Holidays in Cambodia

One international list that Cambodia tops is the country with the most holidays. The Kingdom has 28 public holidays per year. Many of these public holidays are Buddhist occasions. However, there are also celebrations for Independence from France, Human Rights Day or International Labour Day to name a few. Many of the latter public holidays…

Cambodia Etiquette

Many visitors to Cambodia are often baffled by Khmer customs and Cambodian etiquette: Why do they always smile? Why are they always bowing? Why are they so loud? Well, they’re Khmer and that’s the way they go about things in Cambodia. Of course, there is a bit more to it than that. Cambodia Etiquette |…

Siem Reap Province

In Khmer, the Siem Reap in Siem Reap Province means “Siam Defeated”, or more accurately “Siam Kneel”. Not a happy entry point into Cambodia if you are Thai. Siem Reap is also the name of the province the town is located in. Siem Reap Province is famous for the ancient city of Angkor; however, the…

Cambodian Bus Travel

Getting about Cambodia can be challenging; however, it is best achieved by bus. There is also an art to Cambodian bus travel. Cambodian buses access nearly all destinations in the country, and they’re cheap and regular. There are, of course, drawbacks to bus travel. Cambodian buses aren’t truly regulated, so most buses bump and grind…

Kampot Cambodia

It is not hard to see why people become entranced with Kampot, Cambodia. It doesn’t have Siem Reap’s temples or the glitz of Sihanoukville; however, the town is charming, laid-back and perfect for relaxing and taking a breather from the dusty trails of Cambodia. Kampot Cambodia Kampot doesn’t look like much at first with its…

Water Festival Cambodia

The annual  Bon Om Touk  ( Cambodian Water Festival )is a must-see event and should be on every Cambodian bucket list. Boat crews from all over the country descend on Phnom Penh to compete in boat races on the Tonlé Sap River, actually, the rallying point is just below the Chrouy Changva bridge and the…

Banteay Chhmar

Once you make it to Siem Reap then you are in the heart of Angkor. However, not so far from the ancient capital are many less visited Angkorian temples. There is Beng Mealea and Preah Srey, perhaps Phnom Koulen; one much over-looked place is Banteay Chhmar. Banteay Chhmar |One of The Lessor Known Angkorian Temple…

Phnom Penh to Kampong Som

Where’s that you say? Well, Kampong Som is better known as Sihanoukville, or the new Macao. Any way you look at it, the town is worth a visit. Although the Chinese are busily turning it into the casino capital of Southeast Asia, it still has places to escape to. And as a cycling destination, it…

Ratanakiri

Ratanakiri is definitely one of the more “out there” destinations in Cambodia. The province’s name is derived from two Sanskrit words: Ratna which stands for gems and Giri which stands for mountains, items much in demand and the cause of much demise. Located in the far northeast of the Kingdom, the province is an adventure…

Cambodia Tours

When volunteering abroad in Cambodia, you will find out that besides working towards creating a better future and making a positive change in the world, you will occasionally have time to get to know the country you are in and engage in popular Cambodia tours. Exploring the country, Khmer culture, getting to know the people…