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.
Hey hiii all...
I m always amazed by magnificant Angkor Wat..
Any idea when is the best period to visit?
Some says around Dec - Feb..
Thanks in advance..
Hello. Anyone help with timescales for bus/train/taxi from Saigon to Bangkok, taking in Angkor Wat. We only have maximum of four days to complete this segment, so just wondering if we're being silly even to contemplate it and maybe we should get a flight from SGN to REP or REP to BKK.
We are traveling to Thailand and Cambodia during December and our travel schedule has us arriving in Siem Reap on December 31st. We were planning to visit Angkor Wat on January 1st, but are unsure as to whether it will be open to tourists or closed for a national holiday. Could someone please let us know if we should change our travel plans.
I plan to go to angkor wat in siem reap cambodia, from Bangkok early next year, with my wife. Can you please advise me how to get there via land trip. Details, like, what to ride, how much is the fare, etc. tnanks so much
Does anyone know of a guide to take us to Preah Vihear? How long does it take to get there from Siem Reip and how much should it cots?
After spending time in Siem Riep we would like to go to Kanchanaburi. Do we have to go to Bangkok and then north to Kanchanaburi or is there somewhere were we can get a train or bus so we don't have to backtrack to Bangkok?
We have extra time. Is there a long way over land or with a boat that we can see more of the country side and get back to Bangkok? I don't mind to stop for a few days somewhere else.
Hi, I'll have a few extra days and we can spend them around Siem Riep. I've been to Anchor Watt before and will do it again but what outside of the area is really worth going to see?
I am a professional women on my own in Laos, travelling.
I wish to go to Angkor Wat the first week of Agust.
How can I connect with a group of english speakers- perhaps 3 or 4, so that I can enjoy my stay?? Thanks for your help.