Spreading a sweet smelling fragrance, incense is commonly burned at Buddhist altars whenever prayers are said. Being a Buddhist country, Cambodia is a place where incense sticks are burned on a daily basis at temples and altars in homes. Those wishing to learn about how these fragrant sticks are made can visit the Siem Reap Incense Factory. This small scale factory is a home based one and the incense sticks are in fact made out of bamboo. The process involves cutting and slicing the bamboo into thin strips soaking it in water before applying the distinctive fragrant powder. Those heading to the region and looking for luxury Siem Reap hotels can stay at Alila Sothea, Siem Reap. This centrally located Angkor hotel also makes a great base from which to visit the Angkor Archaeological Park.