Travel Blogs from Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Temple Time, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Temple Time

A travel blog entry by charlietravels

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This was the day where i said I'm going to get off my ass and temple it up. So i went first to Ta Prom as it was my favorite the last time i went. However last time i went at about six in the morning and this time i came at about 11... apparently the ...

Angor Wat Wat Wat!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angor Wat Wat Wat!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... headed out to have a wander round Siem Reap. It is a lovely French town with a market square surrounded by colonial buildings. Siem Reap, because of Angkow is more expensive than anywhere else in Cambodia as it has a large number of tourists. The Anglor ...

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... asking for the privilege to process our visa. Soon after that, we found a way to share a taxi with two Phillipino missionaries to Siem Reap (about 3 hours away and only 1 rickety bus available a day for which we would have had to wait for 4 hours); ...

Dirt Biking Off the Beaten Path, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Dirt Biking Off the Beaten Path

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... over a few brand new R1200GS and asked for rental rates.  Unfortunately we just did not have enough time... In Siem Reap, Cambodia I got my chance.  After exploring the temples of Angkor Wat for three days we opted for a rest day.  ...

Here's the update already!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Here's the update already!

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... cafes were scarce and more importantly, access is extremely slow. There are two ways to get from Bangkok in Thailand to Siem Reap in Cambodia. One is via tourist mini-bus, which is extremely cheap (~$2) but is laden with scams and takes about twice as ...

Elephant Terrace at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Elephant Terrace at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Just under 1000 feet long, the Elephant Terrace is made of carved sandstone; the stairways are butted with three-headed elephants. The bas-reliefs of the Elephant Terrace, depict hunting scenes and sporting events, including wrestling, chariot ...

Tourist Town, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tourist Town

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Siem Reap appears a pretty touristed place with plenty of accommodation options, restaurants, Internet places, travel agencies and 'western food' (french fried and hambugger anyone?) all due to those temple things near by. Despite all this though there ...

Angkor Wat and About, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat and About

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... . Today Angkor Wat  it is firmly ensconced on the tourist trail with more than 2 million visitors per year, and growing. Siem Reap is the city that provides the infrastructure for tourists visiting the temples. It offers a good local market, the ...

Just Outside Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Just Outside Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Siem Reap, Cambodia is the base town for visiting the temples of Angkor Wat. There are no stop signs in Siem Reap. Cars, motorcycles and bicycles sometimes race down the right hand side of the road, sometimes down the left. My first thought was that maybe ...

Angkor Ruins and Pol Pot's legacy, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Ruins and Pol Pot's legacy

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... . I think the photos of the prison speak for themselves. A day of driving through parched Cambodian countryside brought us to Siem Reap in the Northwestern portion of the country. We spent three days touring the vast ancient Angkorian ruins, our fist ...

Day 88, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 88

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... and report his mobile phone stolen. He had it stolen in Don Det - I reminded him that Don Det was in Laos, and not Cambodia and that the Cambodian Tourist Police had enough to worry about to be solving Laos crimes too. It turned out he'd been too ill to ...

Ankor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Ankor Wat

A travel blog entry by faff

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... strategy and how it might unfold on Talbot St, or somewhere similiar. : ) Many people who visit Cambodia come from Thailand and do a quick hop to Siem Reap to see Ankor Wat and back again. It is not really an accurate representation of Cambodia. You ...

From Cambodia with love, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

From Cambodia with love

A travel blog entry by annasam

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... surprising when you also know that the guy spent as much time on the right side of the road as the wrong side. On our approach to Siem Reap we started to drive through a few sections of road that were a bit flooded. We didn’t think too much of it ...

Incredible Temples, Siem Reap - Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Incredible Temples

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... 70 Riel to the Baht, the standard is 100. This was the only time on the trip Scott and I got swindled and we were seething. In Siem Reap we split a tour guide with an Irish couple, paying $5 each for the day. Scott and I also got a tuk-tuk for $8 for ...

Bowney Croft: Tomb Raider, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Bowney Croft: Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by bowney

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... crazy tourists. There were even hookers in the street.....2 of them tried to accost me...how funny!! Well the last day of Siem Reap I was looking forward to....a full day sunbathing by the gorgeous pool!! Ahhh heaven!! And checking out Michelle of course ...

Emotional goodbyes, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Emotional goodbyes

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... nice veggie food which Claire and Dave were somewhat jealous of. Tee hee!! We ended up staying a week in Angkor Pradise guest house in Siem Reap and what a fantastic time we had. We all agreed that out of all the places we'd been to, this place was the ...

Tuk-Tuking around The Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tuk-Tuking around The Temples of Angkor

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... situations * Motorcycle riding through the backcountry (see next blog entry) And not so good for... * Very touristy areas of Siem Reap * Lots of poverty.   Especially for kids who are oftentimes forced to selling goods to tourists.   ...

Extreme Templing, Day 3 - Seeing it all, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Extreme Templing, Day 3 - Seeing it all

A travel blog entry by will

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... . A dodgy Malai Kofta rendered me a sick and sorry mess yesterday, and my holiday plans are now screwed. However, I'm not too bothered. Siem Reap is an interesting place. Cambodian at heart, but on the surface, not really Cambodian at all. The worlds ...

Temples galore!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Temples galore!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Despite my best intentions to cycle round here the temples are a long way apart in some instances plus it is far too hot for me so have Sari again to take us around in his tuk tuk. Got up about 05.15 to be taken to Sra Sreng for sunrise (which happens ...

Tomb Raiders, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tomb Raiders

A travel blog entry by easties

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... when they tried to pull out each of her finger nails. Never mind - all in a good cause. The Wats in Siem Reap are staggering. Tourists are still allowed to clamber all over these treasures which seems somewhat counterproductive but very interesting ...

Right Places, Wrong Times, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Right Places, Wrong Times

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... farming and traditional practices that allowed them to live and support families.  These are not the people who swooped into Siem Riep and set up the dozens of guesthouses, restaurants, and travel agencies servicing the thousands of tourists who make ...

Amazing Angkor Wat!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Amazing Angkor Wat!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... is about to take off for Cambodia in a big way as its developed neighbours cannot compete with the treasure Cambodia has in Angkor. Our trip to Siem Reap, the closest town to the amazing monuments was a long arduous bumpy journey. The first stretch from ...

River of Ten Thousand Lingas, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

River of Ten Thousand Lingas

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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We had one more day on our Angkor pass and decided to take a trip out to see the "gem" of Angkor, Banteay Srei, along with the riverbed carvings at Kbal Spean.  We hired a tuk tuk driver for the day.  Banteay Srei was a long way away.  ...

Ancient Royal Palace at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Ancient Royal Palace at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Royal Palace - Inside Angkor Thom.  Major construction was undertaken at Angkor Thom's Royal Palace under the reigns of Jayavarman VII and his immediate successors. Bas-reliefs depicting aquatic scenes were added, for example, to the ...

Day 84, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 84

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... out of the GST Guest house at around 6.30am and went to catch my bus. I wanted to get all the way to Siem Reap in the North of Cambodia today but could only get a ticket as far as the capital Phnom Penh. Once in Phnom Penh I spent fifteen minutes or so ...

The temple of Big Heads, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

The temple of Big Heads

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Having thoroughly exhausted Angkor Wat, we decided to make our way to Angkor Thom.  You may not have heard of this place - it's actually more of a giant walled area full of small temples rather than a big temple on its own.  At the heart of it ...

Home of the Great Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Home of the Great Temples of Angkor

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... to fruit to cloth and gap t shirts from the local factories. It was a memorable but emotionally exhausting day. Upon arrival in Siem Reap we felt like splashing out! We have the nicest room with a 4 poster bed! Downstairs they do the most delicious ...

Escape from Snooky, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Escape from Snooky

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... in Phnom Penh and found it very satisfying to be able to turn away the tuk-tuk drivers who were saying, "where you going?" by replying Siem Reap, which was the truth. Moto and tuk-tuk drivers are the same everywhere. If they see you with a bag they always ...

Floody Hell, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Floody Hell

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Epilogue - Beng Mealea, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Epilogue - Beng Mealea

A travel blog entry by will

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... of vomiting, it was time to see one more temple. Anyone would think three 12 hour days exploring the temples in the region around Siem Reap was enough, but I'm very impressionable when it comes to a friends word, and in this case the word was to put up ...

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