Siem Reap’s town centre is fairly compact, and many places can be reached by walking.
Tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis
A good option for a short trip across Siem Reap is by tuk-tuk or motorcycle taxi (motodop). It rarely takes long to find a ride; just walk towards a street corner to be greeted by calls of “Tuk-tuk? Moto?”. Most drivers in Siem Reap have a fair command of English. Expect to pay at least $2 for a short trip by tuk-tuk and agree the price before getting in. Motorcycle taxis will charge less but can be a slightly hair-raising experience as they weave casually in and out of traffic.
It’s cheap and easy to get around Siem Reap by bicycle. Many hostels and guesthouses have bicycles for hire; a standard pushbike with a basket can cost as little as $1 a day, or a mountain bike from $3.
An eco-friendly option is to hire an electric “e-bike”, which is a battery-powered bicycle. A full charge powers the bicycle for 40km, which is enough for a trip around the temples and back. The e-bike has a modest top speed of 20km/h.