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Siem Reap

Orientation

  • 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

    Sitting at home on a cold drizzly day while pondering where to pursue adventures abroad, it may seem obvious that you wouldn’t want to go to Cambodia, or Siem Reap, at the height of the rainy season, but actually it’s not nearly as bad as people imagine. ... 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.


  • A spate of bag snatchings in Siem Reap

    I was going to write about the best spots for sinking a beer while watching the day slip down over the horizon, but something has come up so you’ll have to wait for that little ray of sunshine. ... 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 in Siem Reap

    A long time ago I waitressed at a posh restaurant in Dublin, the kind of place where the pandan chicken and monkfish in red curry sauce, though incredibly good, were of secondary importance to the hob-nobbing possibilities ... 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

    Since the days of Jayavarman VII, the warrior king who reigned from 1181 to 1220, Buddhism has dominated Cambodian religious life ... Read more.


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