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Siem Reap, Cambodia – One of the highlights of our Angkor experience is watching the sunset on top of Phnom Bakheng temple. Situated on top of a hill, we got to see 360 degrees view of Siem Reap, including the Angkor Wat temple. Definitely the best spot to experience a true Angkor sunset.
Apparently, every tourist here knows about that.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – Ton Le Sap is recognized as the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. There’s no doubt that this is one of the best tourist attractions in Cambodia as it is beautiful in its own right. We are truly astonished when we visited the place, but once we got to know a little more info, we got quashed with mixed feelings.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – Seeing Angkor Wat has always been part of our travel bucket list. Glad we were able to finally crossed it out from our list last April. Instead of hunting eggs, we spent our Easter Weekend hunting majestic Angkorian temples and it was one of our best trips to date!
Most travelers come in Siem Reap to explore Angkor archaeological park. That’s why it is dubbed as the ‘Gateway to Angkor’. It is the main reason of your visit, but there’s so much more to that.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – No tour of Siem Reap is complete without a grand tour of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. If you have more time, you can do your own DIY tour and rent a bike. But, the best way to maximize your time temple hopping is to get a tuk tuk driver and a 3-day entrance pass. This allows you to explore the must-see temples more convenient and efficient.
Tickets must be purchased prior to starting your tour as it will be checked upon each temple entrance.
- 1 day pass costs 20USD
- 3 days pass cost 40USD (can visit 3 days in one week period)
- 7 days pass costs 60USD (can visit 7 days in one month period)
To get the most from your temple visits you will need to plan a temple itinerary. There are two basic touring circuits, small circuit tour (Angkor Wat and nearby temples) and grand circuit tour (outside Angkor City – around the sides of Archaeological Park)
Siem Reap, Cambodia – Our excitement to see the marvelous temples of Cambodia overshadowed our eagerness to discover the country’s signature dishes. We were only able to think about it while we were chatting with the taxi driver that brought us to our accommodation. He suggested a couple of foods, and we were able to try some.