Siem Reap, Cambodia (nr Angkor ruins)

Getting There
We made our way to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh by bus. We had wanted to travel by boat, but it is dry season & the water level was apparently too low. Hence we went by bus & bought tickets with the recommended ‘Giant Ibis Bus Company’. The road is currently being constructed & was a dusty & bumpy track for most of the journey. It took us a total of 8hrs to reach the Siem Reap.
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Location
Siem Reap is famous for being the nearest town to the famous ancient ruins of Angkor. However, over the last 20 years the town has developed into a major tourist hub in itself. It has numerous restaurants, bars, attractions and activities; but of course the main attraction is still Angkor, the ancient Khmer Capital see blog.

Wat Preah Prom Rath
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The River
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The Central Market & Night Markets
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Busy street scene. Bicycles, mopeds & tuk tuks everywhere.

The French Quarter
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Accommodation
We stayed at the Motherhome Inn; at under £20 a night we had a pool, full buffet breakfast, large room with aircon & little touches that made us feel we were staying in one of the larger hotels.

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