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On January 15th, 2017 by admin

The Columns Hotel

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The Columns Hotel Kampot 3 Star Hotel

The Columns Hotel in Kampot

Star rating: 3

Number of Rooms: 17

Rates from: $59

The Columns Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Kampot City Center area. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage are there for guest's enjoyment. All rooms are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, and some rooms come with television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, linens, mirror. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Kampot has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at The Columns Hotel.

Address: 37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear

 

On January 15th, 2017 by admin

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor

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Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor Siem Reap 5 Star Hotel

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Siem Reap

Star rating: 5

Number of Rooms: 119

Rates from: $284

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is conveniently located in the popular Siem Reap Central Area area. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer closet, complimentary tea, towels, scale, slippers to ensure a restful night. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, spa. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor.

Address: 1 Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum

 

On December 29th, 2016 by RVM

visit our guesthouse - Hotel in Siem Reap

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Are you thinking of going for vacation to a destination that relieves you from stress and transports you to that heavenly world of historical bliss? If that is what you intend at doing, then there is no better destination than a tour in Cambodia for experiencing this bliss.

Siem Reap in Cambodia in the literal context means the “Defeat of Siam”. It is the most prosperous region of the contemporary Cambodia. Siem Reap travel has become one of the premier travel destinations because of its close proximity to Angkor Wat temple. One of the most popular reasons as to why people prefer Siem Reap travel from across the globe is because they want to explore over a thousand years of Khmer heritage built near Tonle Sap Lake, the foundation of the economic power of the ancient Cambodian empire. And when the destination is so exotic, you certainly need the best hotel to make your trip memorable. For a mesmerizing stay in the historic town, a comfortable hotel with spa and fresh food is a must and you need the best from all the hotels near Angkor Wat.

Situated in a location that serves as the perfect backdrop in the historic town alongside Siem Reap River, River Village Manor is a fine choice when it comes to choosing hotels near Angkor wat. With the most serene setting along the river, great services and comfy rooms, you will experience bliss in the exclusive services of River Village Manor which is probably one of the relaxed and nicest guesthouse / hotels in Siem Reap.

From the culinary delights and tour of the places around, everything about this place is worthy of travel of miles. Besides the historical temples, Siem Reap travel get a youthful energy from the eclectic array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs that infuse vibrant and youthful energy in this place. Siem Reap, a province in Northwest Cambodia has now become the main hub of the country’s tourism. Tourists are drawn towards the historical beauty and the enchanting atmosphere of Siem Reap and they are ready travel miles for it. And when you travel miles, you would certainly need the best food to make your stay delightful as well. With the freshly prepared foods settings in the restaurant and bar area, you can enjoy delight in every bite at River Village Manor, the best Guesthouse / hotel in Siem Reap near Angkor Wat.

We give our guests the most relaxing experience after a daylong tour in Cambodia. Our food, drinks, pool, rooms everything is carefully designed to make your experience the best until now.

We just can’t wait to make your tour in Cambodia a dream like experience for life. Come and experience the blissful beauty of Cambodia with River Village Manor! Book Now

 

On December 8th, 2016 by admin

River Village Manor

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Siem Reap’s most charming Guesthouse; Breakfast included, offering one of the best breakfast in town. Our lovely three-story guesthouse is located on the Siem Reap River, and is an easy 20-minute walk or 5-minute tuk-tuk ride along the tree-lined river into town, or a short 20-minute drive to Angkor Wat. Why not borrow one of our FREE bicycles? its a great way to view Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor.

We have 10 spacious suites for you to choose from. Each one includes an en-suite bathroom, individual air conditioning, cable television, new 32″ flat-screen TVs, free FAST Wi-Fi and our famous complimentary full breakfast. All rooms are beautifully designed with original Khmer features which have been well maintained over the years, making River Village Manor unique and arguably one of the best preserved Guesthouse in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap as a wonderful, rewarding place to reside, and we’ll happily assist you with whatever you need to make your visit unforgettable.  With our combined experience in the hospitality business, and a love of meeting new people we’ll help you make the most of your time in Siem Reap.

On October 16th, 2016 by RVM

FIRST VISIT IN SIEM REAP

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It was an early morning start from River Village Manor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, It was a little past 4:30 AM and I was one of the very first people there. It was still almost pitch black so I needed to utilize my cellular phone's LCD display to light the way. Without it, I probably would have tripped and fallen into the moat.

I established my tripod at the edge of the lake and awaited the sun to rise from behind those iconic 5 spires. At that ungodly hour, I thought I 'd be one of the few individuals crazy enough to push myself from bed just to take an image. I was wrong.

Within an hour, a small army of amateur professional photographers had all along the lake's edge. Like me, a lot of had tripods. Numerous had ultra elegant lenses. There need to have been a number of hundreds of us forming 4-5 rows of travelers hoping for that iconic dawn shot. I guess I wasn't that insane after all. Such is the magic and allure of Angkor Wat.

A World Heritage website and the World's Largest Religious Monument, it's one of the few places that you definitely need to see a minimum of once in your life. Here's a first-timer's travel guide that I hope can help you plan that journey.

WHEN TO GO

Cambodia has 2 seasons-- damp and dry. The damp season is from May to October while the dry season is from November to April.

Flash flooding is a regular occurence, making travel hard nevertheless Siem Reap no longer floods and you can get some terrific offers. November to February is the most popular time to go due to the fact that it's the coolest and driest time of the year. We went in December and the crowds at times were excruciating.

For an excellent balance of weather condition and number of travelers, June-August is said to be the most perfect. The rain keeps things cooler and less dirty, the landscape is more green, the temple moats are filled, and there are less tourists. Rainy season isn't really in full swing yet, with the rain coming in it seems at a set up time daily-- early in the afternoon and again during the night.

HOW TO GET THERE

Travelers will be getting to Siem Reap International Airport (REP). From there, you can take a tuk to River Village Manor Guesthouse. You can made plans with River Village Manor Guesthouse to be gotten, however you can hail a tuk from the airport. If you hired one on the area, we paid USD 7 each method however it'll probably be more costly.

THE LENGTH OF TIME TO STAY

Siem Reap is everything about the Angkor temples. The 3-day Angkor pass should be enough if you're not out to see every single temple. I 'd state 4-5 nights suffices.

HOW MUCH MONEY TO BRING

Cambodia is affordable, even by Southeast Asian standards. It's one of the least expensive nations we've visited. You can take pleasure in a meal at an elegant restaurant for $10. Ice cold draft beer can be had for simply 50c a mug.

You can basically live like a king there with a budget plan of $100 each day, less if you share a room with another traveler. This consists of accommodations, food and beverages, some shopping, transportation, and your Angkor pass. It's so cost-effective that spending plan tourists can probably do well with as low as $50 each day.

Easily, USD is the de facto currency in Cambodia. It's accepted all over. The only time you'll ever see Cambodian Riel is when it's given to you as small change from USD transactions.

River Village Manor is Siem Reap's the majority of charming Guesthouse with Breakfast consisted of, providing one of the very best breakfast in town. a lovely three-story guesthouse located on the Siem Reap River, and is a simple 20-minute walk or 5-minute tuk-tuk trip along the tree-lined river into town, or a short 20-minute drive to Angkor Wat. Why not obtain one of our FREE bicycles? its a fantastic way to see Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor.

It was a early morning start from River Village Manor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, It was a little past 4:30 AM and I was one of the very first people there. Flash flooding is a frequent occurence, making travel challenging nevertheless Siem Reap no longer floods and you can get some fantastic offers. Travelers will be getting here at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). Siem Reap is all about the Angkor temples. River Village Manor is Siem Reap's the majority of captivating Guesthouse with Breakfast consisted of, offering one of the best breakfast in town.

On October 16th, 2016 by RVM

SEE IN SIEM REAP

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It was a morning start from River Village Manor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, It was a little past 4:30 AM and I was among the first individuals there. It was still practically pitch black so I had to use my mobile phone's LCD display to light the way. Without it, I most likely would have tripped and fallen under the moat.

I set up my tripod at the edge of the lake and waited for the sun to increase from behind those renowned five spires. At that ungodly hour, I thought I 'd be among the few people insane enough to press myself out of bed just to take a photo. I was wrong.

Within an hour, a little army of amateur professional photographers had actually camped out all along the lake's edge. There must have been several hundreds of us forming 4-5 rows of tourists hoping for that renowned dawn shot. Such is the magic and attraction of Angkor Wat.

A World Heritage site and the World's Largest Religious Monument, it's one of the few places that you absolutely must see at least once in your life. Here's a first-timer's travel guide that I hope can help you plan that journey.

WHEN TO GO

Cambodia has two seasons-- damp and dry. The wet season is from May to October while the dry season is from November to April.

Flash flooding is a regular occurence, making travel tough nevertheless Siem Reap no longer floods and you can get some excellent offers. November to February is the most popular time to go since it's the coolest and driest time of the year. We went in December and the crowds at times were unbearable.

For a good balance of weather condition and number of travelers, June-August is said to be the most perfect. The rain keeps things cooler and less dirty, the landscape is more green, the temple moats are filled, and there are fewer travelers. Rainy season isn't really in full swing yet, with the rain being available in it seems at an arranged time daily-- early in the afternoon and again during the night.

WAYS TO GET THERE

Travelers will be reaching Siem Reap International Airport (REP). From there, you can take a tuk to River Village Manor Guesthouse. You can made arrangements with River Village Manor Guesthouse to be picked up, but you can hail a tuk from the airport. If you employed one on the area, we paid USD 7 each method however it'll probably be more expensive.

HOW LONG TO STAY

Siem Reap is everything about the Angkor temples. If you're not out to see every temple, then the 3-day Angkor pass should be enough. I 'd state 4-5 nights is enough.

Just How Much MONEY TO BRING

Cambodia is inexpensive, even by Southeast Asian standards. It's one of the cheapest countries we've visited.

You can practically live like a king there with a spending plan of $100 daily, less if you share a room with another traveler. This includes lodgings, food and drinks, some shopping, transport, and your Angkor pass. It's so affordable that budget plan tourists can probably do well with as low as $50 each day.

Conveniently, USD is the de facto currency in Cambodia. It's accepted everywhere. The only time you'll ever see Cambodian Riel is when it's provided to you as small change from USD deals.

River Village Manor is Siem Reap's the majority of lovely Guesthouse with Breakfast included, offering among the very best breakfast in town. a beautiful three-story guesthouse situated on the Siem Reap River, and is a simple 20-minute walk or 5-minute tuk-tuk flight along the tree-lined river into town, or a brief 20-minute drive to Angkor Wat. Why not obtain one of our FREE bicycles? its a fantastic method to view Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor.

It was a early morning start from River Village Manor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, It was a little previous 4:30 AM and I was one of the first individuals there. Flash flooding is a frequent occurence, making travel challenging nevertheless Siem Reap no longer floods and you can get some fantastic deals. Tourists will be arriving at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). Siem Reap is all about the Angkor temples. River Village Manor is Siem Reap's many charming Guesthouse with Breakfast consisted of, using one of the best breakfast in town.

On October 16th, 2016 by RVM

Angkor Wat Siem Reap

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It was an early morning start from River Village Manor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, It was a little previous 4:30 AM and I was one of the very first individuals there. It was still nearly pitch black so I had to utilize my cellular phone's LCD show to light the way. Without it, I probably would have tripped and fallen under the moat.

I set up my tripod at the edge of the lake and waited for the sun to rise from behind those iconic 5 spires. At that ungodly hour, I believed I 'd be among the few people insane enough to press myself from bed simply to take a photo. I was wrong.

Within an hour, a little army of amateur professional photographers had actually camped out all along the lake's edge. There should have been several hundreds of us forming 4-5 rows of travelers hoping for that iconic daybreak shot. Such is the magic and allure of Angkor Wat.

A World Heritage site and the World's Largest Religious Monument, it's one of the few locations that you absolutely must see a minimum of once in your life. Here's a first-timer's travel guide that I hope can help you plan that journey.

WHEN TO GO

Cambodia has two seasons-- dry and damp. The wet season is from May to October while the dry season is from November to April.

Flash flooding is a frequent occurence, making travel challenging nevertheless Siem Reap no longer floods and you can get some excellent deals. November to February is the most popular time to go due to the fact that it's the coolest and driest time of the year. We went in December and the crowds at times were unbearable.

For a good balance of weather and number of tourists, June-August is said to be the most perfect. The rain keeps things cooler and less dusty, the landscape is more green, the temple moats are filled, and there are less tourists. Rainy season isn't in full swing yet, with the rain can be found in it appears at an arranged time daily-- early in the afternoon and again at night.

THE BEST WAYS TO GET THERE

Travelers will be showing up at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). We paid USD 7 each way however it'll most likely be more expensive if you worked with one on the area.

For How Long TO STAY

Siem Reap is all about the Angkor temples. The 3-day Angkor pass need to be enough if you're not out to see every single temple. I 'd state 4-5 nights is enough.

WHAT DOES IT COST? MONEY TO BRING

Cambodia is economical, even by Southeast Asian standards. It's one of the most inexpensive countries we've gone to. You can delight in a meal at a fancy dining establishment for $10. Ice cold draft beer can be had for simply 50c a mug.

You can basically live like a king there with a budget of $100 per day, less if you share a room with another tourist. This consists of lodgings, food and beverages, some shopping, transportation, and your Angkor pass. It's so affordable that budget tourists can most likely succeed with as little as $50 each day.

Easily, USD is the de facto currency in Cambodia. It's accepted everywhere. The only time you'll ever see Cambodian Riel is when it's offered to you as small change from USD deals.

River Village Manor is Siem Reap's many lovely Guesthouse with Breakfast consisted of, using one of the best breakfast in town. Why not borrow one of our FREE bicycles?

It was a early morning start from River Village Manor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, It was a little past 4:30 AM and I was one of the first people there. Flash flooding is a frequent occurence, making travel tough nevertheless Siem Reap no longer floods and you can get some fantastic deals. Tourists will be getting here at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). Siem Reap is all about the Angkor temples. River Village Manor is Siem Reap's the majority of captivating Guesthouse with Breakfast consisted of, offering one of the finest breakfast in town.

On October 14th, 2016 by RVM

Must see Documentaries and Movies before visiting Cambodia

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Must see Documentaries and Movies before visiting Cambodia

Visiting Cambodia soon? if like me you like to learn about the history of the country you are visiting, I think you will enjoy watching my Top 5. They can be found on YouTube, Amazon, Netflix. Hope you enjoy them.

A thousand years ago the Khmer people in Cambodia built a kingdom that stretched a million square kilometres. Its capital was the lost jungle city of Angkor, once the largest city on Earth. At the heart of the city was Angkor Wat, a vast temple complex covering an area over four times larger than the Vatican City. Many other huge temples are scattered throughout the city. But little else remains - in the heat of the jungle most of the city has rotted away. The lives of the people who lived there largely remain a mystery.

But now a new scientific project is revealing the lost splendour of Angkor and shedding new light on its people. Revolutionary new imaging technology is allowing archaeologists to construct an accurate picture of the city of Angkor. It helps reveal how the Khmer went from being a group of subsistence rice farmers to building the greatest ever empire in South-East Asia. And it also helps shed new light on the reasons for Angkor's mysterious collapse.

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

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Sue Perkins embarks on a life-changing, 3,000-mile journey up the Mekong, South East Asia's greatest river, exploring lives and landscapes on the point of dramatic change.

The Killing Fields (1984)

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A movie about a journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.

The Man Who Built Cambodia

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THE MAN WHO BUILT CAMBODIA (can be found on YouTube) explores the life of Vann Molyvann, an architect whose work came to represent a new identity for a country emerging from independence, and whose incredible story encompasses Cambodia’s turbulent journey as a modern nation.

In Cambodia’s post-independence period, Molyvann was at the centre of a renaissance, developing a distinctive architectural style, New Khmer Architecture, that completely changed the face of Cambodia.

But in 1970, at his creative peak, Cambodia’s political landscape disintegrates, forcing him to flee as the Khmer Rouge plunges the country into genocide and civil war.

Finally returning in the 1990s, Molyvann finds a different country than the one he left. He’s marginalized from public life and many of his works are destroyed or neglected.

Today, like many countries is Asia, Cambodia is developing rapidly and unevenly.

Now nearly 90, the film follows Vann Molyvann as he reflects on the country he’s put so much of himself into.

Narrated by Academy Award™ nominee Matt Dillon, at the heart of THE MAN WHO BUILT CAMBODIA is Vann Molyvann’s lifelong engagement with the identity of the Khmer people, and his attempt to create a unique architectural style that gives modern expression to that identity.

On October 3rd, 2016 by RVM

Bus Phnom Penh to Siem Reap & Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

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Traveling by Bus in Cambodia

Flying is quick; about 45 minutes in the air, but you miss so much! Occasionally we make a trip to Phnom Penh and we use the buses most of the time. Not just because its cheap; about $15 each-way, its a great way to see a parts of Cambodia that you would never normally see. Passing rice fields, traditional Khmer wooden houses and a landscape that stretched for miles.

Is traveling by bus safe? well over the years their has been one or two accidents in the past but I feel save using the main bus companies like Giant Ibis and Virak Buntham Express. When choosing a bus company my advice would be to travel on a large bus rather than a mini-bus and make sure they have insurance; which the two iv mentioned have.

It takes roughly 5 hours to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and vice versa, so if you have the time or on a budget a bus is really quite comfortable and a good way to see Cambodia.

On September 22nd, 2016 by RVM

Christmas in Siem Reap

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Christmas at River Village Manor in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a popular destination for tourists especially over the festive period. I for one love Christmas, sitting around as a family enjoying a drink or two! Here at River Village Manor we are planning a three course Christmas dinner around 5-6pm for ourselves and guests (price TBC). We should be getting some Christmas pudding sent from the UK along with other bits. Its going to be fun and we will also extend Happy Hour ALL day 🙂

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