Siem Reap, Cambodia

People Gathering For The Sunset at A Ta Keo
  • Angkor WatSiem Reap’s main attraction is the Angkor Wat, the world’s biggest hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer empire. Later on, these temples were converted to Buddhist temples so you will be able to see a lot of Buddha statues and monks. Angkor wat is just one of the magnificient temples you can explore in an area of around 1000 square meters. This place is a must visit if you are interested in Khmer culture. Having a tour guide will also be good to further understand what each of the scriptures on the walls portray which are from the holy book Ramayan. There are a lot of renovations going around on different temples as of January 2018.
Sunset From Ta Keo
  • Transportation- Commuting around the city is easy because tuk tuks are everywhere. You can rent one which is good for 6 persons. You can also rent bikes if you dont mind the blistering heat. The rates for a day of tour on the temples ranges from $15-$30 depending on the time if it includes the sunrise or not. Cars can also be rented at a higher price. Both also offer free cold bottled waters for the duration of the tour.
Pillars Of The Angkor Wat
  • TourIt is better to buy a ticket after 5:30pm so you will be able to see the sunset if you are only buying a one day pass. Just ask the locals where is the best view for the sunset. The pass is then valid until the day after you bought them. You will never be able to go around the temples in one day so for those wanting to see every temples, it is better to get the three-day pass. A one-day pass costs $37 while a three-day pass costs $62.
Statue Of Buddha
  • CurrencyAlthough the currency of the country is Riel, USD is commonly used. Changes are given in Riel.
Holy Lake At Sarah Sarang
  • FoodThe food in the city is westernized. You can see a lot of american, italian and mexican restaurants more than the ones that serves local foods. We were able to try a local food called loklak though. Food is expensive maybe because its a tourist spot.
Temple Under Renovation

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