Malacca, Malaysia – Located two hours south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca (‘Melaka’ in Malay) is a perfect weekend getaway. This UNESCO Heritage Site is a popular weekend destination for many because the city with its charming old buildings, wide range of food selections and shopping street can be explored without spending too much. It’s a great escape not only for visitors coming from Kuala Lumpur but for visitors from Singapore as well.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Vivid. These are some of Khmer paintings showing vivid and vibrant pictures of Khmer life and rich culture.
Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – This is where our travel-back-in-time weekend began. As mentioned on the earlier post, we left Manila at around 9 PM and arrived the next day at the city center of Laoag at 6AM. Yes, we started the tour right after we arrived!
Selangor, Malaysia – Located just minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, the iconic Batu Caves is a place you shouldn’t miss on your visit to Malaysia. Considered as one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia, these limestone caves are 400 million years old and houses the world’s tallest Hindu statue, Lord Muruga Statue. Besides visiting KL’s Little India, this is a good place to see and experience the Indian-Malay culture.
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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 – 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.
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