Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Cambodia

Pub Street


Situated in the heart of Siem Reap City, Pub Street is characterised by sprouting buildings and the bustling and dynamic nightlife. The Street is the gathering place of a large number of foreign tourists who visit, go shopping and enjoy the specialties. Especially, the easiest way to experience the life in Pub Street is to order a glass of beer, then chat with friends and observe the busy streets at the same time.

Angkor Temples Complex

Angkor complex is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Spreading across an area of 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park containing magnificent remains of the different capitals of Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century.  Most significantly, its thousand-year old Angkor temples is an ideal tourist spot for those who are engaged in travelling and exploring the culture, nature and history.

By 9th century, the talented architects and craftsmen created a wonderful architectural complex, including 600 « works » scattering in a thick forest of 45 square kilometers. In the picture is the back door of Angkor.


This architectural complex features huge towers, temples, and corridors that are made of stone, stacked up on the top of each other.Furthermore,  the lively stone decorations such as Buddha statues, dancers, warriors, and lotus illustrations of the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics capture the attention of both worshippers and tourists right they set foot in the temples.

The complex reserves and preserves prominent characteristics of Buddhism. Occasionally,  tourists might see monks slowly walking around the temple. It’s need to mention that watching the sunrise and sun set in the religious Angkor is such a « wonderful » experience that may happen once in your life. The scenery of the temples bathed by the golden sun at sunset is extraordinarily beautiful, actually a kind of overwhelmed beauty that can touch the deepest part of your soul, so you can not shake it off. 

Cambodia Royal Palace


Cambodia Royal Palace is ranked the top « must – visit » destinations during the journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Being built after King Norodom transferred Cambodia’s capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh, the palace feature unique architecture and design. The Royal Palace is a complex of buildings, the residence of the King and the royal family. Moreover, the throne ceremonies and diplomatic ceremonies are taken place in the Royal Palace of Cambodia. Opening hours of the palace are from 8 a.m - 11a.m in the morning and from 2 p.m – 5 p.m in the afternoon.

Sihanoukville


Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville port city has been a famous destination for summer vacation. Being known as the only deep port city in Cambodia, Sihanoukville attracts visitors by smooth sandy beaches and warm tropical islands surrounded by forests of jaggery trees.  Thus, it is undoubtedly an ideal destination for those who wish to stay away from the hot weather of the tropical climate region.

Koh Rong Island

If you desire of setting foot in a place, in which you can indulge yourself with the smooth sandy beach, pristine blue sea water, small tree houses, and pretty swings heading to the sea, you should definitely make a visit to the breath - taking Koh Rong Island,  Cambodia.

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, 20 km from the coastal city of Sihanoukville, Koh Rong is the most famous of its kind in Cambodia preserving the nearly unspoiled and romantic beauties. Staying on the island, you surely stay away from the bustle and hustle of the urban life. Especially, Koh Rong Island seized the title of one of the 45 most « worthy -  visiting » destinations in the world in 2012 and was named "Hawaii of Asia » by the NewYork Time.


If you are those who are engrossed with adventurous activities, you should definitely give High Point a try. It is a real challenging games featuring difficult and adventurous activities such as walking on rope, excercising on balance board, zip line, etc. Although participants are provided with protective equipments, they might be “scared the hell out of them” for the first try. Particularly, the final challenge of Highpoint is to stand on an old - aged tree at the top of Koh Rong hill to hold the panorama of the island, then slide the zip line to the last stop of the game, which stretching over 400 meters above the ground. Fascinating!

Additionally, you can take part in scuba diving activity to explore the marine diversity, play volleyball on the beach, or even lay leisurely on the benches facing the beach to engrossed in your favorite book. It’s such a wonderful relaxation.


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