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Khett Siem Reab Favorites

  • Temple Entry Pass

    Angkor Wat Favorites

    We visited Angkor Wat , Banteay Srei and Roluos Complex in Siem Reap, on 25 Dec 2013 until 1 Jan 2014.We booked a tour from Happy Angkor Tour and as soon we reached Siem Reap , we were brought to the Official ticket sales booths located at a checkpoint between the Siem Reap airport to the Angkor Complex. Told that there are other sales booths...

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  • Siem Riep

    Angkor Wat Favorites

    Hi, Whatever the above 3 VT members said, are absolutely TRUE, believe me... You will just fall in love with the surroundings, and be lost in time. Singapore ? don't waste your time with places that are just competing to get you to part most of your money. Maybe go to Kuala Lumpur, Malacca or Penang in Malaysia - lovely cities !!! The evening...

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  • Maps of Angkor Archeological Park

    there are many ways of having a complete map of the Angkor Archeological Park, first is to download the maps via your smartphone (if you have one) for free at the wifi areas of your hotel. the second option is to get the assorted free tourist guides and brochures at Siem Reap as they will have pull out maps and even 3d maps of the angkor...

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  • Roads inside Angkor Archeological Park

    the roads inside this huge complex is a patch work of well paved roads, semi paved roads, dusty roads (i mean no asphalt, just bare earth and becomes muddy at the rainy season) roads and some jungle trails. The ride inside the complex will be bumpy specially if you are riding a tuk tuk around the area and is less bumpy if you are riding the bigger...

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  • Mobile Phone Roaming in Siem Reap

    like in the rest of asia, oceania and europe, Cambodia is using the GSM Platform and they use the GSM frequencies of 900/1800 mhz (North America uses 850 and 1850 mhz. Japan and Korea uses the 2100 mhz). you need a quad band or tri band GSM phone if coming from america and just a dual band GSM phone from europe and asia while you need to buy GSM...

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  • Khmer Traditional Apsara Dance

    Apsara Dances are fairly common in the middle ages at the predominantly hindu-buddhist syncretism countries of South East Asia during that time like in the Madjapahit Empire in Indonesia, Sri-Vijaya Empire in Indonesia and parts of the southern philippines, Champa (central vietnam), Shan States (Burma), Lanna (northern Thailand), Champasak (modern...

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  • Pub Street: Party Place for Tourists

    You Rarely see local Cambodians Flocking to Pub Street except the workers of the commercial establishments there. Why? since eating and dining and partying in the area will cost a fortune by Cambodian standards but for rich asian tourists like the taiwanese, koreans, japanese plus the western backpackers and rich dudes (mostly australian, new...

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  • Deeply Religious People

    Cambodians are a deeply religious people and they follow theravada buddhism (the lesser vehicle) which is similar to the buddhism of Thailand, Laos and Burma with a little syncretism with shaivite hinduism since many still honor shiva and vishnu and ganesha, which are hindu deities. You will see many mini shrines in front of local cambodian homes...

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  • Similar Items in Cambodia, Vietnam,...

    One thing that I've noticed while travelling in these three countries is that they have the tendency to sell quite a number of same or similar items like assorted silk related products like silk bags, silk shirts, silk ties and a lot of other items that are not made of silk like lacquer ware, table linens, table cloth, bed linens and more. They...

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  • Siem Reap Guides 2

    PART TWO of my Siem Reap Guides tip with more pictures of the sample siem reap brochures and guide!Like what I've said, if you want a good guide on Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat Complex, you can get your tips here at Virtual Tourist and at other websites like Trip Advisor (Sister Company), Four Square, Wikitravel, Wikipedia, etc and you can download...

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  • Siem Reap Guides 1

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures of the sample siem reap brochures and guide!Like what I've said, if you want a good guide on Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat Complex, you can get your tips here at Virtual Tourist and at other websites like Trip Advisor (Sister Company), Four Square, Wikitravel, Wikipedia, etc and you can download these...

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  • Siem Reap and Angkor Complex Maps

    YOU don't need to buy a map of Siem Reap or the Huge Angkor Complex when in the area because of Technology! Most establishments in Siem Reap like hotels, Restaurants, Bars and even some convenience store offer free WIFI service so that you just need to download a google map of Siem Reap and Angkor Complex on your I Phone 4S or Android Powered...

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  • Tour Companies

    there are gazilions of Tour Companies that offer assorted Tours with Siem Reap as the Starting Point. The Most Popular would be a day tour or a multi day tour of the Angkor Complex and the Tonle Sap Lake with visits to Chnong Keas floating Village or Kampong Pluk. They also offer tours to Sihanoukville in the South and for Phnom Penh and on the far...

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  • Not Too Tall Buildings in Siem Reap

    Once you see siem reap from the air while the plane is arriving at the Siem Reap International Airport, you would notice that the buidlings around the area are not tall and when travelling around siem reap, you would see that this is the case. WHY? because the Officials of Siem Reap Decreed that Buildings in Siem Reap must not surpass the Angkor...

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  • Money Exchange Shops

    actually, you don't need to go to any money exchange shops around Siem Reap if you are holding US Dollars in your wallet since they accept US Dollars as the unofficial Currency of Siem Reap that even tuk tuk drivers, sidewalk vendors and market vendors uses the US Dollars. If you are short of US Dollars of have other currencies like the EURO or the...

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  • ATM's in Siem Reap

    there are many Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in and around siem reap and these are mostly run by international banks that have branches in Cambodia like ANZ Royal Bank, Canadia Bank, UCB Bank and more and most of these ATM machines accept international ATM consortiums like CIRRUS, MAESTRO, PLUS, DISCOVER. The best deal here is that the ATM...

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  • Cambodian Cigarettes

    Locally Made Cambodian Cigarettes are dirt Cheap! Why? because the fertile Cambodian region is not only home of the rice fields but also the Virginia and Burley Tobacco Leaves! the grow tobacco leaves side by side in the north and north east of cambodia hence the cigarettes here are very cheap since they are locally made. You can find cigarettes...

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  • Angkor Beer

    Angkor Beer is Cambodia's own native beer brew and is the most popular beer in Cambodia and in Siem Reap. and Brewed by the local Cambrew Ltd. You must leave siem reap without tasting this brew. It has a slightly bitter taste and has a strong flavor. It is available everywhere in Cambodia and in Siem reap and there are many billboards promoting...

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  • Anchor beer

    Although Anchor is not a local Cambodian Beer, it is easily the second most popular beer in Cambodia and also here in Siem Reap besides the Angkor Beer, which is the local Brand. Anchor Beer is a Singapore Import from Asia Pacific Breweries of Singapore (the same company that Produces the Singapore Beer Icon, Tiger Beer. Although Anchor Beer is...

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  • San Miguel Beer

    the Multinational beer, brewed by the San Miguel Brewing Group and is being gulped by 90% of Beer Drinkers in the Philippines. also popular in Hong Kong and China and is sold in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and since 2010, has breweries here in Cambodia and Nearby Laos and since then had an aggressive advertising campaign to get market share from...

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  • Cambodian Desserts (2)

    part two of my Cambodian Desserts tip with more pictures.Cambodian Desserts has many similarities with other Indo China countries like vietnam and Laos and even thai and malaysian desserts in that they use pandan flavorings, sticky rice cakes, refreshing drinks full of toppings like grass jelly and water chestnuts and basil seeds and more. examples...

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  • Cambodian Desserts (1)

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures.Cambodian Desserts has many similarities with other Indo China countries like vietnam and Laos and even thai and malaysian desserts in that they use pandan flavorings, sticky rice cakes, refreshing drinks full of toppings like grass jelly and water chestnuts and basil seeds and more. examples of the...

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  • Cambodian Food (2)

    part two of my Cambodian Food with more pictures of assorted cambodian food, I will do a separate tip on the desserts.Cambodian Food is a surprise, it is similar to Thai Food since they use many similar ingdredients like curry, galanggal, lotus leaves, fiery chillies, kaffir lime cilantro, etc. but the Cambodian Food is not as spicy as the thai...

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  • Cambodian Food (1)

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures of assorted cambodian food, I will do a separate tip on the desserts.Cambodian Food is a surprise, it is similar to Thai Food since they use many similar ingdredients like curry, galanggal, lotus leaves, fiery chillies, kaffir lime cilantro, etc. but the Cambodian Food is not as spicy as the thai food,...

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  • Bottled Water buying is a MUST!

    if you plan walking the huge Angkor Complex north of Siem Reap (who else go to siem reap besides this ok) for 1 day tour or several days tour, it is best to have bottled water in your bags as walking the complex can get you dehydrated very fast due to the high humidity of Angkor Complex and the stiffling heat and the long walks and hikes along the...

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  • Cambodian Riel

    you don't need to change your US Dollars into Cambodian Riel since the US Dollar is the second main currency of Siem Reap and all establishments and even tuktuk drivers accept them and give you change in US Dollars (only the smaller $ 1, 5 and 10 bills ok. and no COINS!). some unscrupulous ones give you the Cambodian Riel as change.you can change 1...

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  • US Dollar is a main currency here!

    actually, you don't need to change your US Dollars into Cambodian Riel since the US Dollar is a second Main Currency in Siem Reap and even the Market Vendors, Tuktuk Drivers, Restaurants and even beggars accept US Dollars but you must have smaller bills like $ 1, $ 4, $ 10 and $ 20 handy as they do not change bigger $ 50 or $ 100 bills and even US...

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  • Sinhbalo - Private Tour

    The private tour pacakge was booked online via the company (Sinhbalo)'s website at:http://sinhbalo.com/great_angkor_temple.htmlThe tour included transfers to and from the airport, accommodation (choose from 2 hotels, prices vary) with breakfast, English-speaking guide, a driver, an air-con mini-bus, admission fees to the sights, some meals etc.We...

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  • Guidebooks for appreciating Angkorian...

    Hello again Lauren,If you do decide to visit without a tour or a personal guide, I do recommend a good guidebook for the Angkorian temples and two that stand out are:Dawn Rooney's, Angkor. She's got several books on Angkor but the ones on the temples themselves with a short guide for Siem Reap at the end is very good. Her other book, Angkor Odyssey...

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  • Important Links & Contacts

    The link below is for bits of info and links etc that didn't seem to fit in on any of my other pages, so just scroll down and you might see something that might help you with your holiday. I will always be adding to this page, so keep coming back.Some of the included info is links for:The Travel DoctorGoing Overseas! Register with the Department of...

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  • Visa's & Airport Tax

    Make sure you take a few passport size photos with you, (one for your visa and one for your Angkor Wat pass, plus a spare, just in case!!This info is for those arriving by plane. You will be given forms for your visa on the plane.Its all very easy and only takes a few minutes, proceed to the counter with the very immaculately dressed, stony faced...

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  • General Information

    Cambodia is bordered to the North by Thailand and Laos, to the East and the South by Vietnam, and to the South and the West by the Gulf of Thailand.Approx. population is 13,000,000 Million (90-95% Khmers) the balance being ethnic Chinese, Cham, ethnic Vietnamese and hill-tribe people.Language Khmer, secondary languages: English and FrenchReligion...

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  • ATM,s, Cash, Travellers Cheques, Visa...

    There are ATMs in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, we used them a lot, if your card has Cirrus or Maestro on the back you will be ok.Cash of course is also great, we took a mixture of everything, US dollars, atm cards and travellers cheques).US dollars are accepted everywhere in Cambodia. Make sure you have lots of small denominations, eg mainly ones and...

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  • McDermott Gallery

    Photographer in Siem Reap. Wonderful pieces in an airconditioned space in town. Website is www.mcdermottgallery.com. To email the photographer is john@asiaphtos.net.Tel: +855 (0) 12 615 695Wish I had a few photos to post but of course, you are not allowed to photograph the photographers photos. Outside semi store front is posted.fcc complespokambar...

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  • Meeting children in Siem Reap

    One of my fondest memories from Siem Reap are the contacts with kids. Although often poor and dirty, they were always kind and smiling. Some of course begged for money (which we didn't give, as we thought it's better to give away some stationery and sweets). I will always remember one girl in Ta Som temple, who could count to ten in several...

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  • Children of Cambodia

    We spent a lot of time in Siem Reap walking in the town, talking to people, especially children. What struck us was how good-natured these people are in spite of their hard lives.Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia. It is unbelievable, but about 35 % of people here live below the poverty line, which means that they have to survive on...

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  • Cambodian Children

    The children in Cambodian can be so heart wrenching as well as inspiring. Such bright, beautiful, intelligent little beings. Beware though, they will follow you everywhere trying to sell you something. Its is truly hard not to buy something as these kids will rattle off all the info about your country that you dont know; population, land size,...

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  • Seeking Solace in Siem Reap

    It's too hard to have one favourite! The people, the food, the countryside, the temples, the experience.... The whole experience was not to be missed. But I guess what hit me most about Cambodia was the way the people dealt with their lot in life - it bothers them but they don't see the point in letting the anger consume them. Certainly makes me...

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  • Taste the Local Flavor - Seafood-Noodle...

    ..What I like about eating in SR is that all meals include a FREE serving of fresh fruits in season...like pineapples and watermelon. It's true for both high-end restaurants and budget-friendly eateries. ..I've tried it from one of the local restaurants and it tasted really good...fresh ingredients and big serving. And as I am very forgetful...I...

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  • Taste the Local Flavor - Amok

    ..While researching about Cambodia, one traveller kept on mentioning Amok...Fish Amok, Pork Amok, Chicken Amok...everything Amok....he can't seem to get enough of it. So I told myself to try the dish when I get the chance.I found out that this Cambodian dish is very similar to Thai Curry. It is delicious.Enjoy eating!

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  • Taste the Local Flavor - Soup Cow / Cow...

    ..Last night of our stay and our new friend Pov treat us with a special dinner. Yes...he is our cab driver...the best ^o^. When asked for the name of the dish, he said "Soup Cow". We pressed for more and asked for the Cambodiam name, he said "Cow Soup". Hahaha now we understand.He said that a lot of Cambodian ladies seem to prefer that dish so he...

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  • Fuel Anyone?

    ..I'm not sure if this thing is legal. We saw this fuel store on our way to SR from Poipet. Back then, the price of fuel is very expensive and most drivers opt to get their fuels here.

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  • Quench Your Thirst

    ..We frequented this Star Convenience Store at the national road for their orange shake....a great thirst quencher during the very hot summer of SR.

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  • Hospitals in Siem Reap-our experience

    This is not our favorite thing about Siem Reap, but is is definitely a memorable one....Our child fell ill on the first day of going to Siem Reap-food poisoning-the likely cause..Just a general tip- carry your travel insurance policy with you if you have it.The facilities are not that great so brace yourself if need be.And for a 4 hour stay, IV...

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  • New e-visa online

    We needed a visa quickly and discovered that there is a new facility whereby you can do it online. It was very easy.Just make sure you have a digital passport photo that you can download onto the application.http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/

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