That's exactly what I was planning (taking a flight probably from Bangkok to Siem Riep and staying there for a couple of days while I visit Angkor.)jasmyn said:Foxy,
if you plan on visiting the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, it's best to fly into Siem Riep as opposed to Phnom Penh. The drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Riep is about 4 hours and at times the roads are not too great. You could probably catch a bus tour from Phnom Penh, but keep in mind you will be using the roadside as toilets as there are no washrooms along the way.
That said however, it is definitely worth visiting Angkor if you are in SE Asia. Unfortunately the temples are deteriorating at a fast rate, due to the thousands of tourists and lack of restoration efforts by the Cambodians.
Phnom Penh is worth seeing as well since it is the capital of Cambodia. Lots of crazy traffic, lots of markets for cheap shopping but beware of the moto taxis and tuk tuk drivers, always bargain prices with them to make sure they don't rip you off cuz you're a foreigner! same goes for in the markets --majority of shopkeepers now know some english.
I'm going to need to learn how to bargain and fast because I have a feeling I'm going to get ripped off a whole lot!