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?
I´m going to Siem Reap in mid November.
Will stay there for 5 nights and I will, of course, visit Ankor Wat and the temple area for a couple of days, visit Siem Reap and do some sightseing.
Another importand thing is to chill, relax and load my batteris by the pool on a nice resort.
The hotel is very important for me. I´m looking for a nice hotel with a great pool and I´ve found two good places but I can´t decide. Saem Siemreap Hotel or Lotus Blanc Resort. Both with very nice reviews on TripAdvisor.
But I´m a little bit concerned of the location. They are both located outside the city center, especially Lotus Blanc Resort.
And I´m also a little bit concerned about the pool on Saem Siemreap Hotel. That the pool is located in the shadow between the buildings.
Any experiences on any of these two hotels?
How important is the location of the hotel? Or is it so small so I can take a tuk tuk wethever I want? Or is it a disadvantage to have a hotel outside the city center.
Any other suggestions?
Today I also found Memoire d' Angkor Boutique Hotel which is located a little bit closer.
My wife and I intend to travel to Siem Reap in November with our 12 year old son. It would be a dedicated Angkor Wat visit, want to spend most of the time, about 4 days, at the temple complex during the daytime.
The best way for us to get there seems to be a flight into SR from Bangkok, but some of them do not reach in day times. Is it ok to reach in late evening or at night?
We would want to stay in a happening active neighbourhood where we could entertain ourselves and the child in the evenings. Stepping out on the street and wandering about town are actually fine, so we are a little apprehensive of the larger hotels/properties. On the flip side, larger hotels possibly have better in-compound activities from a child's point of view. So suggestions would be welcome about the choice of hotel.
We are lacto-vegetarians and are somewhat concerned about the ease of finding our kind of food. We have never traveled in SE Asia, except Sri Lanka where it was tough finding vegetarian food. I have heard that vegans are either frowned upon or are rendered a laughing stock in Cambodia ;-) hence would like to know.
Any comments, suggestions to help us make the most out of our trip would be welcome.
Thanks and cheers!
Looking to travel to Phnom Penh from Siem by boat in mid / late January. Have heard contradicting reports that water levels may be too low.??, and that Angkor Express is the only option.
Firstly, is this a reasonably reliable service.?....taking late departures and adverse weather as the norm.
Secondly, is there storage on board for a large dive bag...or will I end up sitting on it on the roof.? ( that appeals.!)
I could take the bus, but a long, wild and probably unpredictable venture across the Cambodian countryside on water really appeals. One other thing....does it leave from the centre of Siem Reap.?....and where does it terminate in Phnom Penh....(is it fairly central).?
Any advice, tips or suggestions greatly appreciated. Solo travel with no kids or family in tow, so used to roughing it.!!
Hello, do you know how to buy Snake wine on Internet ? Thank you.
Can someone advise me about hotels in Siem Reap? My adult daughter and I will be staying for three nights in July. I have tentatively booked at Diamond d’Angkor Boutique Hotel but my travel agent has suggested either Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel or Hollywood Angkor Boutique Hotel, both of which are quite a bit cheaper. I want somewhere that is not too far off the beaten track with easy access to markets, and the major tourist attractions.
I'll spend 3 nights in S.R. Which area do you suggest to stay? I would like to visit Angkor Wat and also enjoy the evenings in a nice neighbourhood to meet people.
We don't have choice because of seat sale that we availed which covers 8 days in Siem Reap. I think that would be way too long and we might get impatient once we have already toured major attractions of Siem Reap. We will be staying in Mandalay Inn Siem Reap. Can you please suggest other places to visit after Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, etc? We are afraid that on our 5th day, there will be no more places to see after we covered the popular ones. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.
What company does good Ankor wat day tours?
Thanks in anticipation of your help
Where is the Ibis Bus Station located in Siem reap please?
We want to stay in a spa hotel at the end of our trip but want it to be more Cambodian than big hotel chain. We have seen the Belmond which looks amazing but VERY expensive, is it worth the splurge or are there other hotels you can recommend?
We will be in Siem Reap for 4 nights early Feb and I would like to take my wife to a first class hotel or other venue that provides British Style High Tea.
Would also consider any venue providing a Traditional Cambodia High Tea.
When in Bangkok we have visited the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel that provides a Thai High Tea ( afternoon), traditional Thai Food. We will revisit in Feb after we depart Siem Reap.
Would appreciate any restaurants ( mid range price & good food) in Siem Reap for evening meals, our hotel is walking distance from Pub Street.
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.
Has anyone done a road or a road and train trip from Siem Reap to Bangkok recently? Have searched under 'Transportation' in relevant VT pages but could not find any mention.
I have gone through advice in http://www.seat61.com/ and
What was the journey like? Which bus and/or train did you avail of? What was the duration of the entire journey? Was it too tiring and/or stressful? What was your experience at the border crossing? Did you do an e-visa for both Cambodia and Thailand beforehand?
Would be extremely grateful for any advice which is fairly current.
My friend and I will spend four days in Siem Reap in January. As this is our last days before heading back to the snow in Scandinavia we would like to spend some time by the pool as well.
We have found some hotels with pools, but from their websites it is hard to understand if the pool has lots of sun during the afternoon and early evening. The plan is to do temples in the mornings and sunbathing after lunch.
Can anyone recommend a hotel with sunny poolside for a maximum of about $ 40 per night in central Siem Reap?
Thanks from Lena
Many reviews for the hotels in tripadvisor recommend getting the tour guides at the hotel, not my usual practice. However, i am concerned about the weather in my September visit and would like more arrangement flexibility. Assuming I stay at a decent hotel, would hotel arrangements be wise?
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?
Does anyone know how long it takes/is supposed to take to transit at REP?
I am wondering if the connection of the flight arriving at 20:25 and the other one leaving at 22:50 works fine. Both are international flights and they are operated by different airlines. As REP looks a small airport, I wouldn't feel like spending too much time there.
how much of money we need to prepare for 4 days trip in Siem Reap?
hi, is it possible to do a day trip from ho chi minh into siem reap ?
I found flights that would let me do sightseeing most of the day and flying back at night.
some one told me you HAVE to spend one night at least. gov. regulations.
is it true?
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?
I'm going to organize an tour to Phnom Kulen for 33 pers. My question is does anyone of you have some tips about Phnom Kulen, because I can't find much information about this trip. I have to tell everything about the park, but can't find good information.
Thanks for your help.
Any chance you guys saw a needleshop where they sell cross stitch shop? Just in case? :)
I've heard that your tour guide/tuktuk driver/van driver will show you where to eat your lunch.
I was wondering-- do they eat with you? If they do, do you shoulder their meal? What is the proper thing to do pls?
is the organisation of Traveller.bg for WAT in USA, good and trusted ?
Hi all. My bf and I are going to Siem Reap in March (one check on the bucket list) and we'd like your advice pls.
We'd like to see the usual places: Angkor Thom, Angkor What, TaPhrom but we'd also like to go to the waterfalls at Phnom Kulen (and maybe take a swim there) and Banteay Srei. We have 3 full days to see it all (4th day is to travel home).
1. Should we get the 1-day or 3-day pass? Which places can we enter using that pass pls?
2. Should we take a Tuk Tuk or an aircon van to the out of town places?
3. Any suggestions of what to see per day? (I know it sounds like I'm asking for an itinerary... who am I kidding, heck, I am---pls pls pls?).
4. How much do you think should we bring? We're budget travellers-- airfare and lodging is already fully paid so we just need to figure out how much the entrance fees are, transportation fees (tuktuk or car), food, massage (yes pls!), a dinner show with the apsara dancing and meals.
5. Those that went swimming at the water falls..errr.. is there a bathroom nearby to change clothes or shower after?
6. Practical tips pls-- how much to tip tuktuk drivers, at the restaurants, at the massage place?
I would appreciate any and all advice pls. Thanks ever so much.
Anyone in SR who would want to join us (2 persons) for a birding & floating village visit of Tonle Sap with Sam Veasna? The price decreases with the number of persons. samveasna.org/tours/tonle-sa...
They are a bit like Osmose but look more focused on the birding. If you have experience good or bad of them, let me know!
We can discuss alternative dates if necessary (possibly the 10th Feb).