Angkor Thom District
One of the smallest districts in Siem Reap Province, Angkor Thom is not in fact home to the great walled city that bears its name, but it has several cultural attractions to warrant a detour en route to or from Banteay Srei or Angkor Chum districts. The most popular destination for visitors is the Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles (IKTT). A silk weaving centre established with Japanese support, it is possible to see traditional Khmer silk-weaving techniques here. There is also a homestay here where it is possible to stay overnight in simple surrounds similar to a local guesthouse. For something more stylish, it is also possible to stay overnight at The Beige, a new Japanese-run luxury tented camp in the district. This is luxury glamping and the resort includes an infinity pool looking out over forest. There is also access to the mountain and jungle of Chang Kran Roi in Varin District and it may be possible to link these two districts via a remote jungle trek in the future.
There is quite a variety of handicrafts made in the district, including sugar palm products, rattan baskets, mat weaving, incense production and traditional musical instruments.