WELCOME TO CAMBODIA
Overview: Take a trip through expansive ancient temples, charming colonial riverside cities, rich village life, and the historic culture of the Khmer people in vibrant Cambodia. A small country with a lot to offer, Cambodia has arisen from the ashes of war and internal strife to open its monumental treasures to travelers once again.
Delve into the renaissance of culture and cuisine in the charming capital of Phnom Penh with its colonial riverside heritage. Visit the incredible complex of Angkor Wat near Siem Reap that has astounded archaeologists since its re-discovery and subsequent recovery from the jungles 150 years ago.
The sensational ruins of Angkor may be the main attraction, but Cambodia’s exquisite temples, secluded beaches, charming villages and magical markets deserve lots of attention too. With genuine locals always ready to share a sincere smile, Cambodia will steal your heart and enrich your spirit.
Battambang: Cambodia's second largest city in perfect balance – it’s bustling yet friendly and interesting without being overwhelming. Underneath its sleepy persona is a bubbling undercurrent of creativity, often fuelled by the expat community. A smattering of arty boutique hotels, quirky cafés and innovative restaurants are among the urban draws, while the lush surrounding countryside is ideal for excursions.
- Ek Phnom
- Wat Baset
- Damrey Sor Pagoda
- Phnom Sampeau
- Kamping Puoy
Seam Riep: main attraction of Cambodia, the true hidden gem of the country, a must when visiting Cambodia. The city of the renown Angkor Watt. Seam Riep has been getting more and more popular among world’s travelers for its complex of temples and ruins mysteriously left over my Angkor people hundreds of years ago.
- Angkor Wat
- Ta Prohm Temple
- Bayon Temple
- Tonle Sap Lake
Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s capital. Phnom Penh is where one can get the true feels of the country and its people. It is rewarding to be in the place of the amazing architecture of Khmer and Angkor civilization and learn the heart saddening history during the regime of Khmer Rouge.
- Royal Palace
- Silver Pagoda
- Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
- Choeung Ek
Sihanoukville: Asia's next trendsetting beach; thousands of years of history, Sihanoukville is a the most urban city in Cambodia. The city is both a beach and a casino destination. Thanks to its tourist industry, the city has a more lighthearted flavor to it than Phnom Penh where some claim that the history is quite heart sinking.
- Prek Treng Beach
- Otres 1 and 2 Beaches
- Wat Leu
Krong Kep is a coastal province in southern Cambodia, known for its seafood and tropical islands. The relaxed provincial capital of Kep, or Krong Kaeb, has wide streets with crumbling villas that recall its former glory as a French colonial resort town. Kep Beach has calm waters and a promenade with large statues, while vendors line the waterfront at the nearby crab market.
- Kep Beach
- Crab Market
- Kampot Pepper Plantations and Salt Flats
REASONS TO VISITCambodia
The shopaholic in you will be thrilled by the lively and vibrant markets strewn across the country. These congested, narrow markets, are home to more goods than you can possibly imagine. Right from clothes to local delicacies to arts and crafts, these markets have it all.
If history is something that interests you, Cambodia will not disappoint. Cambodia once used to be a territory of the Khmer Empire, and so you’ll see the entire country speckled with remarkable palaces, temples and mysterious ancient ruins, along with gory killing fields and prisons.
Nothing symbolizes Cambodia better than the ancient and mysterious, vine-clad temple complex of Angkor Wat, which was constructed during the Khmer Empire (9th-15th Century). Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, this breath-taking temple complex set amidst a thick jungle, houses the most iconic temples that you’ll ever set eyes on.
Cambodia is truly, a heaven for foodies. Be it delicious street food, fresh seafood, sauces, juicy burgers, rice and noodle preparations, curries, fresh juices, and what not, Cambodia has it all. They have their unique local flavors, and yes, the food is amazingly cheap.
THE KHMER PEOPLE
There is a reason why Cambodia is referred to as the ‘Land of Smiles’, and is also one of the friendliest countries in the world! Wherever you go, you will be welcomed by friendly locals, who will make you feel at home. Even the rural culture replete with stilted houses, floating villages, and lush rice paddy fields, is fascinating to the core.
Believe it or not, Cambodia is known to offer some of the craziest nightlife options ever. Whether you sweat it out at happening nightspots like ‘Angkor What?’ in Angkor Wat, or jam to Zeppelin numbers at Zeppelin Café in Phnom Penh, or sip whisky at the elegant, expat-friendly Foreign Correspondent Club; Cambodia’s ecstatic nightlife offers hedonism at its best.