Duration : 4 days
Budget : ∼600 $ / pax (flight; hotel;activities and meals)
We left Singapore on Thursday evening plane took off around 7pm we arrived in Phnom Penh at 9pm. We took a cab to reach the city center (11$, not really negociable as all of the cab where saying the same price).
We check in at our hotel (nice a quiet hotel, near everything restaurant, museum, coast, activities), the employees were nice and the room was cosy and clean. Sufficient for us.
Address : Diamon Palace Hotel, #29EO, St. 178, Preah Ang Makhak Vann St. (178), Phnom Penh 12206, Cambodge
We went out in the famous street to grab something to eat. Stop at where we enjoyed really strong cocktail (bit too strong for me through) and good food.
Starting the day with a nice breakfast (included in the room) toast; egg and orange juice or coffee. We then walk to What Phnom (north of bd Norodom). Nice pagoda, small but with decorations and well maintain 5 (only 1$ the entrance).
Then we walk back in the direction of the hotel. Originally we wanted to visit the Silver pagoda and the royal palace but they are closed between 12 till 14h. We had to change our plan to the National Museum (5$). I recommend it if you want to learn and understand a bit the culture of Cambodia. Allow around 1h30 for the visit.
After the visit we went eating in a very nice place called “Friend“, close to the museum. Awesome place, incredible plates and really affordable prices. Totally recommend it.
To end our day, we decided to go and visit the Tuol Sleng. Old prisons like we used to have in France or Germany during the war. Hard, difficult, sad, but worth it. It’s unfortunately part of the history of this country.
Dinner at the Romdeng; also perfect like his brother “Friend”.
Direction the airport for Siem Rep. After 40 min flight we landed and reach our nice hotel ( Borei Angkor Resort and Spa).
Address : Borei Angkor Resort and Spa, #0369 National Highway 6, Slokram, Banteay Chas, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodge
We relaxed the morning at the pool area.
For our afternoon, we decided to visit a floating village. we choose Kâmpóng Khleang less touristic than his brother Kampong Phluk but a bit farthest but worth it. We were the only foreigners there. Our tuk-tuk driver was really nice and show us around.
For our last day we choose one tour that the hotel offer for the Angkor Wat temple. Our driver and guide took us during the whole day to all the touristic but outstanding place of Angkor Wat.
For me one day at the temples area is sufficient if you’re not a huge fan of temples. However, you could spend 3 to 4 days visiting the area.
We ended our day around 3 pm so we enjoyed the swimming pool and could go at the city center to enjoy a nice meal.
Our last day was the travel back to singapore around 11 am.