Cambodia is a hidden gem and there is a lot to see here apart from Angkor Wat. People who visit Thailand visit Cambodia just to see this temple complex. However, there is a lot more to see and explore here. Cambodia is a beautiful country and there are many reasons as why you will fall in love with this place.
Here are five reasons as why you should take vacation in Cambodia:
This is what Cambodia is most famous for and so this should definitely top the list. It is a world heritage site and is located near the city of Siem Reap. Ta Prohm is the temple where the famous movie Tomb Raider was shot. Angkor Wat has a mystical allure typical to all ancient sites. This happens to be the largest religious structure and it usually takes days to explore the entire complex. Do not miss the beautiful skyline that it creates with the sun setting behind it.
The Angkor Wat simply offers a glimpse of the rich history that Cambodia houses. Mass genocide took place during the regime of Rouge in 1970s and there is a place called the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and this is located only 15 km from the capital of the country. Here numerous people were killed and buried. There is a glass stupa preserving the skulls and bones of those killed people that were unearthed later. There are many other temples and historical sites in and around Phonm Penh the capital city.
Koh Rong Islands
Sihanoukville is the place that most visitors visit in Cambodia for its beaches. However, if you want a unique experience, you can head to the Koh Rong Islands. Here you should not expect well paved roads and luxurious shopping malls but pristine beaches and nature at its best. You will fall in love with the white sandy beaches and the crystal clear water and of course with the serenity and tranquility.
Seafood is what you will fall in love with here. Fresh seafood is what the attraction of this palce is. Do not forget to try out the street vendors as well as they offer you unique Cambodian delicacies and various other dishes. You will also get western cuisine in the various restaurants here. Khmer cuisine is something that you definitely should try when in Cambodia. Try out Chicken Amok made with Pandan leaves and rich coconut cream.
Cambodia should be your choice if you are planning a budget vacation. You get local beer by paying only $0.5. A trip to this country would burn a hole in your pocket. There is no public transport though you can hire a bike or a tuktuk to go around the city. In fact, these are best ways of traveling around the city.
Guess…these five reasons are enough to convince you for booking your flight tickets to Cambodia for your next trip. Come alone or come with friends or family, you will surely enjoy to the fullest here.