Cambodia - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
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!
Cambodia has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Cambodia before planning your tour to the country.