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Re: Siem Reap

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:48 am

Thanks to those who gave solid advice, Mrs Stroppy and I will check these out next time we're in SR. It turns out our friends from Oz are the stay-by-the-pool-eating-western-food types.
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by bigbadbaz » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:54 am

Im in Siam Reap for 5 nights in December. Have been twice before and done Angkor Wat, Thom and Bayon and the popular sites on both occasions. I also hired a push bike and rode one for the 1st time in 30 years ( Its true what they say ypu don't forget it is like riding a bike)

This time Im thinking of doing both and getting a 3 day pass for the park and using the bike to pedal around. A couple of questions is am I biting off more than I can chew in so much as will I need to cover a zillion miles to see everything? will 3 days be too long or is there plenty to see? and something just occurred to me will I need to bring a bike lock with me as I looking to hire a mountain bike and not one of the Mary Poppins bike the locals have
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:01 am

bigbadbaz wrote:
This time Im thinking of doing both and getting a 3 day pass for the park and using the bike to pedal around. A couple of questions is am I biting off more than I can chew in so much as will I need to cover a zillion miles to see everything? will 3 days be too long or is there plenty to see?
I think 3 days on a push bike around the temples is probably just right.

Many people do 3 days or more with a car or TukTuk, so you should be fine. Get a good temple map.
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:49 am

i hear they are renting Ebikes there now,
much better for you
unless ur fit an used to the heat 3 days biking around the complex will kill ya.

With a push bike ur going to stay there, all day . With an ebike u can head back during the worst of the day to ur hotel for a rest up
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:14 am

Angkor Cycling Tour supply locks with their bikes and from what I read they have just taken delivery of new model MTN bikes, so they might be worth a look for a decent rental bike.
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:37 pm

Happy Guesthouse. Great value. Always a good mix of people.
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:44 pm

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:Angkor Cycling Tour supply locks with their bikes and from what I read they have just taken delivery of new model MTN bikes, so they might be worth a look for a decent rental bike.
Yeah, I would definitely lock up!
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by bigbadbaz » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:11 pm

Im staying at the Sokha Roth Hotel and they have their own bikes

Not sure what an ebike is
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:18 pm

bigbadbaz wrote:Im staying at the Sokha Roth Hotel and they have their own bikes

Not sure what an ebike is
Lol I nearly posted that :D I was thinking electric bike, if there is such a thing.
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Re: Siem Reap

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:06 pm

E-bikes. E-cigs. What is this world coming to?
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