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Angkor by Romouque
Most of the people who visit Angkor use a romouque (motor trailer) during
their stay in Siem Reap. Romouques were developed from pedal-cycle trailers,
and are a fun, breezy way to travel around town and see the temples.
is ideal for these vehicles, as the roads are good and the distances are
not too great. I can meet you at the bus station or airport, and if you'd
like a monument visit I can usually offer a free transfer to your hotel.
Some drivers try to persuade visitors away from their chosen lodgings
to a guesthouse or hotel that pays them commission. I never do this.
usual practice is to hire romouque and driver for a complete visit. Drivers
normally wait outside the temples as they are not able to accompany tourists
inside, or act as guides.
are designed for two people, and the rate is around $7 for a half day
for one or two people, and $12/$15 for a full day.
of the places you can visit include:
- Angkor Wat at
sunrise or sunset, or by hot-air balloon
- All the major
temples in Siem Reap, from the world-famous Angkor Wat and Ta Prom (featured
in the film "Tomb Raider") to the beautiful Banteay Srei,
built in pink sandstone and featuring wonderfully intricate carving
- Angkor Thom, the
Bayon, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Leper King, Victory Gate and
- Pub Street and
Siem Reap's night market
- Siem Reap's artisan
centre, where craftsmen and their apprentices make traditional Khmer
products from silk, wood and stone
- Wat Thmei (the
local monument to the dead of the Killing Fields)
- The Rolous group
of temples the three main ones are Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong
(the first major capital of the Angkorian-era Khmer empire)
- The floating villages
of Tonle Sap, Cambodia's great lake and the largest freshwater lake
in southeast Asia. This includes a boat trip and a visit to a crocodile
- Beng Mealea (a
sprawling jungle temple)
- Kbal Spean (literally
"the river of 1,000 linga"; it also features carvings of Buddha
and Buddhist images in the rock of the riverbed)
trips can include lunch and/or dinner, with Khmer food.
I can also arrange for you to see some traditional apsara dancing in the
prices are very reasonable, from as low as $4 per trip
contact me for a quote.