Modern travel tips
Whether you use them to find out more about the Angkor temples or get help locating the trendiest spot in town, everyone can benefit from mobile mastery.
Google Maps and Street View: With the updates to the Google StreetView having taken place in 2014, Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat complex have been digitised to help you explore the vast historical site. The Street Maps are still an invaluable tool for helping you find your way around the immense and iconic temple, or for aiding you in your quest to find that elusive restaurant in town!
Angkor Wat Cambodia Tour Guide: This excellent app from Guiddoo will help educate you about the temple complex with its fantastic audio-visual travel guide explaining the history and the most popular temples around. It provides you with enough information to go exploring the vast site solo, if that’s how you roll.
Cambodia Language Guide: Created by World Nomads, this app can help you in a sticky language situation, which is bound to happen if you don’t have any Khmer in your vocab. With a directory of phrases, you can attempt the local language, and the audio is on hand to assist your pronunciation when attempting to negotiate tuk tuk-fees and finding places of interest.
iTsumo: Ride-hailing apps are the future of cross-city transport and new service iTsumo proclaims the “most reliable and cheapest taxi fares” in Cambodia, so get onboard. The Uber-like app uses your phone’s GPS to let drivers know where to pick up, and you can also choose your desired destination on a map. Currently available in Phnom Penh and emerging in Siem Reap, with more destinations to come.
BookMeBus: This app is a sturdy addition to a robust domestic travel industry that is seeing an improvement in choice and professionalism. BookMeBus enables you to select routes, dates and times and buy tickets.