The Great Temples Of Angkor

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Even though to whole area now is refered to as Angkor Wat only this, the most well known, is Angkok Wat. All the other temples in the area have their own names.

  Ten years ago it was only the most risky traveller that got to see the temples of Angkor. Today Bangkok Air has several flights a day between Bangkok and Seam Reap.

  There are so many hotels and guest houses that you just show up and stay. As the temple area is so spread out you will need transportation. There are many Cyclo-Taxis that you can hire by the day. They are motorized. The first time I went there the road were horible. Now they are all well paved. Travel times between sites have been greatly reduced. You will need a pass. Your first stop will be the Visitor center. Your photo will be taken and affixed to your pass. A 3 day pass is $40. There is no way around it. Passes are checked everywhere along the roads. As they should be.

  As there are so many sites 3 days would be the min. You wll need a visa but they issue them at the airport. $20.  The town itself is a pleasent place in itself. It has the SE Asiaian old French colonial feel. Lots of guest houses and B&Bs. Plenty of placed to eat. they have cut down on the peddling at the sites. You can walk around in total peace. Business takes place only at designated places.

  No visit to SE Asia is complete without a visit here and Luang Prabang in Laos which I wrote about earlier.

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