What’s On in November: The Best Siem Reap Events in November 2019

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Siem Reap November Events Round Up

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 town. Subscribe to our Facebook page for the latest event announcements.

Phare Circus, Cambodia’s innovative social enterprise supporting education and performing arts training, has announced its November schedule of performances. Book now for the dynamic and high-octane performances in ‘Eclipse’, ‘Khmer Metal’ and ‘White Gold’. In addition to the year-round, nightly 8pm show, there will be an early show at 5pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from November 2019 through March 2020.

Made in Cambodia Market features free live shows at the performance space amid the colourful craft stalls. Check the schedule here. November performances include traditional dancing and local musicians, on weekend evenings 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.

Public Holidays

November 9 : Independence Day

Celebrations to mark the anniversary of independence from France in 1953 include parades and fireworks.

November 10 – 12 : Water Festival Ceremony Holiday

Cambodia celebrates the annual change in the courses of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap River, a naturally-occuring phenomenon. Cambodian victory by the Navy under King Jayavarman VII during the Khmer Empire is also commemorated with boat races, fireworks and community festivities.

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Coming here soon – our upcoming feature on the Water Festival, including a schedule of races and special events. Stay tuned!
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Social Calendar

November 1: Free Pizza on World Vegan Day

Celebrate World Vegan Day with delicious, freshly made vegan pizza slices at Green Go Garden. With vegan craft ale or wine available at just $2, and a free packet of Ibis brown rice crackers to take home, it promises to be a fun and great value way to try something new.

  • Where: Green Go Garden
  • When: Friday 1 November, 6-9pm
  • Cost: free entry, free pizza slices, usual menu available
  • More info: Facebook

November 1 & 2: World Cup Rugby Final & Bronze Final at Hard Rock Café

Catch the last two games of this exciting World Cup tournament, screened live from Japan on the big screen in Hard Rock Café’s upstairs lounge. Friday’s game sees Wales and New Zealand compete for the bronze. Will it be England or South Africa taking the title home after Saturday’s final?

November 2: Navutu Workshop – Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath

A deeply relaxing, restorative session invoking the healing properties of Nidra meditation, to the soothing frequencies of Tibetan sound bowls. Take this time to set a goal or intention for yourself, giving it positive focus – a simple yet effective technique.

November 3: Bike Fest

Begin the day with a scenic countryside 20km bike ride to Phnom Krom with Edu-Cycle guides, snacks at Phnom Krom, and a leisurely cycle back to the Hard Rock Café Angkor, where live music from Garuda and Music for Everyone School and a raffle will entertain you. Funds raised will support Edu-Cycle’s educational initiatives, providing books, equipment and other school resources.

November 8: The Pumphouse Siem Reap Launch

Join Lub d Siem Reap as they launch their newest concept The Pumphouse; The latest addition to Siem Reap’s restaurant scene. Enjoy live music, snacks, beer pong and other activities from 7pm till late.

November 10 & 11: Celebrate the Water Festival at The Butterfly Pea

The Butterfly Pea’s riverside location is the ideal spot for taking in the atmosphere of the annual Water Festival and getting ready to watch the boat races, with the starting line just minutes away from the hotel. The Butterfly Pea even has its own boat competing this year, so join us and cheer the team on!

A great selection of food and drinks will be available at the poolside bar and restaurant, together with live music by Kiss Bang Bong from 4-6pm on both days. Happy hour is on from 3-7pm!

  • Where: The Butterfly Pea
  • When: Sunday 10 & Monday 11 November, 4-6pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • More info: TBC

November 15 – 17: Asia Golf Championship

The first 50 golfers to register for the inaugural Asia Golf Championship, featuring three days of prime golf, will receive 20% off the package of their choice.

November 16: Jungle Cleanup

Naga Earth & Grasshopper Adventures invite you to join them on their very first monthly Jungle Clean Up! Help clean one of the carefully selected areas outside of town in the jungle that have become littered. After the cleanup, you can enjoy a tour of the Naga Earth factory and learn how they recycle glass, plastic, oil & paper.

  • Where: Meeting point at Grasshopper Adventures Shop, Street 26
  • When: Saturday, November 16, 7:45am – 12:30pm
  • Cost: $5 per ticket, all proceeds benefit Naga Earth’s plastic recycling program.
  • More info: Facebook

November 16: Seafood Wine Pairing Dinner at Hunkaar Table & Lounge

Join Hunkaar Table & Lounge for a special wine and seafood pairing dinner, featuring a 4-course meal by chef Hak Serey. Indulge in locally sourced Mekong Lobster, Seafood Ravioli with Pumpkin Puree, and Roasted Seabass with Mango Salad. Top off this wonderful dining experience with a delicious chocolate dessert.

November 17: Create Your Own Special Story-telling Game

Encourage your kids’ creative side with this workshop by J&R Waffle Bar and Panha Sabay! Are your kids 6 -10 years old? Then this is their chance to make their own game to take back home. Fresh lemonade and a special treat from the J&R Waffle bar are available as well to sweeten the deal.

  • Where: J&R Waffle Bar, Night Market Street
  • When: Sunday, November 17, 2 – 3:30pm
  • Cost: $7.5 per kid.
  • More info: Facebook

November 23: Dirty Soul Party #2

Spice up your Saturday! Let’s dance, eat, drink, and have fun with DJ Cecilinas. Say yes to a fun night to remember on Saturday November 23rd from 7pm onwards, at Hunkaar Table & Lounge. On this special night, chef has prepared 3 choices of food platters (khmer, Western, or vegetarian) at 9$ each, you can pair with a bottle wine for only 25$.

  • Where: Hunkaar Table & Lounge
  • When: Saturday, November 23, from 7pm
  • Cost: $10 per person, including 1 drink. Early Bird: 7$ including one drink (Get your tickets at Maison Sirivan Wat Bo, or Anjali by Syphon front office)
  • More info: Facebook

November 23: 6 Hands Fundraising Dinner

Three talented young Khmer Chefs, Bora Srey, Pheak Tim and Bunchhou Chhon, all recently distinguished at the Gold Gourmet Awards in Bangkok, will hold a mouth-watering 5-course dinner at Templation Angkor Resort in support of EGBOK Hospitality Training Center.

November 23 & 24: Siem Reap Bike Meet 3

Display your pride and joy and chat about all things bike with other motorbike admirers. All bikes welcome from MSX, Cubs, café racers, choppers, dirt bikes – anything with two wheels. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly, community event supported by The Dirty Cuts, a local motor bike enthusiasts club. Even without a bike, come and enjoy live music from local bands including the Batbangers, food, merchandise, contests and prizes! There will also be a Recovery Ride on the Sunday, led by members of DCSR. Funds raised will help AIP Foundation and their Helmets for Kids campaign.

  • Where: Boxville
  • When: Saturday 23 November 10am – 11pm
    Recovery Ride on Sunday 24 November, 10am – 2pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • More info: Facebook

November 24: Special performance by Phare at Made in Cambodia Market

All are welcome to come and enjoy free entertainment at the lively Made in Cambodia Market, featuring circus and music performances from Siem Reap’s very own Phare Circus.

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.

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 Wednesday from 7pm. More on Facebook.

Hunkaar Table & Lounge

Hunkaar Table & Lounge turns Sunday brunch into a full-on event. For just $15 per adult (and half the price for kids below the age of seven), you can enjoy a collection of international cuisine, picking and choosing what interests you at the buffet table. Hop in the pool after you settle your stomach, and revel in refreshments the afternoon over. Available every other week until the end of the year. This month’s editions are on the 3rd and 17th of November. reservations: fbm@hunkaartablelounge.com or +855 63 965 600. 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. Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates and happenings.

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.

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 reservations@navutudreams.com. More info on Navutudreams.com.

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.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Cultural Dinner & Performance: Enjoy an enchanted evening at the beautiful courtyard with performances from elegant Apsara dancers (Mondays and Fridays), and Bokator (Wednesdays and Sundays). Set menu from $35++ per person, a la carte also available. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays from 7pm – 8pm. Book by calling +855 632 1234 or email diningroom.repph@hyatt.com.

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.

Treeline Urban Resort

Treeline Gallery presents Maline Yim’s first solo exhibition in the gallery, The Shadow of Change II. This exhibition features four tissue paper sculptures and ten mixed media works, inspired by her observations and reactions following a recent visit to the province of Kampong Som, which has undergone significant transformation as a result of foreign investment and construction. See Maline’s exhibition daily from 10am – 10pm until December 17. More info.

Organizing an Event in Siem Reap?

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Clare Lawrence is a long-time expat, originally from England, with six years in the UAE under her belt as well as over two years here in Siem Reap. She has written on expat life, saving money, holidaying with children and budget travel for a number of magazines and websites, including Siemreap.net.