We went to Siem Reap for one main reason – to see the temple ruins of Angkor, especially the legendary Angkor Wat.
We arrived in December 2013. It was very provincial. Very warm. Wearing a hat didn’t help. I needed an umbrella! Preferably an umbrella with protection from UV-rays.
We rode the moto-remorques, or Cambodian tuktuk around the central town area. And hired an airconditioned van and guide/driver to go to temple ruins and other far-out places.
Entertainment and night life is in the Pub Street area, which is where the Night Market is. The Old Market is also just nearby.
Souvenirs and handicrafts were amazingly cheap. I actually regret not having bought more.
At some restaurants crocodile burgers were offered. I don’t know much about the crocodile industry in the country, so I will not indulge in self-righteousness and finding wrong in this food tradition.
Street food include snakes, scorpions, bugs and frogs. We tried a snake and a bug. Those aren’t the worse I’ve ever tried. As an example, I ate fried starfish in Beijing and that was horrible – like eating chunks of sand!