Traveling to Cambodia means traveling to a country of contrasts, where tradition and wild countryside meet charismatic yet chaotic urban areas. Cambodia’s actual capital, Phnom Penh, is a cannot be got round city whose riverside location makes it one of the best places to visit in Cambodia. By opening its borders in the 90s, Cambodia has revealed to the World its pristine yet wild beaches, spectacular and traditional countrysides and rugged National Parks.
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR TEMPLES
Who says Cambodia says Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world built in the early 12th century and Cambodia’s most iconic temple. The Angkor Temples are the most visited site in Cambodia and is a “must see” place for every tourist coming to Cambodia
PHNOM PENH - THE CAPITAL OF CAMBODIA
Once called “Pearl of South-east Asia” during the colonial era, Phnom Penh is standing up after a rough past. Cambodia’s actual capital, Phnom Penh, is a cannot be got round city whose riverside location makes it one of the best places to visit in Cambodia. Beautiful Khmer-styled monuments, attractive markets, an airy environment and a friendly atmosphere make Phnom Penh a pleasant capital to visit. Let's not forget to mention the silk island that will show you a village where life is based on this precious material.
Famous for its close countryside with its beautiful and authentic craft villages, Battambang is the second largest city in the country. Enjoy the mix of colonial houses and Khmer traditional buildings which make it a colorful place to wander around.
Near the Vietnamese border, this is a beautiful region to see the countryside. Do not hesitate to take a boat on the Mekong River to catch a glimpse of the freshwater dolphins also called “Irrawaddy dolphins”
LAKE TONLE SAP
In the suburbs of Siem Reap, the lake was designated as a protected area under UNESCO's Man and Biosphere program. Lake communities built on poles, with straw and bamboo where inhabitants always have to migrate due to the water level that can be very unpredictable, harvesting seasons and monsoons.
In the heart of an omnipresent nature, Ratanakiri shelters numerous authentic ethnic minorities. Not many tourists go that far which will make the adventure even more unforgettable and unique. Enjoy peaceful nights in charming eco-lodges in the middle of nowhere and take the time to admire this incredible nature.
At the frontier with Laos and Vietnam, Mondulkiri is a region out of time. Admire some amazing waterfalls in the tropical jungle, visit mistreated Elephants sanctuaries rescued from mass tourism abuses, meet ethnic minorities and enjoy this nature’s richness and beauty.
At the frontier with Laos, this isolated region of Cambodia can be hard to access. You will need to get a private car to go there and meet the numerous ethnic minorities living there.
Sihanoukville is a calm seaside town where you will be able to relax for a few days. From Sihanoukville, you can go to the nearby deserted islands by boat for a few hours to enjoy white sand beaches and transparent water.