Backpacking Cambodia and Vietnam: Quad ride around rural Siem Reap

On our last morning in Siem Reap, Tin and I decided to go for a quad ride.  I didn’t get to do Boracay’s version of this when I visited the place a few years back, so I was pretty excited to try it out.  But, more than that, I wanted to do this because I was interested to get a glimpse of life and people of Siem Reap, outside the tourist spots.

The owners of the quad gave us an orientation on how to work it.  We also had to do a test drive on our own before we were allowed to do a longer drive around rural Siem Reap.



We saw the beautiful rice paddies of Siem Reap.  It reminded me of my father’s hometown, Nueva Ecija.  The beautiful greens contrasted against the bright blue skies.

Siem Reap

The kids of Siem Reap were also so adorable, smiling beautifully upon seeing us.

Kids of Siem Reap

Kid of Siem Reap


After the short quad ride, we went back to our hotel and said thank you to our hospitable hosts at the Golden Mango Inn.



We then headed to the bus terminal for our trip back to Phnom Penh, where we would spend a night.


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