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      Boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

      Cambodia Nov 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      Hello! Has anyone traveled on the Mekong Explore boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap? I'm debating whether to get the bus or the boat (next week). I have traveled on boats in Cambodia in the past, and I'm aware of the lack of safety, but I'm a bit older now and more wary!! I have heard that Mekong Explore is a better option and has life jackets. Any information or recommendations would be gratefully received :)

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      how to spread the 3-day itinerary into 4?

      by Poling Online Now Oct 31, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Since I will bring my mother and a 4-year old boy together, I want to spread the ordinary 3-day itin (Small circle, big circle, outer circle) into four so that they won't get too tired . Given the ticket is valid for 3-days, I wamt to make the best value for it, for example can I take out Beng Melea temple (pay entry separately), Roluos Group (not sure included in the angkor ticket or not), floating village or Tonle Sap lake as the 4th day. Does it work? Suggestions are welcomed. We have 4 full days other than the arrival and departure days. The drivers don't quite get my points and suggested the 3-day itin plus something else on the 4th. Thanks.

      3 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 3:36 AM
    • Looking forFrench guy with original crepes (French pancakes)

      by Marie-FranceM1 Online Now Jun 21, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Looking forFrench guy with original crepes (French pancakes)
      Jun 20, 2016, 10:24 PM
      Hello SR-lovers. I had the pleasure of spending 3 daus in SR last week. It were memorable days. Just left a few days ago and I will be back.

      I am Rob from Belgium and I import a couple of things. This was my first time in Cambodia and I loved it. We were making a trip from Bangkok, HCMC Vietnam, Mekong deta PP and SR and I am now on Koh Tao.

      During my stay in SR I met a French guy who was selling original French crepes on the night market on SR. He lived there since 1 month with his Cambodian girlfriend. He spoke very good English and we agreed to stay in contact. But that evening I lost my smartphone and I don't have his details anymore.

      Can anyone who is in SR at this moment and who meets this guy ask him to contact me? You can not miss him. He is the only one who is selling French pancakes. He has a nice little booth with French flags.

      He can send me an email on rob@hydroment.be

      Would appriciate any help!!!

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2016 at 9:56 PM
    • Can you visit Battanmbang from Siem Reap in a day?

      by MelissaB11 Online Now Mar 3, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      I will be staying in Siem Reap for a day longer than my tour, and want to know if I can get to Battambang and have a look around, then back to Siem Reap for the night?

      15 Answers Mar 4, 2016 at 2:17 AM
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      Exchange money in Siem Rap

      by RodolfoBrasil Online Now Feb 27, 2016 at 7:15 AM

      Friends,

      I will be in Siem Reap (Angkor) from 25 to 29 March, arriving by plane and return from this city also.

      Being a very tourist destination, I wonder if it is really necessary to change U$S x Riel (KHR) or should change the minimum (which would be a value to exchange in those days?)

      Thank you for answers

      Rodolfo Brasil

      17 Answers Feb 28, 2016 at 4:56 AM
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      Is it safe to carry a shopping bag or messenger bag with buckle when shopping in Siem Reap?

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 28, 2016 at 6:52 AM

      I have read various advisories about travel in Siem Reap. All alerts about shoulder bag-snatching, theft and scams paint a picture of a glim and dangerous city of Siem Reap. May i ask is it safe to put on a messenger bag attached to my waist with a buckle or a shopping bag when shopping in Siem Reap during daylight hours? I fly to Siem Reap this Sunday.

      14 Answers Feb 7, 2016 at 1:29 AM
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      Mosquito problems in Siem Reap

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 27, 2016 at 5:58 AM

      Is Siem Reap filled with dengue-mosquitoes? Is it necessary to bring mosquito repellent to Siem Reap especially when visiting Angkor Wat?

      5 Answers Jan 28, 2016 at 9:24 PM
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      Problem of bag-snatching in Siem Reap

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 24, 2016 at 6:19 AM

      May i know whether bag-snatching is still a recurrent problem only in Pub Street or throughout Siem Reap? Do the bags snatched include shopping bags? Or only backpack?

      4 Answers Jan 24, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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      Are US$2 bills still acceptable in Siem Reap?

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 24, 2016 at 5:37 AM

      Are US$2 bills still acceptable in Siem Reap? Some tourists said yes, some said no.

      13 Answers Jan 25, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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      Are Siem Reap taxi drivers reliable? Question on 8-hours Siem Reap taxi trip cost

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 23, 2016 at 6:15 AM

      Can i know whether Siem Reap taxi drivers reliable? Do they know addresses well? Is a 8-hours round trip in Siem Reap that costs US$38.50 considered reasonable? The trip includes a number of stops along the way as i wish to visit about 6 offices, lunch at a restaurant on River Road, Angkor National Museum and Wat Preah Rath Roth.

      5 Answers Feb 3, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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      Sunrise Tour in Angkor Archaeological Park

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM

      Knowing that there are no sign directions in Angkor, based on your experiences, where are the good viewing points to see Angkor Wat at sun rise? How do you find your way with torchlight if you are alone?

      37 Answers Feb 9, 2016 at 7:26 AM
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      Where exactly to eat vegetarian food in Siem Reap? Need full addresses

      by Chyan Online Now Jan 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

      I have been looking for a list of exact addresses of vegetarian restaurants or food courts in Siem Reap on Internet but i can't find any. Addresses come only in roads' names. Can anyone let me know where can i find exact directions to the restaurants? At least the alleys' names and unit numbers will help.

      Also for guests not staying in Victoria Angkor Hotel and Park Hyatt, can they enter these hotels' restaurants to dine?

      Also does Lim Fan Chinese Restaurant at Angkor National Museum Mall sell vegetarian options? I only notice seafood on its Facebook. Is there vegetarian restaurant at Angkor National Museum Mall?

       

      6 Answers Jan 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM
    • Tonle Sap Tour or Individual?

      by wolf.gal Online Now Nov 19, 2015 at 5:13 AM

      Which is worth it? A tour to Tonle Sap or get there by ourselves? Once there, haggling price for the activities.?

      7 Answers Nov 22, 2015 at 3:47 AM
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      Travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap

      by Finalefarm Online Now Nov 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      What is the best way? How long does the train take? Not too expensive but don't want to spend all day traveling, not enough time.
      Should travel be booked in advance or while in Bangkok?

      9 Answers Nov 19, 2015 at 4:57 AM
    • Help with hotel in Siem Reap

      by Johan81 Online Now Sep 3, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      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.

      9 Answers Nov 18, 2015 at 8:05 PM
    • Travelling with a 12 yr old | Vegetarian food

      by Dunyagol Online Now Aug 20, 2015 at 4:09 AM

      Hello VT,

      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.

      1.
      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?

      2.
      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.

      3.
      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!

      - Dunyagol

      2 Answers Aug 20, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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      Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by boat

      by gazzah18 Online Now Jun 26, 2015 at 9:57 AM

      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.!!
      Many thanks
      Gary

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2015 at 7:11 AM
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      Hotels in Siem Reap

      by Mani_travelbug Online Now Jun 21, 2015 at 10:29 PM

      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.

      6 Answers Jun 30, 2015 at 6:47 PM
    • Which are do you recommend to stay in Siem Reap?

      by project2015 Online Now Jun 20, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      Hello,
      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.
      Thanks

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2015 at 12:03 AM
    • How do we spend 8 Days in Siem Reap?

      by wisely.alex Online Now Feb 22, 2015 at 1:17 PM

      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.

      10 Answers Jun 14, 2015 at 5:29 AM
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      Ankor Wat tours

      by worksopian Online Now Jan 10, 2015 at 6:13 AM

      What company does good Ankor wat day tours?
      Thanks in anticipation of your help

      8 Answers Jan 16, 2015 at 8:02 AM
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      Bus Station

      by worksopian Online Now Jan 5, 2015 at 9:16 AM

      Where is the Ibis Bus Station located in Siem reap please?

      6 Answers Jan 10, 2015 at 6:11 AM
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      Which hotel?

      by Katepots Online Now Dec 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      Hi,
      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?
      Thanks.

      6 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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      High Tea Venues

      by Mikebb Online Now Dec 9, 2014 at 2:17 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Dec 9, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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      SIEM REAP TO BANGKOK BY SURFACE TRANSPORT

      by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Sep 12, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      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

      hobohop.com/hobotips/hobotip... and

      tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g29...

      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.

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Sep 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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      Hotel with Sunny Poolside in Siem Reap

      by MsLena Online Now Aug 24, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      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

      4 Answers Sep 5, 2014 at 4:55 PM
    • tour guide, buy ahead or at the hotel

      by Russ801 Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      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?

      7 Answers Aug 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM
    • Transit at Siem Reap airpot (REP)

      by deardeer Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      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.

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 5:06 AM
    • Trip in Siem Reap

      by Tryphena Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 9:49 PM

      how much of money we need to prepare for 4 days trip in Siem Reap?

       

      11 Answers Feb 13, 2015 at 9:25 PM
    • i day tour

      by carlubame Online Now Mar 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      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?

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2016 at 8:26 PM
    • Phnom Kulen

      by Anoukvanduijn Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      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.
      Anouk

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2014 at 11:15 AM