Places to Visit in Cambodia

The magical land of Cambodia

Bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia welcomes visitors with open arms. This delightful country boasts ancient temples, UNESCO World Heritage sites, colonial architecture, floating villages, dense forests and white sandy beaches. Its mix of tasty cuisine, historical treasures, friendly people and a bustling capital, Phnom Penh, makes Cambodia a truly wonderful cultural experience.

Siem Reap-Angkor Wat
Siem Reap is the gateway to Cambodia most famous and important landmark; the Temples of Angkor. These iconic temples are located just a few miles north of Siem Reap. The scale of the temple complex is truly remarkable and a must-see for all visitors.  Built in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is where you will discover the fascinating history of Khmer Empire. Ta Prohm is a unique and atmospheric temple that has largely been left to the clutches of the lush jungle with huge trees towering above the ruins. These remarkable archaeological sites provide you with plenty to do and see, with a minimum stay of 2-3 nights recommended to get the most out of your visit.

Phnom Penh
The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a vibrant city location on the banks of The Mekong River. The tree lined avenues and riverfront of this charming capital provide great locations to sample the many cafes, bars and superb restaurants that are on offer. Cyclo tour of the Old Quarter is a unqiue way of seeing this area of Phnom Penh. Take time to explore the many interesting sites and excursions including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the “killing fields” of Choeng EK which are situated a few miles south of Phnom Penh.

Battambang
Battambang is the capital city of Battambang province and the second largest city in Cambdoia, situated in north western part of Cambodia. Its riverside setting offers quiet cafes, charming shops and some of the best-preserved French colonial architecture in the country. Recommended excursions include the amazing Battambang Bat Caves, the scenic boat trip from Battambang to Siem Reap and the unique Bamboo train which was created by the local villagers.

Tonle Sap Lake
Cambodia’s Great Tonle Sap Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, sits only 15 km south of Siem Reap. A unique eco-system offering wildlife, floating villages and cultural tours. The locals occupy the edges of the lake living in stilted houses that make up floating villages. If you enjoy bird watching then The Prek Toal bird sanctuary is nearby and well worth a visit.

Kampong Thom
Kampong Thom is Cambodia’s second largest province and is located about halfway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The capital is named Kampong Thom and sits on the banks of Stung Saen River. Highlights in this area include the impressive temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk.

Kampot
Kampot city sits near the base of the abundant green Elephant Mountains and the famous Bokor Hill Station. This old provincial capital has a small town ambience, offering colonial buildings and narrow lanes. There are many popular day tours to experience in the area including Bokor Mountain, Rabbit Island, Limestone Caves and Kampong Trach. The more adventurous can look at the experiences of cycling tours, jungle trekking, fishing trips and river cruises. Salt manufacturing is a big source to the area, both for local consumption and exportation.

Kep
The beautiful area of Kep is located just a few kilometres from the border with Vietnam. A popular beach resort where places to stay include villas, boutique hotels and guesthouses. Koh Ton Say Resort has two white sandy beaches that are popular with swimmers. Many restaurants line the beach front serving fresh seafood, which is both tasty and fantastic value. A speciality of the area is fresh crab.

Siannoukville
Relax on the beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s premier beach resort. The 1 km Sokha beach is very popular for swimmers and sunbathers. Located only 4 hours from Phnom Pem, this idyllic location is the perfect place to finish you tour, offering a wonderful choice of resort hotels and boutique beach properties. There is no shortage of restaurants and food stalls that cater for all tastes from traditional Cambodia dishes through to Chinese food. Sihanoukville is also famous for serving wonderful fresh sea food at fantastic value.