My Cambodian Story pt 1:

By Protima Tiwary

There is so much that we don’t know about this beautiful country, and I want to do my best to share whatever it is that I know with you.

All of you who are wondering what to do in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Koh Rong, here’s a guide based on my experiences.

When in Siem Reap, a visit to Angkor Wat is a must (duh) This is probably the only well known part of Cambodia, so you will find it filled with tourists

But what no one will tell you is how huge the place is, and how you cannot possibly finish the full tour in a day. I’d suggest you take 2 days at least

Tuk-tuk drivers will charge you 15USD for a mini tour of the Angkor Complex which will take you to the 5 main temples.

You don’t have any other choice but to take a tuk tuk because it might get difficult to cycle all that distance in one day, and if you want to walk

You might not find a tuk tuk that is not engaged. Haggle and you might get the price down.

If you wish to explore further, you can take a day trip to the Floating Village too.

Start your evening with a tour of the Night Market. If you’re Indian, you won’t have much to be excited about thanks to our local bazaars and Fashion Streets all around.

But it’s worth checking out; the colorful markets have the most excited tourist reactions.

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