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[18 May 2011 | One Comment | 1,625 views]
Lunch at Khmer Heritage Restaurant, Cambodia

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Lunch at Khmer Heritage Restaurant, Cambodia
Last year, I celebrated Rachel’s birthday in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We spent four days there and we loved it. We went to ten temples in one day, it was tiring but it was fun. At that time, the weather was hot and temperature during day time can reach 38 degree Celsius. It was one of the craziest things we did for some time.
During noon, we went to this Khmer Heritage Restaurant for lunch which is located near Angkor Wat. It is a small stand-alone house …

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[16 May 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,220 views]
Siem Reap Adventure 4 Days 3 Nights

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Siem Reap Adventure 4 Days 3 Nights

This was a surprise birthday trip for Rachel and we spent 3 full days wandering the iconic city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. We signed up more tours as we were hungry for more. On the third day of our trip, we managed to visit 10 temples in a day. Check our little crazy adventure under the 40 degree Celsius hot sun in Siem Reap!
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 1: AirAsiaGo.com Package, Tonle Mekong Restaurant, Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel, Lake Tonle Sap, Killing Field, Pub Street and …

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[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,413 views]
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 3 Part Two: Sras Srang, Ta Prohm / Tomb Raider Temple, Ta Keo, Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan, Phnom Bakheng

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Siem Reap Cambodia Day 3 Part Two: Sras Srang, Ta Prohm / Tomb Raider Temple, Ta Keo, Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan, Phnom Bakheng
Sras Srang
Please don’t mistaken Sras Srang as another temple in Angkor.

Sras Srang is an ancient manmade lake which is 800m by 400m. It was built by King Rajendravarman II in mid 10th century. Later, this lake was restored and enlarged by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th century.

Originally, there was a small shrine in the middle, but today it completely collapsed that we could only see its stone foundation in the dry season. Besides storing water …

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[13 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,178 views]
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 3 Part One: Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup

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Siem Reap Cambodia Day 3 Part One: Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup
We had fun so far in Siem Reap. This was our most adventurous and tiring travel trip we had in our life. However, day three was crazier than the two days combined. We planned to visit 10 temples on our last day in Siem Reap. Yes, ten temples! We had a new tour guide on the third day and he freaked out. Who doesn’t right?
At first we wanted to put everything together as one …

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[10 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,356 views]
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 2: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei, Roluos Group Temples, Bakong, Preah Ko and Lo Lei

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Siem Reap Cambodia Day 2: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei, Roluos Group Temples, Bakong, Preah Ko and Lo Lei
We had an adventurous day for our first day in Siem Reap and we were looking forward for another one for day two. I booked our tour package on AirAsiaGo.com but it was only for half day. Thus, we added another half day tour thanks to the advice from the tour guide. We paid extra for it but it was all worth it.
We were supposed to leave our hotel at 4.30 am …

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[9 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,263 views]
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 1: AirAsiaGo.com Package, Tonle Mekong Restaurant, Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel, Lake Tonle Sap, Killing Field, Pub Street and Le Tigre de Fapier

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Siem Reap Cambodia Day 1: AirAsiaGo.com Package, Tonle Mekong Restaurant, Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel, Lake Tonle Sap, Killing Field, Pub Street and Le Tigre de Fapier
This was a surprise birthday trip for Rachel. I told her that we are going for holiday but I never mention where. I have asked her to take leave on her birthday and she only knew where she will be going in the airport during check-in.
This was an impromptu trip. I bought the travel package from AirAsiaGo.com. It was under their Last Minute Deal promotion. …

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[7 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,161 views]
Tonle Sap, Largest Freshwater Lake in South East Asia

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Tonle Sap, Largest Freshwater Lake in South East Asia
Thousands or maybe millions visitors visit Siem Reap for only one reason, Angkor Wat. That is going to change as there is another place is worth a visit in Siem Reap, the Tonle Sap Lake.
Why is this lake so worth visiting? For most of the year, the lake takes up 2,700 square km which is relatively small. However, during the monsoon the lake swelled to 16,000 square km which more than 5 times of its original size!
The journey from the Siem Reap …

CAMBODIA, Cambodia - Siem Reap, Hotels / Resorts »

[24 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,050 views]
The Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel Review Siem Reap

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The Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel Review Siem Reap
On our first trip to Siem Reap Cambodia, we stayed at Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel. We booked the hotel via AirAsiaGo.com’s Last Minute Deal Package. The package inclusive of flight, hotel room, airport transfer and holiday tours.
I have screened through dozens of hotels in Siem Reap and I wanted something unique than the rest and also within our budget. The trip was a surprise birthday trip for Rachel so I organized the whole trip without her knowledge.

The hotel is located near the city …

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[19 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,697 views]
Sunset Fun at Bakheng Hill, Siam Reap, CAMBODIA

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Sunset Fun at Bakheng Hill, Siam Reap, CAMBODIA
We never had so much fun exploring temples like we did in Siem Reap. It was our third day in Siam Reap and we ended the day with the sunset at Bakheng Hill. We ventured to 12 places on that day itself, the tour guide was amazed by our energies. He kept on telling us most of the temples are the same. I can’t blame him after 12 places as that day it was as hot as 42 degree Celsius, most people would …

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[16 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | 1,704 views]
The Chong Khneas Floating Village, Tonle Sap Lake, CAMBODIA

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The Chong Khneas Floating Village, Tonle Sap Lake, CAMBODIA
The moment Rachel and I were picked up by tour agency van from the airport of Siem Reap, the tour guide was selling us the Tonle Sap Lake tour. As the rest looked unconvinced, we booked the tour for ourselves. Frankly, it wasn’t the first time I heard about Tonle Sap Lake. Fellow friend blogger, David of MalaysiaAsia has already told me earlier on.
After checking in the hotel and 15 min later, we hopped on to the tour van and we were …

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[3 Jun 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,766 views]
The 3 Dollars BBQ Beef with Noodles and 2 Dollars Chen Choun Fish at Siem Reap Stalls, Cambodia

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3 Dollars BBQ Beef with Noodles at Siem Reap Stalls, Cambodia
Opposite the ever popular Pub Street of Siem Reap, there are group of food stalls serving variety of food from BBQ to local delicacies. Rather than dining at the nicer looking restaurants in Pub Street, we preferred to go local for one of the nights.

A little girl showed us the menu, as we then cramped into a wooden table. It wasn’t dirty, don’t get me wrong. It is similar to the local roadside stalls in Malaysia. The lady boss came …

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[21 Apr 2010 | 12 Comments | 2,260 views]
Travel Tips for Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Travel Tips for Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
I just came back from Angkor Wat a few days ago. Like many first timers, I booked my tour online before I reached Siam Reap. Well, sadly the tour that I had book, was exclusive of Angkor Wat. The reason being was I didn’t do much information about Angkor Wat.
The Real Angkor Wat?
There are more than dozens of temples in Siem Reap and Angkor Wat circuit. Be exact, book Angkor Wat (temple) tour rather than the big circuit tour which inclusive of many …

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