Grandeur and colonial charm await you in Cambodia. With jaw-dropping architectural gems, including the intricately detailed Angkor temples, floating villages, and laid-back island beaches, Cambodia’s tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 10 years. All the same, many parts of Cambodia remain relatively unexplored by ...
In just 2 weeks, this comprehensive journey around Cambodia will take you from the country’s main highlights to lesser-visited spots; places that take you into daily Cambodian life, like small cottage industries in the beautiful countryside surrounding Battambang
A homestay in the village of Sambor Prei Kuk puts you right in the heart of rural life in Cambodia
Get an insight into Cambodian cuisine with a visit to famous pepper plantations outside of Kampot
“We were picked up at our hotel, and drove to the lake. Had a nice long motor boat ride on the lake, we also went on a small row boat ride for about 30 minutes, for $10/2 people, and were floating through the houses and trees. I think the small boat ride was very relaxing, you could see crocodiles in the water. There are also a sales people floating on the lake, so be prepared to purchase something too.”
“A visit to Phnom Kulen Mountain is a must, especially when you feel like you're "templed out" in Siem Reap's massive temples. It's also a good way to refresh after a few days of visiting the temples under a hot weather. The tour included three places - the Reclining Buddha, the River of 1000 Lingas and the last, which is definitely the highlight of the tour is the visit to the sacred Phnom Kulen Waterfalls (two levels). The waterfalls is beautiful and I've seen it during a time somewhere in between summer and the maximum rainfall conditions, which is I think is a good time as the volume of water is just right to enjoy the scenic falls. The trip is 2 hours long from the town center and using a car is the safest way to do it. Besides, you'll get a "free massage" along the way, without receiving the free brown powder of dusts all over your body if you choose a motorcycle ride. :-)”
Grandeur and colonial charm await you in Cambodia. With jaw-dropping architectural gems, including the intricately detailed Angkor temples, floating villages, and laid-back island beaches, Cambodia’s tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 10 years. All the same, many parts of Cambodia remain relatively unexplored by tourists. This small country has an incredibly complex history to discover, along with wonderfully welcoming people to meet. What's holding you back from taking a trip to Cambodia?
Explore Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument
Visit Battambang, a preserved colonial-era town
See the richly decorated carvings of Bayon temple
Spot a rare Irrawaddy dolphin in Kratie
Stare in awe at the Silver Pagoda at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
Experience the nightlife of Pub Street in Siem Reap
Learn about the history of Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Despite terrible periods in Cambodia’s history, the country today is a safe place to visit. Stick to the tourist areas as much as possible. When travelling to remote areas, stick to the marked paths to avoid any undiscovered landmines.
November to March is the most popular time to visit Cambodia when the weather is not-too-hot and not-too-wet. July to August is shoulder season, and a great time to visit for lush scenery and fewer crowds - if you don’t mind wet weather.
While Cambodia’s currency is the Riel, it is far more common for tourists to pay in US dollars. In fact, most prices in shops and restaurants will be quoted in US dollars. However, most hotels and restaurants also accept credit cards.
Never touch somebody on the head in Cambodia, as this is considered to be the most sacred part of the body.
Do as the locals do and smile! Cambodians are known for always having a smile on their face - reciprocate!