Due to the heat and amount of walking involved, I spent probably about 5-6 hours a day at the temples and then the afternoon relaxing, so you may be able to pack in more if you’ve got a higher heat tolerance/more stamina than myself. Two days was the right amount of time for me, given everything else I was packing into my timeframe, but I’d say that’s the minimum. I had 2 full days in Siem Reap, both spent at the temples: day one a sunrise at Angkor Wat, followed by Bayon and Ta Prohm - aka the small circuit - and day 2 on the big circuit, which features some of the smaller, more remote and less crowded temples.
I’m literally just wrapping up a two week trip across Cambodia and hit both these places. I found it nice to walk along the river in the evening and people watch although be prepared for lots of beggars. You can also visit the Grand Palace which is similar to the one in Bangkok and the site of the recent funeral of King Sihanouk.
Phnom Penh mainly has sites nearby regarding the Khmer Rouge such as S21 and the Killing Fields which are very moving and should be high on your list of things to visit. Travel to lesser-known areas, including Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre, for a comprehensive look at the breadth of artistry and engineering of the Khmer culture. Visit Ta Prohm - the romantic temple half-engulfed by the encroaching rainforest - early in the morning to beat the heat and other visitors.
With A&K Cambodia Travel, discover Angkor Wat away from the crowds by entering through the back with our expert tour guide, a local of Siem Reap with intimate knowledge of the history and best sights of this magnificent complex. Cambodia visas cannot be purchased at the overland border from Laos. Visas can also be obtained at official overland border crossing points on the Thai and Vietnamese borders.
Travellers can apply abroad ahead of time, but the most common method is to purchase a visa on arrival at the international airport in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Visas can be obtained in a number of ways. Canadian travellers require a tourist visa to visit Cambodia.
Located in the center of the Ho Chi Minh City and close to all major tourist attractions, Fusion Suites Saigon is an all-suite property with a minimalistic, modern design and the Fusion signature wellness philosophy deeply embedded at its core. The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure. The tour will take in highlights like the former Presidential Palace, the Historical Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
After breakfast you will get the chance to explore Ho Chi Minh on a half-day city tour. Our visits to the Cambodian islands were quiet and peaceful and accommodation choices plentiful! In saying all of that, we didn’t have to brave as many masses of people at the temples and on occasions had corners of the Angkor temples all to ourselves!