Most Worthwhile $2 in Siem Reap
What can you get with $2? A cup of Starbucks coffee? Not even. A train ride out to town one way? Sounds about right. Definitely a full meal off of McDonalds heart attack $1 menu. Those two dollars doesn’t seem like it’ll go a long way, but merely just spare change nestled in your pockets for a rainy day.
After a 4.5 hours bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, we needed a little unwinding time of just doing absolutely nothing. The air savored of beef and basil, and even with the language barrier we had no problem ordering our satisfying bowl of beef noodles. All this goodness only cost us fifty cents!
The unpaved roads, miles of ancient ruins, rows of breathtaking scrolls and paintings gave Siem Reap an untouched characteristic. Rows of chairs were setup both indoor and outdoor with welcoming smiles from the locals for $2 full-hour foot or back massages. Greatest two dollar spent! It was nothing short of quality. Flocks of tourists came to relieve their long days at Angkor Wat. If massages were not your thing, you can have a beer while soaking your feet in the fish spa tank filled with tiny fishes that will nibble away at your dead skin for $1. It’s a tingling sensation that’s worth a try if you’ve never did it.
We explored the amazing temples (Wats) and well preserved ruins for three days. Best way to explore is to rent a bike all day for $1 from 4am to 8pm. That way you have more flexibility to leave your bike anywhere while having time to explore the more hidden ruins. You can get your weeks’ worth of exercise if you do the full twenty one miles bike ride around the big loop! Reward yourself afterwards with a fully satisfying meal on the street stalls before you go back to your $2 dollar hostel to recharge.