I paid 600 Baht or 15 Dollars USA for bus to Angkor Wat or city of Siem Reap. Very easy to get a hotel for 4 or 5 dollars per night.

We got ripped on the exchange of dollars and Baht at the border. I recommend you carry dollars into Cambodia as most things are price in dollars and they seem to like dollars. There are NO ATM or Bank Machine in Siem Reap, but there is suppose to be ATM machines in Phom Phen Cambodia.

I believe the cost to get a Cambodia Visa at the Border is 1000 Baht. So you really can just get on a bus and go to Cambodia with a visa. Lots of people got the visa the border, but probably better to get in Bangkok. I did for 950 Baht, with a 2 day wait.

Internet is good, and all is simple, have only had women offered time in the first day... hehehe

I would say that Sex Tourism is alive and thriving in Cambodia.

Siem Reap is full of 5 Star Hotels.

Motorcycle taxis cost about 3000 Riel, or about 75 Cent U.S.

4000 Riel Equals one dollar U.S.

This is a Full ON tourist city. Very high end in most ways so far, and on the I look like a Dollar sign mentality. Dollars is king.


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Siem Reap is the best place for visit ing the temples and very enjoy our visited Siem Reap town .
before we arriavl in Siem Reap I have found my guide Mr Kol chhen he is English speaking -Tour guie.

he is great services in Siem Reap .

Cambodia is warm country. It is not hot and cold, it is very good for visitors to travel around Cambodia. Cambodian people are warm welcome and always smiles to visitors. Cambodia has Angkor Wat temple is the largest Hindu temple in the world. and Bayon temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the worldwide and Huge faces of Lord Buddha on the 4 cardinal points. More Info. Please visit our website : , It is good information for you to visit it.
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Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
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We engaged Mr Kol Chhen as our guide and driver for a whole week in Siem Reap in December 2009. There were 4 ladies in our group. Chhen picked us up from the airport and we liked him immediately. He was polite, friendly and was willing to answer any questions we had. Since we were there to take part in the Angkor Wat Half Marathon,

Chhen drove us from the airport to the race pack collection venue, before transferring us to our hotel. He was there early to pick us up to our marathon venue the next morning at 5.30 am. Chhen was always punctual and always had a ready smile on his face. We felt that we could totally rely on Chhen for all the local information on Siem Reap, including where to eat and shop. The next few days, we explored the temples with him and he was very knowledgeable on the history of the temples.

He was a very safe driver and always obliged us by taking many photos for our group, including stopping or slowing down his car so that we can take photos of the countryside. He was also very patient and often helped one of our group members to climb the steep steps at the temples. Chhen was like a friend and we could see his rapport with the locals, especially the kids. The highlight of our trip was the visit to his village. We highly recommend this trip to the village as you will get a chance to experience first hand the life of the villagers.

The villagers were very friendly and the kids were really awesome and so well behaved despite their humble surroundings. They always have a ready smile for the camera. We would advise you to bring along some candies and stationery as a treat for these kids as this will really make them happy. Chhen introduced us to his lovely family and we got a chance to play with the kids, try our hand at harvesting rice and witnessed the most beautiful sunset over the lake. We also took part in the Clean Water Project,

and you can read more on this on Chhen’s website. We often take clean water for granted in our country and we were very humbled to see that so many of the villagers still do not have access to clean water. If you wish to contribute to a worthy cause to help the people in Cambodia, this is a really good project as for only USD180, you can help to provide a pump well for clean water for the villagers. We are already making plans to return to Siem Reap next year and will definitely use Chhen as our guide and driver again. He is one of the few drivers who is also a licensed guide and we highly recommend him to anyone who is visiting Siem Reap. Your Cambodian experience will be much richer with Chhen as your guide. Thank you Chhen, from all of us for being such a wonderful guide and friend. We will be back.

Karen and Siew Leng From Singapore

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Kol Chhen as a dedicated Cambodian tour guide with excellent English skills. I found him through visiting his website at, and then corresponded with him via his email address at
Out of four enquiries, he was the only guide who consistently kept in touch, patiently offering suggestions and changes to my itinerary . His thoughfulness and thoroughness resulted in a memorable and most enjoyable holiday. His knowledge of Cambodian history and architecture, its people and culture is remarkable.

He is very passionate about his job and his country which was portrayed by his enthusiasm to ensure that I experienced and enjoyed every moment.Some trips turned into 13 hour days and at no time did I feel rushed. It was on these days that we had a compentent and experienced driver so that Chhen could dedicate the day to solely being my guide, whilst on shorter days he would drive. His car was comfortable, clean and airconditioned with a ready supply of cold water and refreshing towels. I was particularly interested in interacting with the people and visiting places that were not on the usual tourist itinery as I had visited Cambodia previously. I was certainly not disappointed.

He was reliable, well organised and punctual, courteous and caring and loved offering photo opportunities for my snap happy fingers.

I have no hesitation in recommending Chhen as a dedicated guide, I wish him well and thank him for making my return trip to Cambodia so special.

My brother and I had only a few days to spend in Cambodia but we knew we did not want to miss being so close to Angkor Wat without seeing it. Joining a group tour is not our usual style and we also wanted to see other, less well traveled, temples. We decided on hiring a guide, as Cambodia is still relatively inexpensive and without one, we would run out of time. I found Chhen Kol through an internet search and his reviews were great, so I emailed him about availability and cost about six weeks before our trip. He responded back promptly and was able to accommodate our tight schedule at a very reasonable price. He arranged to pick us up and reserved lodging for us in Siem Reap. When we missed our connection, he found us and took us to an excellent (as in great food) restaurant to discuss the trip in more detail. I liked Chhen right away. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, a great listener and, as I was to discover later, a great reader of people. He had a concise, positive answer or suggestion to every question. With his cousin Kim, an excellent driver, the four of us embarked on a two day trip into northern Cambodia, visiting a number of temples on the way to Preah Vihear. I was surprised at the number of obscure places Chhen knew. Each temple was in a different style, and, although I am no history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Chhen knew the history of each one. When we made it to Preah Vihear, we found Cambodian soldiers - machine guns, RPGs and all, at the temple looking across a canyon at Thai soldiers. I knew there has been an ongoing “disagreement” over the temple for the past few years, but I didn’t expect it to be right AT the temple! Fortunately, shots hadn’t been fired in a couple of years and everyone was relaxed and friendly. Chhen even introduced us briefly to the Cambodian commander and the Thai liaison. Our third day was spent in and around Angkor Wat. Although it is the best known temple and I enjoyed it, there were others I actually liked much better and was glad to have made the effort to see with Chhen. What makes Chhen a great guide goes far beyond knowing all about the temples and the geography. He choreographs everything with such finesse. He knows what to see and when. He’s never in a rush, but knows when it’s time to move on so we don’t miss other fabulous sights. He fades into the woodwork to allow you to experience the wonder, but he’s right there to tell you what’s going on in as much detail as you like. He knows when you’ve had enough and it’s time for a cold drink and good food. With regard to the things I hired Chhen to do for and with us, I don’t see how my experience could have been better. After all that, I found what I liked most about Chhen was his exceptional understanding of human nature and the depth of his appreciation for being Cambodian. I have to thank the folks who took the time to write reviews which led me to Chhen. Check him out yourself at By the way, I was somewhat apprehensive about going to Cambodia but after having read so many positive reviews, going there and meeting people like Chhen, I was VERY glad I went.

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