What’s On in March: The Best Siem Reap Events in March 2018

siem reap events - march 2018
Paint the town green with friends this March 17, as Saint Patrick’s Day is coming!

Welcome to March’s edition of our monthly events roundup. Each month, we feature the latest and best Siem Reap events in our magazine. So check back regularly or subscribe to our Facebook page to get the latest updates about upcoming events in town!

Public holidays

International Women’s Day, March 8Take part in this global campaign for gender parity. For more information on how to get involved, find ideas here https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ or #PressforProgress

We can borrow a celebration from the Irish on March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day. Join the festivities in Siem Reap or paint the town green with friends. The Angkor What Bar will be the center of the action, more details below. Sláinte!

March 20 offers a unique opportunity to witness the equinox at Angkor Wat, when the sun rises majestically, exactly above the centre tower. Have your camera ready!

Social calendar

March 1: Opening Upperdeck at Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort

With the magical Angkor Wat in the horizon and the skyline of Siem Reap town in view, Upperdeck is the place to be and is officially open for a lively sunset with lots of glamour every evening 5pm onwards.

Seven floors atop the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort, this exquisite spot is a classy place to grab a drink for a late-night happy hour. With views to die for, exotic cocktails, and soulful music, Upperdeck has all the ingredients for the perfect sundowner.

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort, #0609, Road No. 6A
When: Opening on March 1, opening hours daily from 5pm – 1am
More info: Facebook event page

March 2 – 4: Japanese Film Festival

Enjoy a selection of 12 Japanese films, screened over three days. Each film will be subtitled in English and Khmer. Films include animated adventures such as Rudolf the Black Cat and high octane drama in Honnouji Hotel.

Where: Major Cineplex Siem Reap, Sivatha Road, Siem Reap
When: March 2-4, screenings from midday onwards. Check events page for schedule.
Cost: Free admission – tickets from Film Festival booth at the venue only.
More info: Facebook event page and http://kh.japanesefilmfest.org/

March 3: The Holi Party

Every Holi party needs colour, sound and tasty food! Join the celebrations with music from DJ Niko Yu, authentic tastes of India from Jodphur Restaurant, beers for 50c and fun and games for all!

Where: The Republic, Sala Kamreuk, Siem Reap
When: March 3, 1pm – 6pm
Cost: $3 entry includes free drink and free paint! Free admission for children under 13.
More info: Facebook event page

March 4 : El Brunch del Sur

Taste tantalising ceviche with shrimps, green banana, avocado and salad at this Sunday brunch, Columbian style.

Where: Casa Sur, Kandal Village, Siem Reap
When: March 4, 12pm – 3pm (also on March 25)
Cost:  Dishes $5.50, sangria $3, beer $1, smoothies $2.50
More info: Facebook event page

March 4: World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

Hosted by Jaya House River Park and Fauna in Focus, this free event includes activities and games for children as well as ‘A Cambodian Nature Film’ screened throughout the day. Information stations will provide information about the country’s wildlife, and guest presenters will promote pride in the natural heritage of Cambodia. Come along and join the fun – bring the whole family.

Where: Jaya House River Park, River Road, Siem Reap
When: March 4, 12pm – 6pm
Cost:  Free admission
More info: Facebook event page

March 7 – 10: French Week

French Week

For the very first time, a French Week is organized in Siem Reap, to promote the “savoir-faire” of French companies in Cambodia. 50 French companies and organizations of all sizes will showcase their skills and products in a “French village” set up in the royal gardens. A wide variety of entertainment will be offered: an exclusive photo exhibition of the École française d’Extrême-Orient, cultural conferences, initiation to stone carving, French food stands, job and internship offers, a pétanque court, an open-air cinema, a modern dance show, a fashion show and much more.

Where: Royal Gardens in front of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
When: March 7 – 10, from 3pm – 9pm
Cost:  Free admission
More info: French Week Facebook page

March 9: Pop Music Quiz

Test your musical knowledge at this charity pop quiz, with proceeds going to The Ark. Prizes for the winning team, spot prizes and raffle tickets on sale.

Where: Rosy Guesthouse, 74 Plum Slor Kram, Siem Reap
When: March 9, 8pm
Cost:  $1 per person
More info: Rosy Guesthouse Facebook page

March 10: Maline Yim “Decomposition”

Life, decay and rebirth are themes of artist Maline Yim’s work, created in cardboard with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.

Where: For Art’s Sake, Kandal Village, Siem Reap
When: March 10, 10.45am
Cost: Free admission
More info: Facebook event page

March 17: The Angkor What? Bar celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's at the Angkor What Bar

Shenanigans guaranteed all weekend at The Angkor What? Bar, with Green Beer, promotions and giveaways, music and Irish shots (try the Unlucky Clover or the Irish Sledgehammer). No Irish passport required!

Where: The Angkor What? Bar, Pub Street
When: March 17 for the main party, but celebrations continue on March 18
More info: The Angkor What? Bar Facebook Page

March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day at Hard Rock Cafe Angkor

Join the craic at Hard Rock Cafe Angkor with green drinks, beer offers and a hangover guaranteed. Come dressed in green for a free beer! Tuck into a 6oz St Patrick’s Brisket Burger for $12.50++ and just $12++ gets you three hours of unlimited Angkor Draft Beer.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Angkor, King’s Road Angkor
When: March 17, 11am until midnight
More info: Facebook event page

March 23:  Masters of Food, Wine and Fashion

Master of Food, Wine and Fashion at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
An evening of food, wine and fashion, Park Hyatt Siem Reap’s Executive Chef Theam Pisith, created menu paired with Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne.

Award winning fashion designer, Eric Raisina, has teamed up with Park Hyatt to create an evening combining Eric’s fabulous handmade textiles (made in Cambodia) with a four course set menu. Paired with Nicolas-Feuillatte Champagne, you’ll sample appetisers such as pear poached scallop with crispy mozzarella cheese, followed by baked Mekong river fish with pumpkin-ginger purée, snow-peas, and citrus Béarnaise for your main course.

Where: The Courtyard and The Dining Room, Park Hyatt, Siem Reap
When: March 23, 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $90++ per person for a four course set menu
More info: Facebook event page

March 31: The Bayon Charity Garden Party

What’s the deal? Intended to finance the student’s pastry training at the Bayon Pastry School, this afternoon promises to be surprising! On the program are activities such as free access to the swimming-pool and an Easter egg hunt, all taking place in the Angkor Village Resort’s garden. In addition to these activities, there’ll be a cocktail reception and an auction… all with the sound of music!

Where: Angkor Village Resort and Spa, Street 60
March 31
Costs: $25 per adult (or 20$ early bird rate) / $10 per child (from 3 to 18 y/o)
More info: Bayon Pastry School Facebook page or email communication@ecoledubayon.org for more information or ticket reservations.

Weekly Events

There’s always something going on in town. Get the scoop on Siem Reap’s regular weekly events below:

Every Monday: Cultural Dinner & Performance at Park Hyatt

What’s the deal? Enjoy an enchanted evening at the beautiful courtyard with performances from the elegant Apsara dancers (every Monday and Friday), and Bokator, Cambodian martial arts (every Wednesday and Sunday). Executive Chef Pisith has created a set menu based on traditional Khmer recipes.

Set menus from $28++ per person, A la carte also available.

Where: Park Hyatt’s Courtyard
When: Mondays 7pm – 8pm (also available on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays)
More info: For reservations, please call +855 632 1234 or diningroom.repph@hyatt.com

Every Tuesday: Happy Hour at The Aviary Hotel

What’s the deal? Get your drinks at half price during happy hour at The Glide Bar. This is your chance to try the Jungle Bird and the Canary 75, the hotel’s signature cocktails.

Where: The Aviary Hotel Siem Reap, #09 Tep Vong Street
When: Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm (also available on all other days)
More info: The Aviary Hotel’s Facebook page

Every Wednesday: All night happy hour at Picasso Bar

What’s the deal? Buy one get one free on all Cocktails and freshly made Sangria – all evening!

Where: Picasso Bar, Alley West
When: Wednesdays
More info: Picasso Bar Facebook page

Every Thursday: Poolside cinema at The Little Red Fox Bar & Cafe at Lub d

What’s the deal? with 1/2 price draft beer and wine, $2.50 Blue Margaritas & Pina Coladas all night and free popcorn for everyone! Bring your swimmers…

Where: The Little Red Fox Bar & Cafe at Lub d, 7 Makara Street
When: Thursdays, happy hour from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, movie screening 7pm
More info: The Little Red Fox @ Lub d’s Facebook page

Every Friday: Wine, Tapas & Live Music at Sofitel Fridays

Sofitel Fridays

What’s the deal? Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail whilst enjoying live-acoustic guitar music.

Where: Explorer’s Tales Bar, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
When: Fridays 6pm  – 9pm
More info: Facebook event page

Every Saturday: NCA Performance

What’s the deal? The New Cambodian Artists invite you to experience ‘Apsara Fusion’ – contemporary dance performances celebrating female empowerment.

Where: NCA Studio, Men’s Road, Siem Reap
When: Saturdays, 6pm (show starts 6.30pm) until 8pm (until March 31)
More info: Facebook event page

Every Sunday: Sacred Dancers Performance

What’s the deal? The Sacred Dancers of Angkor perform from 7-8pm every Sunday (and Wednesday) at the Divine Sala, the traditional wooden houses that serve as the headquarters of the Nginn Karet Foundation. Admission $30 a person.

Where: Divine Sala
When: Sundays 7pm – 8pm (also available on Wednesdays)
More info: For reservations, contact us.

Organizing an Event in Siem Reap?

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