Siem Reap Travel Guide

Siem Reap which means the ‘defeat of Siam’ is the gateway to Angkor. It was once the capital of Cambodia but was changed to Phnom Pehn.
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Aside from Angkor Temples, the city has improved from once a quiet city to one of the most visited spot by tourist around the world.
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The main currency in Cambodia is Riel but US Dollars is widely used so I’d advice you to bring USD before you get there.
Where To Stay?
There are a lot of hostels and hotels around the city but we stayed in Onederz ’cause Haru, the owner, is reachable by email and replies immediately. Room for 2 with aircon and private comfort room is only $29/night. It is also near the Pub Street and Night Market that’s why we booked there.
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What To Do?

- Exploring the Angkor Temples
Tuktuk is $15 each and the Angkor pass differs depending on how many days you want to visit it.
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For the Angkor Temple tour, you can check it here: http://mingjamoves.com/angkor-temples-in-siem-reap
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- Checking out the Pub Street and Night Market
Lot of restaurants to choose from and markets to buy souvenirs. Don’t forget to haggle too!
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One thing we noticed here is the way they dress up. You can’t see Khmers wearing sleeveless or short shorts. Most of them wear tshirts and long pants.
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Also, during the Angkor Temple tour, kids selling flutes, postcards, magnets and keychains for souvenirs will bombard you and force you to buy this and that. Im used to these kind of things since it’s the same with the Philippines but it’s irritating at the same time. However, they need money for school as what the other kid said so we tried to understand them instead.
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The next day after Angkor Temple tours, we had to take a direct bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok and cross the Poipet-Aranyaprathet border via Nattakan bus. I’d really love to take the train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok but we had limited time.
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Cambodia and Thailand
Why do I want to take the train, you ask? Well, struggle is fun and that’s one way for you to experience the simple life of a local. Anyhoo, to know how to cross the border and how confusing it is, check out this post:
http://mingjamoves.com/border-crossing-from-siem-reap-to-bangkok/
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Hope this Siem Reap travel guide helps you in a little way.
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