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Full-Day Angkor Tour by Tuk Tuk from Sunrise
"Your own Tuk Tuk and guide wait for you in the early morning at your booked hotel in Siem Reap and head to the main gate of the Angkor temples (recommend bringing one pass photo for the entrance pass into the temple complex) and make your early morning s with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt; it is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Conceived by Suryavarman II Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build.Return back to your hotel for breakfast and we move back into the Angkor temples to admire some of the other amazing temple ruins that define Angkor and make it a proud member on the UNESCO World Her we visit Angkor Thom. The Great City of Angkor Thom is one of the central points within the whole Angkor Complex which was probably more opulent than most European cities in the late 12th Century. This ten square kilometers city is enclosed by an eight-meter high wall and encircled by a hundred meter long moat said to have been inhabited by fierce crocodiles. < over 200 in total. Continue to Preah Khan ""The Sacred Sword""
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Private Full-Day Angkor Temple and Sunset Viewing
"Morning pick up at hotel and transfer by private vehicle to the Angkor complex. Start the day with a visit to the south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of a forest of heads.Lunch at Local restaurant.Afternoon visit an amazing view of Ta Prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. Kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots. Then visit Angkor wat the most balanced the most harmonious and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art
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Half-Day Angkor Tuk-Tuk Explorer Tour from Siem Reap
"Explore the courtyards temples moats and carvings of Angkor Wat admire the massive structures of Angkor Thom and snap photos of the detailed bas reliefs near the Bayon on this immersive excursion into Angkor. Between stops enjoy riding down winding roads in the charming seat of a tuk tuk.Pack a light jacket and a sense of adventure as you meet up with your ready to head to your first site in a 3-wheeled
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Average food pricing

As I'm from Malaysia, and with the US$ not to M'sian advantages in Mar'09, The price of avg food in Siem Riep is actually worst than KL!!Normal fried rice is at US$1.50 at non aircon small restaurants...
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Apr 07, 2009

Bargain and Don't be fooled...

They are smart! and don't be fooled! I traveled with my family and we're from Malaysia. You can't afford to buy in US, they'll even accept Malaysian Ringgit! and to the right conversion. How they knew...
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Oct 04, 2008

Phnom Bakheng - Sunset

The sunsets from Phnom Bakheng are supposed to be the best in Angkor Wat. My first sunset was cloudy, but my second was very beautiful. Even more entertaining than the sunset, however, is the mass of...
Jul 12, 2008

Woman Shopkeepers and Kid Salesmen

I almost don't feel like putting this under tourist trap because of how I feel about the whole experience of the kid salesmen, but I feel that to be adeqautely forewarned this was the most appropriate...
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Apr 09, 2008

Corrupt organized activity at Banteay Kdei Temple

When I got to the middle of Banteay Kdei temple, a police officer required me to buy a badge or pay a bribe of $12 to continue on with my adventure and I feel cheated as I was not doing anything nor...
Feb 01, 2008

Books are cheap but check first!!

Beware of those books that the local kids are trying to sell to you outside temples area. I bought a guide book with 5 USD, the cover and pages are of real good quality, it's worth the money. But, the...
Apr 18, 2007
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Watch out for camerafaceitis!!

The Angkor complex is so picturesque that you will find yourself taking pictures non-stop until your memory card is full. You will also see lots of "serious" photographers set up with their tripods...
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Mar 08, 2007

When a guide is not a guide

As people have pointed out, if some stranger approaches you to be your guide, you'd best just move along.Our guide was arranged by our hotel, and was waiting for us there in the morning. He had the...
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Feb 27, 2007

"Tour guides" at the temples

If you are traveling on a budget, avoid the child tour guides at the temples. Each temple has several children who will follow you around and tell you about the temple even if you don't even...
Jan 14, 2007

Not so free local help

If a local comes to you and offer his help in showing you around, be expected to pay him for bringing to you to off the beaten track photography spots and for giving you simple explanations on the...
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Jan 02, 2007

Shopping at the temples

The children who sell souvenirs and refreshments at the temples love tourists because we have fat wallets! The best thing to do is not buy from them... you can purchase many of the same souvenirs in...
Nov 13, 2006

Tonle Sap Lake

The only disappointing trip for me was the morning I went on the lake. I was suffering from temple burn out and needed to relax and do something different. I have always liked being on the water but...
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Sep 26, 2006

Temple Kids, Good Or Bad?

There are mixed views on the temple kids. Nuisance? Well maybe, if you ignore them they will soon lose interest as all kids love attention and even kids can only be so persistent. On a couple of...
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Sep 26, 2006

A Lesson About Humility

At Angkor you will come across these little girls and boys who try to sell you anything from books about Pol Pot and the Killing Fields to buddhist jewerly to t-shirts. These girls are very persistent...
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Nov 11, 2005

Hotels Near Angkor Wat

No. 297, Blvd. Charles de Gaulle, Daun Pa Khum, Siem Reap, 998888, Cambodia
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Phum Traeng, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Airport Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Central Park, Siem Reap, 93145, Cambodia
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National Road No. 6, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat

Angkor is the capital of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries AD. It is the largest city in the world in the twelfth century AD and the tourist capital of Cambodia since ancient...
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Sunset at Bakheng Hill

The Hill of Phnom Bakheng is the crowd magnet for the end of the day. After a tiring day of dodging the sun in leafy surrounding amongst crumbling temples now is the time go up a mile in order to face...
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Ta Phrom

We got lucky, we arrived to Ta Phrom on the morning before all other tourists (they usually start from Angcor Watt), therefore, we were alone in jungle on the ruins of ancient temple listening to the...
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Angkor Thom

Visiting Siem Reap to Explore the Hindu ruin back to 12 century is quite amazing. I been there 5 times and each time, I so impressive as I have never been there before. My last trip was 14 to 17...
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Lake Tonle Sap

I had never seen before a village on the water, so for me that was quite new and a little bit strange. It creates a controversial impression, &#96;cause on one hand it is quite interesting and even...
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Sunrise at Angkor Wat

The best season to see sunrise at Angkor Wat is between 5.30 am and 6.30 am Cambodian time during the months of January to March when the weather is not very hot and not rainy. Please note that the...
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