It’s about time I wrap up my Cambodia trip! Sorry! I almost forgot to share our itinerary and all other details if you plan to go to Siem Reap and go for a temple run!
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Accommodation
There are so many hotels and hostels available in Siem Reap. The hotels are also quite affordable and most of them are really HUGE! We stayed in Prince D’angkor Hotel & Spa. It has very spacious rooms and comfortable beds.
The hotel also boasts on their salt water swimming pool, which we all enjoyed everyday after our tour! It was definitely a great way for us to relax after a full day of walking (and sauna… LOL!) It was scorching hot at that time and it was not even summer yet!
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Best Time To Go
I went with my friends in the month of February, while I went with my family in the month of November. I’d say November is a little bit cooler (but still hot!). Avoid rainy and summer seasons, obviously. The best time to go in Siem Reap, Cambodia is around November to February.
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Morning – Taphrom temple ( the jungle temple) and Angkor Wat temple.
Afternoon – Southgate of Angkor Thom city, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas & Royal Palce, Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace.
Night – Pub Street
Day 3: Morning – Preah Khan
Afternoon -Banteay Srei (the Pink Stone Temple) and watch sunset at Pre Rup
Night – Pub Street
Day 4: Free day. Went for a massage!
I have almost the same itinerary for the two times I’ve been here. The only difference was the sunset session when I went with my family. I knew my mom couldn’t go up Pre Rup so our tour guide decided to go somewhere else, which I don’t really recommend. If you really want to see a beautiful sunset in Siem, Reap, I’d still recommend Pre Rup!
We didn’t go for the boat cruise at Tonle Sap lake to see the floating village since it wasn’t really our thing. If you decide to go for this, there’s an additional charge for the private boat (US $ 15 each, children under 12 is free of charge).
Our tour guide is Saron Soeun. You can contact him through e-mail [email protected] He replies quite fast (within the day) and I super highly recommend him! If you love history, he will fill in everything for you! You’ll learn a lot about their culture.
By the way, don’t forget to set aside money for the Angkor Pass. It’s US $40 for a 3-day visit – even if you’re only visiting the temples for 2 days, you still need to get the 3-day pass. It’s needed before you start any temple tour in Siem Reap. Your tour guide will be the one to arrange it for you, so you don’t have to worry how to get the pass. (Price may change without prior notice.)
Also, US dollar is widely accepted in Siem Reap but they give change in Cambodian Riel.
You can see my Cambodia travel series in these posts. Just click the links below:
Banteay Srei – http://lushangel.com/2016/01/25/travelogue-siem-reap-banteay-srei/
Angkor Wat – http://lushangel.com/2016/01/13/travelogue-cambodia-siem-reap-angkor-wat/
Bayon Temple – http://lushangel.com/2016/01/22/bayon-temple-cambodia-siem-reap/
Ta Prohm – http://lushangel.com/2016/02/06/travelogue-cambodia-siem-reap-ta-prohm/
Pre Rup – http://lushangel.com/2016/02/29/sunset-at-pre-rup/
Preah Khan – http://lushangel.com/2016/03/17/travelogue-siem-reap-preah-khan/
Pub Street – http://lushangel.com/2016/03/26/siem-reap-camboida-pub-street/