How do you think about the below mentioned itinerary?
Pfff, your itinerary seems pretty exhausting to me... look out you don't get 'overtempled'!
Why not explore the area on foot and by bike? We did the short loop (aprox. 18 km) by foot, and this way you'll have time to reflect about what you've seen, before you reach the next temple. Ofcourse, at night you won't have stamina left to visit a dance show...
And the next days we went by bicycle, a very pleasant a relaxing way to explore the temples and surrounding villages.
About the cost of accommodation: you'll find everything between $10 and +$150!
Dear David & Mike,
Thanks for sharing your info. As per mentioned by Mike, the weather might be very hot there. What is the recommendation month for us to travel there? Do you have any ideals about it? Is it June is too hot to travel Siem Reap there? Besides, estimation of living cost + transportation + food at Siem Reap is how much? I wish to have a general ideals about it. Thanks again for your advice. Alice
Expenses vary so much, my budget may not be realistic for you. I will give you what I spent and a backpacker budget. Many GHs are under $10/nite for fan rooms. Figure a decent place with a/c for $10-15/nite. I paid $7/nite. All GHs serve food as well. Very reasonable. I spent about $6-7/day for food. I am a veggie, but you can stay under $10/day for all meals eating at your GH and small restaurants out at the temples or downtown. Tuk tuks are around $10-12 all day. With 2-3 of you sharing costs, not a major budget item. 3 day pass to Angkor is $40. Add the tour costs of a day on the Tonle Sap if you choose that option. I hope this helps with your budgeting.
Now weather. March-May the hottest months. I was there in April and it is brutal hot. Almost everything is brown due to lack of rain. The rains start May, June and go until Oct. The rain will cool it off, at least briefly. Fewer visitors, a plus. Take an umbrella and tramp thru the mud. Nov-Feb is peak time for SR. Cooler, but crowded. Good luck with your planning.
[ Edit: Edited on 14-Sep-2010, at 10:11 by vegasmike6 ]
We dislike too crowed when visit there....If planning visit there on June, will be ideal timing?? or May will be better. My friends worry that if we going there on raining season, we can't visit anything there......cannot see the sunset.....
What is your best recommendation???? Please advice....
Thanks again for all advices received...
[ Edit: Edited on 15-Sep-2010, at 22:23 by beechuen ]
We dislike too crowed when visit there....If planning visit there on June, will be ideal timing?? or May will be better. My friends worry that if we going there on raining season, we can't visit anything there......cannot see the sunset..... What is your best recommendation???? Please advice....
Thanks again for all advices received...Alice
All you can go on are historical averages. May is a bit hotter with less rain than June. May or June should not be crowded. SR really is busy Nov-March. Fewer visitors each month from April on. Go when it is convenient for you. Good luck.
Mike, thanks again for your advice. we will booking flight through airasia. Airasia also did offer hotel + flight booking. Do you would suggest us book flight+hotel or we book separately hotel by search internet? What do you think? Now, there will be around 10-13 people join my trip....it will be hard to control if I didnt plan properly...