Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

This is an excellent blog if you are planning to travel from Vietnam to Cambodia. Check it out!

Personally, I found the blog really helpful in planning a journey from Ho Chi Min City(HMC) to Angkor Wat.

I have now decided against an extended trip through the Mekong Deltaand shall probably fly from HMC to Siem Reap

, saving a trip on the Mekongfor another time. 

Ho Chi Minh City

Backpacking Teacher



Angkor Wat. It is most definitely worth the visit. I flew out from Saigon with a fellow teacher to to see the fabled temple complexes of which Angkor Wat is but one. Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap are not cheap (about USD$300) but after briefly contemplating the bus (6 hours to Phnom Penh and then a further 6 to Siem Reap) we decided against it.

In Siem Reap we stayed in a nice little hotel near the old market area. The old market area is the centre of Siem Reap an out and out tourist town. The lingua Franca is English, the currency dollars and the drink of choice beer. The ATM’s dispense dollars, locals can say hello in half a dozen languages and convert between dollars, riels, dong, yuan and euros in the blink of an eye. Siem Reap though is not unattractive…

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