Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and the Grand Palace

It takes a 6.5 hour coach journey to reach Phnom Penh from Siem Reap. We travelled with Giant Ibis, which we booked with online. The coach was very uptogether and even had wifi on board. We were given a croissant (from blue pumpkin, which was possibly the best croissant we’ve ever eaten) and a bottle of water. The journey was half on motorway, half on dirt track (which wasn’t so fun). The total cost was $15 each, which was a great price for what you received. 

We’re staying near the Grand Palace, literally a 5 minute walk away, so today we thought we would have a look around. The palace is open from 8-11 and again from 2-5. We went at 2pm and paid $6.50 each to get in. Dress code it usual temple attire, make sure your shoulders are covered and your bottoms cover to a minimum of below the knee. The temperature is around 33 degrees (feels hotter) so we didn’t spent too long walking around as we were both getting hot and bothered! The Palace is very beautiful and reminded me loosely of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, although I’m sure I didn’t see any monkey’s roaming around there! 


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