I will be travelling to SEA from mid-July to mid September (just under 2 1/2 months). I have posted on Lonely Planet forums, but this site appears to be the best of the best when it comes to SEA, so I thought I would try and get some opinions on here as well.
Since this is the Cambodia destination part, I thought I would stick to that, and post my itinerary up for the other countries in the relevant sections. My itinerary for Cambodia is very general, as I have limited time here. Right now its just 6 days in Phnom Penh, and 6 days in Siem Reap for Angkor.
I was wanting to go see Kratie, but in my time frame, I don't know if it will be worth it. I'm thinking maybe Kampot and that kind of area for a couple of days. Any ideas? I would like to see some rural Cambodia if I can as well, but I don't know if that is limited in the West.
Also, rough budget for this time if I try to live cheap?
Thanks people. I have posted up other itineraries for Vietnam (24 days), Thailand (20 days), Laos (11 days).
Cheers for the help
#1 CJHorn85 has been a member since 9/5/2008. Posts: 8
6 days is a lot for Angkor/Siem Reap. Unless you're really really really into the ruins, I'd shave two days off there and spend then in Kampot. You could also reduce your time in Phnom Penh and go to Kratie, but aside from the dolphions, there's not loads to see/do there.
I agree that with 12 days you could see another place or too in Cambodia. Though I personally like Phnom Penh a lot, I think 3-4 days would be enough for most people in both SR and PP.
To see some countryside, you could spend a day or two in Battambang and take a moto tour of the surroundings. It's a very nice area. I like Kampot too though, and you could see the country there too by renting a scooter and driving around a bit.
Just out of curiosity, which country are you planning to go to first? I myself am planning to end up in Cambodia for all of July after seeing some of Malaysia and Indonesia. Can't wait to be back there!