Siem Reap, Cambodia Tourism: Where To Go and Eat - 6D5N - Day 2
MUST TRY: Best noodle soup at Borei Angkor Resort and Spa
August 24, 2012 – Our second day in Cambodia began with a hefty breakfast. I had 3 bowls of noodle soups that day. It was so good that I couldn’t resist having more. Our tour guide had to remind us that we still have a long day ahead (it’s his way of saying “HURRY UP” and stop eating :p )
After breakfast, we went back to the airport to pick up the lost luggage. Thanks to Air Asia and Siem Reap airport personnel for the quick action. (WE GREATLY APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS) :)
Getting our ID pass for Angkor Wat
From the airport, we headed straight back to the hotel for them to change. Then, we had our pictures taken for our Angkor Wat pass. It was $40 for a 3-day pass so better not lose it or you’ll end up paying another fee for a new ID.
We went to 3 temples and the first was Banteay Samre. It was very beautiful – peaceful and quiet. If only I can paint, I would love to just sit here, enjoy the rustic colors and set up my paintbrushes to work on a masterpiece.
I think we stayed here for quite some time. Next thing we know, the sun was already telling us to go and pack up so we did. Before going to the next temple, we had lunch first at Srey Koulen Restaurant, which is also inside the Angkor Wat vicinity.
FYI: An average meal will cost around $5-6 per dish.
Banteay Srei a.k.a. “Lady Temple” or “Jewel of Khmer Art”
This temple has vivid colors and intricate carving details. Most of the areas were cordoned off though so we only got to appreciate the lovely ruins from a distance.
TIP: Slather a good amount of sunscreen when visiting Banteay Srei because there is very little shade in the area.
Last, but certainly not least, was Phnom Bakheng where we spent the rest of the afternoon. After all, it is the best spot to watch the sunset :)
- Take the elephant ride ($20) on your way up and hike going down.
- It’s cheaper to buy from the sellers outside the temples than in the market.
Magnets (2 multi-colored for $1; 4 single color for $1)
Scarfs (5 for $10)
Bamboo Sticky Rice ($1.75)
Banteay Srei – Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Borei Angkor Resort and Spa