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Siem Reap

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  • Siem Reap rainy season 2012

    The rainy season in Cambodia starts in June and runs until November, bringing 75% of the kingdom’s annual rainfall and temperatures that can drop as low as 22 degrees Celsius ... Read more.


  • Essentials

    Here's essential information on Siem Reap: the general layout of town, communications, post, emergencies, police and banks. ... Read more.


  • When's the best time to visit Siem Reap?

    Enthusiastic travel agents will tell you there is never a bad time to visit Siem Reap. Which is sort of true, as long as you are flexible with how you spend your precious time once you get here. ... Read more.


  • Rainy season in Siem Reap

    Rainy season in Siem Reap is not at all as people may imagine. In fact, though there is always the possibility of a wash-out, it can be the best time of year to be here, largely because the number of other visitors tends to be lower, meaning less crowded sights and cheaper accommodation. ... Read more.


  • Siem Reap’s baby milk scam

    Streetwise visitors to Siem Reap should know that giving money to begging children is tantamount to giving money directly to the adults who force them to work the streets in the first place. So when a child, or even an adult, approaches you on Pub Street and asks you to buy milk for their baby instead, surely that’s okay. Isn’t it? ... Read more.


  • Safety in Siem Reap

    Notwithstanding Cambodia’s no-longer warranted reputation as something of an edgy, frontier destination, it is in fact an incredibly safe country to visit, in relative terms. But visitors should not be completely disarmed by the warm smiles of their hosts because, of course, nowhere is entirely risk free. ... Read more.


  • Tourists behaving badly in Siem Reap

    Much has already been written about the lack of respect shown by scantily-clad backpackers oblivious to the fact that ancient sites such as Angkor Wat are still places of worship. ... Read more.


  • Tipping

    Many guidebooks and other resources advise that tipping is not customary among Cambodians, and that it is therefore not necessary while travelling or living here. We beg to differ. ... Read more.


  • How to report suspected child abuse in Siem Reap

    It’s difficult to imagine what a child sex abuser might look like, but if you have suspicions about someone, knowing what to do when you’re in a foreign country, one that to many appears essentially lawless, can be difficult. ... Read more.


  • Understanding more about Buddhism in Siem Reap

    Buddhism dominates Cambodian religious life. Here's how to find out a little more about it. ... Read more.


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