5D4N in Siem Reap

31 January 2018


Cambodia is always one bucket list and finally i’ve tick it off my list last month! This trip is truly amazing and memorable. It is a family trip with my parent and some of their friends. We took MAS Airlines this round because it is a very last min booking, the ticket costs us around 600-700+ per pax. After flying for 2-ish hours, we arrived.



TRANSPORTATION 

So, it is like a total 6 of us in a group. For the transportation, we booked a driver guide for our tour, it is around 180USD for 4-5 days ( full transportation and airport pick up ). I would highly recommend to book a driver during the tour because it is much easier. Tuk tuts might be the easiest way and most common transport in Siem Reap of getting around. But it is not as cheap, every ride is around $2 USD/ $12-20USD for a whole day that included a drive out to the attractions. I wouldn’t recommend that because tsk tuks is open vehicles, and the dirt roads are dusty..So it is better to just book a car to drive you around like we does.

If you are looking for driver, you may contact WeChat/Line @Zhiben63 for the tour. 
He is really good. 


INTERNET 

You can get a SIM Card as soon as you exit the airport. The stand is outside, on your right as you exit and the one i get is $3USD for unlimited data up to 7 days, super cheap. 


                          BEFORE WE STARTS, here’s some TIPS for traveling in Cambodia .....



1. Bring US dollars.
2. Forget the high heels. Many of the streets are dirt roads with pot holes. Wear comfortable shoes
3. Bring sunscreen and hat, wear light clothes but not too revealing ( avoid sleeveless, off shoulders, or shorts below knee length )

So you've got 3 days in Siem Reap and you want to hit the highlights. What should you do? Where should you eat? Where should you stay?

Like most tourists visiting Siem Reap, my guess is that the primary reason you want to go here is the Angkor Wat so let’s focus on it first. We even woke up early for the sunrise, but it was a bit disappointing cause it is so crowded and i couldn’t get a good view and picture of the sunrise. So you can skip that, i prefer SUNSET so much more! 

The whole area is HUGE, you probably won’t be able to visit ALL the temples in a day. For me, i spent around two days visiting this attractions. Based on my experience, if you really want to take your own pace, buy the 2 days ticket so you can have more time taking pictures. OR, you can also buy the one day tickets, but just visit the famous temples only. Well, Angkor Wat is one of the most famous temple in Angkor. Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century, making it younger than Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Colosseum, but older than Machu Picchu (Peru). Awww so many bucket list that i want to visit. But ONE by ONE.  

As i said, the area is HUGE and there are thousands of temples. So which one to visit?


  • Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Thom
  • Bayom Temple ( with the buddha face)
  • Ta Prohm ( with the trees)


Here is a map for your reference. So you can plan where to visit first in advance. 

Pre Rup
Ta Phrom 
“The One with the Trees” as it’s often better known. Ta Phrom is one of the most extraordinary temples I’ve come across. It is also one of the place where Angelina Jolie’s movie take place. 


Love the beauty and the age of the Ancient temples.

Tips : Always carry your ticket, make sure you don’t lose it or else you might need to buy another one. It will be checked upon each park entry and at major temples. There is a significant fine for not possessing a valid ticket inside the park.

Entrance Pass/Fee(s)

 Angkor Pass (The ticket can be get in the ) 

Fee(s):USD62 / 3-days visit (photo required)              
USD37 / 1 day visit (photo required)


Banteay Srei

This place is including in the ticket you bought for Angkor Wat but it is not in the area. This is another lesser-known gem of a temple, Banteay Srei sits approximately 25 kilometers from the Angkor center and about 32 kilometers from Siem Reap, but it is well worth the drive. Built in the 10th Century, Banteay Srei pre-dates Angkor Wat. Considered as the jewel in the crown of Angkorian artisanship, it is an amazing art gallery of Angkor. 



Besides these, i also went to Ton Le Sap Lake which is basically a huge lake with floating village around. I wouldn’t recommend that place because it is like Kuala Selangor to me, nothing much to see. But if you really want to experience it, can go for the sunset view. ( you can see a sneak peak of this place at my travel vlog, scroll down and watch )


PUB STREET 

at Pub Street, the most happening place in town. Here, you can find dozens of restaurants, cafés and pubs specialising in varied kinds of cuisines. Not to mention, their draft beer is super cheap! It is only 0.50 USD per glass. Many of these open as early as 7am, so all your dining and drinking needs would be well satiated.


Cambodia Hotpot is a must! You can find it everywhere in Cambodia, especially Pub street. 

Last but not least, here is a summary of my Cambodia trip. Check out my travel vlog and don’t forget to subscribes my Youtube Channel cause i will be doing more video in the future. love!



Thank you for watching <3

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