Being the biggest religious complex in the world and the main attraction in Cambodian tourism, Angkor Wat and Siem Reap town are definitely some of the most visited places in the world. But then you see the photos of travellers and they’re mostly the same, with no variations or creativity whatsoever. If you’re planning to visit, why not try something different and follow our little photography challenge as a way to have alternative pictures from your vacations?
It is Friday evening and I’m sitting in a mini-van about to leave Phnom Penh for a weekend in Siem Reap, and the van is super hippie: we look like a rock band touring the West Coast. Not quite the same thing though. The way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is filled with the tropical mix of clay orange and dark green trees so prominent in South East Asia. I’m all surrounded by locals, who seem to be having an animated discussion. I still don’t understand a thing so I focus on reading my Lonely Planet guide. (more…)
At the top of the list for pretty much every visitor to the country, the ancient temples of Angkor, near Siem Reap, are the crown jewel of the Cambodian tourist experience. Booking a tuk-tuk or a guided tour of the temples is straightforward, but navigating through the crowds and heat certainly isn’t. Here are our top 5 tips for visiting Angkor to help you get the most out of your trip.