Cambodia seems never to be an overwhelming destination for travel. But this is not correct, the country is full of interesting things, especially the city which we are coming to – Siem Reap is more special. How many days do you need in Siem Reap? Let’s discover Siem Reap itinerary 4 days — What to do in Siem Reap in 4 days with Living Nomads below. Here is the guide that we make arrangements and travel for 4 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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Siem Reap itinerary 4 days: Day 1 — Explore Angkor
To start the journey Siem Reap, you can choose to buy a ticket, get in the car and quickly sleep to get Siem Reap. The cost for this trip is about 400 thousand. After arriving in Siem Reap, start the tour by reaching the massive Angkor complex. About 7km to the center of Siem Reap, the easiest way to get around is to go by bike (you can download more maps to ensure that you don’t get lost). You will have to buy a ticket to visit, about 20 dollars for a one-day entry ticket (you can leave and return to visit on the same day).
Both Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are located close together. If you can go early (so early, at 5 am), you should go to Angkor Wat to take pictures of the sunrise. Because of this, bright sunlight will penetrate the mist, reflecting on the water and unique architecture of this thousand-year-old temple. As a result, you will have a splendid photo. Or if you can not come here soon, you can come back here in the afternoon, after visiting other places.
After visiting Angkor Wat, you can go to the magnificent Angkor Thom complex. Note that the temple complex is extremely large, but the architecture is similar to each other. So if you just want to see the main construction, our suggestion is to come in from the gate of victory, through the elephant corridor. Continuously, you should visit Ba Phuon and Bayon Temple. These two temples are of the most massive size and are also the most elaborately decorated in all temples. Ba Phuon looks like an ancient palace with pillars and stairs carved and the Bayon is famous for the four-faced Buddha statues.
After visiting some vestiges of famous landmarks are Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, take the time to go further way and get the temple of Ta Promh. This temple is especially attractive to visitors of many places because of the roots of the tree and penetrating deep inside the brick body of the temple. This place is also extremely famous when appearing in the movie about her Lara Croft – secret tomb. And to make sure that the temple is so mysterious on film, it’s so mysterious that you will not be disappointed.
Tip: If you are afraid to find the way to destinations in Siem Reap, you can choose the tour available. Join these tours; you can visit the most famous cliffs without worrying about getting lost or to the wrong place.
4 days in Siem Reap: Day 2 — Visit the temples and markets
Reap is famous for Angkor Wat but it is also home to dozens of other temples that are so mysterious and glorious. Please spend the second day of your journey to find other temples, away from the crowds. For example, the Beng Melea, is said to have the same arranging floor plan as Angkor Wat, which was once completely submerged by the forest.
There is Banteay Srei with the beauty of the reliefs and sophisticated carvings. This place is also very special as it is known as the Fortress of Women, a place dedicated to honoring women.