We have been so fortunate to have had our introduction to SE Asia begin here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Starting with a fantastic house sit looking after two very interesting sphinx cats in the heart of Siem Reap. It has been a wonderful experience.
The primary reason most people come to Siem Reap is to visit the largest temple in the world, Angkor Wat. This incredible assortment of temples, gates, walls, and former cities truly is a testament to what humans can create.
In addition to the temples there are plenty of museums, restaurants, bars, and other points of interest to keep one busy. We took it fairly easy during our two weeks here, but the advantage of this type of lifestyle is there is a very good chance we will be back here sometime in the next 2 or 3 years.
Within central Siem Reap there are at least 4 massage businesses on every single block, and that is being conservative. As well, when you get to the area called Pub Street, the price for draft beer is 50cents during happy hour.
The last place we checked out was the Cambodia War Museum. It certainly is nothing like the war museums I have seen in London or Canberra, but it had a certain rawness to it that conveyed it’s point.
If you come to Cambodia you have to see Angkor Wat. But don’t limit yourself to just that. There are several sights worth investing half a day checking out and transportation is cheap and easy, though for Siem Reap itself we found it small enough to be able to walk most places in town.
Off to Phnom Penh now.