Anyone knows wich is the best way and nearest place to make a lunch break when we are visiting the Angkor complex?
Is it better to get some food and drinks before entering the complex, or at anytime we can get out of there and in a few minutes have locals to buy that things?
Um, we were there quite a few years ago and I'd * definitely * arrive prepared with food and water ... inevitably the food stalls inside the complex charge truly exorbitant prices for very little. (If you do get done over by the locals, try to accept it with grace and put it down to experience)
A little bit of preparation goes a long way to making the whole (wonderful) experience a truly remarkable one. about 7 years ago
A late reply as I have been planting rice.
There are places to eat at many temples within Angkor.
The prices are higher because they have to pay money to the Angkor Wat Trust/Apsara land for rent and services.
If price is a concern, take your own food and drink from Siem Reap.
But there are many places to eat close to the temples. over 6 years ago
I understand that you want to get good value for money etc, but by buying from the local vendors, then you are contributing back to the economy. I agree that we pay over-inflated prices but if we can make it to Cambodia, then surely we can afford to pay a couple of dollars for our sandwiches or water.
I quite liked the experience to be honest. We got our tuk-tuk driver to take us to his favourite place - where we knew he got something for taking us - and we got him some lunch as well. We sat for ages in the middle of the day under some shade, watching the world go by and really enjoyed chatting with people.
SR is a great place and my trips to Angkor are still so vivid in my mind. We took tea with some of the nuns and also sat and chatted with monks who were learning English. over 6 years ago
Is mid november a good time to visit Seam Reap?
Is SR heavy rain and flooding like Bangkok now?
Thanks almost 6 years agoAnswered by Mei via WorldNomads.com