Easing into Siem Reap

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Easing into Siem Reap Reviews

rotorhead85 rotorhea…
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Easing into Siem Reap Sep 17, 2011
Buses arriving from Phnom Penh or the Thai border stop at stations about two miles out of town now. This can be confusing if it is your first trip to Siem Reap because taxi and tuk tuk drivers will steer you to out-of-the-way hotels or guesthouses where they receive a commission. Most all of the businesses, restaurants, bars, and nightlife are centered around the Old Market part of town which is an easy walk to many low budget accommodations as well as mid-range places.

I recommend glancing one of the Siem Reap travel guide booklets (or map) before arriving to tell the driver a specific name whether you're actually staying there or not. For example, I politely declined my driver's hotel offer and said that I was meeting friends at the Warehouse (a bar-restaurant across the street from the Old Market). Then I took a room at a guesthouse just across the street.
The Warehouse and Old Market from …
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