Sunday, May 29, 2011

Before Visiting the Temples

there a few things you should keep in mind:

1. Plan your itinerary. There are temples which are out of the way so better make a list so you won't miss it out or waste your time going back.

2. Hire a tuktuk or a car to go around the temples. You can ask the concierge in your hotel to get one for you.  Or if its not too hot, you can borrow a bicycle from your hotel for free.

Hi Polla!

3. Bring US dollars, preferably in small denominations since almost everything is charged in USD.

4. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, you'll be walking and climbing a lot! If you're visiting Angkor Wat, don't wear shorts or if you must, make sure its knee high or they wont allow you to climb and you'll be missing out on seeing the surroundings of the temple from above just like me.

5. Bring water to keep you hydrated.

6. Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, umbrella or anything that will protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. Two days of visiting the temples and we both got a tan.

7. Don't forget to bring a camera. Keep an extra battery in handy since you'll be taking a lot of pictures here. Siem Reap is a very charming place.

8. You'll need to register at their Tourist Assistance Center and pay the corresponding fee depending on how many days you'll be visiting the temples. USD20 for a one-day pass and USD40 for a two-day and three-day pass.  Once the pass is given to you, you're all set to visit as many temples as you could.

Always have the pass with you at all times because it will be inspected everytime you enter a temple.

Enjoy and happy exploring!

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