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1. Posted by mmay_wong (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

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hey guys..

i'm currently planning my trip to cambodia in next couple of months. i wish i could travel as long as i could. unfortunately, i would only have approximately 6-7 days :(

other than siam reap (which is in my list), would anyone kind enuff to give me some suggestion where else should i consider?

pls help

thanks! :)

2. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 8y

goto the southern coast really nice beaches

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 8y

As you already know the highlight of a visit to Cambodia is Angkor Wat. Other than that I would suggest spending a day in Phnom Penn, where you can visit the touture/genecide museum, check out the palace along the Mekong, the Khmer art in the National Museum, and take a side trip out to the killing fields.

4. Posted by mmay_wong (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Thanks for the reply!

We will be arriving at siam reap first and travel to phnom penh before leaving home.

Is there anywhere we should check out along our way to phnom penh?

5. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 8y

With such a short time to see Cambodia, you won't have many options. If you're a big temple/archaelogy fan, you might consider stopping in Kompong Thom for a day. It's on the road between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Close to Kompong Thom is Sambor Prei Kuk, some old Khmer brick temple ruins. Another option is stopping in Battambang for a day or two. It's on a different road linking Siem Reap and PP. Or you can travel by boat (some nice canals and river) from SR to Battambang. Nice riverside town with some more cool ruins (Phnom Banan, etc.) nearby.

6. Posted by mmay_wong (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

I'm still trying to work out my leave so i can spend more days there. :(

anyway, thanks for reco.. :)

7. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 8y

Angkor Wat is an AWESOME thing to see, hit me up on pm if you want a link to my pictures of it, it's beautiful!!!

8. Posted by Thi_travel (Budding Member 27 posts) 8y

Hello Mmay_wong,
You have 6-7 days for Cambodia, I would suggest to stay in Siem Reap for 4 days, then take the boat from Siem Reap to Battambong (as I found this boat trip truly enjoyable, then go further to Phnom Penh by bus, after that you will fly back home from Phnom Penh.

Enjoy your trip,
Thi_travel :)

9. Posted by mmay_wong (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Thanks peeps..

we manage to strecth bout 10 days.. and we are planning to start our journey from siam reap then take a boat ride to phnom penh then to sihanoukville and back to phnom penh to fly back home..

nevertheless, thanks for all your suggestion..

cheers.. :)

10. Posted by ska (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

If you have a day to spare while you're heading to the south coast, consider stopping in Kampot and/or Kep. Near Kampot is Bokor Mountain...a spooky former hotel/casino on the top of a beautiful mountain. Kep has a similar deserted feel. Both towns are great little spots to check out along the way.