HoneyI'm Honey. 32 years old from the Philippines. I am currently residing in Cambodia and work as a teacher.
FrancescaHello sisters, my name is Francesca, I’m Italian and I’m backpacking throughout Asia with my boyfriend, but sometimes we split and go each on our way! I’m 38, I have green hair and I’d love to meet other fellow women travellers!
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Angkor Wat is genuinely incredible. Couple of tips: Getting a tuk-tuk driver is not the same as hiring a guide to accompany you around Angkor Wat. Tuk-tuk drivers will drop you on one side of a temple, and meet you on the other once you’re done. I got a tuk tuk driver for the day to drop me between the temples, and then explored by myself, but there are plenty of guides hovering around each temple if you want someone. There is only one place to buy your entrance to Angkor Wat, and that is at the Official Angkor Ticket Centre. Do not buy tickets or tours from unauthorized people; this is the only place you can buy them. Your driver can take you to the ticket office on the day you want to enter the park. If you’re going for sunrise though you’ll need to buy tickets the day before, after 4pm. If you buy your ticket after 4 pm, you can get in for free that day to catch the sunset. Highly recommend sunrise because its spectacular, but it does make for a long day. Angkor Wat tickets are sold as a one, three, or seven day pass. I genuinely believe that you need more than one day to see the whole park, especially if you’re hoping to see both sunrise and sunset. As such, we bought a 3 day pass, valid for any 3 days in the 10 days after the date of your first visit. Take mosquito repellent, sunscreen, a hat, comfortable walking shoes, and plenty of water. The temples are open air, and in the middle of the forest, so you’ll need to prepare for the day accordingly. Dress respectfully. Angkor Wat is not only an archaeological site, it’s also a temple, and you won’t be allowed to enter some of the temples if you don’t have your shoulders and knees covered. There’s also no smoking here.
Yes, Siem Reap is generally safe for solo female travellers. However, it is always important to take the necessary precautions when travelling alone, such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash.
Yes, Siem Reap is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and there are plenty of activities to do and sights to see. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore.
Siem Reap can be quite affordable for solo travellers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive. There are also plenty of free activities to enjoy, such as exploring the temples and markets.
Visit the Angkor Wat Temple Complex
Explore the ancient ruins of the Angkor Wat Temple Complex, the largest religious monument in the world.
Take a Cooking Class
Learn how to make traditional Khmer dishes with a cooking class.
Explore the Old Market
Wander through the Old Market and browse the stalls for souvenirs and local handicrafts.
Visit the Landmine Museum
Learn about the history of Cambodia’s landmine problem at the Landmine Museum.
Take a Boat Ride on Tonle Sap Lake
Take a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake and explore the floating villages.
Visit the Artisans Angkor
See traditional Khmer handicrafts being made at the Artisans Angkor.
Take a Tuk-Tuk Tour
Take a tuk-tuk tour of the city and explore the sights.
Visit the Angkor National Museum
Learn about the history of the Angkor Wat Temple Complex at the Angkor National Museum.
Take a Bike Tour
Explore the countryside on a bike tour.
Visit the Night Markets
Browse the stalls at the night markets and sample some local street food.
Yes, Siem Reap is generally safe to travel alone. However, it is always important to take precautions when travelling alone, such as being aware of your surroundings, avoiding walking alone at night, and not carrying large amounts of cash.
Yes, Siem Reap is generally considered safe at night. However, it is always advisable to take the usual precautions when travelling in any unfamiliar area, such as avoiding walking alone at night and keeping valuables out of sight.
Koh Rong Sanloem