We left Kuala Lumpur at 7 AM for our flight to Siem Reap, the home of the famous Angkor Wat Temple.
Before this trip, I already booked our rooms in Tan Kimlong Guesthouse and they already arranged a tuktuk driver for our group. When we arrived at the airport, our very nice and always smiling tuktuk driver, Mr. Chin Lean is ready to welcome us.
You can also search him on Facebook.
The hotel doesn’t allow early check-in but they allowed us to leave our bags at the reception so we can already proceed with our Angkor Wat tour.
I guess you’ve already read in so many blogs that US Dollars is widely accepted in Cambodia and yes, it is true.
Cambodian Riel can be used in small purchases but from our experience, it is more convenient to have USD.
For our breakfast, we stopped at Phana Khmer and this is so far the best food (but also the most expensive) I’ve eaten in the past three days.
I advise that if you’re on a tight budget though, there are canteens and food stalls inside Angkor Wat that sell a variety of cheap but good food.
Temple passes cost USD 37 unlimited for one day and getting a tour guide is optional. You can just go there, show your ticket and have your pictures taken. But our group decided to get one so we can learn more about the temple. A tour guide costs USD 10.
Now let’s do the Angkor Wat temple run!
Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest structure in the world. If you’ve watched Tomb Raider, then you know what I’m talking about.
Our group spent the whole day touring other temples like the Bayon Angkor Thom and watched the sunset at Phnom Bakeng or Bakheng Hill.
According to our guide, Sokkeun, Angkor Wat is the tallest structure in the province and the temple was dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu by King Suryavarman.
This is Sokkeun our tour guide.
By the way, we met a Cambodian girl who sells fridge magnets in Filipino dialect like “Tatlo isang daan! Eto, apat isang daan”. This girl is so charming so we ended up buying.
Next is Bayon Angkor Thom.
More photos in Bayon Temple
Sunset at the Bakeng Hill
We also visited the Bakeng Hill, the famous mountain temple, to watch the famous sunset in Cabodia
Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day so we missed it.
The night ended with a stroll at Angkor Wat Night Market. We bought souvenirs and had dinner at Siem Reap Food Street.
Food is cheap and is freshly cooked.
Then back to the hotel.
|1 USD = 50 php||USD||PHP|
|Angkor Wat one day pass||37||37|
|Hotel||10 USD / 2||5|
|tuktuk||24 USD / 4 persons||4|
|Tour guide||10 USD / 4 persons||2.5|