Some tips from my short 5 night visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore Angkor Wat and the many temples nearby. Take US dollars - small bills, as $3 will buy you a decent meal. The $40 'any 3 days out of 7' temple ticket should give enough time for a thorough exploration. As a solo traveler who likes to stop on a whim doing both the small tour and the grand tour on a hired bicycle suited me. A good tuk-tuk driver should however follow whatever itinerary you request and between 2 or 3...
i plan on visiting phnom penh. can you guys suggest an affordable guest house? i just need a clean one with its own bathroom.. and yeah the bathroom should be really clean too. hehehe
Hi! there are many good restaurants with variety of European foods and other country's foods in Phnom Penh. There are also many places where the tourists can visit such as Royal Palace, Ancient museum, genocide museum, Wat Phnom (the heart of Phnom Penh), and cruising along the Mekong river, etc.. You will find it exciting when you come.
Planning to visit Angkor Wat Temples, how many days should I spend. Is it ok to travel on own or should there be a package tour? What are good locations to stay?
Stay at the hotel near the palace in Phnom Penh is safer, and take tuk-tuk to going around the city. have a nice trip
When is the best time to visit Cambodia? How many days would be adequate to see the see worthy places ? How much time must be kept aside for Angkor Wat ?
I suggest to bring an English/ Khmere dictionary so you could speak simple communications with the local folks. Its an advantage and you could deal fair prices to all commodities and transportations. You could always ask lower price from them to save. Tourist attractions are the famous Ankhor Waht in Siem Reap, beautiful beach in Kirivong and Sihanoukville, Old prison camp and a pagoda in Phenom Penh, 2 museums of the remains of the victims of killing fields in nearby communes in phenom penh.