Cambodia, a beautiful Southeast Asian country highly known for its versatility and rich history is truly one of the most wonderful places to visit in the world. The nation boasts of pristine beaches, ancient temples, lush forest, and stunning landscapes that are sure to blow your mind away whilst also ensuring that you have a memorable time in the land of the Khmer. The country is home to plenty of stunning attractions that lure thousands and thousands of visitors each year of varied interests. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or a beach bum, Cambodia is a place that meets all your needs and requirements and also gives you a chance to experience a more traditional way of living through its villages and small towns. Apart from being home to the famous Angkor wat temple, the country is also home to several other beautiful attractions that emanate Cambodia’s rich culture, history, and splendid natural beauty.
If you want to be left awestruck and enchanted by the land of Cambodia then make sure to explore all the places that we have listed below for an unforgettable experience.
When in Cambodia, you definitely cannot miss out on visiting the very famous Angkor wat temple which is possibly the greatest attraction of the country. It is not only the largest religious monuments in Cambodia but it’s also regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This UNESCO world heritage site is a huge monument that features a seven-headed naga, lion guarded stone gateway and much more. The trees surrounding the temple give you the perfect chance to click some beautiful pictures. However, the temple is best viewed and clicked during the sunrise as it gives you a spectacular and magnificent panorama of gorgeous scenery.
If you have been looking to spend your day in the city that offers both enriching and peaceful experience then you must visit Siem reap which is the city of ancient ruins. No matter if you’re a luxury traveler or a backpacker, the city offers every kind of amenity to all the visitors by providing really affordable options in food, accommodation, drinks, and various other things which makes it an ultimate destination for all the backpackers. Besides being the gateway to the famous Angkor wat temple, the city also boasts of vibrant night markets, bird sanctuaries, fishing villages, and several other popular attractions as well as fun activities.
Phnom Phen, the capital of Cambodia is all you need to explore next. It is Cambodia’s cosmopolitan city that features several beautiful temples and bustling markets along with cafes, bars, and restaurants. Although the city today is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country but it’s still very much in the recovering process from war and revolution. You can visit the national museum to view some unique Khmer artifacts. The royal palace is also one of the best attractions to visit in the city which is a great place to admire traditional artistry.
Away from all the crowd and hubbub of the cities like Phnom Phen and Siem reap, Battambang is a city that is much quieter and peaceful. This colonial town exudes a very authentic and laid-back vibe which is just a perfect way to spend some time away from the bustling cities in absolute peace and solitude. Featuring a collection of French colonial buildings, this place is perfect to stroll around and admire the beautiful architecture. The town also boasts of several quirky cafes where you can grab a quick snack while exploring the city. For a better experience, hire a local tuk-tuk driver for the day or you can also enjoy a bicycle ride.
This riverside scenic town is yet another gorgeous place you must visit when in Cambodia. It has a very distinct hippie and laidback feel which houses several colonial structures. Not only it’s one of the most exotic places in Cambodia but it’s also widely popular for its happy pizzas that are infused with marijuana. If you’re a nature lover and adventure enthusiast then you should consider visiting this place as it offers plenty of opportunities to admire the beauty of Cambodia and also to enjoy various fun outdoor activities such as kayaking. You can also visit the bokor national park which is very easy to reach from Kampot.