Take in lush landscapes from the air
There's only one thing better than driving or cycling through the drenched Siem Reap
countryside after a month of monsoon rains and that's seeing the sodden landscapes from the air. Sure, you'll get a short glimpse on your plane's descent into Siem Reap, however, there's nothing quite like an exhilarating helicopter flight over Angkor Archaeological Park, and Angkor Wat in particular, and seeing the moat full and the lime-green manicured lawns (kept trim from the resident horses, not lawnmowers). You can do a 15-minute flight for as little as US$60 with Helistar. The pilot flies you over a handful of temples, including iconic Angkor Wat (not once, but twice!) as well as lesser visited temples that appear all the more alluring from the air. The experience has been one of my most memorable since moving to Siem Reap.