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Old 8th September 2009, 03:38 AM
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Default I'm looking into traveling to Cambodia

What are some tips or guides when visiting Cambodia, or Asia itself. I will be staying for 3 weeks and I'm leaving next Friday.

I guess my question is:
How much should I bring?

Where is a good place to find tour guides?

What should i avoid?

etc.
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Old 10th September 2009, 10:53 PM
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Hi,

I'm traveling through Cambodia when I do my SE Asia trip in Jan.

I've done some slight research and it seems that must go tourist places are Angkor Wat (just out of the city Siem Reap), and the Killing Fields (out of the capital city Phnom Penh to the south of Siem Reap).

There's also a massive lake in between these two cities which I'm thinking of ferrying across.
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Old 17th February 2010, 09:48 PM
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We spent a long time in Thailand, enjoyed the beaches (partied a little too hard maybe) and the north but I would avoid spending too much time/money in Bangkok. A day for the temples is probably enough. Khao San Rd is the seediest place I've ever been EVER but it's fun and easy to meet friendly travelers.

Cambodia is nice, Siem Reap is a MUST, we spent a day at Angkor Wat and it is one of the most serene places I've ever been.
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Angor Watt and Siem Reap are big tourist areas. The Vietnamese floating village is supposed to be a real sight to see (lots of Vietnamese ex-pats living on the NW shore of Cambodia's Tonlé Sap Lake). Phonm Penh and Sihanoukville in the south are worth the trip!
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Well Cambodia is bordered with Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand, the geographical location testifies the cultural diversity of Cambodia. Well Cambodia has bustling and vibrant cities including Phnom Penh, the capital, Banlung, Battambang, Kampot and many more. If your trip is of 3 weeks then you should stay in each city at least 2 or 3 days. Well the capital city has a lot to offer including Sisowath Quay aka Riverside, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, The National Museum of Cambodia, The Royal Palace and many more. Well you should avoid any thing that is perceived against the local culture. Before visiting there you should know the basics of Cambodian culture to avoid any difficulty.
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Old 1st November 2010, 01:53 AM
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I think you should stay in Cambodia the whole time. See Phnom Penh and Siem Reap of course. But Cambodia has much more to offer. Kratie, Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri (where I live) and much more. Do some research and you'll find that Cambodia has a lot to offer.

Hope you enjoy your trip.
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Old 7th November 2010, 02:27 PM
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People visiting Cambodia will probably want to see the Angkor Wat, and some other tourist destinations.

However, in the tourist destinations, most of the Cambodian people you meet have the aim of making money from you. Then making money from the next tourist, and the one after. Most of these people are so focused on making money from travelers, they don't even think about being a genuine friend.

If you go to places where few tourists go, you meet ordinary Cambodian people. Many of these people are very nice. They are often glad to meet people from other countries, and like to form genuine friendships. You get a much better perspective of Cambodian people. However, many of them don't speak English, or only speak poor English.

I recommend travelers spend some time in places where few tourists go, so they can meet some ordinary Cambodian people.
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Old 8th February 2011, 05:45 AM
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People visiting Cambodia will probably want to see the Angkor Wat, and some other tourist destinations.

However, in the tourist destinations, most of the Cambodian people you meet have the aim of making money from you. Then making money from the next tourist, and the one after. Most of these people are so focused on making money from travelers, they don't even think about being a genuine friend.

If you go to places where few tourists go, you meet ordinary Cambodian people. Many of these people are very nice. They are often glad to meet people from other countries, and like to form genuine friendships. You get a much better perspective of Cambodian people. However, many of them don't speak English, or only speak poor English.

I recommend travelers spend some time in places where few tourists go, so they can meet some ordinary Cambodian people.
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