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Seeing Siem Reap

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A January 2013 trip to Siem Reap by dkm1981

Sonalong Boutique Village & Resort Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia More Photos
Quote: Most people visit Siem Reap to see the amazing temples of Angkor (and you really should), but there is more than just that to the city of Siem Reap.

Siem Reap in General

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Cycling through the local villages Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap itself isn't a particularly remarkable city, but there are some things about it that are really great and there are some things you should know to help you enjoy everything properly.My Siem Reap Top Five . . . .1. Angkor TemplesNo doubt if you are considering a trip to Siem Reap, this is the thing that will be drawing you there and the Temples of Angkor really do live up to the hype. Made famous by the Tombraider films featuring Angelina Jolie, they are every bit the adventurer's dream. We absolutely loved wandering around the many varied temples. Be sure to include at the very least, Angkor, Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom in your visit.2. Floating V...Read More

Le Tigre de Papier

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Restaurant | "Service Let The Place Down"

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We visited Le Tigre de Papier in Siem Reap after seeing it mentioned in our travel guide. It is located in the town centre on the street that is known as 'Pub Street'. It is right in the middle of the street so it is right in the thick of the action as it were. We would have really enjoyed our visit no doubt, if the service hadn't have been so appalling.Pub Street is the nightlife centre of Siem Reap and Le Tigre de Papier holds centre stage, so it is easy to find. It is quite a casual place and it isn't that big either so it is pretty much always busy. There are two floors though so there are plenty of tables, even if they are pretty well squashed in. You do end up sitting quite close to ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 30, 2013

Le Tigre de Papier

Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 (0)12 659 7

Triangle Bar

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Restaurant | "Funky and Cool"

Triangle Bar Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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We went to Triangle Bar in Siem Reap mainly because we were attracted by the fact it was a rooftop bar that offered views over the town and it looked really funky. We weren't disappointed because we had a great night, the food was good and the atmosphere was lovely.The restaurant is located on the corner of Pub Street and is on the second floor so it is open top, but means that it is a great spot for people watching because you can literally see everything that is going on below. You go up via a little shopping mall type place below which we found surprisingly difficult to find because it wasn't particularly well signposted. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table straig...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 30, 2013

Triangle Bar
Sivutha Boulevard
Siem Reap, Cambodia
855 63 964 575

Sonalong Boutique Village & Resort

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Hotel | "Comfortable and Cheap"

Sonalong Boutique Village & Resort Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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We stayed at the Sonalong Boutique Village in Siem Reap for a few days as a base for visiting the nearby temples of Angkor. The hotel was nice although not fantastic, but it was considerably cheaper than many of the alternatives in this city.We paid about £40 per night for the hotel and this included breakfast and a free transfer to and from the airport, which is about fifteen minutes drive away. We were amused to find that the transfer was by tuk tuk, which was a fun start to our visit, not least because we had to watch the driver fit two huge suitcases tot he back. I'd recommend taking the time to organise the included pick up before you arrive because the hotel is slightly off the beate...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 23, 2013

Sonalong Boutique Village & Resort
Street 27
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Floating Village

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Attraction | "A Village on Stilts"

Floating Village Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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We visited the floating village as part of our stay in Siem Reap. The village is about ten kilometres outside of the city and is well worth a visit if you are there because it is quite a fascinating place. We visited in January, when the water was low, but you can still enjoy it regardless.Getting there is easy via a number of ways. There are loads of organised trips that go out here throughout the day and week. You can organise one of these via your hotel or through one of the tourist offices in the city. They are reasonably cheap and go on air conditioned coaches. You can also hire a tuk tuk and driver to take you out there. Hiring a tuk tuk will cost you about £15 for a whole day, whic...Read More

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Floating Village

Siem Reap, Cambodia