Still taken from Lonely Planet's video review. Click photo to see Lonely Planet's video.

Still taken from Lonely Planet’s video review. Click photo to see Lonely Planet’s video.

As you may know, there are lots of great non-temple activities in Siem Reap. There is a recent addition to this list that could be really exciting and unusual. A couple months ago a brand new attraction opened its doors: Flight of the Gibbon. This is a tree-top zipline adventure nestled in the jungle between the temples. From the company’s website:

Nestled in the rainforest, not far from the majestic temples of Angkor, prepare to soar on ziplines, traverse suspended sky bridges, abseil from towering trees, be amazed by the majesty and magic of the rainforest, and fly like never before.

And the Phnom Penh Post recently ran a first-person review of this new attraction. It begins:

Standing on the edge of a 100-foot-high platform about to step off into thin air, the phrase “legs turned to jelly” suddenly took on a very real meaning. Luckily I didn’t need my legs as I was to be carried by a harness, ropes and gravity, and about to zip-wire through Angkor Archeological Park at the newly-opened Flight of the Gibbon eco-adventure tour. With thoughts like, “Why am I doing this?” and “Is this really necessary for the article?” going through my head I launched off and instantly realised what all the fuss was about…

So if you’re looking for some thrills on your visit to Angkor Wat, this could be just the thing you are looking for. Maybe I’ll give it a try on my next visit.

(Thinking of visiting the temples of Angkor Wat? Don’t forget to check out my friend Savuth’s tuk tuk services and all the handy information available on Angkortuktuk.)

~ by Leonard on September 24, 2013.

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