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    What to shoot and how to get around Siam Reap?

    Going tomrrow but got no time to plan the trip.. only made arrangements for flight and hotel..

    heard there's wifi access at my hotel so I'll be able to surf CS still.

    Any guys who's been there got any input?

    TIA!!
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    Just back one month ago, stay there for 3 days. Change US $, small note ($1,$2 and $10)
    Airport tax US$25. tut- tut one day US10$, in town anywhere is US1$. Entrance to AngKor Wat One day Pass is US20$,three day is US40$ and US60$ allow to unlimited entrance. Bring alot of cards or film. I used up to 11g.

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    wah . u so late then ask ?

    everything trade is USD for tourist lar .. u need 1 photos for the siam reap pass last trip i went is about 60USD for 1 week pass ..
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    The photo is taken on the entrance point where you pay for the pass and it is free,( instant photo printed on the pass.)

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    Buffet Meal at Town
    Lunch - US$12
    Dinner - US$20

    You can book local package to Angkor Wat via your hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    What to shoot and how to get around Siam Reap?

    Going tomrrow but got no time to plan the trip.. only made arrangements for flight and hotel..

    heard there's wifi access at my hotel so I'll be able to surf CS still.

    Any guys who's been there got any input?

    TIA!!
    Sunset at Angkor Wat is beautiful. Haven't tried the Sunrise yet, too early man....Was there recently. The Old Market has lotsa good food and nice place to snap some photos too! If you have the time, go to Ta Phrom. Or the Lake, nice photo ops too. Bring lotsa water and a mosquito repellant. It's the dry season so light clothings are the best.

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    If you on your own, go rent a honda cub (generic) to get around; there are so many ruins for you to shoot, you can never finish everything in 1 or 2 days. Just remember that they drive on the other side of the road (US style).

    Wear decent shoes; you got a lot of climbing to do. The steps are super steep, so be careful. I find it more difficult to climb down rather than up cos of the small space for your feet. Some wats require you to 'climb a hill' to reach; so good trekking shoes do come in handy.

    In the more popular wat during the hot afternoon, you just might get to see a guy selling ice-cream off a bicycle. The bread's kinda stale but when he adds the ice-cream to the bread and it starts to melt, the bread becomes soft again. Delicious especially under the hot sun.

    Ask the hotel staff - there are 2 wats that's famous for the sunrise & sunset shots. Get there well before time (check your gps if you got one)! It'll be very crowded by the time you get there. Bring along some water; it'll be a long wait. The locals should be selling drinks/breakfast there; never tried the breakfast there but coffee's good (maybe cos there's not many places selling coffee when I was there).
    One last piece of advice; be nice to the locals selling the drinks; he'll be able to tell you the best spot for you to setup your camera for the best breathtaking sunrise shots.

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    Preah Ko - the oldest surving temple, nothing much here actually haha
    Bakong - Can't rem the significant.. i think its the first temple that climbs upwards
    Angkor Wat - Sunrise Sunset if u want
    Angkor Tom
    Bandai Sri
    Ta Phorm - The temple they film tomb raider

    There abt 50+ temples if i never rem wrongly.

    Angkor Wat u don't really need a guide, unless u wanna someone to explain to u.. but if you just want to take photo.. skip the guide.. buy a guide book instead. off the street bargain.. i think $2USD can get liao haha

    Best is Tutu, $10USD/day until late nite. ard town its all USD$1
    Tutu can sit abt 4 pax so if you have more u might want to rent a car

    Get the pass when u arrive(pass starts next day), ask the tutu to bring u, then first day evening you can visit angkor watt after 5pm for the sunset FOC

    Meals! old market there got alot of resturant.. not cheap abt $3-5USD/meal/person
    then got their local resturant abt $2USD.. My all time fave is this LiLi resturant about 10mins walk from the old market.. their beef noodles is OMG good hehe

    bring a water bottle, bring a nice airy hat, a towel, good walking shoes with socks, extra card, extra memory, extra wide lens

    ah yeah most hotels have free Internet access..

    hope it helps!

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    wah.. lots of precious info yups. it seems like most hotels here offer free wifi access. that's how I'm accessing CS now.. from siem reap!! goood morning!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the input!!!! kinda lucky I brought all the stuff listed. Mem space no prob. laptop with me and i have >60GB to store my shots.
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    oh yah.. how's the security here at night? the old market place?
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    How long are you staying there ?
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    night time very dull, not much nightlife. security not very safe better stay around tourist area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    How long are you staying there ?
    will be here till sunday morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by angalphoto View Post
    night time very dull, not much nightlife. security not very safe better stay around tourist area.
    i see.. thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    will be here till sunday morning.
    WOW ! then apply a 1 week pass
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    oh yah megaweb, great pics
    i dunno what's the pass for actually.. i bought the 3 days one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angalphoto View Post
    night time very dull, not much nightlife. security not very safe better stay around tourist area.
    You're the first to say that its not safe around there. Haven encounter or hear anything during my trip there previously.

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    agree with lovells19 on the sights... checkout my blog i am trying to narrate my trip...
    http://worldsenses.blogspot.com

    Best to get a car or tuktuk for whole day. Pretty standard rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    i dunno what's the pass for actually.. i bought the 3 days one.
    My time when my wife and I made the 3 days pass (by our tour guide) at late afternoon and they allowed us to access Angkor Wat free for that day. So we enjoyed 4 days total
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    cos 3 days u'll be able to cover the more interesting temple, the rest of the days u might want to visit the very nice hotels over there.. or just chill out at the cafes.

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    now is my turn to visit Angkor Wat,
    flying this Sunday morning and returning on Friday morning.

    thanks to the tips,
    I sure hope my guide book will help me around if I decide to slowly explore and take pictures.
    I am bringing a 17-50mm and loaned a 70-300mm. 2GB+2GB+1GB+1GB+1GB. Is that good enough?
    My partner will be bringing a PNS compact.
    I haven't got a flash? is one need to shoot the carvings?

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