Cambodia, bordered by Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, has a fabulous heritage, warm friendly people, an untamed wild landscape, and is a member of ASEAN. The beautiful and extensive temple ruins at Angkor, now a UNESCO Heritage site, represent the glorious Khmer civilization and one of the most spectacular historical sites in Asia. Adventure seekers will love Cambodia’s wild north east with its stunning scenery, alternative hill tribe cultures and wildlife. Go trekking, mountain biking or simply explore. The legacy of Cambodia’s artistic past can still be seen in the handicrafts and silverware found in the bustling markets of Phnom Penh.
Cambodia is like a jackpot in which the traveller can have the pleasure of witnessing ambitiously frescoed casinos, golden sandy and stony beaches, remarkable and antique architecture, aesthetically pleasing art, national archaeological and gloomy museums, lush green and well-kept parks and lot more. Definitely, after knowing so many spots you will step up with great enthusiasm and energy. Cambodia is one such place where you might get tired by exploring and not bored because you will not get time to stop yourself.
Cambodian history encompasses both humanity’s greatest artistic accomplishments and most horrific deeds. Phnom Penh is a capital of the place, which is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum’s historical and archaeological exhibits, make sure you don’t miss it. It will give you a glimpse of Cambodian city life. You will feel the charm of the city even in your memories as it promises you that will not go empty hands. We have our top 5 things to see and do for our travellers so that they don’t skip or miss those in any way.
Top 5 things to see and Do
As we have gotten the brief about how fantastic and adventurous place is, we can’t miss any moment and live every. Now, let’s go through the main stops which travellers cannot afford to forget about it and they are as follows:
1. Angkor Wat (Angkor Archaeological Park)
The temple city was built between AD 802 and 1432, this was the largest city in the world during the medieval age. Wooden dwellings were encroached and then decayed by the surrounding jungle is the beauty of construction of the Khmer kings who endeavored to outbid their predecessors.
2. Phnom Penh
It is not just a city with chaotic streets and traffic noise but a dynamic place which is home to a scattering of historic sites that help unravel both Cambodia’s modern and ancient history. Along with this, you will witness gorgeous examples of traditional artistry.
3. Sihanoukville Beaches and Koh Rong Samloem
Sihanoukville Beaches and Koh Rong Samloem are the top most and popular tourist spots of Cambodia for locals and for tourists. If you go to these places it’s a sure shot thing that you will not feel like leaving that place. Sihanoukville is a tale of two halves, with a bustling but drab central district and its shoreline area home to a vibrant beach resort. Among all the islands, Koh Rong Samloem is so blissful, here sun and sand take center stage, and the big resorts have yet to make their mark.
4. Banteay Chhmar
Banteay Chhmar is an unbeatable tourists’ spot because here you will witness a mammoth temple complex that is in the middle of the jungle in Cambodia’s lonely northwest, providing the perfect opportunity to discover the highlights without the crowds. It was built by the 12th-century Angkorian king Jayavarman VII, and the remarkable stone reliefs along its walls are some of the most intricately detailed you’ll see in the country.
5. Tonlé Sap Lake
Tonlé Sap Lake is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake as well as an important source of food and a vital tool for Cambodian irrigation. The lake is home to 170 floating villages that depend on fishing for their livelihood as their homes are built directly on the water. The base of the houses, shops, churches, schools, and temples are on rustic buoy foundations of lashed together barrels and bamboo, and all transport is by boat.
While making plans, budget is the main thing on which all travellers focus. Budget helps the traveller to make accurate arrangements of hotels, transportation, food and everything. So, we’ve have categorised the kind of travellers and the budget accordingly, kindly go through as it would help you to save the amount according to it:
- If a solo traveller is travelling, Cambodia allows around INR 700 (USD 10)
- If a mid-range or affordable traveller is travelling, Cambodia allows around INR 1500 – 2000 (USD 28)
- If a luxurious or comfortable traveller is travelling, Cambodia allows around INR 3000-4500 (USD 60)
How to get around?
We believe in providing you the best, so, we are here to provide you comfort. We would suggest you to look for flight as there are many direct flights that fly to Cambodia. The major airports of Cambodia are Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport.
When to go to?
Cambodia is said to be a dream destination so definitely you must know about the appropriate time to visit. The travellers can enjoy Cambodia to the fullest between November and April as you can witness little rain at this time. You’ll see clear blue skies which will raise a great time to enjoy a relaxing getaway on the southern coast.
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