How much time in Cambodia?

I'm going to have about 31 days in Asia to split between Cambodia and the Philippines.

Would it make sense to do about 10 days in Cambodia and 21 in the Philippines? My friend is saying that 5-7 will be enough but I feel like it's not enough to see the whole country. On the other hand, I heard that a whole month would be good for the Philippines.

If anyone's been to both I'd appreciate some feedback.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shithole

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shithole
      Yes, but a more pleasant one than the Philippines

      Oh the irony, all the hipsters are in fricking Thailand, you dork.

      [...]
      I didn't mean Thailand is a literal shithole, just an overpriced, overgentrified, sterilized, boring, Digital Nomad/passport bro transplant sort of shithole. The place is over done to death.

      Complaining about hipsters while having the most cliche hipster opinion
      >Oh the irony

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thailand sucks, just like those shitty Marvel movies you like so much, deal with it, nerd.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what you want to do?
    You can spend 1 day looking at Angkor Watt or you can spend a whole week exploring all the temples.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just get an overall feel of the country, hit up the usual backpacker spots, see the temples and history stuff and rent a dirtbike to ride around a bit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ok well the most famous place is angkor wat of course. but that is just part of a temple complex that covers a huge area. as a foreigner you will need a pass to get into the zone. you can get several different ones. when i went there, i got the three-day pass, that was enough to go to all the main sites (like 3-4 places each day) and also do side trips to a few other places like the landmine museum and so on. then spend the evenings in siem reap town getting drunk cheaply
        if you stay at a decent hotel they will include a motorbike tuktuk (+ driver) at your disposal for the whole trip. they will also help you plan an itinerary for your time there
        after that you decide. you can go to phnom penh, see the killing fields sites and so on. but you see one pile of skulls with bullet holes in them and you've seen em all really
        most of the rest of the country is quite undeveloped, little villages separated by forests. i mean it's beautiful in a way but it's not very interesting
        if you want to keep all your limbs don't stray too far off the roads. it's tough kid but it's life

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >if you want to keep all your limbs don't stray too far off the roads.

          In terms of motorcycle safety or is Cambodia dangerous? I love getting lost on a motorcycle when exploring a new country so this has me worried a bit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >In terms of motorcycle safety or is Cambodia dangerous?
            he's talking about landmines. though the majority has already been removed where there is a lot of foot traffic; there is still the rare risk of stepping on one if you decide to venture out in the middle of nowhere

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dead Kennedys wrote about this very thing actually

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kek

      Keep trying hard to be a hipster.

      I'm in Palawan right now nerd. Thailand is far superior.

      Based isaan province snarker

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Two shitholes.

    Why are you trying so hard to avoid Thailand?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why are you trying so hard to avoid Thailand?

      Why not? Is it some mandatory requirement that every traveler MUST visit the most overrated and oversaturated California translplant shithole that is Thailand every single fricking time they step foot in Southeast Asia?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Keep trying hard to be a hipster.

        I'm in Palawan right now nerd. Thailand is far superior.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh the irony, all the hipsters are in fricking Thailand, you dork.

          https://i.imgur.com/6XsGR17.jpg

          maybe anon wants the slum experience
          [...]
          Cambodia will be tougher than the Philippines; it's poorer, hotter, non-English speaking, and less friendly to Americans / white people.
          [...]
          if you think Thailand is a shithole, whoa ho ho, wait til you hit the streets in the other countries.
          Even impoverished Kanchanaburi has a GDP per capita 3x the Cambodian average.

          I didn't mean Thailand is a literal shithole, just an overpriced, overgentrified, sterilized, boring, Digital Nomad/passport bro transplant sort of shithole. The place is over done to death.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Surprisingly, it's not. Kanchanaburi is only a couple hours from Bangkok, yet it is so primitive compared to Malaysia. The biggest problem here is not enough foreigners. Bars are shuttered before midnight due to lack of customers. Great restaurants sit empty all day. Everyone loves a farang here, kids say "hello" and "hi" as you walk past their shanties, and you can head deep into the mountainous backcountry that separates Thailand from Burma.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Someone posted that people in kanchanaburi were buttholes overall and made him feel unwelcome.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I’ve been to Thailand twice and Cambodia once. I like Cambodia more than Thailand. Thailand is too touristy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Thailand every single fricking time they step foot in Southeast Asia
        >Thailand is far superior.
        >this
        its not even debatable. the very instant i cross back over into thailand my entire being exhales with gratitude.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      maybe anon wants the slum experience

      https://i.imgur.com/IQyPHFM.gif

      I'm going to have about 31 days in Asia to split between Cambodia and the Philippines.

      Would it make sense to do about 10 days in Cambodia and 21 in the Philippines? My friend is saying that 5-7 will be enough but I feel like it's not enough to see the whole country. On the other hand, I heard that a whole month would be good for the Philippines.

      If anyone's been to both I'd appreciate some feedback.

      Cambodia will be tougher than the Philippines; it's poorer, hotter, non-English speaking, and less friendly to Americans / white people.

      >Why are you trying so hard to avoid Thailand?

      Why not? Is it some mandatory requirement that every traveler MUST visit the most overrated and oversaturated California translplant shithole that is Thailand every single fricking time they step foot in Southeast Asia?

      if you think Thailand is a shithole, whoa ho ho, wait til you hit the streets in the other countries.
      Even impoverished Kanchanaburi has a GDP per capita 3x the Cambodian average.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OP here. I've been in Thailand for 45 days and 30 in Vietnam. Also a bit of Bali, Singapore, and Malaysia.

      I want to see something new.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        brother you suck at travel

        It'd take you two weeks just to see all the temples and museums in Bangkok alone

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Add Vietnam to the mix or just axe Cambodia completely.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wanted to stay one month in Cambodia but quickly escaped that shithole and moved back to Thailand. Every interaction is a pitch sale, everyone wants money from you by just walking, you leave city to see surroundings and you will be stopped by hordes od children that will beg you for money. It's truly African country in Southeast Asia.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I wanted to stay one month in Cambodia but quickly escaped that shithole and moved back to Thailand
      kek
      WHY I LEFT THE PHILIPPINES

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cambodia has as much time as any other country, so you don't need to bring any extra. However, there are caveats, for instance, Cambodia is in another time ZONE. So you will need to account for some missed hours (I don't know where they go) between Cambodia and wherever you're talking to. I hope this helps.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't, chabot

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I went 10 days in Cambodia over the Christmas break and I would recommend it as a good amount of time. I went 5 days in Phnom Penh and 5 in Siem Reap. I am not sure why Cambodia gets a bad rep on this board. I stayed in a nice hotel by the river in Phnom Penh and had a great time. Prices are good, food is good. The main areas around the river are well developed, if you go further out from here, then you see the poverty. There are good temples and such and also taking a girl out on one of the river cruises whilst a Cambodian MC performs 80's songs on a keyboard is kino. Both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap also have nightlife areas for cooming if you are so inclined. Siem Reap has beautiful temples and jungle scenery as another poster has said. The town itself is quite beautiful and well designed - I like the Charles De Gaulle road/area. The only complaint about Cambodia I have is like another poster said - the begging. I did not encounter this much in Phnom Penh, but you do get accosted a lot in Siem Reap which can become annoying - but I would still recommend the place

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also whilst you are there, just use Grab for transport. Cambodia has a special option for tuk-tuks and I used them all the time, most trips will be within $1-2 USD. Getting to and from airports obviously go for a car option. The Chinese gifted Siem Reap a brand new airport which was just opened last year - it is very nice. However, it is one hour from the city centre and you can't get a Grab. The "Siem Reap Tourist Association" or whatever have a bunch of taxis there that get you to the city centre, it was $35 USD one-way when I went.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >30 days visa free up to 6x
    you can extend it 30 days.

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