6 Helpful Siem Reap Travel Advices

Siem Reap is one of the largest and oldest tourist attraction sites with its exceedingly large temples in the country as well as in the forest. To go there, you would need to stay for at least 3 or 4 days or preferably a week to enjoy all it has to offer and more!

1. Visa

Make sure to get Cambodian visa while your passport is intact with six months. You can obtain a visa easily so it shouldn’t be much of a problem. But before you apply for one, understand the necessities it requires from a proper travel agent.

2. Transport in Siem Reap

Transport in Siem Reap

Once you’ve landed in Siem Reap, you’ll soon come to realize that the transport service here is easy to avail. There are rental cars and taxis available but if you want to make your trip memorable then try the local “tuk tuks”. Tuk tuks are open rickshaws in different designs which can carry two to three or four people depending upon size. Plus point: They price much cheaper than a regular taxi and gives you an exact time needed to reach a destination.

3. Temples of Angkor

There are many temples in Siem Reap. Some present on land clearly visible, others hidden in forests. You can see them all in one day as long as you plan on spending a second or two the most at each. The best and the most popular is Angkor Wat. How it’s unique? Well, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments there are in the world right now. Founded in 12th Century, Angkor Wat and the nearby temple, Angkor Thom are pages of history scattered in Siem Reap.

If you want to carefully observe and enjoy the temples, then don’t rush yourself and visit two or three per day. It is best to leave early in the morning if you want to enjoy the true essence of the temples also there is a stunning sun rise which you don’t want to miss. However, there are some rules:

  1. Make sure you keep yourself covered when visiting the temples. This doesn’t mean you should wear a head scarf or something but wear full sleeved clothing and pants to show less skin to respect the religious sanctity.
  2. Wear shoes that can be easily put off and on again. The reason for this is because the temples are a sacred destination so locals take their shoes off when they visit one. Same applies to the tourists!
  3. Keep your pass with you at all times. Some temples offer passes to each person for visitation purpose. Make sure you don’t part with yours or you wouldn’t be able to enter. This rules however is applicable to some of the temples.

4. Pub Street

Pub Street

Pub Street is the one where you can relax off after a heavy adventure. The street comprises of food, restaurants, open bars and live music as well as documentaries. This street is a must visit as it captures a fun side of the Cambodian culture which you’ll find relaxing as well as exciting.

5. Local Food

Local Food

Try the local food of Cambodia by buying from the vendors or visit the fishing areas where you can see padded fields and fishermen catching fish. They even offer you to dine with them in their house!

Read more information about The Best Night Markets In Siem Reap

6. Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Siem Reap offers beautiful and unique artifacts, cloths and other such souvenirs in cheap rates. You can buy some for yourself as well as for your loved ones so be sure to grab as many as you can!

If you need more information, kindly find here: https://localtrip.net/2018/10/30/8-unusual-things-to-do-in-siem-reap/

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