If you are planning for a travel in Cambodia which is an attractive country with the Khmer’s unique culture, you should not miss opportunity to visit these destinations to make your travel more perfect.
Phnom Penh: best for culture
Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers. After a troubled history, which reached its nadir with the Khmer Rouge’s enforced eviction of the city in the 70s; the ‘Pearl of Asia’ is thriving, with a flourishing café culture and a glut of world-class fusion restaurants.
Traveling in Phnom Penh, on a walk along Sisowath Quay, the city’s pedestrianised riverfront, you are likely to witness an aerobics class, local boys skateboarding or the serene sight of monks strolling, clad in orange robes. At the weekend, you will probably end up at the Phsar Reatrey night market where chocolate waffles, cold beer, kebabs and fried insects are all abundantly available.
More traditional sights are on the menu too, though, as colorful Buddhist temples are scattered around the city, and for those who have visited Bangkok’s Grand Palace, the architecture of Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and glittering Silver Pagoda will ring a bell. Its murals, temples and gardens, and Baccarat crystal Buddha, are reminiscent of those found in the Thai capital. Visit Cambodia with indochina tours Cambodia
Angkor: best for temples
Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious structure, an architectural representation of the Hindu universe and the undoubted star of a massive temple city built, over the course of 600 years, by dozens of rulers who considered themselves part god, part king.
The temples are still active center of faith and everyday life today. Among the tourists who cross Angkor Wat’s sandstone causeways to explore its warren of chambers, courtyards and covered galleries are ranks of the devout. The Gallery of 1000 Buddhas is now bereft of the vast majority of its statues – a legacy of the brutally destructive Khmer Rouge era of the early 70s. Yet its spiritual significance remains undimmed.
Takeo Province: best for rural life
Takeo province is often referred to as the cradle of Cambodian civilization. Takeo town is an easygoing place that possesses a fair amount of natural and manmade beauty. The natural beauty is in the Scenic River and lake area that faces a pleasant town parkway. The low-lying area seems to include much of the surrounding province area, which is probably why a kingdom that once had its heart here was referred to as Water Chenla. There seems to be water everywhere in the surrounding countryside during the rainy season. Travel to Cambodia
Cardamom Mountains: best for jungle
The Cardamom Mountains of Koh Kong and Pursat provinces are said to be the most pristine wilderness area remaining in Southeast Asia. This ride takes you through the area.The Cardamom Mountains are located in southwest Cambodia. The western edge of the Cardamom region abuts the Thai border, while the easternmost part ends about sixty miles northwest of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. There are five main rivers that run through the Cardamoms, creating dozens of waterfalls. About 25,000 people live in this region, some of whom are ethnic minorities, such as the Porr.
The Cardamom Mountain rain forests are considered to be one of the most species-rich and intact natural habitats in the region, but they are also one of the least explored.
The Indochina Voyages team.