On our first day we decided we would take a Tuk Tuk to the entrance gate for Angkor, then walk the rest of the way. From the ticket office, it is about 3km to Angkor Wat. This walk was ok and we were ok walking around Angkor Wat. However if you are wanting to try and fit other temples in to the same day, I would suggest you hire a tuk tuk for the day.
The distance from Angkor wat to Angkor Thom is a further 2-3 km. If you have only got a short time, make sure you definatley fit in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.
On our second day we hired out bicylces for $1, from the city center. This was a great way of getting round, as we were able to do things at our own pace and see as many temples as we wanted. There is so much to explore, that it is impossible to see everything in just a day. We had a 3 day ticket and we still didn’t get to see everything.
There was so many un even stairs to climb, around the temples. If you are at all afraid of heights, you would find climbing the temples difficult. However there is still plenty to see without climbing.I was a little uneasy coming down the stairs of the temples, as they are so narrow and un even.
Sorry this blog is so short. We just wanted to get something up about the temples, as our last blog kind of got in the way. Although we had a bad experience in Phnom Penh, we want everyone to know that Cambodia it self is a beautiful country and we are glad we visited Siem Reap, especially. Please take a look at our photos.
We will write more soon:)
Love Ruth and Paul