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#1 Jonny7F

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:01 PM

Well I finally got around to booking my next trip and shall be in BKK at the beginning of September. After a couple of days there I was thinking of heading over to Siam Reap to visit Angkor Wat before heading to Phnom Penh and then Pattaya. I was wondering though if anyone had any experience of Siam Reap / Angkor Wat the rainy season? A mud bath of misery or still worth a visit?

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

Do your research via google.

I have been in December and got great weather.

Like Thailand it maybe only short but fierce bursts of rain.

However, that could make the place a mud bath.

I always try and go when good weather can be guaranteed.

More expensive maybe, but better than a washout.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:27 PM

Do your research via google.
I have been in December and got great weather.
Like Thailand it maybe only short but fierce bursts of rain.
However, that could make the place a mud bath.
I always try and go when good weather can be guaranteed.
More expensive maybe, but better than a washout.

Thanks for the response which coincides with my thoughts. As usual Google led to a mixed bag of answers; some saying it was the best time to visit and others that it certainly wasn't. My adding the question here wasn't a reflection of my laziness but rather how much I value the views of BMs. All that being said the one thing I did find via Google that makes me think the mud might be worth it is that apparently the moats fill up and look spectacular. Should be good for some photography.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:46 PM

You'll be fine . Been there many times .
Afternoon rain for an hour and gone . Doesn't rain all day.
Besides there are plenty of tuk tuks to get you around the town.
You best leave early to visit Ankor ,get there around 6 am have breakfast out there.
You want to get there early to be ahead of the tour bus groups.
I'll be going to Phnom Penh end of this month for a week.
Any questions you have just ask I know a good place to stay in Siem Reap.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

You'll be fine . Been there many times .
Afternoon rain for an hour and gone . Doesn't rain all day.
Besides there are plenty of tuk tuks to get you around the town.
You best leave early to visit Ankor ,get there around 6 am have breakfast out there.
You want to get there early to be ahead of the tour bus groups.
I'll be going to Phnom Penh end of this month for a week.
Any questions you have just ask I know a good place to stay in Siem Reap.

Thanks for the info, very much appreciated, and if you've a recommendation for accommodation that would be welcome.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:09 PM

I stayed here

Diamond D'Angkor Boutique.

Very reasonable with airport pick up and return which

seems standard with a lot of hotels.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:55 AM

rainy season is great. i was just there in july. everything is green and lush. only had rain at or near the end of the day.

we would get up early to see the temples then take a break at 11 or so then back out around 330 till sunset.

 

do not take any of the offers from the tuk tuk or taxi drivers have all your tours lined up before you arrive or set them up with well known tour guides.

there is a whole list of scams there in cambodia. lots of people begging for money

 

rice scam for school kids--dont do it

milk scam with baby mother and drugged/sleeping baby..again dont 

customs agent at airport want to get you a AC ride to your hotel--could believe the immigration guy was trying this one one me

 

i did one massage there it sucked waste of time...just someone rubbing on you lightly

food well not that great. no where close to thai food

 

heat was not to bad it was the humidity that got me and am from Texas i like heat and humidity but fuck it was humid

 

want to know anything more detailed let me know...did not try any bar scene or girls there so cant help you there




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