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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, what a contrast!

Angkor, in the north of Cambodia is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia   It stretches over 400 km2 and contains amazing remains from the Khmer Empire from 9th – 15th century and is a UNESCO site. 

For several centuries Angkor was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom, it is filled with impressive monuments and ruins.  There are over 50 Buddhist and Hindu temples in this area and which attract millions of visitors each year. 

It is worth getting up early to watch the sun rise over the largest and most famous, Angkor Wat, but you won’t be alone.   

In complete contrast, is the city of Siem Reap, the nearest place to stay to visit these temples.  It was not at all what I had expected.  as it hosts millions of tourists a year it has become quite the nightlife centre also.    Pub street, as it says is full of just that and pretty crazy every night.   The nightlife scene comprises of lively bars, cocktail lounges, pubs, international restaurants and nightclubs that stay open until 4 am daily. 

If that isn’t for you there are countless massage spas and you can even have fish clean your feet while having a beer.   It’s quite the entertainment area and very inexpensive to stay.    I had dinner with an appetizer, main and beer for US$4 and an hour massage for US$10.   Definitely worth a visit. 

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