Heading from Vietnam to Malaysia. I have one free day. I am going to spend it in Cambodia. I am going to fly in somewhere, spend a day and night, and fly out.
Should I spend that day in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh?
Another traveler I met on my trip through SE Asia said that Angkor Wats was the highlight of his trip, but I almost feel like if I can only go one place in Cambodia, it should be Phnom Penh.
So forgetting cost and airline schedules and all of that (hopefully I can figure that out later), if you could only spend one day in Cambodia, which of those two destinations-or am I leaving out something entirely-would it be?
Thanks for your help.
#1 DTQ has been a member since 15/11/2007. Posts: 4
My vote would be for Siem Reap. Aim to be on a flight that arrives there by around 3pm, go check in to some guesthouse, then head straight to Angkor to buy a one-day pass. The pass is valid for the next day, but you'll also be allowed into the part after 4pm the day you arrive, so you effectively get 1.5 days (not that is matters as you're leaving the next day anyway). That afternoon go check out a couple of ruins and grab sunset, then Siem Reap for the evening. Next morning, drag yourself outa bed real early... like 5am early... and get out there again for dawn. See dawn and a couple more temples, then out, checkout, airport, off to Malaysia.
That's my two cents.
Don't forget to grab a copy of our Siem Reap guide while you're at it!
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,770
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siem reap for sure.go and see the temples duing the day than take the sunset tour of tonle sap lake..
#3 pencilmein has been a member since 12/12/2007. Posts: 7