Siem Reap, Cambodia Tourism: Where To Go and Eat - 6D5N - Day 4
This was our last day to explore the Angkor Wat ruins and thanks to our guide, he had saved the best temples for last. We started with Angkor Wat (which was just okay for me), and then we went to PREA KHAN (awesome temple – not crowded and you get the best of both worlds: adventure and beauty) and lastly, PRE RUP – a romantic temple mountain with no crowd as well. It’s like we had the place to ourselves – lovely place to watch the sunset.
ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE
TIPS: Make sure to read the guidelines for proper clothing if you want to go up the Angkor Wat Temple. Also, when it rains, they do not allow visitors to go up.
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PREA KHAN – one of our top favorite temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia
It rained while we were exploring the majestic Prea Khan, but don’t worry, there are plenty of Cambodian kids who will be offering raincoats. I suggest you bring your own or buy one ahead if you feel like it’s going to pour.
TIPS: Raincoats can be bought at $1 for two pieces. If you plan on renting a bike, you need to bring a copy of your passport and indicate which hotel you’re staying at. Bike rental costs $1 to $2 for a regular bike per day or $5 to $10 for a mountain bike.
READ MORE about PREA KHAN:Prea Khan: Magical Mix Of Beng Mealea and Ta Prohm
Pineapple with spicy salt ($1 for 2 sticks)
We saw this vendor as we exited the vicinity of Prea Khan and it was so good.
I love the spicy salt! We kept on looking for this spicy pineapple everywhere we go next.
PRE RUP – I highly recommend this place for prenup pictorials.
This place is very romantic and quiet, it’s lovely to just chillax and breathe in all the beauty of Siem Reap, Cambodia
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After the temple visits, we headed to PUB STREET and had a wonderful CAMBODIAN BBQ dinner. This is one of the top most recommended places to eat in Cambodia so we tried it.
Why is it popular? Mainly because they sell exotic meats like snake, crocodile, ostrich and kangaroo.
A lot of restaurants have copied them ever since being featured in Lonely Planet.
What we had: Cambodian BBQ Khmer Style ($15.50) – crocodile (soft and tastes like chicken), snake (rubbery in texture), cow, squid, beef and chicken.
What we wish we had: kangaroo but I think it wasn't available that time. Also, we wish we had the 50 cent draft beer the other resto was offering. The other bbq restaurant beside Cambodian BBQ had more customers because of it.
What we skipped: Apsara Dance Show. Well, not entirely. Since the restaurants that offer the Apsara dance show were more expensive than the others, we decided to just have dinner somewhere else and sneak in there to watch a for a few minutes :p
To cap off the night, we had a wonderful massage at BOREI ANGKOR RESORT AND SPA
It really pays to ask! The promo was 20-30% off the published rates but since we were persistent and “friendly,” we were rewarded 50% off!!!
Happy, happy, happy!
READ MORE about BOREI ANGKOR RESORT AND SPA:Borei Angkor Resort and Spa - Best Hotel Rate in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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