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.!!
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.
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?
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?
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?
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).
Is there a safe and comfortable bus ride from Siem Reap to Bangkok at night? We are a group of 9 planning to spend one full day in Bangkok then return to Siem Reap the next day/
We in a group of 12 (or more) would like to hire a guide and driver with us for only the Angkor Wat temple full day, any good recommend?
Hi all, over the past few years we have travelled throughout Cambodia and have been deeply touched by the humbleness of the people.
We have decided to repay back some of the kindness we have enjoyed and is is our intention to raise monies in the UK to assist in the installation of water wells in a number of villages around Siem Reap.
Although there are many charities in the area working on such projects, it is our wish to undertake such a project privately.
Does anyone know of any companies in the Siem Reap area that specialise in such well installations...
If you do, names, contact numbers and emails would be most humbly received to progress our dream.
Im travelling in Cambodia and my camera has died. I want to buy another and am going to Siem Reap next. Then I fly out to Bangkok, where i transfer to a train, so no time there. I want to buy a Fuji finepix XP 200 if possible. Any suggestions?
May I please ask which is the best cash cards or travel money cards based on your experience?Is it worth it using in South East Asia specifically in hostels,airline booking,shopping in malls and restaurants?Please give me details and tips.Thank you!
Hello,may I please ask how to travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh,Please give me some tips and what more to discover in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and also in some parts of Cambodia.Looking forward to hear from you all.Thank you!
Who cn recommend a good trustworthy tuktuk driver?
Does anyone have the contact number for a tuk tuk driver called TIM in Siem Reap. We were there a year ago and can't find his number. Tim hangs out at the bus depot when he is not driving tourists. He is recognisable by the fact that he always carries cold water and face washers for his guests.
I am trying without success to find a 100 usd flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in September. The available ones are around $200. The bus journey is going to take too long, and I am going to trade off scenic views for time. Have you done this trip? Any suggestions?
We'll be there for 3 days and most of the 4th, and would maybe like to take an elephant ride. Is that a super-tacky tourist trap thing?? Or is it worth the price? Oh and what would that price be??