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A Trip to Cambodia

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A presentation about my trip to Cambodia during Sep 27 - Oct 8, 2009. (Revision 1), Originally presented at Beijing Open Party, Oct 31, 2009 by CNBorn, cnborn.net

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A Trip to Cambodia

  1. 1. A Trip to Cambodia A Journey of a backpacker, from Sep 27 – Oct 8, 2009 Tyler Xing (CNBorn) cnborn.net Twitter: @CNBorn Revision 1
  2. 2. CAUSE OpenParty 'Happy Carnival' in December, 2008 A Topic called - 'Traveling Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam using only 10, 000 RMB. Which Inspired me a lot. I may not have the time for three of them, how about only one?
  3. 3. Status Final Plan is made since August, 2009 One Person, a solo Backpacker
  4. 4. FIRST STEP Visa is very easy to get - $20 (e-Visa avaliable) Flight Ticket: Non-Holiday tickets are way too cheap compare to Holiday ones. Book the Guest house one month ahead, via hostels.com (You can also book them via many Chinese sites.) Prepared with Cash, in US dollars.
  5. 5. PLAN PHNOM PENH → SIEM REAP (ANGKOR) → BATTAMBANG → PHNOM PENH
  6. 6. Phnom Penh You can have a walking Tour around the city (red line indicates the route I walked in a whole day) Interesting Places: ●Royal Palace ●National Museum ●Wat Phnom ●Tonle Sap River Bank ●Central Market
  7. 7. TUK-TUK
  8. 8. Phnom Penh – Royal Palace ● OPENS 8:00-11:00 AM 2:00-16:00 PM ● IT IS BETTER TO GET THERE VERY EARLY
  9. 9. IN A HURRY PLACES IN Phnom Penh you may could ignore: Killing Field – Recommended by LOTS of Tuk- Tuk drivers but it is far and not so many to see.
  10. 10. NATIONAL MUSEUM IN PHNOM PENH, JUST AROUND THE CORNER OF ROYAL PLACE RECOMMENDED TO GO THERE BY NOON BEAUTIFUL GARDEN!
  11. 11. WALK, WALK, WALK ● (TILL YOU ARE REALLY TIRED) ● BEST WAY TO FEEL AND GET INTO THE CITY
  12. 12. Safety Tips KEEP IT UP IN YOUR MIND TUKTUK is SAFER than MOTOR Oversea Traveling Insurance Using Twitter! - Tweet everyday, people will watch you
  13. 13. HEADING TO SIEM REAP ● Heading to the Ancient Capital City of Khmer ● BY BOAT (EXPENSIVE, LONGER TIME) ● BY BUS BELOW $10
  14. 14. Siem Reap & Angkor Area Above yellow box indicates the main Angkor Area, not including Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Roluos and Beng Mealea. City!
  15. 15. st 1 Day in Siem Reap THINGS TO DO (I felt time was so limited later on) BUY TICKET GO SEE SUNSET GO TO BED EARLY, GO TO SEE SUNRISE TOMORROW MORNING
  16. 16. “DRY, Please” WEATHER IN RAINNING SEASON MIGHT BE HORRIABLE WHAT YOU NEED: PLASTIC, PLASTIC, PLASTIC (BAGS) TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAMERA MORE THAN ONE PAIR OF SHOES BE CAREFUL!
  17. 17. Angkor Wat
  18. 18. Angkor Gates
  19. 19. Bayon
  20. 20. CHOU SAY TEVODA
  21. 21. Phnom Bakheng
  22. 22. Ta Keo
  23. 23. Ta Phnom
  24. 24. BANTEAY KDEI
  25. 25. END OF A FRASTRATING DAY
  26. 26. Kbal Spean
  27. 27. Banteay Srei
  28. 28. Pre Rup MY FAVORITE
  29. 29. Angkor Thom
  30. 30. Ta Som
  31. 31. Preah Neak Pean
  32. 32. Preah Khan (Angkor)
  33. 33. BENG MEALEA
  34. 34. Other things in Siem Reap
  35. 35. BEST SHOPPING PLACE IN SIEM REAP ANGKOR NIGHT MARKET
  36. 36. Tips for Traveling alone. ● 5 min CheckList ● Fighting with limited resources: time, money, battery... Keep organized.
  37. 37. HEADING TO BATTAMBANG
  38. 38. Battambang Stayed there for 3 days
  39. 39. Battambang ● Day 1
  40. 40. Battambang ● Day 2
  41. 41. Wat Ek Phnom
  42. 42. Battambang ● Day 3
  43. 43. TIPS ABOUT ATM DRAW ENOUGH MONEY AT ONE TIME! EXCHANGE FARE IS NOT A SMALL MOUNT MAKE SURE YOUR CREDIT CARD CAN DRAW CASH FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
  44. 44. Phnom Penh , Again
  45. 45. DON'T BE MISTAKEN, THIS IS NOT PORN...
  46. 46. Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
  47. 47. Aw'-Kun SHOP+HELP, Phnom Penh
  48. 48. Statistics in Cambodia ● Food ● Decent Restaurant - $10-15/per person ● Meal in Normal Restaurant - $5-7 ● On Street - $1-3/per person ● Hostels ● Room with Air-Condition & hot water - $10-15 ● Transport ● TukTuk - $2~3 for a ride, $15 for a big ride of sth. ● Ticket ● Angkor - $20, $40, $60 for 1-day, 3-days, 7-days
  49. 49. FINANCIAL ● Total Expense ● Around 8K RMB, Including flight ticket(4k)
  50. 50. HOW? ● Solo Backpacker, great way to discover a country. ● Two people as a group is also a very good choice. (especially for girls) ● Better control of expense & more safe
  51. 51. MY IDEAS OF TRAVELING ● GETTING TO KNOW THE LOCAL PEOPLE ● TRY TO FEEL THEIR LIFE ● NO JUST SEEKING THE COMFORTABLE
  52. 52. FOR MORE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ● Please refers to: ● Cambodia – Before, After by Zender – http://is.gd/4IfuN ● Cambodia – More than Temples – http://is.gd/4IgfZ ● 3-Day trip to Siem Reap – http://is.gd/4Ig9n
  53. 53. For More Information from Books: ● Lonely Planet, Cambodia ● Ancient Angkor ● 真臘風土記校注
  54. 54. THE END Thanks!

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