Siem Reap Journals

From Sun Rise to Sun Set

A travel journal to Siem Reap by MichaelJM

Sunrise over the ancients Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia More Photos
Quote: This was our last full day in Siem reap and it was going to be a long one, but exciting..

Tonle Sap

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Attraction | "The best sunset ..."

Tonle Sap Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The last trip of our holiday in Indochina was to the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia , Tonle Sap. We’d had a tortuous, but interesting journey to the lake (see separate review) and now we made the short walk to the jetty from the car park. We decided that it would be opportune to use the toilet facilities before boarding the boat and that was an "interesting experience" that I wouldn’t particularly wish to repeat or indeed describe in any detail. Suffice it to say I’d give it a miss if at all possible! The lake is home to many ethnic Vietnamese and Cham communities who have lived on the floating villages around the lake for almost a cetury. For most of the year the lake is relat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 30, 2013

Tonle Sap

Siem Reap, Cambodia

An early start to see the sunrise

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Sunrise over the ancients Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Now getting up at 3.30 a.m. is not my idea of fun and the concept of dragging myself out of a deep sleep to go and watch the sunrise doesn’t really hit the spot. Unless of course you link sunrise with the mystical Angkor Wat and then it becomes a more attractive proposition. We managed to get up and ready in good time and made our way to the hotel’s small car-park where we found our driver but no guide. It seems that if anyone had over-slept it was our guide, but after several phone calls the driver, who had limited English, indicated that we should get into the vehicle. We assumed that he would guide us but as we progressed down the road and he continued to gabble on the phone we got the ...Read More

La Maison D'Angkor Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Our last meal in Siem Reap"

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We decided that on our last night we would eat at the hotel. We’d had a tiring day, getting up at 4.00am to see sunrise at Angkor Wat and, other than a couple of hours mid morning to have breakfast and then lunch, we’d been on the go for almost 15 hours. We’d got back to the hotel at 7.00 pm and didn’t fancy going in to town for food. Indeed we were all happy to have a light meal with as little spice as we could find.The choice at the hotel restaurant is limited but there’s sufficient choice, I’d suggest to satisfy most people. The tables, set out in a long line at the side of the pool seem particularly regimented but once seated the gentle fountain feeding in to the pool and the back grou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2011

La Maison D'Angkor Restaurant
71 National Road 6
Siem Reap, Angkor Province, Cambodia
+855 63 965 048