Siem Reap travel guide

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Siem Reap travel guide
Siem Reap travel guide

With just two or four days, $150 USD and a travel brochure, you can begin the journey to Cambodia. In reality, there are many things to do in Cambodia. One of the most outstanding destinations in Cambodia is Siem Reap, the home of the great complex of Angkor. The following article will provide you with more knowledge of Siem Reap travel guide.

Angkor complex in Siem Reap

As a huge population of rare temples, Angkor in Siem Reap has long become a famous architectural wonder that attracts a large number of visitors due to the romantic and amazing beauty.

If you want to explore the vast Angkor complex with dozens of majestic sanctuaries and shrines, you should spend a minimum of three days. There are three types of tickets for you to choose including one-day ticket ($20), three-day ticket ($40) and one-week ($60). Although ticket prices are quite expensive but it is totally deserving of your spending. You will be surprised by thousands-of-years rocks; have great admiration for the sophisticated carving technique and amazed at the perpetuation of constructions regardless of the passing of time.

Angkor complex in Siem Reap
Angkor complex in Siem Reap

If you do not have enough time to visit all the clusters of temples, you are advised to focus on the most prominent clusters.

Angkor Wat is the most sacred shrine of the Angkor complex and features five-storey tower. The outside of the work is Naga serpent snake head statue and the inside is decorated with hundreds of Buddha statues. Bas-reliefs are arranged along the hallway and the most notable are 1700 statues of Aspara dancers with different facial features and postures. Angkor Wat is the only temple in Cambodia facing the west. Therefore, quite a few people expect to climb up Bakheng hill to enjoy the sunset and admire the panoramic view of the mysterious Angkor. You will get the opportunity to watch the great architecture of Angkor Thom with traces of a golden age of a powerful empire, such as Bayon temple having four-face statues with enigmatic smiles. Different from other temples at Angkor, Ta Prohm has long been neglected. Surrounding the ruins are the roots of thousands-of-years ancient trees. In addition, there are many gorgeous temples such as Phnom Bakheng, Banteay Srei and Preah Khan.

Angkor complex in Siem Reap
Angkor complex in Siem Reap

Means of transport for traveling in Siem Reap

There are a number of vehicles for you to choose for the trip to Angkor involving bicycle, electric bicycle, motorcycle taxi, tuk tuk and car. Nevertheless, it can be said that the ideal means of transport for visiting Angkor is electric bicycle or tuk tuk. With the two types of vehicles, you can follow the signposts to move easily around the city.

Means of transport for traveling in Siem Reap
Means of transport for traveling in Siem Reap

In Cambodia, the local people do not produce any types of goods. All the commodities are imported from Thailand, Vietnam and neighboring countries. Coming the market, it is recommended that you should only buy souvenirs, local cuisine or some special items in the Old Market. Besides, it is necessary to bargain with sellers to get the best price. At the night market, the souvenirs like the shape of Angkor made from terracotta, colorful scarves and sparkling jewel. In the evening, tourists can take a stroll around this area to have dinner. This street is quite short but crowded with restaurants and shops. The majority of tourists come here when the night falls.