Thailand & Cambodia – A Broad Trip Outline

1 Jul

After a long time (and after numerous unsuccessful attempts) we finally went on a holiday and that too to on a 11 day trip to Thailand (5 days) and Cambodia (6 days). This trip was essentially for visiting Cambodia but we figured that the cheapest way to do it was via Bangkok and hence we routed it through Bangkok and spent some time here. This post is just a small teaser with details of our travel itinerary and some quick pictures whereas I will cover each place in further detail through several additional posts.

For the trip we booked return tickets via Indigo Airlines to Bangkok (though didn’t like the flight much but more on that later).

Day 1 – We reached Bangkok by late afternoon and generally did a small walking tour  of our neighbourhood.

Day 2 – 4 – Left Bangkok by road and entered Cambodia through the Aran – Poipet border. Then drove to Siem Reap and did a cruise / boat tour of the floating village of Tonle Sap.  2 days we visited the famous temples of Siem Reap i.e Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prom, Banteay Srei and many others. Also visited the Pub Street and shopped at the Night markets, Old Markets etc.

The Poipet Border in Cambodia

Floating Village of Tonle Sap

Map of all Temples

Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Pub Street

Ta Prohm

Day 5 – 7 – We left for Phnom Penh by road. Reached the city, walked around and visited the local markets around the river front. We also did the tourist tour of Phnom Penh with a visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the Killing Fields, Prison Museum, National Museum and a cruise on the Mekong river. Also visited the local boutiques and some amazing local restaurants. Then left for Bangkok by flight.

The Silver Pagoda

Memorial at the Killing Fields

The Mass Graves

The Killer Jail

Sunset at the Mekong

The National Museum

Day 8,9 and 10 – Back in Bangkok we visited all the local sights i.e. Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Grand Palace, Khaosan Road, Chatuchak Market and the various famous malls. We also did the Flight of the Gibbon and the Zoo.

The Grand Palace

Wat Pho – The Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho

Wat Arun

Flight of the Gibbon

The Gibbons

Bangkok by night

Khao San Road

Day 11 – Flew back home.

Well more on this in the posts to follow… 🙂

10 Responses to “Thailand & Cambodia – A Broad Trip Outline”

  1. pommepal July 1, 2012 at 03:00 #

    Great photos


  2. John Phillips July 2, 2012 at 20:55 #

    Looking forward to the expanded versions


  3. Tesney Ap July 19, 2012 at 17:21 #

    Beautiful post 🙂


  4. StyleDestino July 19, 2012 at 19:58 #

    wow the pics look amazing,, seems like a lot of fun


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