Angkor Wat/Siem Reap, Cambodia Overview-Planning Your Trip To The Biggest Religious Site On The Planet

Angkor Wat and the rest of the Angkor Ruins should definitely be included on your Southeast Asia itinerary. In this episode of the podcast I give you my overview and introduction to Siem Reap, the town where trips to the ruins are based from and advice on getting the most from the sites, especially if you are a photo enthusiast.
As I mentioned in the podcast episode it is difficult to rent a motorbike in Siem Reap, in fact it’s illegal. Some places will rent motorbikes to tourists and even some hotels but I caution you it’s risky and you may be exposing yourself to extortion. You will meet some tourists or backpackers that will tell you nothing will happen but honestly it’s not worth the risk. You will see foreigners riding motorbikes around Siem Reap but many of them are expats who live there and own the bike and may even possibly possess a Cambodian driver’s license. Electric bikes are available and perfectly legal to use. However they are slow. Personally I recommend hiring a reliable tuk tuk driver for the Angkor Ruins. It is very affordable and you are helping someone put food on the table. It will also save you time.

About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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