Friday 18th October 2019
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Today we were leaving Phnom Penh….some pictures below:-
Views from the Mekong River
Prime Minister’s House
Street heading to our hotel
Part of the Royal Palace
We were heading to Seim Reap by bus, on a much better bus than our last journey. This journey would take us 6.5 hours.
Again the drive was lovely, views stunning.
I admired so many of their beautiful houses along the way.
The houses are all built on stilts for various reasons such as flooding, or for ventilation and shade.
The Cambodians during the hottest part of the day do not stay indoors, instead they move to below the house where they hang hammocks and can rest in the shade. This area is also kept for their motorbikes.
We eventually arrive in Siem Reap, find our hotel, dump the bags, then explore.
You can find everything in Siem Reap whether its a luxury resort, affordable motel, fine dining, low-key bar or happening nightclub.
It appears to have its own allure, with enticing dining options, stylish shops and laid back ambiance….I like it alot!
There are no high rise buildings here. No buildings are allowed to be higher than the towers at Angkor Wat.
Street food in Cambodia is every bit as varied and delicious as that of Vietnam.
We have saw baked tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, and other weird looking stuff on sale to eat here!
Most visitors come to Siem Reap to see the temples, Siem Reap’s main draw is Angkor Wat of course, but there are also plenty of other things to do in and around the city.
And it has a history dating all the way back to the year 802!!!
The main eating area ‘Pub Street’ is lively, and colourful, it’s surprising.
I like the feel here already in Siem Reap, much more laid back it appears and this appeals to me!