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    Free Visitor Guide

    by dfactor Updated Sep 22, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: If you can't afford to get your own travel guide, the one found in the tourist center is pretty good. It has the latest updates for places to stay and hanging-out. Very informative. I went to the tourist center, they ran outta them and the officer asked me to go to Grand Hotel d'Angkor across the street to get one.

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    Travel Guide

    by dfactor Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: I wouldn't have make it thru this trip wihout Lonely Planet. Read it rather religiously before the trip, but was surprised to see kids paddling bootlegged version of tour guides (LP included of course) around the temples. They are really cheap and look just like the original, fully coloured!. I got 'Ancient Angkor' for USD5 (Started at USD 10) after much bargaining with a kid in Ta Prohm. But when I was in Banteay Srei on my last day in Siem Reap, a kid was selling it for USD 1!

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    Mosquito Repellent

    by SengQuee Written Jul 17, 2005

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: As Combodia is a third world country, it's drainage system may not be in an ideal condition. Insects, like mosquitoes, tends to breed easily in stagnant waters.

    Insect repellent does the trick in keep away these malaria-carrying insects.

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    a wife worth waiting for

    by richiecdisc Updated Jul 15, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Backpack is best for getting around as it offers more flexibility in a country like Cambodia where everything might not be as convenient as back home.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals are nice but hiking boots come in handy when scampering around the ruins.

    Photo Equipment: Zoomie for taking shots of the kids and elevations shots of faraway temples. Wide angle for taking in the vastness of some of the larger sights.

    Miscellaneous: D proved once again that she is my perfect compliment not only for traveling, but for life. :)

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    Torch light can be handy at nite in the streets

    by dfactor Written May 10, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: The streets in Siem Reap can be pretty dark at nites, a torch light will be great. It can be handy when you go out early in the morning for sunrise in the temples or staying late in the temples for sunset.

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    Angkor Wat essentials

    by manjacat Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A warm sweater for that early morning where you wake up at 4 am to catch the sunrise at 5:30 am ...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insert repellent is a MUST! And sun screen.

    Miscellaneous: A small torchlight for ladies. All toilets do not have lights. A torchlight comes in very handy when you step into the washroom from the bright afternoon sun.

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    Travel Light!

    by savitha Written Nov 24, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: A travel backpack (size depending on your length of stay) and a day bag.

    Day bag essential to put in items such as your guide book, water bottle, torch light, etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Leave your heels at home and bring out those rugged walking shoes....A pair of sandals like Teva are good, especially with all the walking you're about to experience in Angkor...

    Wear tee shirts and bermudas or 3/4 pants as it is really hot...Do put on some sun block as the sun ca get a bit "fierce" at times...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't be too overly concern about Malaria here...Just use a repellent in the morning and evenings...

    I also did bring a mini first aid kit and a small toiletries bag

    Photo Equipment: A good camera to capture Angkor at its best...If u're not too into photography, then a normal camera would do...Some people go all the way by bringing their tripod and the SLR cameras to capture Angkor at its best! And the results were fantastic!

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  • Fire ants = no sandals

    by LAURAKP2002 Written Sep 22, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: It is so hot and humid that I decided to wear my oh-so comfortable sandals. Only problem that I had was dealing with the fire ants that would sometimes crawl up and bite my feet. so, wear tennis shoes :)

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    Bring Enough Film

    by aukjejetty Updated Aug 24, 2004

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    Photo Equipment: You will probably think of this yourself, but to it is the most important thing to bring; your camera and plenty rolls of film!! It is the most photogenetic place I have seen in my life (so far), and the temples are amazing at sunset, and sunrise.
    In this digital age this tip does not aply to many people, since you just need to bring enough memory to store all your pictures on. Maybe you can bring a few writable CD's, so you can empty your memorycard when it is full. There are places in Siem Reap where you can burn your images on a CD-rom.

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    Daypack & Small Notebook

    by muddybok Written Jun 19, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Please bring along a simple daypack to carry your essentials. It’s especially useful when you need both of your hands while exploring ruins & mountain temples.

    Good for carrying drinking water, cameras, rain jacket & etc.

    Miscellaneous: Bring a small little notebook to record your observations & your mood while you're exploring ruins.

    Daypack & notebook
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    Sun Block

    by muddybok Updated Jun 19, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Sun Block with low SPF (15-30) can be quite important to prevent severe burn. Especially during dry season.

    Get one from your nearest pharmacy outlet.
    Sport Block can be ideal since they are non-greasy & water-resistant.

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    Light weight raincoat

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: I go to Cambodia with 2 backpacks. 1 for my stuffs and 1 for daily pack during visiting temples areas.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton t-shirt and cargo pants will be fine. Beware about the weather which closer to the monsoon [on August - September]. Preparing light weight raincoat or umbrella will be fine. Especially if the rain comes suddenly whenever you climb up the temple. Then sneakers or sandals that make you feel comfy in climb up the hill [Phnom Bakheng] and Angkor Wat 'till the main tower.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Tissues and mineral water.

    Photo Equipment: Warning for myself, since I love to picturing every single details of the temples so I have to bring more than 1 rechargeable battery for my digi-cam.

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    "A pilgrimage to Angkor" (Pierre Loti)

    by SirRichard Written Sep 19, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: This book is a great intro to what you might finf there.
    It is about the travel that this french writer did to this part of Asia in the beginning of the XX century.
    In that times, it was a french colony and the temples were just discovered.
    He, as a child, wrote an article on the discovery in a magazine that his brother (who trvelled there) brought, and decided he had to go there some day... and he did!

    The spanish cover
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    Think Lightweight

    by DrewV Updated Jul 11, 2003

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wandering through a tropical jungle is no task for the weak or unprepared. Bring lightweight, ventilated clothing, use plenty of bug repellant, and wear a hat and sunscreen. Trust me, preparation is key.

    Lightweight?  In theory...

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    Health related

    by lenoreva Written Apr 17, 2003

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Unfortunatly, both Angkor Wat and the western border near Poipet are high-risk malaria areas - meaning you'll need anti-malarials. This area is known to be Larium resistant (which is ok, because Larium is known to have some pretty wicked side effects anyway) so you'll need to either bring Doxycycline or Malarone. Malarone is more convenient because you only have to take it daily starting 2 days before your trip, during, and 7 days after. It is extremely expensive, however, and your health insurance most likely won't cover it. Doxycycline is much cheaper, but you have to take it daily for A MONTH after your trip to stay protected.

    Vacinations recommended before you go: tetanus, diptheria typhoid, polio, hepatitis A (or the combo with B). All this can add up money wise. Standard vacinations are covered by your insurance, but the more exotic ones probably aren't. All told, we spent $300 just on shots and anti-malaria drugs!

    Bring anti-diarrea medicine, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent too!

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