Siem Reap is a bustling tourist town, a place to lay your head after touring the temples. Or maybe just enjoying 50 cent beers on the popular Pub Street. The area around Old Market is the place to be, that’s where we settled in after our 6 hour bus trip from Phnom Penh. Traveling further south into Cambodia the temperature rises. We have never experienced a heat like this before, the afternoon sun is killer.
Starting the temple tour as early as possible offers two big benefits. First is you get to see the famous Angkor Wat at sunrise. Secondly, you should wrap up before the afternoon heat gets too much to handle. So that’s what we did first thing the next morning. We hired a tuktuk for the whole day, it cost $15 (plus $20 each for a temple pass). He picked us up at 5am, drove us to each temple and waited until we were done exploring. Well worth the money!