What Type of Transportation Should I Choose?
If your budget allows I recommend hiring a private a/c car, especially if you are visiting the region during the monsoon season. It can get really hot and humid, so the a/c will feel like a godsend as you make your way from temple to temple. If you no mo’ planny money (don’t have a lot of money) and one private cah no fit into yo budget you can always hire one tuk-tuk. I think that it’s not too bad if you are only doing the Small Circuit. If you plan on doing the Grand Circuit via tuk-tuk bring lots of water and cold drinks with you because it will be hot and humid. A good driver will also provide cold drinks and plan any rest stops for food and restroom breaks.
The Grand Circuit
The Grand Circuit extends to some of the outer regions of the site. Our Grand Circuit tour consisted of the following temples: Pre Rup, East Mebon, Tasom, Neak Pean, and Preah Kahn. The exact temples of your Grand Circuit may have a few variations depending on the hotel or tour company that you make arrangements with. Regardless of the variations, you can’t go wrong because all of the temples offer a unique quality and are super-dooper cool.
The Small Circuit
Despite its name the Small Circuit has some heavy hitters. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Bayon), Banteay Kdei, and Ta Prohm (Tomb Raider Temple) are all part of this tour. If you only have one day to visit the temples of Angkor Wat this is the circuit that you want to choose. Be sure to charge your cameras, pack some snacks, and awaken your inner Jones because you’ll easily lose track of time on your Small Circuit adventure.
Visiting temples is the reason why millions of visitors visit Angkor Wat each year. So visit one or two or three. In fact you should just go ahead and book a circuit tour; at least the Small Circuit Tour. Not visiting a temple while in Cambodia would be like not ordering a steak at one of the world’s best steakhouses. So go ahead and order yourself a temple tour. You won’t be disappointed.