*Note: Cambodia uses USD aside from their local currencies and it is widely accepted everywhere (although they'll be giving you both USD and Cambodia Riel as change).
Travel Guide and Tips: Cambodia Siem Reap
1. The hot weather in Cambodia is pretty drastic. I thought I am used to the hot weather in the Philippines but Cambodia's weather is a lot worst specially during summer. So be sure to bring with you the following:
~ Water Bottle
~ Hat / Cap
2. Everyone who will be visiting the temples need to have a pass:
1-day pass is $37 USD per person
3-day pass is $62 USD per person
7-day pass is $72 USD per person
3. Transportation Wise:
TukTuk: You can rent a Tuktuk for a day as low as $25. If you wanted to feel more like a local, this is one of the best and cheapest transportation to get.
Rent a car: This is a lot better choice specially for me since I am not a fan of heat. This is not gonna cause you a lot too. We rented a car in klook for 12 hours as low as just $35 USD.
Siem Reap's Pub Street is a very well known street in all of Cambodia, home for lively bars, street food trucks and stalls, markets, international restaurants and vibrant nightclubs that stays open until 4 in the morning. It is an equivalent to Bangkok’s Khao San Road, with the party continuing around the clock.
For most, it's the best place especially after a long hot day touring the temples of Siem Reap. Getting their boost, their massage, their food and almost everything they might need after a long day. A line up of restaurants and bars in this street make it loved by bar hoppers or even tourist who wanted to try different Cambodian food. You don't need to walk far since they are all gathered together in one street. It is the place where you'll likely find everything you are looking for.
How to get there?
It is not so hard to get there, most hotels are around the area, but if your hotel is a little far off it is still not a problem. Take a tuktuk and they will bring you there for $2-$3.
You can always walk to it since it is the heart of Siem Reap and almost everything is around this area which made it so accessible to everyone.
One thing that you'll see a lot here are these fried ice cream stores that are really delicious! Different stores offers different kinds of it, you've got to look around first just so you get to choose the best and most unique ones.
This is how Pub street is at night, full of people, lighted streets, musics, bars, street vendors, tuktuk and so much more.
Eating here though is kind of troublesome, after a long day at the temples. Choosing which restaurants to eat at is not easy, but when you have finally choose something then you will have to wait about half an hour or more just to be seated. Also, most servers do not speak English fluently but they try their hardest to help you.
I'd say the food is really cheap and for a high end restaurant it is a reasonable price. Although their food is not as tasty as Filipino, Italian, Mexican, American and European dishes, I'd like to say that it is not bad at all.
Aside from these fancy restaurants and bars are these spas and massage shops that are spread out all over the pub street too where you can relax after the day of walking. They have good massages wether you are getting it from the street. This only will cost you from $2-$5. in our case, we as a couple paid only $5 for both our massage. Tips are much appreciated here as well.
Over all experience in the Pub street for me is average, I won't say I didn't enjoy it but there's always room for improvement.
So if you are in Cambodia to visit the Angkor Wat, you should at least visit the pub street to feel the most out of Siem Reap.
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