Can you suggest some places I should see besides Angkor?
Places to eat?
Places to shop? (souvenirs for western friends, skin care, beauty products?)
What will the weather be like? What should I bring? (bug spray?!)
Thank you <3
[Message last modified 06-18-2012 04:09pm by Kadin]
my advice take lots of sunscreen and a very good umbrella.
start your trip very early in the morning because it usually rains in the afternoon and night.
here you go:
3) June-August: Hot and wet. The hot season continues but is fairly quickly moderated as the monsoon rains begin in May and June, cooling, if only a bit, the hot, humid air. Across most of the country, the monsoon rains are fairly predictable, usually occurring in the afternoon or at night. And the afternoon rains usually last no more than a couple of hours making them fairly easy to plan around, especially if you are visiting the temples or touring. In fact, the Angkor temples are at their aesthetic best during the wet season. The surrounding moats and reflecting pools are full, the jungle is lush and moisture bring outs the colors of the moss and lichen covered stones of the temples. Boat travel becomes easier and more reliable as the season progresses and the river and lake levels rise, but some roads sometimes deteriorate or become temporarily flooded. The pattern of monsoon rains tends too be different along the coast and the beach towns, where the rains are more frequent and, when the season is at its peak, may last for days at a time, though, unlike the rest of the country, the rain on the coast may stop for days at a time as well.
They have a lot of information on accomodation, dining and shopping.
Besides that -just look and ask around. Are you going to stay at a guesthose? Ask them, what they suggest.
About the presents:
There are a lot of very high quality silk products, I bough scarves and purses. Also brought some of the trditional kromar scarves home. You’ll find beautiful bags in all sizes. There are a lot of shops run by NGO’s
I liked Artisans d’Angkor, Senteurs d’Ankor and Kokoon, as far as I remember they had accessories, jewellery, clothes, ceramics, spices, cosmetics. I got some handmade soap ans ceramic pots with spices there.
There are also these recycled bags, made from cement bags http://www.angkorrecycled.org/
It’s a shopping paradise.
[Message last modified 06-21-2012 03:09am by snabela]