All posts tagged “Siem Reap

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Leaving Siem Reap

We’ve been surprised at how close we came to blowing our daily budget here.  Siem Reap is no longer a backpackers haven thanks to rapid development over the past ten years.  It is very easy to have a high-end holiday here, staying in five-star hotels… Read More

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More Temples of Angkor

While Angkor Wat is wonderful, there are many other beautiful temples that we have visited.  On our first full day, we explored Angkor Thom, which was actually a large city, and the capital of Cambodia until the 17th century.  It covers 900 hectares, and is… Read More

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest, and most well known of the Temples of Angkor.  It is massive, with the temple structures, grounds and moat covering almost 200 hectares.  It’s actually the world’s largest religious monument, and has been in continuous use since it was built… Read More

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Siem Reap so far

We love Cambodia.  Seriously, it feels like our trip has really, really, begun now.  We arrived in Siem Reap early on Tuesday morning (it’s Friday night now), which was the eve of the three-day Khmer New Year celebration.  The New Year is a big deal… Read More