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If you are planning a holiday or vacation in Cambodia for a 3-day Angkor Wat tour or more, the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site will be high on your list. It is the home of Angkor Wat and is just outside the city of Siem Reap. The Angkor Archaeological Park is an amazing area full of over 70 temples and monuments that cover around 400 km2. For an attraction so large, an affordable tour guide is a must.
Outside the Angkor Archaeological Park, there are numerous other sights to see and experience in and around Siem Reap. These include two other World Heritage sites: the Tonle Sap Biosphere World Heritage Reserve and the recently listed Koh Ker Archaeological Site. Besides all of this, there are sacred mountains with carved riverbanks and beautiful waterfalls, floating villages, hidden temples in the jungle, and an amazing city to explore.
There is a lot to see, but how do you get value for money with such a lot of choices? We would like to make it simple for you by recommending you employ an affordable private tour guide who can cater to your budget and interests. Below are our top six reasons to use an affordable guide on private tours:
Nothing beats local knowledge, and Cambodians are proud to show off their country and its amazing treasures. A great tour guide, like Mr. Rain, knows the area like the back of his hand and will happily cater tours to your own preferences.
Your own private tour guide can provide you with all the advice you need. From understanding how the country operates in two currencies to the tastiest and best-value restaurants, They can provide you with advice on visas, medical centers, and all the amazing sights to see in the area.
Understanding the Culture
The Khmers are welcoming and friendly people with a relaxed, laid-back approach to life. Their culture still practices traditions that date back more than a thousand years; the ancient and modern blend seamlessly here. There are some things that visitors should understand about the culture here to avoid inadvertently being rude. It may seem like a friendly gesture to toss a child’s hair, but touching someone on the head is offensive. Wondering why you have been woken up early this morning by loud music and chanting? Your private guide can tell you what ceremony is happening at the local Wat. Learning a little about the culture of Cambodia will enrich your experience here and help you make friends with the locals.
Understanding the Khmer Empire
The Khmer Empire once covered almost all of mainland Southeast Asia. Their road network, canals, architecture, and hydro-engineering could be favorably compared to the achievements of the Roman Empire. However, without an affordable, great guide, most tourists just see a bunch of temple remains and ruins. Appreciating the history opens up so much more of the history of the Empire, and understanding what you are seeing
Understanding the Temples
The architecture and building techniques of the Khmer Empire changed over time, and you can learn to’read’ the buildings. There are also temple remains that predate the Khmer Empire in the Siem Reap area, and with a good guide, you can learn to identify these at a glance. The temples also had different functions, and your guide can teach you how to identify a state temple from one built as a university, hospital, or for some other purpose.
Siem Reap has a vibrant nightlife, with fantastic music and restaurants, cabarets, traditional dancing, and circus shows. But with such a choice, you may need help deciding what is worth your time. Your affordable private tour guide can help out here. The circus is a must-see, as is traditional dancing, and a good tour guide can point out bas reliefs and carvings on the temples that you will see reproduced in live shows. They can also help you choose the best restaurants for your tastes and budget.
Siem Reap is a great holiday or vacation destination; it’s a vibrant, compact city surrounded by amazing sights and activities. We recommend you employ an affordable private guide to get the most out of your visit here. Mr. Rain is perfect; he can cater your tours to your budget and interests. He knows the area like the back of his hand, and he can save you time and money while ensuring you enjoy every second of your trip here.