Have Comfortable Walking Shoes, Extra T-Shirts
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: when going to Siem Reap and Having and Angkor Complex day or Multi Day tours, It is best to bring extra light colored t-shirts and athletic of jogging shorts rather than dark colored shirts or jeans as the dark colored shirts tend to absorb more heat rather than reflect the heat of the sun. Cambodia is a tropical and humid country hence light colored t-shirts is best for reflecting part of the heat and humidity and having jeans add weight when walking for long stretches unlike wearing the lighter walking shorts or athletic shorts.
you will have to bring a change of clothes as you would sweat a lot while touring the Angkor Complex more so if you don;t take a bath everyday, specially for the westerners.
also have eye shades and big hats to protect your heat from heat stroke.Related to:
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Bring Water Proof and Ultra Zoom cameras
Photo Equipment: the best way to enjoy walking and hiking around the angkor complex, siem reap and tonle sap lake at Chnong Keas is to really have powerful compact ultra zoom cameras like the Nikon cool Pix 810 which has a 42X optical zoom or a Canon Powershot SX 40 with a 35X Optical zoom plus having an extra camera that is water proof and drop proof like an Olypus Tough 810 Series of a Panasonic Lumix Series and you better have 32 gigabyte SD and/ or Mini SD cards ready or the current 64 Gigabyte SD Cards if you are prolific at shooting pictures and videos like me hehehe plus bring extra SD or Mini SD cards at with waterproof covers and extra camera batteries as you would never know when you would run out of juice or memory space.
I don't use a Digital SLR because they are bulky and you cannot do any ultra zooming of places for the videos and pictures and you need to change the lens to be able to get an ultra zoom shot and the ultra zoom lens of DSLR's are very heavy!Related to:
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ALWAYS CARRY A STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT
Luggage and bags: WHEN TRAVELLING HERE IN THE TROPICS I CARRY A SMALL BACKPACK FOR ESSENTIALS :
CARRY AND USE A GOOD RELIABLE INSECT AND MOSQUITO REPELLANT HERE AS DENGUE AND MALARIA ARE PREVELANT:
A LARGE BOTTLE OF FRESH WATER IS A MUST:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A GOOD HAT: AS THE SUN IS VERY STRONG
A COMFORTABLE PAIR OF WALKING/HIKING SHOES/BOOTS:
A SMALL ROLLED UP PONCHO: FOR WET WEATHER
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A GOOD SUNSCREEN :
A SMALL TUBE MOISTURISER: A PACKET OF WET WIPES: (ALWAYS GOOD)
A SMALL PACKET OF TISSUES (IN CASE THE ROLL IS EMPTY)
A TUBE LIP BALM:
Photo Equipment: MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA BATTERY IS CHARGED BEFORE LEAVING YOUR ACCOMODATION:
I CARRY A SPARE MEMORY CARD : AND ALSO AN INTERNATIONAL POWER POINT ADAPTOR IN MY BAGGAGE:
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A GOOD SMALL SELF CHARGING TORCH IS A MUST TO HAVERelated to:
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What to Pack...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothing (e.g. T-shirts and shorts / bermudas). Bring a cap / hat cos it is really hot and sunny!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent is a must-have! I brought a can of mozzie spray and used it everyday, but I still got bitten in a few areas on my legs... It would have been worse if I had not sprayed on the repellent!
Photo Equipment: Bring camera, memory cards or rolls of films. We took lots of photos.
Miscellaneous: Remember not to spend all your money! You need to pay a departure tax of USD 25 per person when you leave.
Weather in March
Luggage and bags: The less the better. Long shoulder bags were great for the temples and general wandering around town. Make sure it has a long shoulder strap and can be zipped up.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Respectful clothing, long sleeves, no low cut tops. Most of our tour group purchased "temple tops" - long sleeves cotton tops sold at most of the markets throughout Cambodia as the perfect attire. I also liked the fisherman pants. Nice loose fitting, cool clothing.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Immodium. Also found those body wipes really helpful for the temples.
Photo Equipment: MUST take a camera - but be respectful about taking photos of the locals and ask them first. A lot will want you to pay them for the photo afterwards.
Miscellaneous: The weather in March was really hot. We found it best to get out early, then head back to the hotel for a nap/swim/meal before heading out later in the afternoon/early evening.Related to:
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Clothes line - dental floss versatility!
Miscellaneous: First on my what I must not forget next time list is a small clothes line! If you don't want your clothes put in dryers, or don't have the time, washing in your room is essential. We wear a lot of bushwalking clothes which dry fast - and, when we travel as a family, just so easy to wash socks and undies every day in room.
Pic shows family resourcefulness on our last last holiday - but the daughter not keen to recycle the dental floss after the dirty sock and undie incident! Good advert for dental floss though - it never broke once!Related to:
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Mosquito repellent a lot
Luggage and bags: Travel light if possible, but with the essentials...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes
short sleeve and maybe at least one-long sleeve for evening
Short pants and long pants
rain gear- just in case...seasonal
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A must!
Mosquito repellent-so many mosquitos and ants. My kid got bit by ants.
Maybe a first aid cream, antiseptic and band aids all sizes are helpful
Anti nausea, Anti Diarreah etc.
US Dollars-small bills...
Map-you can pick up at hotels, airport etc. Logistically, good to keep around.Related to:
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Things you can't live without in Siem reap
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothes; since you'll be walking around and sweating alot. But no matter how dressed down you are, please make sure your top has sleeves. they are less forgiving of bare shoulders compared to Thailand. There are signs at the Angkor temples which says at least short sleeve attire for you to enter. I saw a woman stopped from entering because she was wearing spagetti top.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Please bring mosquito repellent with you, or wear long pants and sleeves. If not, you really get it from the mozzies in the evening in the town.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Wear shoes with good cusion soles. If not, the amount of walking will kill you. Sandals are definitely not a good idea. Besides, shoes protect you from the mozzies as well - they seem to attack the feet.
Miscellaneous: Don't forget your caps and sunglasses. You won't regret it.Related to:
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No photos needed when you buy angkor wat pass
Miscellaneous: You don't have to bring any passport photos anymore. They take your photo using the webcam at the counter when you buy your angkor wat pass. Not very nice pics - but well, it saves the hassle.
By the way, the pass costs USD 20 for a day, USD40 for 3 consecutive days and USD60 for 7 consecutive days.
For maximum tomb-raiding...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - Wear comfortable shoes w good grip cos those steps are pretty high and very narrow, even for standard Asian feet like mine.
- T-shirts / Tops in 100% Cotton would be great as it can get really hot. Be prepared to sweat. A lot.Related to:
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It was hot and humid in July despite the occasional rainshowers. Must bring items include sun block, shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses, hat, raincoat (during rainy season) and toiletries if you are planning to put up in a guesthouse.
Photo Equipment: Bring camera cards for your wide angle /macro shoots of the angkorian architectures.Related to:
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Cambodia survival kit
Luggage and bags: Daypack will be the best when visiting sites or during self-exploration of the place.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing-- T-shirts,three-quarters, good pair of shoes/sneakers/sandals for all that walking, cap.
A jacket is quite redundant but do bring along a poncho or raincoat as it will rain suddenly in the middle of the day sometimes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellent a must if you're prone to mosquitoes!
Photo Equipment: GB sized memory cards, good and trusty cameras!
Miscellaneous: A tube of sunblock would be nice if you're easily burnt like me!Related to:
"Don't forget the Aerogard"
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Very important to take some sort of mosquito repellent, as there were some vicious ones when we visited in March this year. Most important when dining out at night - as we had some nasty red spots for days after forgetting.Related to:
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Few Must Brings Things not mentioned by anyone
Luggage and bags: Bring big bags!! lots of things to buy!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: ** nose & mouth Mask ** is really dusty and sandy in Siemreap, so make sure u bring one. i didn't bring one there, so i think my lungs are all dust now.
I was told not to wear sleeveless or shorts there, as is not respectful to the temples, but everyone is wearing so revealing in such a hot weather.
- Must Buy the straw hat there.
- Sun glasses
- Should not wear skirt there, especially if u taking tuk tuk or motorbike.
- Do not wear anything white, cos anything white will turn brown at the end of the day.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - Mosquito repellent
Tat's wat i brought, and i don't think i need anything else.
Preparation for Your Angkor Wat Visit
Miscellaneous: Most travellers would've done 'research' on Angkor Wat and Siem Reap before reaching the place. Some'll buy books and maps to get most comprehensive info to this yet-to-be-popular tourist spot. Actually, free maps and guidebooks are available in restaurants and guest houses, and the map will actually the same as in your expensive travel guide, haha.
You'll find wide range of pirated guidebook on sale at every souvenir store and old market area. Price as low as USD2/copy. The ceiling price will go higher at further temple like Banteay Srei (25km from town), the reason being they need to travel long distance by bicycle to get there!
Driver of your transport already have default location to stop you depending of circuit you are going on the day (Refer to Intro for defination of circuit). Unless you have strong idea of temples you want/don't want to go, else you can just let the driver drive you. All you need to do is just enjoy the scenery (^.^)
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