Cambodia offers the most incredible experience in Southeast Asia. Traveling to Cambodia can be an exciting idea, and to sort your plans, we have listed down the things that you must do while you are here.
Enjoy the stay at Siem Reap
Siem Reap has been known for the temples of Angkor for centuries now, and there are endless things you can do here. Beings the pilgrimage part, staying at one of the best boutique hotels in Siem Reap is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss. We insist that you book your stay in advance, because this is one destination that’s crowded through the months.
Phnom Penh for its sights
If you are in Cambodia, you cannot miss Phnom Penh. As the capital city, this place has everything you need. The Royal Palace, The National Museum and Wat Phnom are some of the interesting inclusions. The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek can be a depressing but interesting visit, while you should make some time for Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Gorge on the food
Cambodia, much like other parts of Southeast Asia, has its own flavors when it comes to food. A Cambodian meal usually has rice with some form of fish. You can try the much-famed Fish Amok, or taste Samlor Machu Trey, which is kind of soup with fish in it. Cambodians love seafood, and you will find all sorts of options. The local restaurants are not expensive either. Most hotels do have traditional meals on the menu, or you can ask for recommendations.
To the beaches of Sihanoukville
If you are looking for something offbeat, Sihanoukville is the place to go for, with islands like Koh Rong Samloem being in easy reach. The resorts here are particularly nice, especially if you stay around the beaches. Occheuteal is a nice beach, while you can make way to Independence Beach or Serendipity Beach. Unlike some of the other beach destinations, this one is aptly quiet and offers something for every kind of interest.
Kampot Province for the love of architecture
If colonial architecture and nature is your thing, you should definitely make time for Kampot Province. Every close it is Kep. Most travelers come here for the love of nature, especially the limestone caves. There are also some amazing temples, if you are interested.
The good thing is Cambodia can fit almost any budget, so if you plan in advance, enjoying things would reduce the pocket pinch.