What to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Siem Reap was an absolute delight to the senses! I highly recommend everyone add it to their bucket list. We spent four days in this lovely little city and would love to return one day. Below is our itinerary and an overview of our suggestions. What would you add or change from our trip?

Itinerary
we arrived late at night & just had dinner. We count day 1 as our first full day, not the day we actually arrived

Day 0– flew in late & ate dinner at the hotel
Day 1Angkor Wat and the Best Wats in Siem Reap
Day 2– explore Siem Reap City and the Floating Village
Day 3–  visit the Cambodian Countryside, the City on Stilts, and more of Siem Reap city
Day 4– relax by the Lotus Flowers, Lilly Pads and Hammocks, a little more Siem Reap city, & flew out late

Airport:

  • Siem Reap International Airport

Hotel :

  • Golden Temple Villa
    {seriously the BEST location, $22/night + breakfast and a free massage. you would be crazy not to stay here!!}

Restaurants: 

  • Street vendors {$1 banana/nutella crepes, fresh fruit, & so much more}
  • Our hotel {seriously- it was incredible, local and so cheap!!}
  • Viva {mexican food, $1 beers, refillable chips & salsa, and fajitas with Cambodian spices}
  • Olive Cuisine de Saison {fusion}
  • There are dozens of great restaurants within walking distance from the hotel

Transportation:

  • Tuk tuks {they are everywhere & they are so cheap!}
  • Bicycles {our hotel lent us a couple but you can rent them around town too}
  • Walk

Recommendations:

  • Bring a sarong or something to cover your shoulders inside any temples {men & women}
  • Women must cover their knees in the Angkor Wat temples
  • Hire a private tuk-tuk for the day and ask him to bring you to his favorite places {should be about $10}
  • Do NOT give money to the begging kids. These kids are taken out of school to beg and are only put back into school if they don’t make enough money.
  • Visit the night markets- they are incredible and great for buying gifts!

 

 

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    Frances Kayleigh
    January 21, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I’m off on a 3 month trip around Asia in a couple of weeks and Siem Reap is on our route. Looking at your pictures has made me even more excited!! Thankyou for sharing, I’m looking forward to seeing your other Asia posts too! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

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