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Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

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Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

Me and my husband will be visiting for the first time Siem Reap early May. We will arrive on Sunday late evening. Be able to tour Siem Reap whole day of Monday and Tuesday. Then fly out around 11 in the evening of Tuesday. (these are our only direct flights because we either choose 2 days or 5 days and we can't afford to miss work that long)

We want to see the floating village and the temples for those 2 days. I was able to contact a driver/guide that was posted here in TripAdvisor (Theara his name) and charges $50/day. First I was hesitant to get a car but then decided for it due to limited days in Siem Reap (also I know how hot it can become during these months because I come from the tropical country.)

Visit to Tonle Sap: Kampong Fleuk, Kampong Kleng or Chong Khneas Floating Village? Which would you suggest? Is this a whole day tour or just a few hours?

Visit to the Temples: with so many temples listed on the internet, I had a difficult time choosing. Of course sunrise in Angkor Wat is on the list. But can you please help me narrow it down to about 3-4 temples to visit.

I hope you can help me with the itinerary for two days. The guide gave me a tour itinerary but I'm stubborn and wanted to make our own.

Now excited...

Regards,

VCER

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1. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

check out the sample itineraries at canbypublications.com/siemreap/sritinerary.h…

I'd guess the itinerary your guide suggested was similar to many parts of thse on this site. Guides know how to maximise your time (which is very imited). I know it's fun to plan your own itinerary, but I'd suggest you give very serious consideration to the one being offered to you. It's easy to see more than 3-4 temples in a day if you visit in a logical route.

cheers

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2. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

Agree with Helen completely, A 2 day visit is really short, Anyway since your time is limited i would suggest you can take a day tour of Angkor Wat sight seeing n do the reaming the next day ... Or 1 and half days Angkor Wat and half day for the rest with an early start. And Believe me you would want to spend more time in the temple areas as its beautiful and there is so much to see.

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3. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

After the Angkor wat sunrise,head for the Angkor Thom area.There are many temples to choose from.As you visit the angkor thom area you can pick and choose which temples to visit.The next day you can take the tonle sap cruise,visit the village, then spend the rest of the day visiting place s like Banteau serai,which is a bit of a drive from Siem Reap,Angkor wat and maybe a few more temples.You tube videos,your guide and Canby Publications ,would all be good resources for your planning.

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4. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

Thank you so much.

We will be flying tonight. Very excited to see Siem Reap :)

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5. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

VCER, I would enjoy hearing about your trip. If you like your car, driver and guide, please let me know.

I'm traveling to Csmbodia for a short visit and want to maximize my time.

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6. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

in siem reap now and beautiful blue sky.2 days at the temple is fine,theres so many to see.as for the lake we did the sunset on the tara boat was interesting.the floating villages.many fine places to eat and tuk tuks are fine for easy of travel

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7. Re: Two Days to Enjoy Siem Reap

hi epicurean,

our tour guide theara is wonderful. use his services because he is dependable.

i wrote my 2 days adventure in another post. hope you'll be able to read it.

vcer

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