"A Diva's Guide to Angkor" Top 5 Page for this destination Khett Siem Reab by bpacker

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Not too long ago, there existed three divas from Singapore. Clubber Diva, who loved having a wild time anywhere, Shopper Diva who loved procuring anything under the name of beauty and Greedy Diva who loved the art of degustation. One day, these three divas decided to go to Cambodia together and started planning for a wonderful diva-licious time there.They decided, upon their arrival, to go straight from the dusty roads of Siem Reap to the cool oasis of Grand Hotel D'Angkor. And they did. They had a sumptous buffet meal and an intimate soiree of a ballet once enjoyed by the Angkorian Kings of yore.Fortified by the experience, the divas charged forth and headed for an ancient city of stone temples. They spent 5 days looking at tombs, monuments and deciphered long-forgotten stories imprinted on stones. And they conquered it all and had a good time.

The Divas meet the Lonely Planet Ambassador

Now, along the way, Shopper Diva and Greedy Diva lucked out and met the grand ambassador of a worldwide book cult called the Lonely Planet. They paid their respects to him and he , in return gave them permission to take a photograph with him. This sent the divas to seventh heaven and they bragged about it the whole day to everyone they met. To read more about it, go to the Angkor Wat page

The Divas' Idol and Goddess

Above it all, all three divas visited all the film sites that once graced the High Goddess of Adventure, Lara Croft. It gave them a real high to know that great adventure can be had at Angkor, with or without dancing stone monkeys..To check out the filming sites, click my 'to do' page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of hotels and good restaurants.
  • Cons:Scorching hot weather
  • In a nutshell:Modern Gateway to an Ancient City
  • Last visit to Khett Siem Reab: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Great pages with excellent explanations

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    What a great history of the monuments here and the symbolism of religiousity for the people. Your trip reads like it was a good time for sure.

  • Eggboy's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2008 at 6:24 AM

    See my tip on local cutoms. Congee cures all ills including beer hangovers.

  • ValbyDK's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2008 at 8:22 AM

    Hi Glen. You have a great Siem Reab page. I hope to go there later this year. Thx for the tips.

  • ellsasha's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Wonderful tips, this is one of my favourite countries! Ellsasha.

  • londonbabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2007 at 10:34 AM

    Thanks VERY much for the tip about the flights direct to HK - saves us going via Saigon.

  • y_lyn's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2007 at 8:46 PM

    Your tips are always useful in helping me to plan my trip! From taman negara to vietnam.. and my upcoming trip to siem reap too!

  • Aidy_p's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    Finally, I've experienced what you have been talking about in these pages. ;)

  • aalayaa's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2007 at 12:22 AM

    the green papaya is like the movie 'the scent of green papaya' but the movie is set in vietnam

  • alliegator's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2007 at 6:34 AM

    Thanks for a very informative page. Especially with nightlife, and dress codes! I'm a bit princess-y, so your tips really made me smile :)


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