Posts tagged "cambodia"

Back to Bangkok

Even though we were booked on a flight at 1 pm, there are many flights from SR to BKK everyday (all by Bangkok Airways) and we hoped to get onto an earlier one. We were at the airport at 7:30 am and were able to get seats on a flight at 9:50 am. We walked...

Kompong Polok

This was our last full day in Siem Reap. We kept this day largely unplanned and just wanted to see some of Siem Reap and, if possible, the Cambodian countryside. In the morning, we woke up and went to The Blue Pumpkin for coffee and breakfast. The coffee and croissant was OK. It was nice...

Cambodia Day 3

OK, this is going to be long. Go grab a coffee! Dara was back as our guide today. The agenda for the day was to visit some far off temples, less frequented by visitors. The itinerary for the day was: Kbal Spean Bantey Srei Beng Mealea Rolous group of temples (Lo Lai, Preah Ko, Bakheng)...

Cambodia Day 2

I woke up to a stomach ache, but decided to take it in my stride. Dara was unavailable for the day, since he had to take a large tour guide out. Ponheary had told us that the temples we were going to see today did not really need a guide so we could tour them...

Angkor Wat

After a quick lunch consisting of noodles and stir fried vegetables and a bit of rest at our hotel, we were ready to roll! At 2:30 PM, Dara was there to pick us up. As usual, he came five minutes ahead of time. Our destination this afternoon was the most famous of all Cambodian temples...

Phnom Bakheng

After Angkor Wat, we headed to Phnom Bakheng for the sunset. We’re not big fans of sunsets, preferring the sunrise to a sunset any day, but why miss a chance to view another temple. Phnom Bakheng is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There were two choices to get to the temple: an elephant ride...

Angkor Thom

We woke up and got ready fairly early because Dara, our guide, was at the hotel at 7:30 AM. We exchanged introductions and we were off in a green Toyota Camry. Our first stop was the ticket center, run by the Sokha Hotel Group (and they make it quite clear on the ticket). You can...

Cambodia, at last!

As I exited the airport and onto actual Cambodian soil, I was overwhelmed. I had finally made it to Cambodia! After dreaming, wishing and planning to come here for a good part of 12+ years, I was finally there! I’ll never forget that moment. We left in the morning for Siem Reap on a Lao...

Angkor Temples Itinerary

Here is the itinerary for the three days that we’ll be in Cambodia: Day 1: Friday November 30, 2007 Morning Angkor Thom Bayon Temple Baphuon Phimeanakas Preah Pali Lai Terrace of Leper King Terrace of Elephants Evening Angkor Wat Phnom Bakheng Day 2: Saturday, December 1, 2007 Morning Preah Kahn Neak Pean Ta Som East...