Cambodia Travel Destinations
Cambodia is a small country but full of charm in Southeast Asia. From majestic Angkor temples to legendary Mekong River or secretive tropical paradises, Cambodia has so many things to offer. These enchanting Cambodia Travel Destinations reflect some of the most notable local characters that you should soak up:
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Siem ReapFor many people, a Cambodia Tour is incomplete without visiting Siem Reap, specifically its attractions. Once arrive in this vibrant city, you`ll quickly be tempted by the timeless temples of Angkor and other famous archeaological sites.
While Angkor is the national pride and become touristic, the stunning Bayon or Ta Phrom temples reflect perfectly the highlights of Khmer architect.
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Phnom PenhOnce referred to as the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh is a chaotic yet booming city with a unique charm. While the city’s many colonial era buildings and several ancient Buddhist temples offer a window into the past, the modern hotels and cafes are a sign that the city is looking ahead towards a bright future. You can spend your time treating your taste buds in the street food markets, or enjoy some picturesque sunsets by Tonle Sap Lake, the largest in Cambodia.
BattambangWhile most visitors flock to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, it would be a real shame to miss this city, especially if you take interest in French Colonial history of Cambodia. The second most populous city in Cambodia, this has a lot of preserved French Colonial Era buildings, along with various Khmer style temples and Buddhist shrines. You can easily navigate this city on foot or rent a bicycle. Just beyond this city is the country side littered with many smaller and less visited temples that you might want to check out, especially if you hate crowds. There is also Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary nearby, which is definitely worth a visit.
Ratnakiri provinceIf you wish to explore the lives and traditions of some of the ethnic minorities and rural people, this is one of your best bet. The province of Ratnakiri is a border province, situated about 580 km from the capital Phnom Penh. While you may not find hordes of tourists here, more and more tourists are opting to tour this province of Cambodia. This province offers plenty of opportunity for trekking and wildlife tours, with Virachey National Park being situated here.
MondulkiriThe highlight of any trip to Mondulkiri is the chance to appreciate the tropical rainforest. This mountainous areas boasts wide range of breathtaking routes. If you fancy a closer touch to nature, make your way to the local elephant camp or simply swim in the so-called waterfall.
Another reason that travelers come to Mondulkiri is to see Indigenous Bunong tribe, overnight in their house, learning about their quaint tradition.
KratieAmongst the Cambodia Adventures, seeing Irrawaddy Dolphine is really inspirational if you know there are only few places in Asia to do this. This fun-packed activity adds so much value for a long travel to Kratie and totally worth.
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