Travel Blogs from Siem Reap, Cambodia

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The arse end of nowhere, Koh Ker, Cambodia travel blog

The arse end of nowhere

A travel blog entry by will

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... an hour of exploring these small temples, we reached the main site. What greeted me here was the last thing I expected to see in Cambodia. I got off the moto, walked through some trees beside an ancient wall, and though a small crack I saw it. In a ...

Temple Treking  at  Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Temple Treking at Angkor

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... helping of single-serving friends the protocol is to begin speaking of them by their names: Sandy and Jeanelle. The Red Piano is my Siem Reap hangout since the FCC here is too far from my hotel and a bit too modern to be a hangout in former Indochine. ...

Our trip into Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Our trip into Cambodia

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... to wait for another bus about 30 min to take us to the taxi station where we would be taxied the rest of the way to Siem Reap. At the taxi station our guides told us that we should convert our Thai money into Cambodian Riel and pay with that because using ...

Mysterious Temples of  Ankor and More, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Mysterious Temples of Ankor and More

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... time and traveling here is pretty laid back and easy to do. Don and I have not quite figure out how to describe the town of Siem Reap in just a few words. I guess I would have to say that it is a typical mid sized, developing 3rd world Asian city, but ...

Girls' week out, Part I - - The Landmine Museum, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Girls' week out, Part I - - The Landmine Museum

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... to go to the landmine museum first, a very simple set-up in a couple of huts down an incredibly bumpy dirt road just outside Siem Reap and near the entrance to the Angkor area. I first heard about it via a landmine action NGO based out of Boulder, The ...

Extreme Templing, Day 2 - The big three, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Extreme Templing, Day 2 - The big three

A travel blog entry by will

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... off, checking out ancient temples! The Bayon, 5:45am Day two began at what is widely regarded as the second most popular temple at Siem Reap after Angkor Wat, The Bayon. I knew little about this complex before I got there, apart from the fact it had a ...

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 ...

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.   ...

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by borthscouse

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... – Thursday 23rd January 2014 Learning our lesson from Koh Samui, we used Valium more sensibly on our long trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia and slept for the majority of the trip. Worth mentioning is the first leg of the journey – the boat ...

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 ...

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