Phnom Phen or Siem Reap?

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Nov 19th, 2008, 12:57 AM
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Phnom Phen or Siem Reap?

I have very limited time in Cambodia and need to pick Phnom Phen or Siem Reap. What would be a better choice? I enjoy shopping, eating, visiting museums etc.
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Nov 19th, 2008, 01:37 AM
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Most people who visit Cambodia stay in Siem Reap in order to see the Angkor temples. They are amazing, but if your interest isn't there, then you might be better off in Phnom Penh. The National museum is there and the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng.

You might be wise to do a bit of reading about Cambodia overall and see if, given your time constraints, you might be better devoting your time to somewhere that interests you beyongd shopping and eating, as really, there are not many museums
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Nov 19th, 2008, 04:34 AM
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Hi lilypoo! If you have time you should stay a few days in Siem Reap and 2 days in Phnom Penh. It is very interesting to visit.
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Nov 19th, 2008, 06:35 AM
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You should read up about the temples at Angkor - truly one of the wonders of the world. The best book, IMO, is Dawn Rooney's book, Angkor, most recent edition is 2006.

It takes a full three days just to see the "major" temples, but you'll want more time if you are really interested. We spent a week and could have used more time.

For a preview, take a look at our photos at www.marlandc.com
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Nov 19th, 2008, 07:23 AM
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or Miss poo - you could just run a little search on this topic in that little box up the top. Who knows what you might find.
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Nov 27th, 2008, 12:32 AM
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Absolutely no question...Siem Reap/Angkor Wat is a MUST SEE before you die!!!
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Nov 27th, 2008, 05:26 PM
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What a bummer to have to choose between them

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