their classic music pool party. Wednesdays are ladies nights, with Latino pool parties and get 2 for 1 drinks. On Fridays you ring the weekend with their discofunk pool party. See you at the beach!

Courtyard by Marriott

Plenty of events to be enjoyed at Courtyard by Marriott! On Wednesdays, we have Ladies’ Night at Upperdeck (5pm – 1am), when all ladies get to order any drink and enjoy one round for free. Fridays (5pm – 9.30pm) bring us Street Food Party with authentic street food offerings, starting from just KHR 5,000! Saturdays mean Pizza and Pasta Party at Courtyard’s Lok Lak restaurant from 11am – 2.30pm. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta offerings for $15++ inclusive of free flow chilled juice, soft drinks and 1 draft beer at Upperdeck. Start the day right on Sundays with Courtyard’s famous Sunday Brunch at 11am for only $17++ per person. Dine in style on Sunday evenings (5pm – 6.30pm) with Courtyard’s Sunset Specials: Witness a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying a special 3-course set menu curated by Executive Chef Chanrith Van. $19++ per person inclusive of 1 cocktail. Find all the details about above events on Facebook!

FCC Angkor

Every Thursday is Ladies Night with two for one cocktails at Scribe, FCC Angkor’s fabulous outdoor bar. Sit back and relax on the deck with a classic Mojito, Cosmopolitan or Margarita, all included in the deal, every Thursday between 6-11pm. More info on Facebook. In addition, craft ciders and beers are available at special prices from 6.30-9.30pm, every evening, at Scribe bar. Choose any three bottled ciders or three bottled craft beers for $14.99++. More info on Facebook.

Footprint Cafes

Join this free walk-in event run by BlaBla Language Exchange to promote exchanges and meetings between locals and expats in major cities around the world. No reservation necessary. Every Thursday from 7pm. More on Facebook.

Hard Rock Café Angkor

Every Friday enjoy live music and an evening to remember at the Hard Rock Café Angkor’s Tribute nights by ID Talent starting at 8pm. On Friday 3rd January, the band will treat you to a Rock 2000 compilation of rock favourites. On Friday 10th January, it’s Super Hero Tribute Night. Enjoy Hip Metal on Friday 17th January, and popular tunes from the 1980s on Friday 24th January at the 80s Tribute Night. The music of Queen will entertain you on Friday 31st January with a special Queen Tribute Night to end the month.

Khema Angkor

Free-Flow Brunch: Enjoy an unlimited selection of eggs, Cambodian breakfasts, freshly-baked breads, danishes, cereals and homemade yoghurt, including hot and cold drinks. $11.90++ per person. Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays from 6.30am to 3pm. More info on Facebook. In addition, fans of excellent wine, beer and buffet style French dishes will love Khema’s Thursday Wine & Dine deal. For $20.90++, diners can enjoy free flow wine and beer along with a selection of delicious cold cuts, fine cheeses and an array of French food. Every Thursday 6-8pm. Bookings are recommended. More info on Facebook.
On Saturdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Modesty Bar by Khéma Angkor is the place to be for all barbecue lovers. Along with sunset vistas, enjoy freshly grilled sausages, beef and chicken skewers, plus free flow of beers, soft drinks and snacks for only $14++. More info on Facebook. Not to be missed are the daily happy hours from 6pm to 8pm at Modesty Bar by Khéma Angkor. Sit back and relax on the restaurant’s rooftop bar while sipping your buy 1 get 1 promotional festive drink. More info on Facebook.

Le Meridien Angkor

Celebrate the weekend with Le Meridien’s Relaxing Weekend Breakfast with Pool Access. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast for just 12 USD a person (6 USD for kids under 12) and unwind by the tropical pool with all day long happy hour! Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6 – 11am.
Afternoon Tea for Two at only 23 USD net per set, available daily from 2 – 5 pm at Lobby Lounge.
Quench your thirst with a 2-hour free flow wine, beer, and selection of cocktails along with two selections of Le Meridien Angkor’s signature petit plates, available daily from 11am until midnight at Naga Bar (USD 22 net per person).
Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates and happenings.

Lub d Siem Reap

The Pumphouse, Lub d’s new bar concept brings a host of new happenings to town. Every Monday from 6p-10pm: Can you beat the barman? Order a drink, flip a coin, if you win the drink is free! Every Tuesday from 6-10pm: Boys love bubbles! Buy one get one free on Cambodia Draft beer just for the boys. Thursdays are Therapy nights for the ladies, with an unmissable deal. $10 for Free flow Bubbles from 6-10pm. Enjoy 70s, 80s and 90s tunes at The Pumphouse’s Flash back Fridays nights. Cambodia Draft just 50c from 6-8pm. Every Saturday from 3-7pm: Saturdaze Pool Party! Enjoy free entry, fun and games with prizes, poolside BBQ, DJ and happy hour. More info on Facebook.

Made in Cambodia Market

Made in Cambodia Market offers free traditional dance or musical performances every Friday and Saturday evening from 6pm. The philosophy behind the Made in Cambodia Market is to help create Khmer jobs; from the villagers producing the handicrafts to the sellers interacting with customers.

Malis Restaurant

Enjoy an unlimited number of servings from Malis Restaurant’s dedicated breakfast menu. AM delicacies include soups, noodles, congees, eggs and beverages. This free-flow breakfast is available every day from 6:30am to 10:30 am for $7++ only. Not such an early bird or breakfast lover? Then the free-flow grill lunch is a perfect alternative. Indulge in living Cambodian cuisine and delight your taste buds with an unlimited number of servings from their special grill menu. Available every day from 11:30 am to 3pm for $19++ per person. The hours between 5pm to 8pm are called Happy Hours at Malis’ Chhatra lounge. This is when you get to enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotions on cocktails, beer and wine.

Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat

Join the yoga community class that brings together Khmer, foreign residents and travelers. Available to all levels and body types, free for all locals. Mondays from 6.30pm – 7.45pm; Book by calling +855 63 964 864 or email [email protected]. More info on Navutudreams.com.

Phare, the Cambodian Circus

Phare Circus, a social enterprise supporting education and performing arts training in Cambodia, will be performing four of their exhilarating shows during January. Book now for ‘Eclipse’, ‘Khmer Metal’, ‘White Gold’ and ‘Influence’. In addition to the Big Top’s nightly performances at 8pm, you can now catch the same exhilarating shows at 5pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from now until March.

Rambutan Hotel & Resort

Come to Rambutan Restaurant each Friday for lunch or dinner and enjoy the special Green Season promo: Friday’s Choices! Enjoy one cocktail or mocktail + one starter + one main + one scoop of sorbet for only 15 USD. Free access to the pool included as well! More details on Facebook.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

The Sound of Sofitel: Relax in Sofitel’s lobby while listening to the music of their pianist, playing the best of smooth jazz and classical repertoire, followed by an ancient Cambodian harp resonate. Then move to their Explorer’s Tales Bar from for a truly enjoyable evening of wine, tapas and live music. Pianist: Mondays – Saturday, 1pm – 5pm. Harpist: Daily 5pm – 6pm. Guitarist: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 6pm – 9pm. More info on sofitel-angkor-phokeethra.com.

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Every Sunday, the Oyster Brunch with live Jazz music features a variety of oysters with charcuterie, artisan cheese, roasted meats and a selection of sweets from the buffet. $38 nett per adult includes the buffet, free-flowing red and white wine, local beer, soft drinks, iced tea, and drinks from the Seekers Gin Station. Add $30 nett per person for free-flowing Champagne. $25 nett for children ages 6-12. For reservations, call +855 63 963 888 or email More info on Facebook.

Still Looking for More?

Thanks to our ultimate list of happy hours in Siem Reap, you’ll be spoiled for choice for post-work or pre-dinner drinks, any day of the week. Whether you are looking for sunset views, poolside hangouts or elegant hotel bars, we have selflessly scoured the city for the very best affordable drink offers that are not just happy – they’re positively joyful!

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