Cambodia – Travel Tips

cambodia

  • See the Cambodia Wikitravel page
  • Siem Reap/Angkor – Home to one of the wonders of the world, Angkor Wat. Find a hostel around Bar Street. The Landmine Museum is a must-see. And it may not be in your guidebook, but research seeing the temples by electric bike – it’s the best way. They’re available about 100 metres before the main entrance. Save your money and go for the Angkor day-pass – guidebooks suggest this is a crime, cramming into one day what should take 3. However, I and many fellow travellers found that 2 days was too much and 1 full day would’ve been fine – particularly as 90% of the very-expensive ticket price goes to a Vietnamese oil company, rather than to conservation. Also, the people who live amongst the temples do not see any of this money, so support them (however much they hassle you)!
  • Phnom Penh – Check out the last of the Cambodian trains and go on the one remaining (if it’s running) – it’s a unique experience. Also, see the S-21 Torture Museum and the Killing Fields – prepare to be horrified. Avoid any ‘shooting ranges’ and stay at a cheap hostel on the riverside.
  • Sihanoukville – Not the paradise your guidebook makes out, but if you’ve time to burn, check out the Snake House Restaurant.

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