Angkor Wat with Mark and Kanchana

Trip Start Jan 08, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Kanchana and Mark and I went to Cambodia.

It has been a while now and so I have already forgotten. We flew to Cambodia (which is too expensive considering the length of the flight) and went and saw Angkor Wat - just for a day. We all enjoyed it. I like Cambodia and would like to see more of it, although I think Siem Reap is not at all representative of the rest of Cambodia.

Anyway - I can't remember the rest now - so I will just add pictures and let you see for yourself.

Oh - I found my notes:
Hotel was US$18 and included taxi from airport, A/C and hot water. I liked it. Name???

1 day guide for Angkor Wat was US$25 or $40 if we wanted to see the further out temples.

Visa was $20 or $25 for E-Visa

Ahhh - the name of the hotel was Sydney Agkor Hotel - it was good and clean and big.

Our guide was named Bengli. He was good. I'd use him again.

Internet was about $1 an hour in most places I saw.

$10 for a taxi to airport from town.

$25 departure tax - payable in US$ only.

E-visa cost an extra $5 and saved me about 15 minutes (although I had to wait for Mark and Kanjana anyway).

Angkor currently gets about 5000 visitors a day. So don't expect a quiet hidden away temple.

Sydney Angkor has mini vans available - if I was taking a group I'd probably use these. 11 pers per van.

If you buy more than a 1 day ticket to Angkor you need a passport photo also.

Bengli charged us $6 to organise a car to drop us and pick us up from dinner and dance.

The Aspara dancing is on from 7 - 8.30 pm at restaurant ____???Ask you local guide.

There is an ANZ ATM at the airport and one or two in town.

Coke cost about $1 in most places.

US$ seemed best to travel with and use.

2 beers and a packet of chips and a coke cost $2.60 from supermarket.

1 days pass to Angkor cost $20

Taxi to most areas for 1 day cost $25.

Apsara dinner cost $12 each.

Breakfast cost $2 for rice, $1 for drink.
Lunch cost $4 each including drink
Both these were within the Angkor Wat area.

There are flights available from Luang Prabang.

Bengli's number is 012798166. He was nice and helpful.
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