Siem Reap Shooting Range offers visitors the thrilling experience of shooting real firearms during their holiday in this historical town. Located outside downtown Siem Reap, this outdoor shooting range can accommodate up to 20 people at a time and features numerous paper target practices as far as 25 metres.
Visitors can choose from a wide range of rifles, machine guns, and handguns, including AK47, M16, M60, and Revolver 38. The price varies according to the assault weapon and number of bullets you’ve chosen - the most popular option is the AK470 which costs US$50 to fire a full clip of 30 bullets. The shooting range also offers a free pick up and drop off if you spend over US$100. Although there are bazookas and other Rocket Propelled Grenade weapons on display, you cannot fire these weapons here. Only the military base in the capital of Phnom Penh allows you to do this.
The shooting range in Siem Reap is inside an old, rundown building, and the guns are similarly aged. A lot of the weapons are remnants from Cambodia’s brutal dictatorship under the Khmer Rouge so don’t expect the latest military hardware. Many of the AK47s look and feel like they’ve been through the wars (which they probably have).
Staff are on hand to guide patrons, although there is not much in the way of safety instructions or proper shooting techniques other than ‘shoot that way’ and ‘keep the butt of the gun firm to your shoulder’. Nevertheless, we found it an enjoyable and safe experience at Siem Reap Shooting Range. Wear the ear mufflers provided because the shots reverberate very, very loudly.
Supposedly, private coaching is also offered at additional costs for serious gun enthusiasts looking to improve their skills, although we doubt how much you would actually gain from private tuition. Photography is allowed even if you’re not planning on participating in firing a gun during your visit.
Located along the road heading towards Prasat Bantaey Srei, Siem Reap Shooting Range is accessible within a 30-minute tuk-tuk ride from Angkor Archaeological Park. Although you will be passing through the temple grounds, the Angkor Pass is not required if you’re only visiting the shooting gallery.
Siem Reap Shooting Range
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Road to Banteay Srei, Siem Reap
- Tel: +855 97 6716161