SFI

We’ve all heard the term ‘templed out’ generally a topic of conversation for those travelling to Siem Reap with kids. I’ve had a couple of people ask me if I made any arrangements for our kids when we were there. Fortunately I didn’t have any issues and the kids enjoyed the temples although we were able to space it out as we were staying in town  for 7 days.

I had put off travelling to Cambodia for a long time as I thought the kids were to young. The opportunity came up earlier this year to visit Siem Reap and I decided to grab it with both hands and make the most of it. I still had my reservations but turns out I need not have worried at all. Siem Reap is family friendly and a great place to visit with plenty of things for the kids to do.

Phare, The Cambodian Circus originated in Battambang but now has a permanent home in Siem Reap. It’s the Cambodian equivalent of the world famous Cirque du Soleil. The purpose built tent is located on the outskirts of Siem Reap and all participants have trained at the Phare Ponleu Selpak.

There’s an abundance of hotels to choose from in Siem Reap that will suit all budgets. I spent a lot of time scanning Agoda when looking for our hotel. I did originally book a 5 star hotel that looked lovely but when I spoke to other people they said it was on the airport road and a bit to far out of the main area of Siem Reap and we could expect to pay USD5 each way in a tuk-tuk to go to the night markets or into Pub…

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When I made the decision to go to Cambodia, I had a good 8 months to start researching what we would do and how we would go about it. I have always wanted to visit the temples around Siem Reap but didn’t know how to organise it for a family of 5. I started by researching other travel blogs, for the most up to date information.