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    I was overwhelmed and super impressed by the incredible temples at angkor, still after three days i slowly felt numb, i got used to seeing that style. Many of the tourists i talked to felt similar. There are so many temples that you could easily stay there much longer, but you must be a real enthusiast to stay impressed over a longer time.
    Siem Reap has... no soul? It is not a city in its own right so to speak, but rather the place to stay over night if you come to visit angkor. As many tourists dont bother visiting anything else in cambodia than angkor, capital seems to stick in siem reap. Many exclusive hotels and other bling bling... But really when you see the poverty in all the rest of cambodia, siem reap seems rude. almost 7 years ago

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    Apart from Angkor Wat, get out into the country. Hire a tuk tuk and driver and ask him to take you to a little known orphanage and ask him to show you things on the way. Apart from falling in love with Cambodia, you may begin to appreciate the extreme poverty in this country as well as see some unexpected and unplanned sights. almost 7 years ago

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    Agree with Jan H. The local eateries and market stalls surrounding the ruins are great too. Took my family to an orphanage as well. Bought 3 sacks of rice, candies and some balls and toys. It was much appreciated, and we had a great afternoon there with the children and workers! almost 7 years ago

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    THANKS ALL for the response and answers! Really informative! Will definitely abide to those tips! Cheers! almost 7 years ago

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    Guys, please think before visiting an orphanage. I know that you think that you're helping, but it is not the case. In fact you're doing more harm...
    http://www.thinkchildsafe.org/thinkbeforevisiting/ almost 7 years ago

    • If anyone else is thinking of some orphanage tourism in Cambodia, here's another two things to read: http://lessonsilearned.org/2009/10/a-protest-against-orphanage-tourism/ and http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/14/orphans-cambodia-aids-holidays-madonna Christy McCarthy (WorldNomads.com) almost 7 years ago
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    You may experience temple overload so to break it up Visit the floating villages, go to a real local food market, break your back on an oxcart trip and have lunch with a local family. Orphanages are becoming real businesses so be aware that you may be doing more harm than good by visiting. Better off to make donations to the hospitals or sitting the street kids down and feeding them rather than buying thier wares as the money never goes to the kids. almost 7 years ago

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    angkor wat, kbal spean, ta keo, pre rup, bantay srei, pub street almost 7 years ago

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