I´m going to Siem Reap in mid November and I´m, of course, going to see the Temples of Angkor. I will stay in a hotel in Seim Reap.
I don´t like participating in group tours, I prefer to discover new places on my own so I can take my time.
And I´ve read a lot and I would like to discover the temple area on a bicyle. Is it possible to hire a bicyle and do it on my own? Is it safe and easy?
How long time will it take fron Siem Reap to Angkor Wat by bicyle and is it easy to navigate?
Hi, i'll like to know whether a tuk-tuk able to bring 4 passengers or only two maximum?
I'l also concerned but unfortunately I couldn't find out what's the best a Taxi or Tuk-Tuk ? Can a Taxi acceed near the different temples or is a Tuk-Tuk more convenient for people with limited mobility ? I'll be there begin of february.
Hi, Im planning to have a quick trip to Angkor wat the first week of august (2 days).
I use forearm crutches to walk and have a bit of a problem climbing too many stairs, a few are ok. I can walk long distances slowly stopping to rest a couple of times along the way.
My question is... is it worth the trip? I understand I will not be able to do many things in there I want to know if I will be able to enjoy the basic parts and temples? or also if you know a tour company that I can contact who makes a special itinerary for my situation?
Thank you for your help! Anything will be greatly appreciated.
What is the best way (fast and cheap) to get to Angkor Wat from Bangkok? Do you think is it doable to visit Angkor Wat in one day and a half? Thanks for the advise!
I am trying to hire a tour guide for two days and he states for 2 days (includes, water, hotel pick up in a vehicle, gas, tolls) they will charge 150. It doesn't include park entrance and I'm going in low season. Is this something I can bargin? what is a decent rate?
Fellows... I will be visiting Angkor Wat in early April, which I understand is pure dry season. I was wondering if the vegetation around the temples becomes dry and not greenish at wall, the moss disappears from the walls where it usually is, and overall the landscape becomes brownish... any comments on this, please?
is the organisation of Traveller.bg for WAT in USA, good and trusted ?
What is a typical expense for a tuk tuk on a Friday to go through the Angkor Wat complex?
Is it difficult to get last minute bookings as we would like to tour on 20 December 2013?
I collect dolls from the countries I visit. I will be in Phnom Penh for a day and then in Siem Reap for a few days mid November. Are there any markets or stores in these two cities where I can purchase these types of dolls. Thanks for all your help!
What is the easiest route from Siem reap to Bangkok? Ive read about the Siem Reap(taxi)-Poipet(bus)-Aranyaprathet(train)-Bangkok route is it safe and how long would it take for me from sieam reap to bangkok using this route or any other route?
Im planning to travel Vietnam-Siem Reap-Bangkok this August for 7 days, do you have any tips on how to plan my itinerary, especially with Vietnam (i dont have specific plans yet how many days and what places should i visit in HCMC before heading to siem reap)???
Hi...I am a student currrently planning a holiday trip to Siem Reap.
We plan to go on Jan 10 2011.
However, my uncle told me that his friend just got home from Siem Reap for holidays..
He said that the enterance to Angkor Wat is closed. We are only able to view the complex from the enterance and we will not be allowed to enter the complex
Is it true?
Can someone inform me about the real situation?
If I am not able to visit the complex, then it will be pointless for me to make a trip there.
We're going to Angkor temples from Feb22-25. I do have several questions:
1) Let's say budget is no problem, is it better to hire taxi or tuktuk? I know the weather will be hot, but what about the wind? I've been to places where even thought it's really sunny, the wind is a bit cool. So if that's the case, we'll just take tuktuk. But if it's really sunny and the wind is also very hot, then we plan to take a taxi.
2) Re: the tour guide, is it a must to hire one for us to able to enjoy & understand the temples? Or we can survive with having Angkor Temples guide book?
For my February trip:
Day 1 - 7:50am - arrival at Siam Reap airport
- land mine museum, lunch, angkor temples (for sunset view)
- dinner, night market sleep early
Day 2 - early morning for sunrise view at angkor
- whole day angkor or nearby temples
Day 3 - 6am - off to siam reap airport
OPTION 2: (got this from someone who posted on this forum)
Day 1 - 7:50am - arrival at Siam Reap airport
- Baksei Chamkrong, Angkor Thom, the Bayon, the Baphuon, Phimeanakas,
Terrace of the Elephants, Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, Eastern Baray, Ta
Prohm and Banteay Kdei;
Day 2 - (sunrise view) Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, palm sugar making, Banteay
Samre and Eastern Mebon
Day 3 - 6am - off to siam reap airport
1) Which Option is better? Or do you guys have any other suggestions? I'm open to any.
2) About the land mine museum, I'm still having second thought of going there because I'm not sure if it's worth it or not. Anybody been there recently?
3) for the sunrise and sunset view, is there any specific temple that has the best view for sunrise or sunset? Or I can just go to any temple?
4) for Option 2, on Day 1, can I go to all the places considering we'll just be arriving in siam reap airport at 7:50am?
5) Is it better to have packed lunch and eat it on the angkor grounds, or go back to the hotel to have lunch?
Thanks so much!
Who receives the funds from the tickets purchased to visit Ankor Wat. Please give names of specific entities, persons etc as applicable.
My friend and I (2 women) will be in Saigon mid December and would like to go
to Angkor Wat. We have only 3 days, including travel time. Is that enough time
assuming we will fly? Can we get a flight from Saigon to Siem Reap and back
Should we make any arrangements before time, or just wing it when we get to
I am planning to go to Angkor Wat in October but have heard via a (very long) grapevine it is closed to visitors - can anyone confirm this or tell me what the story is?
Any suggestions on what to do, where to go besides visiting Angkor Wat from 17-20 Aug?
We would like to visit the Angkor temple ruins on our vacation. We are a family of 3 (mom, dad, 9 year-old child). We love history and want to explore a lot of the temples at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, etc. We would also like to spend a day or two doing something else for a change of pace. We are thinking that 5 or 6 day stay in Siem Reap would give us enough time to get our fill of temples without killing ourselves, and still give us a day or two to see some other sights as well. DOes that sound reasonable? With a 9-year old, we would rather spend less than a full day sightseeing and get in a little pool time each day to keep her happy and enthusiastic. Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.
Hello Forum Friends,
I intend to visit Angkor Wat in Sept but I guess I will only be able to allot 2 days for it. So some questions prior to planning the trip:
1. Will I be able to see the good sights in 2 days? If yes, can you share with me what are the best sites I can squeeze in the 2 days?
2. Any recommendations on a clean, affordable hotel near Angkor Wat?
3. What is the best (affordable and practical) way or mode of transport to go around SR in 2 days?
4. If you can share interesting local dishes to try
5. Any bazaars or flea markets in AW that have good souvenirs or local handicraft?
Will truly appreciate your advise. Thanks in advance!
Planning to travel in August or September 2010. Understand it is the wet season & know it is always hot. Can any members comment on this plan? Any input would be appreciated.
If we purchase the entrance pass at the evening 5pm and we manage to go in and see the sunset. For the next day if we want to see the sunrise in Angkor Wat, do we have to purchase another 1 day pass? or the pass that we purchased evening before can be use till the next day?
It is possible to travel to thailand province Surin from Angkor wat area??
How long it takes by car? or other mode of transportation?
I 'm planning to visit Kbal Spean in May. I thought it would be nice to walk along a small stream, but after reading a guide book,(...the river deepens...change to swimwear, take a shower under the waterfall...), I am a bit concerned. I am fit enough to walk for a while, but not a tomb raider.
How deep the river can be? Is there any option not to cross the river or the waterfall? Is it better to join a tour or safe enough for a couple of travellers? Any information is welcome.
Hi I seem to have read so many conflicting answers to take or not take malaria tabs. We are going on a tour, Firstly to Vietnam which I think is safe. Then to Angor Wat....any suggestions tips please?
I would hate to take them if not necessary. On the other hand malaria is so nasty.....
Hello there, my plan is to visit Angkor 1st wk of March. But i just read a post somewhere there Angkor is undergoing major renovations which kinda spoils the photog opps. I'm having to go solo cos my travel buddy had to back out and am wavering should i go in March or wait til later I'd like to take photos and if there is scafolding then maybe i'll hold off on my visit.
Anyone been there recently and care to comment?
We (2 persons) are going to Siem Reap next week. We need a tuk tuk for 4 days. Can anyone recommend a good tuk tuk driver(preferably he knows little English) for us? How much is the daily charge? Thanks!
We are planning to go Phnom Penh on the mid March 2010. Can anyone advice us which budget hostel is the best and save to stay? During our visit at all the tourist place, can we wear short pant as we understand that the weather will be very hot and sunny during that period.
I am planning to travel from Aranya Prather (Thailand) to Siem Preap/Angkor Wat around the 20th/21st December with my girlfriend. I was just wondering how easy this is to do and if there are any dangers to be aware of. Any help would be much appreciated.