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5 days in Cambodia

Posted by mrakovan on 10/6/2016 at 19:49

Hello, we have 5 days 4 nights in Cambodia but we have a hard time deciding if we should stay in Siem Reap the whole time or spend 1 night in Phnom Penh. We will either fly to Saigon on the 5th day or bus/taxi on the 4th day to PP, spend a night in PP and then to Saigon on the 5th day. We will be there in January. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Posted by missamandalim on 10/6/2016 at 21:21

Siem Reap sounds good. You can refer an itinerary:https://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner#itinerary-133

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Posted by MichaelW on 10/6/2016 at 23:52

I'd probably just stay in Siem Reap, if it were me. Lots to do there; I doubt you'll be bored after five days. Enjoy Cambodia!

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Posted by amnicoll on 13/6/2016 at 05:51

Agree with Michael, you would waste best part of a day going to PP and not the most scenic of rides (pleasant enough though)

Put the 4th day to more use and do something in the area

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Posted by ChristineLamote on 13/6/2016 at 21:19

You should stay1 night in Phnom Penh to enjoy sunset on cruise there.

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Posted by amnicoll on 14/6/2016 at 04:43

it is a long way to go just for a sunset cruise and I remain of the view it would be better to use the day in and around Siem Reap

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Posted by marlobrent on 30/6/2016 at 07:16

Angkor Wat is the most impressive sight anyway, so I would just take my time and explore it properly.

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Posted by mralfr3dchan on 5/7/2016 at 04:10

Accomodation in Siem Reap is more affordable than Saigon. Phnom Penh doesn't really have much to allure unless you have time to go deeper south to Kampot or Kep. These K places are wonderful places. Otherwise the only thing really nice about the bustling capital is the $4 mojito.

Also to me Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most hateable cities filled with snatch thieves and rogues. I am not harsh on my words. Flash your phone along the road and it will be gone in moments, Even the locals tell you that. Expensive, sleazy and really lawless.

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Posted by Bridgequeen on 16/9/2016 at 22:23

I agree it is not worth all that travel for just one day in PP, though personally I like the place. 4 -5 days in Siem Reap is ideal, you can really take your time over all the temples, not just the big draw of Angkor and fit in a floating market / massage/ shopping etc. Personally I loved Saigon.....

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