Siem Reap, Cambodia
11° 23' N 104° 52' E
Apr 03, 2005 09:02
Distance 311km

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Meet the Khmers

We flew into Siem Reap in the north of Cambodia.

The town has changed dramatically since the last time I came here in 1992.
We have never seen so many very large fancy hotels anywhere, and can't believe they are asking upwards of US$200 a night.

The centre of town now has tons of very nice eating/drinking places with prices to match.

The temples of Angkor Wat are still worth coming to see and the cambodians are certainly making a packet of money from them.
Good luck to them!

Did we do the three day tour of all the temples?
Naaaaah!
4 hours in a tuk-tuk then back to the air-conditioned room and a bed picnic.
Hey! it's too hot.

Photos / videos of "Meet the Khmers":

Angkor Wat Sarah gets interested in Khmer temples Inside the main temple Explorer A monk sits about The Khmers liked their women "chesty" Not everyone is enthralled by the temples Another explorer Local tourists Eight armed buddha On a visit to Ta Prom The jungle reclaims it's territory The old french architecture of Siem Reap Beetles on the left, big bugs on the right A tasty snack