Cambodia is an impressive country with many ancient temples, beautiful natural scenery and pristine beaches which you have to take a lot of time to explore. In this article, we will introduce to you top 10 must-visit tourist destinations while travelling Cambodia.
Pub Street in Siem Reap
Located in the heart of Siem Reap, Pub Street is the best ideal place to enjoy a crowded and bustling nightlife. Every night, Pub Street attracts a large of foreign tourists come here to visiting, shopping and tasting local specialties. One of great way to discover the street is having a glass of beer, chatting with friends and looking at the street.
Angkor temple complex
There are no words can describe the beauty of Angkor unless you come and see it by yourself. This majestic complex with 600 buildings located in a 45 square kilometers mountainous ares was built in 8th century by many talented architects. Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm are the most attractive destinations in the Angkor complex.
Cambodia Royal Palace
Considered as one of the most famous places to see in Phnom Penh, Royal Palace was built after King Norodom dicided to move the capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The royal Palace is a complex of buildings, houses of King and royal family. This also is a place where ceremonial and diplomatic ceremonies take place. Opening hours are 8am – 11am and 2pm – 5pm.
Situated on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is a port city with stunning beaches of Cambodia. This is an unique deepwater port city in Cambodia where attracts many visitors by white sand beaches and tropical islands surrounded by palm trees. Sihanoukville is a suitable destination for tourist who want to take a rest, relax and get out of the scorching hot of tropical climate.
Koh Rong island
Koh Rong island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 20km from Sihanoukville city. Totally contrary to a vibrant Sihanoukville, Koh Rong island truly is a pristine and tranquil heaven where definitely you will fall in love at the first sight.
Discovered by French one century ago, Kep is known for its hidden beauty with blue water beaches, old French villas and small bungalows. Visiting Kep, you also have a chance to enjoy a lot of delicious seafood, especially pepper crabs which is a symbol of the city.
Tonle Sap lake
Tonle Sap is the largest and the most important freshwater lake in Cambodia. In the dry season, from November to May, Tonle Sap is almost dry while in the rainy season, the lake is more beautiful with many floating villages of the local people. Taking a boat tour around Tonle Sap will be the best way to learn more about daily life of people in here.
Koh Ta Kiev island
Koh Ta Kiev island is well-known for its diverse ecosystem with more than 100 bird species and other rare plants and animals. Visiting here, tourist not only can swim in clear blue water or sunbathe on the beach but also can visit the famous distillery – Syn Absinthe.
Actually Battambang is not a popular tourist destination in Cambodia. It is quite easy to understand because there is neither stunning beach nor majestic temple like Angkor. However, this Cambodia’s second largest city has a perfect balance between bustle and silence and a lot of interesting things to explore. Most of tourists when visiting Battambang are extremely excited with riding norris or bamboo train. It is must-try activities in this province.
Bokor National Park
If you love to explore nature, Bokor National Park is a destination you should not miss. Established in 1993, the park is home of many rare animals and plants. In addition, the most famous attraction in this area you must visit is Bokor Hill Station – an old French’s resort. The resort is included everything from school, post office, hotel to casino,… but all were abandoned creating a murky and scary atmosphere for tourists.
Cambodia is becoming one of the most attractive destinations for foreign tourists because of stunning natural scenery and cheap expenses. For those who are planning travel to Cambodia will find a lot of useful information in our website. Please contact with us if you have any questions and comments. You also like or share this article if you like it!