Siem Reap Market

Do not be mistaken in thinking that there is only one Siem Reap market. There are several markets and they all have various products; from white goods to food, from clothing to tourist souvenirs. Siem Reap Market When people talk about Siem Reap Market, they are often referring to the Old Market in the centre…

Koh Trong Island

Are you looking for something different? Are you adventurous? Koh Trong Island is another of Cambidoans diamonds in the rough – or luxury for $50! Koh Trong Island If you find yourself in the town of Kratie, you should consider a worthwhile side trip. Splitting the Mekong River in two is Koh Trong Island. This…

Tonle Sap Lake

As a traveler to Cambodia you are going to visit either the Tonle Sap lake or the Tonle Sap river. This blog no academic thesis – this has useful and interesting information for all types of traveler. Tonle Sap Lake Many visitors to Cambodia think it is all about Angor Wat and the killing fields….

Tourist Places in Cambodia

Whilst many visitors want an out of the place to visit; you will find that tourist places in cambodia are unlike other touristy places. Tourist Places in Cambodia Cambodia has countless number of tourist places to visit all year round. We have listed what we believe are some unmissable tourist places in Cambodia. Be mindful…

Cardamom Mountains

Cambodia’s Mountains Why would you want to visit these awesome mountains? The most impressive mountain range are the Cardamom Mountains, or Krâvanh Mountains in the southwest of Cambodia and Eastern Thailand. The country’s Cardamom Mountains are extraordinary. A vast blanket of tropical rainforest which remains one of Southeast Asia’s most pristine expanses of wilderness. Isolated…

Siem Reap 2019

This is a reflection of Siem Reap 2019 from the perspective of Warwick – media guru for voluntouring abroad Not More of the Same If you were lucky enough to see Siem Reap not so many years ago, then you would have seen a different place: the look of the cities and towns was from…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands – Part Three

This is the third and final part of a three-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands After visiting Koh S’dach or Koh Totang, there are still some great islands you could drop by. One or two are well-known while most are not. So, let’s continue island hopping down Cambodia’s coast and explore the tail-end of this…

Mondulkiri

Cambodia’s Great Escape Cambodia is hot, damn hot. In fact, some people describe the seasons as hotter or hottest. To escape that, there is a place you can go: Mondulkiri. But it is more than just about cool weather and cool places. This is where there are rugged hills with majestic waterfalls, unique tribal people…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 2

In this second part of a three-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands, you will experience some, but not all, of the smaller and less visited islands. There are also one or two of the better-known Cambodian islands. Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 2 After visiting Koh Kong, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samlouem you could…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands. In part one, the islands visited are Koh Kong, Koh Rong, and Koh Rong Samloem. Part two will take a look at some of the less and some of the rarely visited islands. Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 1 Have you ever…

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville: Beaches, the New Macao The town of Sihanoukville, or Kompong Som, is a coastal destination south of Phnom Penh: it is also known as “Snooky”. While this dusty and hilly place won’t win any beautiful-town competitions with its excessive and often unwanted development and dozens of casinos, it does have one draw card. Also,…

Koh Dach

There are many day trips by bicycle from Phnom Penh. One place northeast of the capital is Koh Dach; known as “Silk Island” by foreigners. It is a pair of islands in the Mekong River about five kilometres from the Japanese Friendship Bridge. So, leave the hustle and bustle of the capital for the day…

Pailin to Battambang

If you want to attempt some adventure cycling, then take a look at Pailin to Battambang. It is not far from Battambang and only about 15 kilometres from the Thai-Cambodia border. So, you can enter from Thailand or make a side trip from Battambang, or vice versa. Either way, it is an adventure you won’t…

Pailin

Cambodia’s Wild West One of Cambodia’s rarely visited destinations is Pailin Province. Few tourists go there, which is reason enough to put the province in your travel plans. The area has a long history and although Pailin City is small with a wild-west flavour, there are plenty of places to visit in and around town….

Tonle Bati

Not far from Phnom Penh is Tonlé Bati, which is a lake popular with locals who go there to enjoy a day out by the water and for a couple of twelfth-century Angkorian temples in the area. And all this can be achieved on a day trip from the capital. To get to Tonle Bati…

Phnom Chisor

At its height, the Khmer Empire stretched far and wide across mainland Southeast Asia. In contemporary Cambodia, its former magnificence can be seen everywhere, and this is true for Phnom Penh and the surrounds. Near the capital are a number of Angkorian, and earlier era, monuments. Just south of Phnom Penh is one such place,…

Oudong

Cambodia is not just Phnom Penh and Siem Reap – there is Oudong Oudong While in Phnom Penh why not visit Cambodia’s former capital of Oudong. This ancient site is within striking distance of Phnom Penh being only 40 kilometres northwest of the capital and close to the western bank of the Tonle Sap River….

In the Pot: Cambodian Cuisine

Is Cambodian cuisine as good as its neighbour Thailand? Cambodian Cuisine For most visitors to the Kingdom of Cambodia, chicken or pork amok and Lok Lak are their Cambodian cooking experience. However, Cambodian cookery has a treasure trove of dishes on offer. Khmer food has influenced its neighbours and in return, Cambodia’s neighbours have influenced…

Cambodian Ceremonies

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Of the many Khmer ceremonies that are celebrated; births, weddings and deaths are the ones a visitor to Cambodia is most likely to bump into or participate in; for better or worse or death do you part. Cambodian ceremonies sometimes have tents thrown up on streets; not to be confused with…

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…