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Siem Reap, in northwest Cambodia, is the gateway to the temple ruins of Angkor. Accommodations range from inexpensive hotels to five-star properties. Silk D'Angkor Boutique Hotel is affordable and charming (

Visitors are required to dress respectfully at the temples. Knees and shoulders must be covered.

Most of the temples have little signage to explain the architecture, art and history. Familiarize yourself before you go or hire a guide.

From Siem Reap hotels, Angkor visitors can take a tuk-tuk, an open, motorized vehicle, but it is best to use only those arranged by your hotel. If you are sensitive to heat, an enclosed air-conditioned vehicle may be a better option (

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Tracey Teo