I am wondering if you can pay a set cost and have them for a whole day or if you have to find a new one every time you want a ride. If you have to find a new one every time, how hard is it to find one when at a\Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom?
Help please... can anyone provide details of travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap by coach. How long does it take. Also cost, and reputable coach company.
Many thanks....... POEPAT
I plan to be in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat mostly), in July for 3 days. I "hear" others talking about guides. From what I can gather, Siem Reap to Angkor Wat is not too far (20 min.?). I thought I could take a taxi/tuttut there, then back again. Is there a need for a guide while in Siem Reap. Adice if you have any. Thanks
Hi there Can anyone recomend any restaurants that serve local food? many thanks in advance STEVE
Hi All Because of our travelling style, we are planning to just book a driver for our 3 days there. We don't think we want to have a guide with us all of that time, but in the event that we do decide that we just want a guide for only the Angkor Wat temple, are there guides available at the site for hire? If so, what would be a reasonable rate considering it's just guiding for one temple and not the whole day/many sites? Thank you
I'll visit Angkor in early March 2013 and I wonder, wether it is necessary to book the flight back to Saigon early in advance or do you think, that I'll be able to book the flight on the same date?
Hi, I've always met other VT'ers where ever I go and the last time I was in SR, I met a couple and we became good friends... This was 6 years ago, so I wanted to put it out there for anyone else who is visiting at the same time; I'm game for a chat and a beer if you are..
I am thinking to visit Angkor Wat during the first week of December 2012 where there will be an marathon. Are the temples still open during the marathon? Is it not a good time to travel? Grateful to have any advice. Thanks!
Hi. Im so confused reading a lot of things bout going to siem reap. Please help and give me a detailed direction on going to siem reap. We will be arriving in Suvarnabhumi airport on Nov.20, 2012 at around 11am. Can you help me on what is the exact reputable bus that can bring us to the border of Cambodia.We are backpacker travellers. We also plan to stay 2days in cambodia, if you can also advise on a good hotel that don't overcharge. Appreciate your help. thanks
I realize that there are boats going from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Do they also pass the floating villages like Chang Kneas? Or would it be necessary to do a daytrip from Siem reap to visit these villages? Are there even tour operators offering boat tours from Siem Reap to the floating villages continuing to Phnom Penh? BTW: If you compare the floating villages with Vietnamese floating markets... Which one are more worth seeing?
hey travelers... its world wide known Cambodian rubies emeralds are famous around the world. in my trip end of october i will stay in siem reap for 3 days and just want to buy some raw stones or jewelary as a gift. where u suggest me to buy in siem reap? but real ones please :) thnx
We are planning a trip to Cambodia and two of our members have mobility problems. Are the main attractions easily available? Short walks, a mile or less? thanks
Hello all, I will be going to Siem Reap in early September. I am aware it is the rainy season and I am expected to get wet. This is the only time I can get there and cannot go home to the wife and kids this trip. I work overseas as an Expat, the question I have is what fruits are in season during this time, September 5th to 11th? I am a huge fan of Rambutan, Durian, Mangosteen, sapodilla (Never tried) ,milk fruit (Never tried), pineapple, papaya, and mangos. Am I going to have difficulty eating these fresh delicious morsels? Thanks
I am planning traveling from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City at the end of the month. Quick question: Is it a long arduous trip & is it expensive. Advice welcome. Cheers. J
I just broke my digital camera the last night in Bangkok, I am in Koh Chang now and I can not find a place to buy a digital camera to save my life... Any ideas where can I find a camera store/s in Siem Reap? I would hate to be there without pictures... THANKS!!!
I shall be in Siem Reap from 27th April (2012) till 2nd May (& fly back from PP on the 5th May). I understand it is going to be hot, so need hotel with Aircons & Swimming pool, & at good locationS. Please tell me hotels (2 to 4 star)good location, sequence, which to go first, If I stay in 2 different hotels for approaching different areas? Mode of transport (tuk-Tuk vs car aircon, full day or by trip)? & Things to do? Try to cover most,,
I will stay in Siem Reap from 15/18 january 2013. Some questions; HOTEL-Im looking for a hotel/resort around U$60 with swimming pool, but all that I find is far from the center. We like hotels near restaurants and shoping areas.Is easy to go to center if we stay at resorts far from the center ? Any good hotel in the center ? GUIDE - Do we need a private guide to visit temples ? Do you recomend any guide? VISA - Im going from Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) how can I get the Visa ? Just take with me the photo ? Thanks Fernando - Brazil
Hello, Will be arriving in Cambodia in 3 weeks. Plan on applying for visa on arrival into Phnom Penh Airport (PNH) for20 USD. Finding different requirements for photos? Need to know the size dimensions (2 x 2 in or 4 x 6 in) and how many? How long does the line for visa on arrival take? Thanks!
Hello VT members: I will be traveling to Siem Reap next Monday. For anyone who are there now or living in Siem Reap, can I get a situational report on conditions in Siem Reap/Angkor Wat, please? I understand that Thailand is having a difficult time with flood control, so I'm wondering if the situation is similar in Cambodia. Thank you!
Hi last part of the hols now nearly complete. Now then I might be asking a stupid question but here goes:- Can we travel from Phnom Penh to siem reap via a river ie take a ferry ? If the answer is yes can we have deatais of cost timings etc,,,,,if the answer is no ,,,,,, whats the best and easiest way to make the journey. We will be in the area at the end of March 2012 Many thanks POEPAT
Hi all, will be driving into Cambodia from Hatyai in dec 2011. border crossing at o'smach. need info on the following : 1. can a foreign registered car travel into Cambodia. if yes, what is the protocol? 2. the opening hours of the border crossing at o'smach? 3. how long is the drive from border to siem reap? all info is appreciated. thanks in advance.. andy.
Hello guys, can anyone enlighten me i'll be in Siem Reap on Dec 8, 2011 Thurs around 4pm and plan to go Ho Chi Minh city on Dec 10 Saturday taking a night bus. These are my querries: 1. I don't want to waste time and start my tour when i arrive on Dec 8, anyone can help me for my itinerary so that i will maximize my stay in SR. 2. Is it safe to take the night bus and what are the bus that go direct to saigon? How long it will take for me to reach Saigon? 3. Is there any budget airlines aside from Vietnam Airlines that charged USD170 for one way? 4. Do i need to hire a tour guide and tuktuk or the tuktuk driver will be our tour guide also? what is the average rate for tuktuk per day?
Is it possible to get a bus from SR to Kratie- direct or a change needed? Or will we have to go via Phnomn Penh. Any recommendations on bus company which is eliable/ does not overcrowd/ has a/c and a toilet - which works!! Can ticket be bought in advance? Will it be OK to buy in PP 2 to 3 days before travel? Any advice appreciated
What is the weather like in March? Or when is the best time to go? Thanks
I have just received a wonderful gift in the form of a 5-day trip to Siem Reap next week! Because the trip is so soon, I am not sure how to plan my holiday or what to do there. I know Angkor Wat is a must but what about the other 4 days? Any recommendations? We're not adventurous people and would like to take in the sights and do some serious shopping and eating so if anyone could list some places, that would be great! Just a few more questions... 1) We will be staying at Motherhome Guesthouse on Wat Bo Street. Are there any markets or places to eat within walking distance? 2) Are we expected to tip Tuk Tuk drivers even for short distances? If yes, how much should we tip them? How big a tip for those who bring us on longer trips like tours or sightseeing? 3) What about tipping at restaurants? 4) Is there a dress code to enter Angkor Wat? Is it worth taking the 3-day ticket to Angkor Wat or is one day enough? Am really clueless at the moment so I hope someone will be able to help me!
We will be in Siem Reap for a few days mid November. Are there any markets or stores there, where I can purchase these types of dolls? I collect dolls from the different countries I visit. I will also be in Phnom Penh for a day. Are there any stores or markets there, where I can purchase these types of dolls? Thanks for your help!
I already booked a flight from Manila, Philippines to Saigon, Vietnam this coming August 26 to 31, 2011. This will be my second time to Saigon and so I decided to proceed to Siem Reap to see in real life the Angkor Wat, which I used to see in pictures, in books, in TV and in movies. I am again travelling on tight budget, so I won't be flying from Saigon to Siem Reap. I will be arriving HCMC airport early dawn of August 27 and I wish I could go straight to Siem Reap. Would it be possible that I will reach Siem Reap on the same day? Which bus is best to ride, I mean comfortable and non-stop? Which is better accomodation in Siem Reap for a night's stay? Please help me plan my budget trip and make it enjoyable. Thank you.
Hi all we are still planing our holiday of lifetime for next feb - april 2012. The latter part is sorted regarding location. Here is my question on this forum. We will be arriving in Kuala lumpur mid Feb 2012 for a couple of weeks and are taking in the Perhentian Islands for a few days then want to fly to Siem Reap for a few days before returning to KL ond flying onto OZ. So what is a good itinerary for Siem Reap, We want to see the temples, floating villages and anything else really that will make it a memorable part of our holiday. Many thanks Poepat
Hi folks! We've heard on the news some days ago that there has been fighting along the border between Thailand and Cambodia. We're a family of four travelling to Bangkok in July - we've been planning to fly out to Siem Reap for a few days and are now wondering whether it would be safe... We realize that it's impossible to say now what the situation will be like in july, but still: Any thoughts on this?
Hi! I'm doing my last minute research and double-checking the expenses. And below is what I've found out. Please tell me if what I've researched is correct. Thanks! I really appreciate it. Tuktuk around Angkor area -10 (+5 for sunrise; +5 for sunset) Car -25 (+5 for sunrise; +5 for sunset) (+18 for Beng Melea because it's far. Is this like the gas fee?) (+13 for Bantey Srie because it's far.Is this like the gas fee?) (is there any additional for Koh Ker? Because I know it's also far) Koh Ker Toll -10 Koh Ker Ticket -5 Beng Melea Toll -5 Beng Melea Ticket -5 Tour Guide -25 (plus5 for sunrise) *Is it the same tour guide rate if going to Beng Melea & Koh Ker? Angkor Ticket -40 (for 2 days) Massage -2 (for foot massage; for others it's7) Meals - minimum of5, maximum of10