Cambodia is best known for the majestic Angkor temples, beautiful lakes, tropical islands, its unique cultures as well as the popular image of tuk tuks appear on virtually every corner. Travelling in a Tuk Tuk is one of the most popular forms of tourist transport, especially in the Siem Reap and Angkor temple area.
Tuk tuk was originally a very popular means of transport in Thailand before it was brought over to Cambodia. However, if you have got into a tuk tuk in Thailand then you will find that tuk tuks in Cambodia are quite different from their 3-wheeled cousins from Thailand. Cambodian tuk tuk version is produced very simple, just a small trailer pulled by a moto so it can be disassembled and used as a normal motorcyle. Nowadays, to attract tourists, many tuk-tuks have been decorated very eyes-catching by their drivers, some even equipped with speakers. Imagine that we are on a beautiful decorated tuk-tuk, listening to the native music and leisurely discovering the majestic Angkor Wat temple, it will definitely be an exciting experience. Read more: Tours in Cambodia
Tourists come to Siem Reap – a famous destination in northern Cambodia and also well-known as the gateway to Angkor Wat are highly recommend to choose tuk- tuks to discover the city. There are plenty of reasons for tuk tuk to become the most prefered means of transport for tourists in Siem Reap. First of all, it is quite hard for travellers to get a taxi in this city and if you are lucky enough to get one, the price will surely much more higher than travelling by tuk-tuk. In contrast, Tuk tuks are easy to find and inexpensive. In addition, getting around in these quirky vehicles have views in all directions and will add a little adventure to your daily commutes.
If you are confusing as you will spend the whole day travelling with a tuk tuk- driver, like how can you communicate with him? You do not have to worry about that because most of tuk tuk drivers in Siem Reap are friendly and they can communicate well in English. Some drivers are also very professional and knowledgeable about the area. A lot of tourists had shared their interesting experience with the tuk tuk drivers in Siem Reap such as: “He also gave us suggestions on what to do at our next destination. He always had a smile and a positive attitude” Read more Cambodia tours
Because of their advantages, tuk tuk is not only a traditional means but also the best choice for visitors to get around Siem Reap and discover the breathtaking beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat.
The Indochina Voyages team