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What to do

If you are traveling without a tour, it is worth hiring a driver by the day and/or a guide. The

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Angkor temple complex is close to Siem Reap; the stilt and floating villages are some distance out of town. Drivers and guides can be arranged through hotels or simply by meeting them on the street; ours was the enthusiastic Raman Sous, reachable at sous.raman@yahoo.com.

Angkor’s temples can take

a day, or a week. Consider at least two days to see the

temples, with additional time

for any other sightseeing.

Where to stay

FCC Angkor

Pokambor Avenue

Siem Reap

www.fcccambodia.com

011-855-23-992-284

Former police barracks converted into breezy, upscale hotel with a popular bar and spa. Doubles from $140.

Viroth’s Hotel

0658 Wat Bo Village

Siem Reap

011-855-12-778-096

Sleek 7-room hotel with pool, just outside the city center.

Doubles from $100.

Where to eat

Sugar Palm

Ta Phul Road

011-855-63-964-838

Fabulously flavored, spicy Khmer food in a colonial second-floor setting, $5-$9.

Blue Pumpkin

Hospital Street

011-855-12-946-227

Sleek all-purpose hangout

serves ice cream, light meals, drinks in the middle of the old town; head upstairs for relaxing daybeds, $2-$6.

Viroth’s Restaurant

246 Wat Bo St.

011-855-12-826-346

Stylish modern Cambodian food and cocktails on a deck

surrounded by a bubbling pond, $4-$8.

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