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  • #6445

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    Hi, usually a tuk tuk is booked for a whole or half day. The driver will drop you off at a temple, wait for you to explore and take you to the next one when ready. It’s entirely up to you how long you want to spend at each temple. You can ask the driver to drop you off at the airport after your visit. No problem. In fact, the airport is very close to the Angkor Park.

    #3414

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    Hi, welcome to the forum!

    What you want is definitely possible in Siem Reap:

    1. Plenty of houses for rent. But i would advise to stay in a guesthouse / hotel for the first few weeks, so that you have enough time to check out different neighborhoods in town. When you find a house that interests you, then don’t sign a contract immediately. Check the street at different moments of the day to make sure it’s quiet enough ( – read: no local KTV’s or drinking places nearby as they can get very noisy). Also, when meeting the landlord, either go through a real estate agent or bring along a Khmer friend that you can trust. Contracts are in Khmer only.

    2. Siem Reap is a small town. There’s always a market nearby. And with the arrival of Grab / PassApp / etc. it’s very easy and cheap to get a tuk tuk to anywhere.

    3. As mentioned in point 1, if you want a peaceful area, then make sure to do some prospecting. Noise is a big issue in Siem Reap.

    4. Siem Reap is perfect for that. Plenty of NGO’s and teaching possibilities. Don’t forget that you’ll eventually need to find a job to secure a 1 year business visa and working permit. Unless you don’t mind to do a visa run every 2 months.

    5. Many hotels offer a monthly membership to use the swimming pool / gym. More info elsewhere on the forum. There are not many parks in Siem Reap though, but there’s always the countryside to explore by (motor)bike.

    The expat community in Siem Reap is great. It feels like everyone knows everyone and plenty of social activities to do.

    Hope this helps, and don’t hesitate to ask more info!

    #3413

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    Welcome to the forum Rajashi! There is currently no cap on the number of visitors to Angkor Archaeological Park. And you are correct, the park is open every day in December. Have a great trip to Siem Reap and let us know if you have any other questions!

    #2992

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    #2991

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    As the information in above post is outdated, make sure to check https://www.siemreap.net/visit/travel-info/transport/overland-travel-from-bangkok-to-siem-reap/ for the latest updates.

    #2850

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    Phnom Penh International Exhibition 1955

    Vintage poster - Phnom Penh International Exhibition 1955

    National Tourist Office ca 1960

    National Tourist Office ca 1960

     

    Dancer of the Royal Ballet – Published by the National office of Tourism

    Poster published by the National office of Tourism

    #2344

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    Update, January 2018 – Siem Reap’s immigration police is now asking US $10 to do the immigration registration paper. And US $20 if you also want them to process the residency registration paper (which is normally done by the commune). These are NOT the official prices, as these papers are normally free. Ask for a receipt and you will get a confusing story about why this is an extra (even personal) service by the officer you are talking to…. yada yada yada… In the end there is no other solution, then to accept this corruption or go back home empty-handed. So pay and keep on smiling or it will ruin your day.

    However, do let us know if you had a different experience with the immigration police! We would love to hear that we were unlucky and there are actually some honest immigration officers out there! Unlikely, but who knows haha…

    #2224

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    For those who were doubting: It’s still not alowed for tourists to rent a motorbike in Siem Reap.

    Siem Reap Governor Kim Bunsong reminded business owners late last week to obey a long-standing, and often flouted, ban on motorcycle and scooter rentals to tourists.

    Source: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-governor-warns-businesses-flouting-siem-reap-moto-rental-ban

    #2176

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    Very sorry to hear that! I sincerely hope that you will be able to retrieve your iPhone. I’m not a mac user myself, but i suppose that a feature like “find my iPhone” will not work without being logged in to iCloud?

    If you are using a local SIM card, then i would recommend you to visit your mobile carrier as they should be able to retrieve your phone number and transfer it to a new SIM.

    Good luck!

    #2124

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    Royal Angkor Resort has one of the largest swimming pools in town, ideal for those who want to swim laps. The day rate here is just 5usd a person. Access to the swimming pool, gym and spa are included. There are private swimming classes on Sunday afternoon.

    Royal Angkor Resort is located on Road 6 towards the Airport.

    Royal Angkor Resort swimming pool

    Royal Angkor Resort gym

    #2121

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    Thank you for the kind words. We actually didn’t use a Geodirectory theme. We used a standard WordPress theme called Newspaper as a parent theme with lots of customization for the directory in a child theme. Feel free to get in touch by email if you have more questions, as this forum is maybe not the right place to discuss technical stuff. 🙂

    #1987

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    Thanks for sharing this story with us. True, time and time again faulty electric wiring causes fires and human suffering in Cambodia. It’s sad that there haven’t been any improvements in the last decade.

    #1713

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    Damrei Angkor Hotel offers swimming for non guests at 5usd a person. The swimming pool is located on the first floor, which is accessible by elevator.

    damrei angkor hotel swimming pool

    damrei angkor hotel swimming pool

    #1710

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    The swimming pool at Rei Angkor Boutique is located in a private area in front of the hotel. The pool is small but usually pretty quiet.

    Swimming pool at Rei Angkor Boutique Hotel

    Swimming pool advertisement at Rei Angkor Boutique Hotel

    #1705

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    The first day of Angkor Sankranta was amazing, but it’s still not too late to visit this unique and FREE festival! Not convinced? Check out our 20 best pictures of the first day and read our Angkor Sankranta festival guide.

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