Asia Travel

Cambodia travel: Quick cycling guide to the Roluos Temples

You’ll climb plenty of rock stairs when you visit the ruins of Angkor, but you won’t climb many hills. This part of Cambodia is flat as a pancake. So it’s a great place for an easy bike ride.

One good route leads from Siem Reap – the busy but fun town that services Angkor Wat and the other temples in the main archaeological complex – to Rulous, 13km away to the east.

You can make a beeline for it on National Highway 6 (not as busy as it sounds), or peel off the main road and make your way along the more picturesque, if muddier, country lanes. At Rulous itself, you’ll find a cluster of three temples that are among the earliest Khmer structures in the region.

After an afternoon of exploration, pedal back to Siem Reap’s Pub Street for a $1 draft beer or three.