Thursday, December 11, 2008

photos of the bangkok-siem reap adventure

it's taking me a while to complete all the entries of our bangkok-siem reap shebang, but thankfully, all the photos are already up and ready to go.

naia terminal 3
take a peek into our new airport. hassles still part of the package

from bangkok to siem reap
the bus ride, tuk-tuk, siem reap roads.

the villa siem reap
the perfect headquarters in siem reap.

introducing siem reap
our first glimpse of the temples, and our tuk-tuk picnic.

angkor wat
i was there!

angkor thom
majestic bayon, the baphuon ruins, the high from phimeanakas.

khmer dinner and apsara show
buffet dinner with dance show, all part of the villa package!

ta prohm

vines snake through these tomb raider temples.

the view from the elephant's back

photos from the saddle.

the roluos group
preah ko, bakong, and lolei.

the train to bangkok
six hours on the railroad from aranyaprathet to bangkok.

centrally located budget accommodation in bangkok.

getting to know bangkok
some half-hearted shots of wat arun, wat pho, and khao san road.

getting the hang of bangkok
lumpini park, jim thompson house, and some more food shots.

the grand palace
when in bangkok, you just have to see it.

baan dinso
fancy hostel near the grand palace. i'm staying there next time.

bangkok shopping
bazaar scenes in thailand's capital.

8 comments:

Ar-wee-der-yet said...

I love your photos! naeexcite na tuloy ako pumunta ng Cambodia pero medyo matagal pa.

i gotta go! said...

it's worth the wait. :D can't wait to see your photos!

casan! said...

chanced upon yr blog while searching about villa siem reap!

Looks fantastic to me. Possible to drop you an email with a couple of questions about your stay there?

- Love,
Casandra
wong.casandra@gmail.com

i gotta go! said...

ei casandra! sure thing, just ask away. :)

casan! said...

Thanks much! :)

Okay firstly, how was your stay there? Was it clean? Also... how were the tour packages? (I am a bit wary of tours, but planning to book one, lol).

PS - I came back from HK not too long ago myself! Are you still there? :)

casan! said...

Oh forgot to ask: How's the location? Safe, central to city life, etc? I heard that the night life area is pretty close to Villa Siem Reap.

i gotta go! said...

hey casandra! my review on the villa siem reap might help clear up some things. :)

my stay was fantastic, and i didn't encounter any major problems. the place was really clean, the service topnotch.

as for the location, taphul road isn't exactly in the center of nightlife in SR, but walking to the market area takes about 10 minutes. or you can just take a tuk-tuk. almost everything's within your reach in siem reap. :D

the tours were the best! i feel the same way about tours as you do, but the tours they have are very flexible, and you always have a choice on the temples you want to visit. the guide and the drivers are all very friendly and accommodating. and i think taking the tours from them will keep you from spending too much there, since some people tend to scam you and all. my friends and i really loved our stay in the villa.

oh, and i got back from hong kong more than a week ago. :D

casan! said...

Thanks for the advice~!

My friend and I are planning to stay in siem reap for 5 days :)

Which tour package did you take?