In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

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In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by Mikeherdes » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:17 am

Looking for some suggestions on things to do in Siem Reap beyond what's on TripAdvisor. My gf and I have been here for about 3 weeks now. We're waiting on our visas to come back.
What we've done:
  • Angkor temples
    Dirt bike tour of the national park
    Explored pub street
We have rented a scooter for the week, so getting around isn't an issue. Any hidden gems in this area we shouldn't miss?
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by angkorjohn2 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:27 am

Floating village tours Tara Boat are the best http://www.taraboat.com/
Kulen Mountain
West Baray Lake for beers and a picnic
Cookery classes
Phare Circus
Landmine museum with the mine detecting rats

check siem reap net for events https://www.siemreap.net/
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by Kampuchia Crumbs » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:34 am

I second Kulen Mountain...

Also, if you have 6 days..... find a way to go to Preah Vihear. Fantastic temples (on top of small mountain) without the BOATLOADS of tourists.
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by hanno » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:40 am

Leave early and go to Beng Mealea (the buses start arriving around 09:00) and then on to Koh Ker, my favourite temples.
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:58 am

Koh Ker on the way to Preah Vihear
Head west and Banteay Chhmer
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by hanno » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:07 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:58 am
Koh Ker on the way to Preah Vihear
Head west and Banteay Chhmer
Forgot: bring your passports if you go to Preah Vihear. Border region and they can be pretty uptight about it.
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by Sidewalker » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:13 pm

Go to the Banteay Srey temple, the stone carving is absolute beautiful.
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by Ricky Shaw » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:41 pm

They don't have passports, waiting on visas.

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phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:58 am
Koh Ker on the way to Preah Vihear
Head west and Banteay Chhmer
Forgot: bring your passports if you go to Preah Vihear. Border region and they can be pretty uptight about it.
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Re: In Siem Reap for 6 more days, what to do?

Post by Gator » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm

West Baray and Kulen Mountain are definitely worth a visit. There's also the town of Anlong Veng which has several Khmer Rouge related sights. Pol Pot's grave, Ta Mok's house, etc.
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