Angkor Wat inevitably comes up on many lists of must-sees in Southeast Asia, so I knew it was going to be one of the top destinations I prioritised from Singapore. Five months after moving to Singapore, I convinced a friend from Sydney to go with me.
Siem Reap itself is fairly contained, a busy stop on the backpackers circuit with lots of cafes and restaurants to explore. The ruins of the ancient temples are in an archaeological park right by the city, and is the main tourist draw, of course. You’ll need to get a multi-day pass to explore it. There are many ways to explore the park, with van / car tours being the most popular. We decided to do a biking tour which was more fun, rugged, and hot & sticky!