Lives in Adelaide
Since Oct 2008
65+ year old female
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites
Bodies of Water
Bodies of Water
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks
This is the newest of The Golden Residences & it is stunning! Staff are always very attentive & are willing to assist you in any way! The rooms here are very spacious & the decor is superb! The location is very convenient to Pub St & all the various eateries! There is a nightly cultural performance performed alongside the beautiful pool area which is very enjoyable & the dinner is of excellent quality!
This is my favourite place to stay when in Siem Reap! The ambience is perfect, rooms are comfortable & colourful & the staff are always very attentive! Nothing is too much trouble for them..the pool is gorgeous, massages very enjoyable & it's all so convenient. Food is of an excellent quality & many additional extras are generously provided!
This is a low cost option in a good location. They do have a swimming pool & the management is very good & staff are also very good.
Pub St is where it all goes on...night life is full on, goes till early hours of the morning! Many different eateries are available with good quality food, variety & good value, sometimes good to try other venues for dining away from the noise..there are many other good places to eat!
This is a very popular restaurant & you need to book many days in advance! If you are staying in Phnom Penh & want to eat here get in touch before you arrive! It is only small & does not cater for large groups & they turn numbers of people away every night! It is a training restaurant of a high quality, service & food is excellent!
Right on the corner of the 2 busiest streets in Siem Reap. They have 3 levels, need to climb the steep stairs but very reasonable priced food & drinks. I have taken 35 children there to eat on several occasions & they have been very helpful with price & access.
Run by a couple of Aussie girls, good food & coffee & a Sunday Roast lunch like home! They help & support many local charities & provide good information to travellers & first time visitors. Their small shop sells many locally made items to help local people.
A very pleasant little cafe off the beaten track..can sit & read or enjoy a snack or meal. They have regular movies which are very well patronised so if you want to view one of these you may need to be early!
Good to get away from Pub St & have some peace & tranquillity..staff are friendly & provide excellent service with delightful & delicious meals! Meals are a little more pricey here but lovely for a special occasion.
This restaurant is a little different.. you can get the best steaks but you do need to order when you book a day or two before. If you are hanging out for a steak after many days of rice & noodles, here's where you come!
A relatively new attraction & extremely well run! It was established by Australians & the safety standards here are excellent! Staff are also very well trained & you can be assured of a wonderful experience, flying through the trees...I'd love to do it all again. A bit more expensive than most other activities but that is due to the cost of the venture & ongoing costs of maintenance. Well worth doing!
Away from the hurley burley of Pub St you can get a good pizza & a fresh salad in a peaceful surrounding.
My favourite Italian Pizza place in Siem Reap. It's in an alley way adjacent to Pub St not easy to find but once you do I'm sure you'll return! Great pizza but make sure you leave some room for sweets too & try a different one each visit! You may need to book, it can be very busy & even their King eats here!! True story, I sat at the next table to him!
This is a very basic little place..it is a training restaurant for street kids & also very small. Right at the end of a street & quite dark at night so be careful if walking too & fro as you may trip. The food is very reasonable priced & tasty too & the drinks are cheap also. A little way out from Pub St over the river.
The temples are amazing & obviously a must see for all first time visitors! It can become very hot & crowded so try to do a bit at a time if you have the days to do so.
Another must do temple visit, allow plenty of time & take your camera along with comfortable walking shoes.
Depending on the time you have you can see up to 3 temples in a day but it is very exhausting! If you have the days try to have a day's break in between visits, it will make it more enjoyable!
This would be the second most favourite temple & a must see, if only time to do 2 temples! The tress & rocks are stunning & photograph opportunities a plenty!
A combination of all the sites which you can easily spend 3 days viewing. If you do intend to do more than 1 day best to buy a 3 day pass. If you are going to do Flight of the Gibbon you will also need a pass for that so can include that as well. You also travel through here to some of the other temples & Butterfly Sanctuary. A lovely trip by tuk tuk.
If you have sufficient time you can also visit this ruin..sunrise & sunset are the perfect time for taking stunning photos.
A large venue which takes up more time to explore than expected. It is a nice cool option for an other walk & you will see some of the history of early Cambodia. A pleasant experience if time permits.
A very interesting & small museum. Located some way out of town so best to combine with the Butterfly Centre & temple visits. Well worth a visit & you may even see the man who set it up he is often there.
Close to Siem Reap, a very peaceful temple to visit. You may be the only people here & can just take a walk around & enjoy the serenity & architecture!
My advice if you wish to visit the Tonle Sap lake area & any of the floating villagers is to go with a recognized guide. Many "barangs" (westerners) are scammed here with being taken to an "orphanage" & encouraged if not forced to buy a bag of rice for the poor children, which is not a very pleasant experience but can be easily avoided! I have heard of some westerners paying up to $70 for a bag which should be bought for $30!
It's different, some of the exhibits you may question the cultural aspect but however it's quite a pleasant place to visit. Good to see the different styles of housing over the years & the tools & equipment which some villagers are still using today!
To walk through this village in the dry season & paddle through it after the wet season is very interesting. Houses are built up so high & most of these people have never left their village. Please organise any tours of this area with a recognized guide for your own safety & comfort. It takes quite some time to get there the trip out to the middle of the lake also takes considerable time to do. You can eat at one of the floating restaurants safely with your guides advice.
If you are visiting Phnom Penh & Siem Reap then make sure you visit the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh. There is not much to see here but I would definitely recommend it in Phnom Penh. It is the history of Cambodia & should be seen & felt to appreciate what these people have gone through!
This is a huge water holding but really a place for the locals to eat, rest & play. I would not advise westerners to swim if you do, don't swallow the water. We take 35 people here regularly & the children have the best time playing in the water & sharing a barbecue lunch. You rent the shelters by the size & can buy locally BBQ fish, chicken etc You can also hire tyres, bathers & there are many other local delicacies to eat, crickets, corn etc if you wish!
It is quite a distance from Siem Reap but can be combined with a temple tour & the Landmine Museum to make the most of the trip. I found it very enjoyable. The young people who work here are usually university students & are very knowledgeable & enjoy sharing this with you! It is well maintained & if you are lucky you may be the only person here. It's inexpensive & many beautiful butterflies to try to capture with your camera!
A great place to find & dine. It's another training restaurant for local children which is very well run & the food is reasonable & tasty! The local doctors & hospital are located in the same vicinity & any funds they can raise are used for very good causes.