Suggested itinerary for 5 days 4 nights in Cambodia

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Being a part of Indochinese Peninsula in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is considered a favorite destination for those who love explore a rich culture, history and beautiful natural landscape. With the detailed itinerary for 5 days 4 nights below, hopefully your trip in Cambodia will be more convenient and memorable.

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Day 1-2: Discovering central area (Siem Reap)

Morning: Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (via Tổ chức Kỷ lục Việt Nam)

Angkor Wat, meanin “Temple City” or “City of the Temples”, is a famous temple complex and the largest religious sites in Cambodia. It is located about 5,5km from north of Siem Reap Town.

5am, you will be at the Angkor Wat and climb to the tower’s top to see sunrise (spend about 5 hours) and then, you can rent a bicycle to explore this temple complex and surrounding areas. Admission fee is about $37/person/day and $62/3 days.

Because most of temples here have the similar architecture and Cambodia’s weather is often very hot, you may not visit all the temples. 4 main sites you must visit are Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm Temple.

Afternoon: Visiting Ta Prohm Temple

After having lunch, you will take a visit to Ta Prohm Temple. It is the most special temple at the Angkor complex which is one of settings of the famous movie “Tomb Raider”.

Then, continue to visit and see the sunset at Phnom Bakheng.

Evening: Pub Street

Pub Street (via Lonely Planet)

Pub Street is a popular entertainment center of Siem Reap. Most of bars and restaurants on the Pub Street are opened 24/24 but the street is really bustling from 5pm. From 7pm, all vehicles are prohibited and the street will be a walking street. Besides the luxurious restaurants, cheap local foods are available with the price about $1/dish and $0,5-0,75/glass of Angkor Beer.

Day 2: Visiting Angkor Thom Temple

Morning: Angkor Thom

Catching a tuk tuk to reach Angkor Thom – the home to impressive architectural temples like Bayon Temple or Baphuon Temple.

Afternoon: Tonle Sap Tour

Tonle Sap Tour (via Tours of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat)

If you want to know more about Cambodian people, do not miss to take a Tonle Sap tour. A tour for group of 4 people costs about $15.

Evening: Angkor Night Market

Angkor Night Market opens from 4pm to 12pm where you can find everything from food, clothing, jewelry, to souvenirs at cheap price. Remember to bargain before buying.

Day 3: Phnom Penh

It takes about 6 hours to reach Phnom Penh from Siem Reap by car.

Morning: Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom (via WeeLing Travel Photography)

It is one of the oldest temples in Phnom Penh. The temple is located at the top of the highest hill in Phnom Penh, at the intersection between 96th Rd and Norodoman Rd.

Entrance fee: $1/person

Afternoon: Royal Palace

The Royal Palace was built to serve as residence of royal families and foreign dignitaries. It is also the symbol and proud of Cambodian. The Royal palace and Silver Pagoda are two of must-visit destinations in Phnom Penh.

Admission fee: $6/person

Opening hours: 7:30am to 11:00am and 2pm to 5pm daily.

Evening: Phsar Reatrey night market

Phsar Reatrey night market (via Cruise Mekong River)

This is the most famous night market in Phnom Penh, where you can find a variety of local items such as clothing, shoes or lovely souvenirs. The food stalls here are also very attractive, mainly the insect dishes such as spiders, crickets, frogs,…

Day 4: Koh Dach Island

Morning

Cycling is the best way to discover this island. You will have the chance to visit traditional villages, enjoy local food and explore the countryside areas around Phnom Penh.

Afternoon: National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia (via Service One)

Location: Located between 178th and 13th Rd, near Phnom Penh Royal Palace.

Ticket: $3/person

It is the place displaying the oldest archaeological, religious and artistic works of the Khmers from the 4th to the 13th centuries.

Evening: Amusement Park on the bank of the Sisowath Quay

There are many bars, coffee shops, fashion shops are located here. Spend some time relaxing or exploring around Phnom Penh to get energy for the last day.

Day 5: Return to Siem Reap

Afternoon: Visiting the old market Phsar Chas

Old market Phsar Chas (via eOasia Travel Blog)

This market is located in the center of Siem Reap with more than 100 booths selling all kinds of products at affordable prices. The most popular items here are silk, products made of silk and insect dishes.

Go to the airport to get back. End tour.

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