Angkor Wat Cycle (road bike) Route Details

Route Description

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Introduction

This is a fairly flat route that takes you through one of the most amazing routes in the world, Angkor Wat.

Conditions

Most flat. It gets very hot and humid during the day.

Hazards and warnings

Share the route with cars on the way to the park gate.

Detailed description

You can hire a bike in Siem Reap town. They aren't great bikes, but do the trick. Angkor Wat is a small distance outside of Siem Reap. The route is along tarred road the whole way.

Angkor Wat has been the location of a number of films, notably Raiders of the Lost Ark and Tomb Raider. It has dramatic scenery and frequent ruins to stop at, making it a leisurely cycle. You will need at least 2 days to explore the entire site, although you cycle around the same circuit i.e. stopping at different temples each day.

You need to start at dawn, take in a few monuments and then plan to stop under a tree by early afternoon (or head back). The next day, start late and do the afternoon and watch the sunset before cycling back down to Siem Reap.

 

 

Narrative

Cambodia is an amazingly beautiful country. The people are friendly and easy-going. Siem Reap is booming and Angkor Wat will soon be over-crowded. Tickets are already $90 for 3 days. Get there before the place is over-run by buses.

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