Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Old Dec 11th, 2011, 03:27 AM
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Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

I have three days to travel from between these two cities. Any suggestions of interesting places to see on the way?
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Old Dec 11th, 2011, 08:29 AM
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See - Phnom Penh for a couple of days spent traveling in the other direction.
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We took the boat from Siem Reap to Battambang--8 hours, a tiring trip on a basic boat with a very loud motor, but awesome scenes of life in the several floating villages along the way, one of the best experiences of our 2.5 weeks in Cambodia. Stayed in Battambang 2 nights (including full-day trip around the area via tuk-tuk, really nice), then went on to Phnom Penh by bus (6 hours). A great time! I wrote about it in my blog--
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In Phnom Penh Royal Palace and a walk around the market

In Siem Reap I recommend a trip on the Tonle Sap and Angkor

to see photos of my trip click on the link below

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Stay in Battambang at least one night. Great little town. If you are not up for the boat ride you can get there by private car or perhaps bus? We did a car, but I thought we had also considered the bus.

Here's my LONG report. Scroll down to last days. Hope there is some info you can use.
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To me the charm of Battangbang was in a tour of the countryside. The first time I went was on the back of a moto and the second time in a tuk tuk with a friend. Temples, a killing cave, peaceful rural villages and a ride on the bamboo train to finish the tour. Cost for a about 6 - 7 hours was about $18 plus tip plus a bit extra for the bamboo train. Fantastic day. I also enjoyed the boat trip but check how much water is in the river. If its too low go by bus or car. We went by bus the second time and it was fine. I think there were two westerners on the bus which was a bit of a let down for the tuk tuk men at the bus station.

An alternative would be to go to Banteay Chmaar on the way to Battangbang. A great (and very isolated temple complex) Pre angkorian. No hotels and only homestay but good fun. The road was not good though!!
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In my opinion, you should visit
In PhnomPenh: Royal Palace,Silver Pagoda,Wat Phnom Temple.
In Siem Reap: Angkor Wat complex, Angkor Thom :the South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
Those are all main attractions you should not miss if you have 03 days for travelling both two places.

Hope this helps!
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I want to point out the major tourist attractions

> Phnom Penh :
- Royal Palace
- Silver Pagoda
- Wat Sarawan ( monument )
- Central Market
- Sisowath Quay ( riverside between Mekong and Tonle Sap )
- Wat Ounalom ( is the most important center of Cambodian Buddhism )
- Wat Phnom Temple
- Temple of the Lotus Blossoms
- Phnom Chisor Temple ruins
- Tonle Bati ruins
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ( carried out by Khmer Rouge Communist regime )
- Independence Monument

> Siem Reap :
- Kompong Phluk Floating Village
- Meychrey Floating Village
- Chong Kneas Floating Village
- Angkor Wat ( UNESCO World Heritage Site ) - Angkor Thom - Bayon Temple - Baksei Chamkrong - Ta Prohm - Khleang - Prasat Chrung - Ta Som - Banteay Srei - Lolei - Preah Khan - Banteay Samre - Thommanon - Chau Srei Vibol - The Victory Gate - Neak Pean - Phimeanakas - Prasat Suor Prat - Chau Say Tevoda - Krol Ko - Eastern Mebon - Kompong Kdei - Ta Keo - Vat Athvea - Prasat Kravan - Pre Rup - Bakong - Roluos Group - Banteay Kdei - Baphuon Temple ( are all names of ruins and temples in Angkor )
- Phnom Kulen National Park
- Wat Thmey o Killing fields ( is a death camp where mass massacres occurred under the Communist regime of Pol Pot )
- Wat Bo Temple
- Cambodia Landmine Museum
- Angkor National Museum
- War Museum
- Preah Norodom Sihanouk Angkor Museum
- Royal Palace
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