Story about a trip to Cambodia, Siem Reap from Olga X

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The entire trip was arranged completely by yourself.

The tickets I bought through the Internet on the website of Aeroflot (EKB-MSK-EKB) and Emirates (GMT-Dubai-BKK-Dubai-Moscow time) by telephone to the Israeli transport company TAL Aviation (air pass (ticket to Asia) on Bangkok Airways BKK-Siem reap -BKK-Samui -BPC).

Excursions-transfers ordered through the Internet.

Air passes through Asia (it can only be bought outside of Thailand in Russia I found only one firm that was able to do everything quickly - booked for a 15 min phone call) cost us 24 000,00 for 2 people, which was cheaper than standard tickets to 300px.

Guide called Kimli (lived 5 years in Russia - very good Russian language)

Plan to stay in Cambodia (Siem reap.) was like this (in brackets the price is for 4 people with a guide and car for the day)

28.09.2009 - meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. The excursion starts at the middle temple (80$) Tours started at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, then - the complex of Bayon, the temples of Baphuon and the Phimeanakas, Terraces of Elephants and Leper King. After lunch myself Angkor Wat. Next - getting to the temple on mount Bakheng (I was not raised) to admire the sunset over the ancient city. This is the program for the temples of the Angkor period, located close to the city.

29.09.2009 - the second day tour of middle temple (80$) Visited one of the most famous temples is TA Prohm, overgrown by jungle, the temple of Banteay kdey, Srah srang or the Royal Baths, the temples, the twin of Thomanon and Chow SAI Tevoda. After lunch, the temples of the Great Circle that represents Khmer architecture at its Prime. This is Nick Pen, Pre RUP, One of Khan, TA Som and some other temples-temples-temples.

30.09.2009 - Waterfall + Banteay SREI, Samre, Cravant (140$). All the expropriations had to cancel (money for them, we partially Gimli back, but I don't remember how much, something around 80$, because it took us only 14 hours) due to the fact that 29.09.2009 in Cambodia came the echoes of Vietnam a Typhoon that killed in Vietnam 39. This day went to Banteay SREI and Cambodian village.


Independently visited the local market, several shops.

01.10.2009 - solved with the guide in place. Decided not to go, because for the previous 2 days the legs were erased from ear to ear, and the head just did not take the abundance of information. Went to a few stores.

Gimli with driver and ran into the airport.

Total: 300 for the program.

The hotel Angkor Holiday 3*: the cost to bed and Breakfast everywhere, in TF, on the hotel's website, it turned out that the reception was 110$ on Agoda, it was sold for$ 45. Everyone was asking for 100% advance payment. And Kimli we bid$ 33 per night * 2 rooms * 3 nights = 198$ free of charge + bonus 1 dinner in the hotel restaurant (I never thought that "bonuses" can be SUCH and fed us like pigs before slaughter) in any convenient night for us. I should say that in addition to the reasonable prices and the bonus of dinner was another surpryz - early (09.30) free check in at the hotel.

Only: excursion tours + hotel (with Breakfast) for 4 turned out to 498$.

One of the sites I read saying that only after the visit of Siem reap. has been considered correct at 100% - "After the 3rd temple begin to understand that all churches are confused in the head and the abundance of information received exceeds the possible amount to digest and remember".

I have to say that I liked Bayonne. Next place "distribute" as: Angkor Wat, TA Prohm, Nick Peto (temple of pharmacy, temple, clinic).

Interesting fact: in Cambodia, we flew on a plane with James Belushi (played in the movie "K-9: Canine working")

Author: Olga X

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
iva 3 January, 2015
Recently ventured out of Vietnam on a motorbike in Cambodia to go. And tortured me a question let me in with a Vietnamese bike in Cambodia? or not?
At the Vietnamese border, a lot of "intermediaries", which for $ 5 you are ready to put a stamp without your involvement (to boast) and without queues. This divorce, if there is a queue, it moves quickly. The stamp and all free! At the Vietnamese border, many say that Cambodians won't let a scooter with Vietnamese numbers. I figured since you released me, it means that there is an opportunity there to pass.
On the Cambodian border more difficult... Need to fill anketku for a Visa, she need a picture, but then for $ 5 are helpers that will fill in the questionnaire for you and one agree about the uselessness of photography. It turned out that with a photo of the visa costs 30 dollars, and without pictures 33, but the customs officers. There are people who for $ 10 you will move the bike across the border, which is also expensive. Just after the paperwork (by the way they fingerprinted), go to MOTOBIKE and pass the border.
PS: One tamogenaya said that the police were to catch you with these numbers. But I did not come across to them, nor in Vietnam (driving without a license), nor in Cambodia. Who had experience to share. ...
admin December 23, 2016
The only thing you forgot to mention the restriction on the reverse is valid only when visa-free travel, we have about this has long been written everywhere - so before you go all read on the topic. ...
admin January 16, 2017

From HCM to Phnom Penh bus is 7-10 hours, and from TNG to SMRP for more than 6 hours. As for the stop in Phnom Penh on the way to Siemriep or not, I would definitely say that I'd drop in and make a stop there for 2 full days. To visit the country and not to visit the capital for me is a defective acquaintance with the country, so I always visit the capital. In Phnom Penh you need to watch at least "the killing fields", the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, NAT. Museum. But there is besides so much more interesting. ...
admin January 16, 2017

Hello Anya. To change the dongs can be precisely, but regarding the profitability of the course you will not tell. In any case, the logic of the exchange rate of the Dong to Riel should be more profitable than from dongs to dollars then dollars. But on the other hand, dollars in Cambodia in the course, and the local currency by tourists almost never used, so it may be easier to change dongs for dollars in Vietnam, and in Cambodia directly have to pay with dollars, as all do. ...
admin January 28, 2017

Is Siemrpe have time to go on trips to the tropical gardens is to see Angkor? ...
katiaLike 4 February, 2017
A very interesting story. Photo said it! ...
katiaLike 4 February, 2017
Thanks for the routes. Useful...! ...
Katerina1 25 July, 2018
you on your own or with tour operator but to see the temples you want? ...
admin 25 July, 2018

Extreme means last ...
admin 26 July, 2018
minister, why did you publish copied from other sites, text in posts? And by the way, Siemreab no place else.

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