After our Phnom Penh escapade, we headed straight to Siem Riep via bus for another 8 hours. The landscapes that we passed are much similar to the Philippines!- a lot of rice fields. The only distinguishable difference are the edgy roofs like fire of Cambodian houses.
Siem Riep is the seat of the Khmer Kingdom from the 9th to 15th century. It is the gateway to a complex of century-old temples related to the Hindu and Buddhist religion. We stayed here for two days before going to Thailand.
Here are the 8 Activities you can do in Siem Riep:
1.) Visit Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It was originally constructed as a Hindu Temple, then gradually changed to a Buddhist temple around the 12th century. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims consider the site as one of their bucket list.
2.) Visit Ta Som
This temple’s stone structures is mostly engulfed by hundred-old trees. Although there are some plans to restore the site, the view is very enchanting for a selfie post.
Ta Som is also one of the film setting for the movie Tomb Raider.
3.) Visit Bayon
Bayon temple is famous for a multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on its towers. Our tour guide said that these were Buddha faces, modeled from the face of the King of that time. It is a smart idea for Kings in order to legitimize their rule.
4.) Do your Laundry
When you do backpacking travel for 2 weeks, you really have to wash clothes. After our Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh escapade, I have no choice but to wash clothes.
5.) Do a Staycation
Being a popular tourist destination, Siem Riep has a large number of hotels and resorts. A Staycation experience would be best for this trip as well!
6.) Do Food Tripping
7.) Drive the Tuktuk
8.) Party at Night in Pub Street
We say, what happens in Siem Riep stays in Siem Riep
Additional Helpful Information:
1.) For tour guides- contact Mr. Sopheap Rin in Facebook
2.) For Bus Company Siem Riep to Bangkok- visit http://kh35316.yp.com.kh
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Amazing pictures especially loved the one of the tree roots – thanks for sharing.
I agree with your interest in the tree roots. Amazing!
It costs 1$/1kg in Asia to do laundry! Why would anyone do it yourself?:)
i have very happy memories of our stay in Siem Reap (and pub street :- o) )
Ta Som seems like a Balete Tree at Baler, Philippines. Great post.
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Great photos! Makes me want to visit.
Thanks for the post. I’d love to visit Cambodia.
Thanks for visiting my blog! I loved this article of yours. Siem Reap is also on my bucket list. After seeing this, I want to plan my trip ASAP!
Interestingly we spent 3 days in Siem Reap in August. The main attraction was, of course, Angkor Wat. Being of the Hindu faith, we were curious to experience artefacts associated with the faith far away from the normally drawn boundary.
Great post! I recently traveled there! I wrote a post about Siem Reap too, check it out!
Amazing! Lovely post!
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Beautifully written. Love the graphics also. I look forward to reading more.
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Great ideas! Angkor Wat looks amazing.
Brilliant post and magnificent pictures Thanks for sharing.
This is amazing!