3/25/14

Siam Reap Part I

Siam Reap in the center of Cambodia is the place you must visit if you ever go to Cambodia. All the temples are there, and you will need more than one day to visit all of them. We first visited Angkor Wat, which was very massive and impressive but not necessarily our favorite. Then we visited Ta Prohm, which was one of my favorite with its huge tree roots growing all over the temple. And the third one we visited that day was Bayon Temple, completely different and beautiful with all the Buddha heads on top of it... We did it all in a day. The following day we visited the floating village on Ton Le Sap lake, Chang Kneas, it is definitely something to see, but it wasn't our favorite because it was too touristic and we felt like we were intruding into the lake people's intimacy... we visited a floating school, a crocodile farm and watched the sunset on our little wood boat. If you want to do a floating village, skip that one and go to Kampong Phluk which is not as touristic, and you can navigate in between the mangrove forest... i had a way better experience at that one, and will post the photos in my next post. Don't forget to visit the old market and the night market to find some Cambodian treasures... 

On another note, for my food lovers, I recommend eating at Le tigre de papier for traditional Khmer food, or any kind of food. Also for lunch Babushka was a cute little restaurant and the food was fresh and yummy (good salads). But my favorite was Sister Srey, we ate there twice. And if you are looking for a good vegetarian spot, Peace Cafe is very cute, cozy, and they have yoga classes everyday. Or you can just munch on a little snake or spider skewer from the food carts on the street...

After Siam Reap, we went down to the south of Cambodia, a little beach town called Sihanoukville, photos coming up in my next post...


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1 comment:

  1. Love your blog and I just came back from Cambodia and was so surprised, you are there too. If you're going south you have to go to Otres Beach Sihanoukville. Check out Shanti Shanti, best place we slept! Little Treehouses directly next to the beach, it's so lovely
    http://www.shantishanti.sitew.com/#Accueil.A

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