The appeal of Cambodia for tourists is growing year on year and as it develops as a mainstream tourist destination, these numbers are projected to increase over the next few years. There are several points of interest in Cambodia, some historical, some tragic and some scenic but they can all be visited relatively easily with a stay of 10-14 days.
As previously mentioned, the tourism sector is still in its infancy in Cambodia and getting in and around independently can be quite confusing for first time visitors. If you are planning on visiting for the first time, I’d recommend looking into Cambodia luxury tours and vacation packages, as most of these tours and packages represent excellent value for money and allow to enjoy all Cambodia has to offer with none of typical difficulties that first time visitors encounter.
Here are my top 3 things to do in Cambodian listed in no particular order.
- Angkor Wat Temple Complex – One of the true man-made wonders of the world, the Angkor Wat temple complex is a must-visit destination for all tourists. Angkor Wat was built over a massive area of over 162 hectares. It was originally built as a Hindu temple, but it was slowly converted into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. Angkor Wat is the most predominant temple in the complex, but there are many more scattered around the site that you can visit. To actually see the whole site, you will probably need around three days. Most people opt to visit the site to watch the sunrise or the sunset, this is truly a spectacular spectacle and one you will remember forever. There are plenty of hotels both near the temple complex itself and also in the nearby town of Siem Reap.
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- The Killing Fields, Phnom Penh – This is a very dark point of Cambodia’s history, but it is something that all visitors to Cambodia need to see and understand. At the end of the Cambodian civil war in 1975, the Khmer Rouge regime killed and buried more than a million people who were considered potential enemies of the state. This is a very sobering part of a trip to Cambodia and distressing to realise what people can do to other people. When touring the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, you will be issued with a headset which tells you the grim story as you walk around the site.
- Phnom Penh City Sights – The nation’s capital, Phnom Penh has a multitude of things to do and see for the tourist. Main points of interest include the pleasant riverside where the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers meet, the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum and selection of intriguing markets. The restaurants along the river side are generally of a high quality and allow you watch people going about their day-to-day business.
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Cambodia is very interesting country and holds a wealth of interesting things to do and see, your tour operator will be keen to show you the very best.
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