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    If you're spending more than a couple days in Siem Reap, I suggest that you don't see the ruins by tour, but on your own using a tuk tuk. It's too easy to get tired of rushing around seeing ruins one after another all day. Especially in the heat.

    Do some research to find out what you enjoy most about the ruins then select the ruins you want to see. When you arrive in Siem Reap I strongly recommend that you spend a couple hours in the air conditioned Angkor Museum...it's a wonderful base of knowledge for your actual visit to the sites. almost 5 years ago

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    • I'd also recommend time in the museum and going the remork/tuktuk way so as to set your own day and its pace. jane_voon@hotmail.com almost 5 years ago
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    I agree, all the Tuk Tuk drivers know the ruins well. I think you buy a couple of day pass at the gates for the ruins. Our tuk tuk driver just took us around for a couple of days. Just negotiate a day rate and pay them at the end of the day. At our request he also took us to a MAG museum (charity that helps detonate unexpoloded bombs and helps people hurt by them) and also a military base (so we could shoot a gun). We negotiated about $12 per day but he was great so we tipped a fair bit. almost 5 years ago

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    Best way to see the temples of Angkor is by mountain bike. Get away from the roads and the minibuses (and tuk tuks), seek out tracks and trails, hidden villages, approaching the temples from the "blind side" where the crowds are not. Best way to do that is to join a small group with a cycling guide who knows the hidden trails or, if there are more than one of you, pre-book your guide. If there are enough of you, a support vehicle can shadow you on the nearest road carrying water, fruits and tired riders... and tool kits should the bikes go wrong. If this all sounds up your street, let me know and I can find you a good, knowledgeable biking guide almost 5 years ago

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    Unless you want a highly specialised guide, you are fine to book whatever you need once you arrive in Siem Reap. I agree with the above posts - you can easily see the Angkor complex on our own by bike or via tuktuk, or any hotel can arrange a guide to walk through with you and explain the ruins. Angkor is a great place to explore on your own though. almost 5 years ago

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    I would be very careful going off any trails anywhere in Cambodia due to land mines.
    Even having an emergency pee - the Khmer ladies use a very handy elasticised skirt to do a quick squat. Even around Angkor Wat there is still unexploded ordinance. Follow the well worn paths and there is no danger - Lived and married there - a wonderful country with warm peoples who need tourism to support their economy and put rice in their bowl. almost 5 years ago

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