Travel: Cambodia - Siem Reap

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Travel: Cambodia - Siem Reap

Postby windows » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:59 pm

Hi, has anyone bgt their kids to siem reap recently? How is your itinenary like? TIA

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby JR » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:49 pm

Depends on how detailed you want to know about the historical sites. I was there in March this year. I only spent one day there to walk around Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat which was the highlight. If you have more days there, you might want to consider more historical sites.

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby windows » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:13 am

Thanks for the reply. How many days were u there? Do u mind sharing where u stayed?

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby kiasumam » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:37 am

:) hello JR ... windows ... i took my son on a trip to siem reap since he is interested in the ancient civilisations and had learnt so much about it from his teacher who gave him some reading mateirals on it. ... also saw few families with young kids but i think this is not a place for too young children .. maybe more for 12 and up age range. we had a good time :)

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby JR » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:41 am

windows wrote:Thanks for the reply. How many days were u there? Do u mind sharing where u stayed?

I was there for only 2 days. Just enough to visit Angkor Wat for 1 whole day. I stayed at Parklane Hotel.

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby JR » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:43 am

kiasumam wrote::) hello JR ... windows ... i took my son on a trip to siem reap since he is interested in the ancient civilisations and had learnt so much about it from his teacher who gave him some reading mateirals on it. ... also saw few families with young kids but i think this is not a place for too young children .. maybe more for 12 and up age range. we had a good time :)

Yes. Totally agreed. More suitable for older kids interested in history.

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby Mdm Koh » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:10 am

Agree that it's more suitable for families with teenagers. Just want to add that some of the temples in Angkor Wat have rather steep steps and are not that easy to climb. However, if you really want to explore the place and get the most out of your experience, you have to do some climbing together. In this respect, parents who have young kids in tow may lose out a bit.

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby windows » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:24 am

Thks for the replies. Are the currencies used all in USD? How much local currency do u all exchange? Are the customs easy to clear? Any other must-go places besides the temples? Thks again.

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby Mdm Koh » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:41 am

windows wrote:Thks for the replies. Are the currencies used all in USD? How much local currency do u all exchange? Are the customs easy to clear? Any other must-go places besides the temples? Thks again.


They use both the Cambodian currency and USD. Can't remember how much I changed because it was a few years ago. However, the things in Siem Reap were not as cheap as I expected, so it's better to bring more. You can visit the old market area in town. It'll be a refreshing change from all the temples. :smile:

Customs was okay. No probs at all. However, one issue I had was with overseas calls. I was using M1 previously and had requested for auto-roam, but the calls wouldn't go through. Yet I still had to pay for dialling... :shrug: It was ok for the Singtel users, though.

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Re: Siem Reap

Postby windows » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:34 am

Thks, Mdm Koh. Ya, read fr travel bks n blogs that things aren't cheap, even accommodation, n this boat rides n tix are q ex too.

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