When most people think of Cambodia, they think of the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a truly stunning sight. But there’s more to Siem Reap than temples, and if you want to make the most of your time in this beautiful country, you need to plan your trip carefully. So read on for our top tips on how to make the most of your visit to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat!
1. Decide what you want to see
The first step in planning your trip is to decide exactly what you want to see and do. Siem Reap is a relatively small town, it’s easy to get around and there are a lot of different things to see and do. If you’re only interested in visiting the temples, then you might not need to spend more than a couple of days here. If you want to explore the town and experience some of the other attractions, then you’ll need to plan for a longer stay.
2. Choose the right time of year
The next step is choosing when to go. Siem Reap has a tropical climate, so it’s warm all year round. However, the weather can be quite different depending on the time of year. When the weather is cool and dry, November through February are the best times to visit. If you visit during the wet season (between June and October), you’ll need to be prepared for some rain. But even during the wet season, Siem Reap is still a great place to visit – just make sure you pack your raincoat!
3. Book your accommodation in advance
Siem Reap is a popular tourist destination, so it’s important to book your accommodation in advance. There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses to choose from, but they can fill up quickly, especially during the high season. So if you have your heart set on a particular place to stay, make sure you book early.
4. Don’t forget to budget for souvenirs!
Siem Reap is full of souvenir shops, so it’s easy to blow your budget if you’re not careful. If you want to bring home some souvenirs, set aside a little extra money in your budget so you don’t have to worry about overspending.
5. Plan your time at the temples carefully
There are dozens of different temples to see at Angkor Wat, and it can be easy to spend too much time at one temple and not enough at another. It’s important to plan your time carefully. If you want to see everything, you might need to spend more than one day at the complex. And if you only have a limited amount of time, make sure you prioritize the temples that you really want to see.
6. Hire a guide
If you want to learn more about the history and culture of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, then we recommend hiring a guide. A good guide will be able to show you around the temples and explain the history behind them. They can also answer any questions you have about Siem Reap and Cambodian culture.
7. Relax and enjoy your trip!
Last but not least, don’t forget to relax and enjoy your trip! There’s no need to rush around when you’re in Siem Reap – it’s a gorgeous place. So take your time, explore the town, and soak up the atmosphere. We think you’re going to have a great time since you’ll be able to see a lot of beautiful sceneries and backgrounds that are perfect for TikTok content. We’re sure you’ll have a trip to remember!
So there you have it – our top tips for planning a trip to see the temples of Angkor Wat. We hope you find them helpful and that they help make your holiday a memorable one. Bon voyage! Rico Panopio is a content writer and PR outreach specialist at VEED.io