I enjoyed the simplicity and sincerity of Siem Reap. The people are warm and always smiling, as they try their best to communicate with the tourists. The town mainly consists of low-rise buildings, with the pub street and old market as commercial areas. You can easily get around town using rented bikes and tuk-tuks. Khmer food is very mild, as compared to Vietnamese and Thai food… but what I liked about it is the subtlety of its taste. It does not overpower your palate, but rather, it covers it in an understated, pleasant way.over 2 years ago
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It might be worth taking a 1 week pass and taking a couple of rest days in between. After 3 full days morning to night exploring temples, they all start to look the same and you lose you appreciation for them. And maybe you can take a hike out to the temples that are further afield.
I loved Bayon. And Ta Prohm. Angkor, while being the biggest and most famous, was not nearly the most interesting.
Best tip: Don’t use dollars. You can’t get change for $1 but you can buy stuff in riel for much less than a dollar. But if you’re not backpacking around several countries at the time, you may not really care.over 4 years ago
the warm and friendly people of Cambodia…
siem reap has more to it than Angkor Park, but that’s the major and sometimes only reason why people are there. i admit, i also did not prioritise to see the city a bit more, so i don’t hesitate to take the next chance to be there again.
i was at the temples for about 16hrs/day for 3 days, and wish i could’ve had more time. fair warning to others: this is not normal, and it fits within my interests + “life career”.
prepare for dust and sunburns.
on april’08, I went to Siam Reap for business meeting and did make some friends there. It is an amazing city with ancient world history and modern pleasant living. People are very friendly and naive. They tried to talk Thai, even sang P’ Bird’s song to me. Golf courses there are great to play.over 5 years ago
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Visit Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temple complex on this private full-day Angkor Wat tour from Siem Reap. In the morning, visit the Roluos Temple Group, then return to Siem Reap for lunch. In the afternoon, spend two and a half hours touring majestic... $65.00
Be mesmerized on this Angkor Wat private tour from Siem Reap. Tour of Cambodia's Royal Temples of Angkor,l begin at the south gate of Angkor Thom City and explore the Bayon before continuing to Baphuon temple, the Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas, the T... $65.00