Where to go

Where to go in Cambodia?

Depending on how long you have but do not visit Siem Reap only then fly out because the rest of the country is filled with fantastic nature beauty and historic temples. You can start Cambodia holiday either in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, spending few nights in either city. Phnom Penh, the capital offers the chance to take in the splendor of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. The capital also boasts a vibrant riverside of pavement cafes, bars and colorful markets. Siem Reap with its world-famous temples of Angkor is the main reason that most people visit Cambodia. Nearby are the compact Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm. The pre-Angkorian temple Sambor Prei Kuk is just to the northeast of provincial town of Kompong Thom.
After seeing the temples of Angkor, many people head down to Sihanoukville to spend a few days lazing on pristine white-sand beaches. Just outside Sihanoukville is the Ream National Park where you can putter downstream as monkeys play in the mangroves and fishing eagles soar overhead. East of Sihanoukville, Kampot is a delightful town of mixed French and Chinese influences, with views to the brooding slopes of Bokor Mountain. Nearby is the beguiling seaside resort of Kep, with a minuscule beach and atmosphere of faded gentility.
Between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, there are few possibilities-traveling by boat across the Tonle Sap Lake or to the west via Battambang, one of the country’s most attractive colonial architecture and a former Khmer Rouge stronghold.
Northeast of the capital, the Mekong at Kratie is home to a graceful population of Irrawaddy dolphins. In the far north east of the countr there is Ratanaki and Banlung, Sen Monorom. Getting there takes more time and effort but the natural beauty of this part of the country is unrivalled, the hillsides brimming with wildlife, dotted with scenic waterfalls and home to villages of the minority chunchiet tribes, and where you can trek on foot or by elephant.
Things not to miss

  • See the smiling senerity of Bayon Temple
  • Learn more about recent Khmer history at the Killing Fields
  • Chill out in Sihanoukville
  • See local life at the floating villages around Tonle Sap Lake
  • Experience the breathtaking splendor of the Angkor Wat Temple Complex
  • Walk the rustic street of French-colonial Kompong Cham
  • Relax with friends in the laidback bars of Siem Reap
  • Dinning with traditional Apsara dance performance
  • Be amazed by the beauty of Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh
  • Cruise along the Mekong river through Phnom Penh
  • Admire the treasure of Khmer Art in the National Museum in Phnom Penh