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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Siem Reap, Cambodia: My Bucket List Of "I Love"

TRAVEL DATES: February 16 - 17, 2013

Travel Budget: USD 90

Cambodia, the country I've been looking forward to visit last year, came into reality as I visited it last month. Why do I love Cambodia? A bunch of reasons I have to share with you below that other people should  know as well. :)

Cambodian Border
Cambodian Border

LOVE Cambodia because......

1.) ...it is very convenient to travel from Thailand!

From Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Train Station, you may ride the Eastern Line and the trip will take around 5 - 6 hours. It's a 3rd class seat and only costs THB 48 but the seats are very comfortable and spacious. You may read more details about transportation from here: "Train to Cambodia".

Aranyaprathet Bound from Hua Lamphong
Aranyaprathet Bound from Hua Lamphong

2.) ...Cambodians are very hospitable and they always wear a smile on their faces!

Our Tuk-Tuk driver, Mr. Sokhom, was a very nice person and he shared a lot of details about Cambodia's History. He's more concerned on his service to his customers rather than thinking of the money he will earn. He's such a nice person. You may read more details about transportation from here: "Train to Cambodia".

Siem Reap City

Mr. Sokhom Tuktuk 3609

TRAVEL TIP: Hire a Tuk-Tuk for your one day trip to Angkor Historical Park. More details of the price matters from here: "Siem Reap Tour".

The store vendors, shop owners, restaurant waiters and waitresses were also very kind. And guess what, they know a lot about the Philippines! The main reason was that Philippine TV Shows were being shown here. Amazing!

3.) ...they have delicious foods. YES, the have very tasteful foods!

Well actually the taste is somehow similar with Thai Food but there's a distinct taste I couldn't describe which made it more uniquely delicious. You may check my food cravings here: "A Taste of Cambodia".

Siem Reap City Pub Street

Siem Reap Pub Street
Siem Reap Pub Street

4.) ...they have the world renowned Angkor Historical Park!

Need I say more? Well you can definitely know more about Cambodia's rich historical past from here: "Angkor, A Heritage Destination".

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

5.) ...the cost of living is cheaper than the Philippines!

Siem Reap City only has few Skyways and Highways, and they do not have any train system. A Tuk-Tuk ride would already suffice your transport needs. Tuktuk rides typically cost USD 1 - USD 2.

Siem Reap motorbike transportation
 Motorcycle is their main transportation mode

6.) ...life is simpler and slow-paced which I perfectly wanted!

Very simple life and simple infrastructures but very rich in heritage. Well, they do have KFC and other foreign fast food brands in the city, but local foods are still the best to try in town!

Siem Reap kids on bike
Kids riding their bicycle after school

More information about Cambodia from here:

12 comments:

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    1. Thanks RayanRed! Making sure things are updated and helpful for all travelers and would-be travelers.. :)

      Keep traveling!

      #achtung

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  2. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing.I also love the Siem Reap Cambodia.

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    1. Thanks @Siem Reap!

      Cambodia is such a place everyone will love once they visit it. The food, the place, the people. Simply interesting to know more about those!

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  3. Thanks for the review. It will be very useful for those who don’t want to manually configure things.

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    1. Sure thing @Siem Reap!

      Always willing to share my experiences and the things I learned from my travels.

      Keep traveling!

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  4. I love your blog! reading more. Bookmarked! has a scheduled trip to this country, so stumbling into your blog is really prefect. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Yola!

      You are very much welcome and thanks a lot for reading my Cambodia escapades! What dates you plan to visit this country? I recommend you to visit it during months of January to May because the weather is perfectly fine.

      Rainy seasons start from June till August/September.

      Keep traveling!

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  5. Hi, I'm Iya... How is it going? I love your blog! I'll be traveling to Siem Reap from
    Bangkok in December and I would like to know if you booked your train ticket to Siem Reap in advance or you bought it at Hua Lamphong train station?

    Thanks....

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    1. Hi Iya! Thanks a lot for reading my blog :)

      I did not book in advance my train ticket to Cambodia and instead, I arrived early at Hua Lamphong Station, around 4:30 AM, and bought my ticket for the 5:15 AM train schedule. The train route is going to Aranyaprathet which is the last Thai province that lies near the border of Thailand-Cambodia.

      Hope this helps. Keep traveling!
      - Danilo

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  6. Thank you for your very informative blog! I am so glad that i got to read your blog about Cambodia before our travel there this June 2015 (via Vietnam). This will be a great help for us as 1st time travellers to Cambodia (actually even in Vietnam). Thanks again and God bless! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Liz for reading my Cambodia travel escapades and I am more than happy that you found a lot of useful resources from my blog posts.

      Always enjoy your travel and don't hesitate trying new things in Cambodia (i.e. eating fried insects maybe) :)

      Keep traveling! ''",

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