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7 Tips on Visiting Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat means 'Temple City' in Khmer (Angkor = City, Wat = Temple) and is the largest religious monument in the world. Other noteworthy mentions include being the national symbol that sits proudly on the Cambodian flag. It is also a finalist of the new...

cycling at angkor wat

Getting around Angkor Wat

Cycling is a great way to get to and around the Angkor Wat compounds. It lets you take your time to explore and appreciate the grandeur of this ancient temple - worth every bit of our long bumpy bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem...

sunrise at angkor wat

Waiting for the sunrise at Angkor Wat

[caption id="attachment_361" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Angkor Wat at 6am[/caption]   It truly amazes me the sheer number of people who can stand in front of Angkor Wat's Reflecting Pond at one point in time. We were told this is best place to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, on...

Chong Khneas floating village / Tonle Sap Lake

It was a last minute decision to visit the floating villages and I guess that was partly how we ended up going to the nearer tourist trap that is Chong Khneas, instead of the more recommended Kampong Phluk or Kampong Khleang. The tour was not...

Other than Angkor Wat: Temples worth a visit

After a day of cycling and the early morning hustle of catching the famous sunrise at Angkor Wat, we were ready to go in further on our tuk-tuk to explore the other temples. Among them are my two favourites - Bayon (inside Angkor Thom) and Ta Prohm. [caption...

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How to get to Angkor Wat: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

[caption id="attachment_281" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Our 7-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (319km) was an uncomfortable one[/caption]   We had to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus on our third day and made the dire mistake of booking our tickets only the...