Our last stop in Cambodia took is to Siem Reap, home to the famous Angkor Wat. This was probably our favourite place in Cambodia. There are lots of things to see and do and our hotel was really good!
The biggest draw for tourists is the infamous Angkor Wat. It’s not hard to see why so many visitors flock to see this epic temple complex, which is the largest religious monuments in the world. It covers 162.6 hectares of land, so there’s plenty of it to see. We chose to only do the 1-day tour as this was more than enough for us. Although each temple looks different, it can become quite monotonous and repetitive if you don’t have an eye for detail. It was also super hot so walking around the whole day was more than enough. We hired a tuk-tuk driver who took us around the main sites the whole afternoon. We highly recommend a driver or at least hiring bikes.
Siem Reap also has quite a good night scene, for those who want to party the night away. The aptly named ‘Pub Street’ is basically a cluster of bars where you can drink, dance, listen to live music to the early hours. Drinks are also super cheap. As I’m travelling with an apparent middle-aged couple, we only went here once.
Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort and Spa
One of our favourite things in Siem Reap was the hotel. The architecture is quite dated, but the rooms are super spacious. The hotel staff are super friendly and the pool is wonderful. They also put on a buffet dinner with entertainment every night. It’s perfectly located near the main sites.
As they were both recovering from their illness, most of the time was spent by the pool. This wasn’t a bad thing, as they need as much rest as possible….so they can prepare themselves for the next adventure. Phuket, here we come!