7 BEST Places To Visit in Cambodia | Tourist Attractions in Cambodia

You must have already heard of the incredible Temple of Angkor Wat but Cambodia has a lot more to offer. With magnificent temples, beautiful nature, a lively capital, and lovely people, this marvelous travel destination has dozens of other architectural gems which you don’t wanna miss.

 

Places To Visit in Cambodia

1.Siem Reap

Although the temples of Angkor are the most popular reason to visit Siem Reap, there is so much more to do in the city and province. Also, check out the floating villages in Tonle Sap Lake, eat and shop at excellent social enterprises in town, and bike around the stunning countryside just beyond the province.

 

Moreover, there’s Phare the Cambodian Circus, a uniquely Cambodian circus which encompasses music, theatre, dance, and modern circus arts…something you mustn’t miss.

2.Phnom Penh

Located at the confluence of Tonle-Sap and the Mekong river, Phnom Penh is the lively capital of Cambodia with about 1.5m inhabitants. Moreover, visit significant historical sites like the Royal Palace, the King’s residence, the National Museum and pagodas dating back to the 15th century!

 

Furthermore, in the TuolSleng Genocide museum and the Killing Fields you can experience and learn about the dark history of Cambodia. You can even indulge in interesting purchases from street 240.

3.Battambang

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One of the cleanest cities in Cambodia, Battambang has a rich, interesting history. Being the second largest city in Cambodia, there a lot of things to see and do here. Moreover, speed through villages and countryside on the bamboo train. Also, watch hundreds of thousands of bats streaming out of the Bat Cave at dusk for their nightly feast. You can rent bicycles or motorbikes and explore the town and surrounding villages.

4.Koh Rong Samloem Island

This picture perfect island about 45 minutes by speed boat from Sihanoukville, is positively stunning. Also, the island is about 25 kilometers far away from Sihanoukville. So far, there are no asphalted streets, no cars, no motorcycles, no tuktuk’s – no noise at all and only some few small hotels and accommodations.

 

Moreover, you can snorkel just off shore, go diving, kayak, take a hike across the centre of the island, visit the fishing village, eat delicious, freshly caught seafood, and end your night swimming in the phosphorescent plankton just off shore.

5.Temples of Banteay Chhmar

Situated  in the northwest of Cambodia, 165 kilometers far away from Angkor. What’s interesting is there are no hotels in this area. You can stay at a homestay, which would undoubtedly be a unique experience. Also, the roads between SiemRiep and BanteayChmar are new and well-constructed; it’s also possible to visit BanteayChhmar by car within a daytrip from Siem Reap.

6.Otres Beach in Sihanoukville

This picturesque, long, laid back stretch of beach 7km outside of Sihanoukville has everything you need for an amazing time. In fact, restaurants, bungalows, and sun beds are just meters from the ocean. Cambodian women walk the beach offering pedicures and manicures, threading, massage, even natural aloe to sooth a sunburn!

 

Also, other sellers offer BBQ seafood, fresh fruits, sunglasses, and island tours. If you are sporty, you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, even a catamaran.

7.Kampot

Kampot is one happening city in Cambodia; there’s just so much to do here! From visiting Bokor Mountain to seeing the famous abandoned casino and church, to riding motorbikes through the countryside, visiting waterfalls, kayaking through the green cathedral, visiting a pepper or durian farm, and just lazing by the river. You name it!

 

Moreover, the expat community is active and there are events on each week and weekend such as festivals, live music, comedy shows, trivia nights and more.

 

So what are you waiting for? Fly to Cambodia right now and have the time of your life!

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