I've updated the section "Get in" and added the text about travelling by train to the cambodian border. I've done this once (~ 2 years ago), it was incredible cheap but can't remember the price I payed for the ticket. Could someone update this ?
I just added an image (first time I've tried the whole upload thing!) but it's probably way too big. If someone wants to save it and edit it down and upload it again, feel free. I have a ton of Cambodia picts at http://www.majink.org/trav/picts/cambodia/index.html but I'm lame with the image manipulation... Majnoona 12:51, 25 Jul 2004 (EDT)
Blind obedience to templates
One of the sections in the Siem Reap page is entitled "By land", as it covers buses, taxis and pickup trucks plying the same highways to the same destinations. I would like to keep it that way. Going by bus/taxi/pickup to Bangkok and Phnom Penh, on the other hand, are quite different because the first route involves crossing a tough border and the other doesn't; I would also like to keep the subsections for these separate. (As on example, a warning about scams and hassles at the border doesn't apply to anyone coming from PP!)
And why, pray tell, was the immensely useful external link to Tales of Asia's Cambodia Overland page removed?
So please outline any objections here before you go change the page. Thank ye. Jpatokal 23:43, 17 Jul 2004 (EDT)
credit cards in SR
I visited SR in August 06. The credit card facility at the local international airport was 100% ok. There are no problems or difficulties using the service. Also, around town, there are several public access ATMs. This is in contrast to the story tourists are told at the Thai/Cambodian border that there are no ATMs in Cambodia. In addition to ATMs there are several banks in SR which will provide funds from a credit card.
OK- to me the SR airport looked as modern as anything in Cambodia, but if it is occasionally down then lets advise travellers of that eventuallity. I will leave entry as it is.
Happy happy joy joy
As far as I understand, cannabis is not legal in any form in Cambodia. However, it is a traditional ingredient in cooking, and the happy pizzerias are in a gray zone as far as law enforcement is concerned: sometimes the police crack down, something they don't. A long thread on the subject in TOA here.
So... how do we handle this? Jpatokal 00:43, 11 February 2007 (EST)
When I was in Siem Reap two years ago (2006), there was the possibility to rent electrical (battery-powered) bicycles along the road from Siem Reap towards the Angkor. Unfortunately I cannot remember the price I had to pay, and neither if this business is still in operation. If anyone is passing by there, kindly have a look if this information is still valid :). I have added it to this page and also to the Angkor Archaeological Park page. 220.127.116.11 05:11, 2 May 2008 (EDT)Martin
This was removed from the article:
Ask for Mith Bundy (Tel: 012 942 561) for a very friendly driver with basic (but workable) English skills.
I think this would be fine to keep, as it's a "primary telephone number" directly to a guide, but I understand that this could be a slippery slope. Other opinions? Jpatokal 04:52, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
New Map provided
My map, that is included to this article here is out-dated. I have provided a set of new ones. I big SVG-File and a derived map with every district. I had to split the article about Siem Reap. There are a lot of information. Feel free to use the maps. ...here -- DerFussi 02:59, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
Does Heritage Watch deserve a logo and a paragraph of endorsement here? Gorilla Jones 14:08, 8 March 2009 (EDT)
Page layout is messed up
The entries for Skyway Hostel and Shadow of Angkor is messing up the page display in Firefox. The page becomes very wide and have to scroll left and right in order to read it.
I'd already tried to fix it but without much success. Can someone else help ??
Internet and Shadow of Angkor II
One thing you may want to point out is verifying internet connectivity at hotels. Both of the hotels I've stayed at here claimed to ahve internet connectivity but the first later told me it was down and would be fixed "the next day" for 2 days. On the third day I left and went to Shadow of Angkor II, which is a very new very nice hotel a few blocks from the original Shadow of Angkor, and they also claimed to have internet. It is available, but it's awful and doesn't work on the top 2 floors. They also claimed that it would be fixed the following day, yet here I am on the second floor because it is not fixed.
Self-drive by car to Siem Reap?
Now that the highway from Poipet on the Thai-Cambodia border to Siem Reap appears to be improved to acceptable standards (judging from the photo), is it possible to drive oneself by auto from Thailand to Siem Reap? The article doesn't say; the section describing ground transportation via the Poipet route discusses only public transportation options (e.g., bus and taxi). It would seem useful to add this info. to the article.18.104.22.168 19:55, 10 November 2009 (EST)
Is huge! Needs a good culling to get us down 10ish listings in each sleep category. If anyone fancies having a go, please plunge forward. --Burmesedays 00:16, 20 January 2010 (EST)
On a related note, I stayed at the Earthwalkers gesthouse the last few days and while the description is correct (the place is indeed 'fantastic'), the description doesn't do it justice. The place has a few quirks; There seems to be some interesting plumbing as having hot water in our room seems to be a hit-or-miss thing and related to whether the shower drains quickly or slowly, the internet is workable but has trouble with certain sites (mainly hotmail), etc. They also can arrange lots of stuff for you including remork/moto drivers with their prices being consistent and, I think, acceptable (13$ small tour, 15$ grand tour, 22$ to bantei srei, 5$ one-way to Angkor Wat for example. The hotel takes a cut.), On the other hand, the rooms are indeed clean, it doesn't just have wifi but really has free wifi, etc. This is my only experience with Cambodian accomodations, so I'm unclear whether our intermittent hot water is on par with other budget Cambodian (or at least siem reap) gesthouses. I'm happy to condense all this into the earthwalker's description (and I think this particular inn should stay on the final list, it's a great place) although I don't know enough about siem reap accomodations to feel confident weeding out the whole list.Charles 07:40, 15 March 2010 (EDT)