From magnificent tropical beach getaways to wondrous temples, Cambodia offers much to the discerning traveller. Present-day Cambodia offers a great many natural wonders that will both awe you and leave you bereft of words. From the temples of Angkor Wat to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, your itinerary in this region will be filled to the brim with experiences and memories. Each part of this beautiful region comes with its own unique set of attractions. Travellers who plan their trip well can ensure that they enjoy the most of Cambodia.
Start your journey from Siem Reap. One of the region’s fastest growing cities, this destination serves as the perfect base camp from which to explore area. With a pleasant and serene attitude, this city brings with it a range of 5-star hotels, a large number of guest houses and restaurants to enjoy the day in. One of the main attractions of this city, the ruins of Angkor, can be found to the north of the Tonle Sap Lake. This UNESCO World Heritage site, with its five lotus-like towers rearing 65 metres into the sky, is a sight that is unforgettable. Other hotspots that are worth visiting include attractions like the Bayon and Ta Prohm. Other cities in Cambodia that should feature in your research include the Phnom Penh municipality, Kep, Pailin and Sihanoukville.
Added to this list of attractions are a few others that travellers to Cambodia should not miss. The first on the list is a major hub of activity, Sihanoukville, is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches and multitude of tropical islands. Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, is also a major attraction that must be sampled when in Cambodia. Other highlights include the Silver Pagoda, Bokor Hill Station and a small town called Kratie; known to offer a peak at the elusive Irrawaddy dolphins. You should also make some time to go and explore Koh Ker and Banteay Srei, both well-known destinations in the region.
Destinations are not all that Cambodia is known for, though. Offering a veritable list of gourmet delights, Cambodia offers a list of dishes that no visitor should do without. Start your meal with a helping of pork and rice, known locally as Bai sach chrouk. Make your way to a serving of fish amok. Try some Khmer red curry. Sample some of the lime-marinated Khmer beef salad. Whatever the choice, you can rest assured that your taste buds will have an experience of a lifetime.
Sights and tastes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Cambodia. Thrill seekers will find their fill of adventure while travelling through this destination. You can elect to go scuba diving and hitch a ride on any one of the many boats that make the trip to the endless array of small, uninhabited islands that are strewn across Cambodia’s coastline. You can also go cycling across the countryside, trekking in Siem Reap or kayaking on the Kampot River. You can even make a trip to the beautiful Bokor National Park.
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