Help Me Plan My Asia Trip: What to Do in Cambodia for 5 Days?

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I’m currently in Bangkok and enjoying the hot, intense energy the city exudes. I’ve also been really enjoying TPG reader suggestions so far for Singapore and Bangkok- from Hawker Centers to the restaurant in Bangkok last night (Eat Me, which was phenomenal)- stay tuned for detailed trips reports including HD video that I’ve been shooting.

Tomorrow I leave for Cambodia for 5 days- first spending time in Siem Reap while I visit one of the world’s man-made wonders, Angkor Wat, then my plans are less concrete: tentatively stopping through the capital, Phnom Penh, on my way to the sleepy seaside retreat of Kep.

I admit that much of the country is a mystery to me, though, so I was hoping that TPG readers who have been there would have some great tips on getting around the country, what I should do in Angkor Wat, if there’s anything fun to do in Phnom Penh, and whether any of you have stayed in Kep and had a hotel recommendation. Someone also emailed me that Kep was boring, so maybe I should spend my time elsewhere? I’m all ears to your thoughts. How would you structure 5 days in Cambodia? Is one full day and 2 nights enough time in Angkor Wat?

If any TPG readers are around, I’d love to meet you while I’m there, so let me know.

You can follow my journey on Twitter, Facebook, and right here on the blog. As always – I appreciate your advice, so please leave your comments below! Check out a few sneak “pics” from my trip so far…

Merlion Fountain in Singapore
Thai Business Class Singapore-Bangkok- not bad for a 2 hour flight!
The biggest prawn I've ever seen in my life in Bangkok.. so good
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