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Step 14/60: Cambodia -
Price: 5 $
Traveling time: 4 hoursBus from Phnom Penh Sorya Transport (PPST) at Capitol next to Psar Thmei Square.
Tips & Tricks
- The ATM's give US Dollars. But you get Riel back when spending your dollars.
- Use up your Riel as much as possible, you can't exchange them outside Cambodia.
Things to see
This 'Holy City' was established under the reign of Jayavarman II after he declared himself the God-King in 802 AD. Between 1113 and 1150 Angkor Wat was build by Suryavarman II. After his death Jayavarman VII got his hand on the throne and build Angkor Thom, the walled city within the complex, which became the spiritual center. Angkor is said to have been big enough to support 1 million people!
20 Kilometers East of Siem Reap. This is a group of temples from an earlier period. You do see a lot of similarities. Dating from 897, Preah Ko was dedicated not only to the gods Shiva and Gauri, but also to the ancestors of the king.
2 Sangkat, Sala Kanseng Village
It has a pool!! Which is really nice with this hot weather! The hostel was OK, but more family oriented. No backpackers. Slow internet, bikes $1. 2 Km out of town.
Wat Bo Road
Great hostel! All backpackers! Nice rooms with big sturdy bunkbeds and ensuite bathrooms, good internet, free bikes, near Bar Street, indoor pool, movie nights, tv-room. $1 For a nice breakfast.
At the end of Bar Street
This is where you'll get the best food and shakes for only $1!! Right at the end of Bar Street, where the buildings end and little stalls pop up. Great noodles with beef, pork or veggies. Loved it!
Get the Angkor Sunrise! It's delicious! Almost everything goes by the pitcher/bucket. Happy Hour from 5pm-8pm. Great for meeting fellow backpackers.
At the night market
At first it tickles, but after that it feels pretty good; little fish eating all the death skin cells off your feet. You pay for 15 minutes, but they'll let you sit longer to attract more customers.