Siem Reap car or tuk tuk?

Jun 26th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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So agree with crellston - I visited in 2002 and 2004, and already the changes and the impact of the crowds were evident. I did not go back on my recent visit to SEA. I wonder whether UNESCO sites should be required to limit their visitors?
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Jun 26th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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We were there in 2001. While I loved it and have wanted to return, given the pace of development, I fear I'd be disappointed.

Countries want their sites listed with UNESCO because it vastly increases the number of visitors, therefore bringing in more money. Getting listed often brings with it preservation money and/or expertise, but also more visitors mean more damage to the site. It's a difficult balance of competing interests.
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Jun 27th, 2011, 01:28 AM
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i love Tuk Tuk, because it is very remarkable of local transportation mean, i think cheaper than car or taxi! the only things you should noted have to make clear price before get on. We get to streetpub from Prince D angkor hotels cost only 1 dollar for 2 of us, it is pretty similar to cyclo in Hanoi.
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Jul 4th, 2011, 11:59 PM
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The tuk-tuk was cheap (US$12 a day in 2008), travelled at a nice pace to see the countryside and get a bit of breeze as I went and included a driver who spoke enough english to act as an advisor on local conditions and as a go-between wehen bargaining with vendors.

My report from that time:

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia
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Jul 5th, 2011, 12:02 AM
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PS Note that a Cambodian Tuk-Tuk is slightly different to Indian autorickshaws. It is more like a wagon with seats towed behind a light motorcyle:
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Jul 5th, 2011, 08:22 AM
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What's the preferred mode of travel if you are a group of 3 people? Just hire two tuk-tuks?
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Jul 5th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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I saw 4 people in a tuk-tuk...
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Jul 5th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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"What's the preferred mode of travel if you are a group of 3 people? Just hire two tuk-tuks?"

Have a look at that picture. All of the Siem Reap Tuk Tuks that I saw had two opposing bench seats that will seat two adults on each.

Unless they are very large people, one Tuk Tuj should be enough.

Now, if you were talking about the Indian version, one would be enough for a whole village:

Cheers, Alan, Australia
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