10 experiences you should try in Cambodia

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Watching sunrise at Angkor Wat, taking a boat tour on Tonle Sap lake, riding bamboo train or visiting village of ethnic minority in Mondulkiri, … are a few of the many unforgettable experiences visitors should try when travelling in Cambodia.

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Watch sunrise at Angkor Wat

Watch sunrise at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest and most beautiful temple in Angkor complex. Built in the 12th century, Angkor Wat represents the high point in the evolution of Khmer architecture. It is famous for extensive decoration, specifically its bas-reliefs with a thousand of Hindu epics and Apsara statues which were carved on the walls. Waking up early and looking sunrise will be amazing experience you should miss at Angkor Wat.

Watch the “fairies” Apsara’s performances

While visiting Angkor complex, you will see a lot images of Apsara dancers carved on the walls. Apsara dance is one of the kinds of traditional art of Cambodian, performed by beautiful and graceful women. Traveling to Cambodia, especially Siem Reap, you should enjoy this unique performance.

Take a boat tour on Tonle Sap lake

Tonle Sap Floating Villages

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. The width of the lake changes in each season. In dry season (from November to May), Tonle Sap is larger with lot of floating villages living here. Sitting on the boat and enjoy the beauty of the lake is the best way to explore the daily life of local people in here.

Riding bamboo trains

What makes Battambang well-known with foreign tourists is an “unique” transportation vehicle: Norris or bamboo train. It is the main mean of transportation in Battambang because it is both cheap and convenient. Only about USD per person, you can take a Norris at anywhere in this province.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Discovering floating villages by kayak is considered as “must-try experience” when visiting Battambang. Green Orange Kayaks is a non-governmental organization that offers free English classes for locals as well as kayaking tours for travellers. In here, visitors can hire kayaks for a half-day tour starting at Ksach Poy village. From this small village, you can row the boat along Stung Sangke lake and then return to the city.

Discover Siem Reap cuisine

Siem Reap not only attracts tourists by the famous temples of Angkor but also by wonderful cuisine. Each dish in here is a mystery because its simple appearance but complex in making. Some typical dishes you must try in Siem Reap are Fish Amok, Nom Banh Chok, Papaya Salad, insect dishes and so on.

Visiting villages of ethnic minority in Mondulkiri

Villages of ethnic minority in Mondulkiri

Besides Khmer people, Cambodia also is home of some ethnic minorities. And if you want to explore the new things, new lands, new experiences, do not forget to visit villages of ethnic minority in Mondulkiri. Located in the west of Cambodia, Mondulkiri is blessed an exotic beauty with pristine forests, green hills and majestic waterfalls. In addition, people in here are very friendly and honest so it will be an ideal destination for those who are passionate about adventure.

Enjoy seafood in Kep town

Kep is a small and pretty town with one side bordering mountain and the other bordering sea. This province is one of the top resorts in Cambodia in the colonial years, so the buildings and architecture are affected a lot by French-style. Especially, visiting Kep, travellers should not miss Pepper Crab – a specialties in here.

Drink beer at Pub Street

Pub Street in Siem Reap

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, Pub Street is very crowded and bustling at night. It is paradise for foreign tourists to visiting, shopping and tasting local foods. One of the best way to discovering this street is drinking beer, chatting with friends and look at the street.

Shopping at Phnom Penh’s market

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia so it is easy to understand why here is home of many shops and markets. Markets in Phnom Penh sell everything from foods to souvenirs. If you love to shopping, you can go some shopping center ịn Phnom Penh such as Phnom Penh night market, Olypic market, Sorya shopping centre, …

We hope that you will have an unforgettable on Cambodia with all suggestions above. To get more about Cambodia’s tourism, you can visit our website. For questions or suggestions, please feel free to let us know in the comments section and we’ll do our best to reply to them as soon as possible. You can also share this article if you like it!