Cambodia is a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, attracting visitors from all over the world by ancient relics such as the Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom, natural scenery such as the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong River, along with beautiful beaches and islands like Sihanoukville, Koh Rong. Let add this “Kingdom of Wonder” to your list of must-go-to-keep-the-forever-young places.
1. When to go ?
The best time to travel to Cambodia is from November to February next year. At this period, the weather is mild, smooth not too hot and little rain. Also, when coming to this country, visitors will be attending the festival season in April.
You have the opportunity to participate in the traditional New Year in Cambodia with the brilliantly interesting Bom Chaul Chnam Water Festival from April 13th to 15th. You should avoid traveling to Cambodia in July, August because this is the time of flood season begin, making it difficult to visit here.
2. Where to go ?
Angkor Watt in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province, over 300km (125 miles) from Phnom Penh, has long been regarded as one of the most unique tourist destinations in Cambodia.” Holding the title of the world’s largest religious monument, glorious Angkor Watt is a spectacle to be seen whatever time of the day it may be.”, according to Culture Trip.
Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Cambodia as well as Southeast Asia, less than 10km from Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. This beautiful lake offers an excellent source of seafood, fresh water and alluvion for the Siem Reap indigenous.
Koh Rong Samloem
If you want to immerse into white sand beach and smoothly turquoise sea water , do not hesitate to go to Koh Rong Samloem. When you come here, you will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of a picturesque sea.
Wat Preah Keo – Sliver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda is an extremely famous Buddhist temple in Cambodia is gold and sliver inlaid with unique architecture. In this temple also has Di-Lac Buddha statue which was cast in gold and then added 9584 diamonds. Looking away from the Silver Pagoda brings to you a magnificent and brilliant view.
Bokor Hill Station
Bokor hill station near Kampot was built by the French in the 1920s for use as a hot spot from Phnom Penh. It was abandoned twice, for the first time in the 1940s when Japan invaded Cambodia and again in the 1970s when the Khmer Rouge attacked the country. Today, Bokor Hill Station and its abandoned buildings have created a strange and ghostly exploration site.
Kratie is a small town located on the banks of the Mekong River and surrounded by French colonial buildings. This is a place to attract backpackers. This is where in Cambodia you can see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins living in the Mekong.
Sihanoukville, Kampong Som, is a port city and beach resort located on the Gulf of Thailand. The great attraction here is the white sand beaches and some tropical islands. Sihanoukville is an ideal place to relax during a weekend.
3. What to eat?
Not only is the country of the famous Angkor, Cambodian food is also extremely colorful and attractive. The cuisine, as well as the culinary habits of many ethnic groups in the wet rice civilization in Asia, show particular characteristics. Cambodian cuisine strongly influenced the style of India and China, with most dishes tasted sweet and fatty. Let’s discover the delicious dishes cannot miss when coming to the land of Rumdul flower.
Bai Sach Chrouk
Khmer Red Curry
Nom Banh Chok Noodle