We arrived to Cambodia on Wednesday 22 of April and chilled at the hotel after check in. Yet again we did book a great place to stay and IMHO it was the best hotel I have stayed so far. When booking ensure you go through TopCashback (if you sign up through my link you will get FREE £5)to get 10-12% off the final price in a form of a cashback.
The Cambana d’Angkor Suites hotel staff welcomed us with the cold towels and a cold drink which was great as despite the fact we arrived to the hotel around 8pm it was still very hot and humid…The hotel manager was very kind to give us a map and explain what and when best to see.
Day 1 – 23/04 Sunday
We did see the temples further away from the city. We were taken by our tuk tuk driver to the ticket office where we bought a three day pass for $62, quite pricey, however it made most sense to use since we wanted to do at least 2 day temple run and buying 2 separate day passes was more expensive as one day pass cost $37…
Then we set off to all the temples located further away from Siem Reap:
- Banteay Srei – the female pink stone temple – truly amazing
- East Mebon
- Ta Som
- Preah Khan
- Neak Pean
- Pre Rup
It was a truly amazing day despite the overwhelming heat…
Day 2 – 24/04 Monday
Today we set off to see
- Angkor Wat
- Ta Prohm
Yet again the heat was real despite setting off at 8 am..
But the sites we had visited were truly amazing. I really loved Bayon and the monkeys on our way there as well as Tomb Raider temple 🙂 Later having arrived to the hotel and rested a bit we set off to see Siem Reap city centre and discovered a very nice restaurant. The owner an Australian man set it up to help Cambodian people & he shares 10% of the income with his staff so they can go and set up their own businesses:-) how cool is that? Ah not only that good cause is great there but the food is truly delicious, so are the drinks. I highly recommend a drink called bansai – very refreshing after a crazy hot day!
Day 3 – 25/04 Tuesday
Today we chilled in our amazing hotel swimming loads in the swimming pool to cool down a bit..Then we rented out the bicycles and went out to Phnom Krom which is a 140 m high hill close to Siem Reap. There is a temple located on the top which derived its name from the hill, “Prasat Phnom Krom” (Prasat means “temple”). We saw a sunset there.
Day 4 – 26/04 Friday – We left Siem Reap to start our relaxing honeymoon week in Koh Samui 🙂