Visiting Angkor Temples

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  1. great place for shutterbugs, dont forget a light tripod. to shoot yourself, or the sunset pics.
  2. moving around places is easy. the "tuk-tuk"-motorcycle-carriage taxis r everywhere.  they will holler for u, u dont even have to wave them over. ALWAYS check with the driver first before stepping in. normal fare is around $1-2 for a few kms ride visiting nearby temples. heading back to town will be double that amount. But I do recommend to grab a tuk-tuk for the day, costs approx $15. He will drop you off anywhere n wait for till u get back, hop on-off, so much convenient.
  3. You will need a pass to get access to the temples. one day is US$20, a 3 day pass is $40. Children under 5 or under a certain height hahahaha is free.
    The pass will carry ur pic on it, snapped while purchasing. Do not lose it, its non-negotiable.
  4. wear light clothes, climate there is hot n humid.
  5. peddlars, hawkers r everywhere. if u do not need anything, just smile n avoid eye contact, becos the moment u do, they swarm like bees! but if you do need to pick up souvenirs, let them drop the prices by themselves. A 6 feet painting of Angkor Wat that was suppose to cost $45, will cost US$20 in a matter of seconds.
  6. was told most of the paintings were done by orphans, if ur feeling charitable or simply like to see how the work was done, do pay a visit at the orpahnage located near the Ta Phrom temple. the orphange is self-funded, and they rely on the sales of the paintings & crafts. The kids there do go to proper schools. the orphage is also their art workshop.
    u will be able to see them brushing away. currently, only 15 kids, 2 of them HIV+. But they all are great. Cheerful, joyful & friendly. The caretaker himself is an orphan, you can catch him at the TA Phrom temple selling their paintings & customised postcards.
  7. Nearly everyone speaks English. No problem communicating.
  8. Best View of Siem Reap - HELICOPTER! US$75 per pax, min 4 for a 10 min ride. Recommend to take the half hour $250 per pax, smaller copter but more scenic, and again children under 5 or under a certain height is Free. Best for shutterbugs. Pilot will bring you to all the surrounding temples, and the view is magnificent. Seeing Angkor Wat from the sky is simply amazing.
TO BE CONTINUED - Clem 29th July
Angkor Wat 
flloyd says:
Good tips & nice photos
Posted on: Jan 31, 2010
clem_yp says:
thanks guys
Posted on: Aug 06, 2009
sabzero says:
wow! beautiful pictures :)
Posted on: Jul 29, 2009
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One of the caretakers Angkor Temple
One of the caretakers Angkor Temple
Orphanage
Orphanage
rare shot of the person who is alw…
rare shot of the person who is al…
remote control! hahaha
realised d…
remote control! hahaha realised …
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat(overexposed)
sunrise Angkor Wat(overexposed)
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat(overexposed)
sunrise Angkor Wat(overexposed)
sunrise Angkor Wat
sunrise Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat entrance west front
Angkor Wat entrance west front
Angkor Wat carvings on the wall
Angkor Wat carvings on the wall
Angkor Wat pool?
Angkor Wat pool?
Angkor Wat bath?
Angkor Wat bath?
Angkor Wat carvings
Angkor Wat carvings
Angkor Wat caretaker
Angkor Wat caretaker
Angkor Wat library
Angkor Wat library
22 km (14 miles) traveled
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