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PLANNING TO CAMBODIA... NEEDS HELP

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1. Posted by Freedom Na (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi,
My friend and I will be travelling to Siem Reap during early Dec 09 for 10 days. We are planning to visit these following places.

a. Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, Prasat Bak Sei Chamkrong, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terraces of the Elephants, Terraces of the Leper King, Tep Pranam,Preah Palilay, The Kleangs, Thomannom, Chau Say Tevoda, Spean Thmor, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Prasat Kravan

b. Preah Khan,Preah Neak Poan,Tan Som,East Mebon,Pre Rup

c. Preach Ko, Bakong, Lolei, Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea, Banteay Samre, Phnom Kulen, Phnom Bok

d. Cambodia Landmines Museum

e. Khmer Ceramic centre

f.Tonle Sap, floating village

g. Angkor Wat 1/2 marathon

1. Is 10 days enough for the above arrangement? Which is the best places for the sunset and sunrise?
2. Any places that I have missed out or there are places that I can give a miss?
3. Floating villages- is it worth seeing?
4. I have thought of getting some stationery for the orphanage, any one can recommend?
5. Apart from visiting the temples, other places to recommend? I am thinking of doing pottery at the Khmer ceramic centre. Anyone try before?
6. Is it true that I can buy cheaper tickets to Phom Kulen (US$ 12.00) at the City Angkor Hotel?
7. As for food wise, any restaurant is a must to try.
8. For the angkor wat pass, do I need to use consecutively days?

A very BIG THANK YOU for the assistance.

Cheers,
Freedom Na

2. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 6y

So many places in 10 days ? You may be ending up spending more time on the road than actually seeing places/sites, bearing in mind that transport to some of the places you have mentioned is not easy!

Best to review your itinerary!

3. Posted by Jennyyore (Budding Member 66 posts) 6y

Most things in Seam Reap you can do in a few days, with a guide and a driver who will take you, it would be difficult to do yourself.

We had a three day pass which was consecutive days, you could purchase have a 3 day non-consectutive and a weekly pass. It was $40 for 3 days.
You do not have to supply photos anymore, they take your photo with a digital pc camera which is printed directly onto your pass.

We did most of what you have listed in a, and b and Banteay Srei,and Cambodia Landmines Museum, it is only a tiny museum only takes less than an hour to look around. A few teples can be covered each day.

Food is cheap if you go to Bar Street, it is all nice food. We found the hotel food very reasonable too.

Jenny

4. Posted by Daisy_LiLy (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

It seems you have a lot of time in Siem Reap. Visit the temples of Angkor will take you about 4 - 5 days. I also recommend you some activities to visit Angkor Complex like: trekking, biking,... The best way to explore temples is biking.

I also found this link with other places in Siep Reap you can spend your time here: http://www.activetravelcambodia.com/country/?cat=23

Nice trip!!! :)