Monday, January 17, 2011

Travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Visiting Siem Reap Cambodia was one of the most exciting and memorable experience I have had in my life. Not only for the Architecture that mesmerized me, not only the place that i fell in love with, but because I spent this with my sister Babygirl. I guess nothing beats the bond of sisters!

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and the most beautiful architecture i have seen so far. Its style is a Khmer Temple Architecture that was built in the 12th Century. The place is declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its grandeur is beyond imaginable. And watching the sunrise was like seeing it for the first time!

Travelling to Siem Reap is a breeze. If you want to go for a cheaper accomodation, you can always opt for hostels in the city. When i was looking where to stay, we found out that most of the tourists just opts for this kind of accomodation. However, it was highly suggested and recommended that you stay at Western owned hostels. We did just that, and we're just as happy as the rest. There's really no need to go for fancy hotels because you'll be out most the time anyway visiting Temples, watching the sunset and sunrise, going for a drink and shopping, except maybe when you really do have the budget for that and you're travelling with kids.

If you're already there, don't miss visiting Tonle Sap. Tonle Sap mean Large Fresh Water River. It's a Floating Village where you will notice that half of the river is occupied by the locals and the other half by the Vietnamese. Everything from schools to churches are floating. It's a unique type of community where the main transport is a small boat.

We took Jetstar to fly us to Cambodia. There are many airlines that fly there, but if you're on a budget, Jetstar delivers!

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