Tourist Places in Cambodia

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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 that Cambodian etiquette is very important to khmers; old and young.

We have all visited these destinations ourselves and believe they are worth a visit:

Tourist Places in Cambodia | no 5

Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh is an oasis of calm. Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of PP – head here for an hour or so.

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Tourist Places in Cambodia | no 4

Ta Mok’s Lake; because of the manual labour and deaths that occurred here. Of all the tourist places in Cambodia it probably deserves more attention than it receives. Ta Mok’s Lake at Along Veng is one of the few legacies of the Pol Pot regime that does any good. We believe it is worthy of a visit and to take in the history of the Khmer Rouge regime under Pol Pot – brother No 1. Ta Mok was brother number 5 AKA the butcher.

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Tourist Places in Cambodia | no 3

The Bamboo railway and Battambang is a hoot. When 2 bogies meet each other on this single track “railway” the bogie with the lighter goods on it is removed from the track. The bogie with the heaver goods moves on and the you re-alight for your onward journey. Just pray that the railway isn’t too busy.

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Tourist Places in Cambodia | no 2

The Killing Fields at Anlong Veng are without doubt a spooky place. The ride to the fields is innocuous until you realise what was done there. Walking about the killing fields is — strange. It is difficult to understand the brutality of one man against his country man.

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Tourist Places in Cambodia | no 1

Without doubt Angkor Temples are a must see. We suggest that you buy a weekly ticket. That way you can see sunsets, sunrise and give Angkor the time it deserves. This means that you won’t become exhausted.

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Places to visit in Siem Reap

Many would believe that the only places to visit in Siem Reap are the temples. They are undoubtedly awesomely magnificent; however, there are other things to visit on your “days off” from visiting the temples and creating bas reliefs.

Siem Reap is an ideal destination to base yourself in Cambodia. Simply check booking.com for a hotel and see how many lodgings have ratings of over 9. From guest houses to 5* hotels. From $10 per night to $300 the choice is huge.

Many of the stunning places to visit in Siem Reap and a relaxing walk or a short tuk tuk ride from your hotel.

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Pub Street – mobile cocktail vans

Pub Street in Siem Reap is easily walkable; assuming you can walk past the bars and cafes. For a quieter visit plan to end you evening by 8sh. For those of you who like a livelier and louder evening out after 10pm is interesting.Cockials for $1.50 and beers for $1.

An evening out will certainly be much better for a few hours at a mobile cocktail van. As your cocktails are prepared you can be the DJ.

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Charities and Social Enterprises

Siem Reap is not short of charities should you want to visit a school for an afternoon. Or volunteer to teach English at a temple. Ask around or indeed contact Voluntouring abroad.

Day out with Tuk Tuk

Do not miss out on a chance to have an adventure with a tuk tuk driver. Your hotel or Voluntouring Abroad can organize one for you. Or be adventurous and just pick one of many. Always better to engage one who can speak your language. Or you could learn some Khmer.

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Happy pizzas

What makes a pizza happy? Something you can ask when you are here. You can have your pizza midly happy, to fall off the chair rolling about happy. Be careful.

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Kulen Waterfall

On a hot day cool off the Kulen Waterfall. You are unable to use the river that runs through Siem Reap; so, go to Kulen either with a tour operator or a tuk tuk. Or consider cyclebodia and hire a bike.

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Angkor Wat

What can we say about Angkor Wat that has not been said a thousand times before? It is a bucket list favourite. Just do it. Best not to use an air con vehicle. Getting in and out of an air conditioned vehcile makes you feel worse than a tuk tuk. Use a tuk tuk and a tour guide – they get in for free.

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Best time to visit Cambodia

This is a question often asked about all destinations whether it be Cambodia or another country. The best time to visit Cambodia will depend on what your activities will be when you visit Cambodia. So, the best time to visit Cambodia is going to be very personal to you. If you fancy river cruising and looking at waterfalls, then wet season. The Tonle Sap lake is a bit boring and murky in dry season. Plus, the houses that seem to float on the lake are high and dry on stilts.

If you want to remain dry the best time to visit Cambodia is November to April

Should a drop of rain (maybe more than a drop) doesn’t worry you. Then the best time to visit Cambodia is May to October. Many hotels will offer great deals during the wet season.

Things to do in Siem Reap

You will not be at a loss for things to do in Siem Reap. It has the lot – from great eateries, places to drink and dance, shows to see or do nothing! There are 100’s of social enterprise and charities that would welcome a visit. We suggest that you take great care if you wish to visit an orphanage. Orphanges in Cambodia are whole new talking point.

If you are on our meet and greet service many of the things to do in Siem Reap will be included in your itinerary and if not – we can arrange for you or online

Here are a few ideas of things to do in Siem Reap

  1. November Temple marathon
  2. Bike tours – all levels
  3. Teach at a school
  4. Sombai tour – Khmer cocktail
  5. Apsara dancing; classical Khmer dancing
  6. Phare; have an evening out at a Cambodia circus
  7. Khmer cookery class; get some great Cambodian cooking skills
  8. Tons tons more; just get yourself to this awesome city

Our meet and greet program. We have itineraries to suit all. Join us on a regular tour or create your own. Be it a couple of days or a few months. We can arrange to suit you.

Cambodia Off The Beaten Path

Here are a few places you might want to give a day to. You can go by bus, tour group or cycle

  1. Oudong
  2. Phnom Chisor
  3. Battambang
  4. Koh Dach

Getting to or from Siem Reap

Whether it is by bus, plane, boat or taxi you will find it easy to find transport. You can do it online, in our office or at your hotel.

Buses to or from Siem Reap

There is numerous bus pick up and drop off points. On our meet and greet service we will come and meet you or drop you off. The main bus depots are a few miles out of town, you will find it much more relaxing to be net there.

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Bangkok to Siem Reap

Laos to Siem Reap

Vietnam to Siem Reap (including Visa)

Flights to or from Siem Reap

Siem Reap airport is a mere 7km from the centre of the city; there are regular flights to and from Siem Reap. Airport to Siem Reap is a short taxi ride and most hotels or our meet and greet service will pick you up. Click on the route you want to take. One click simply reverses your route.

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Bangkok to Siem Reap

Laos to Siem Reap

Vietnam to Siem Reap

Boats to and from Battambang

Definitely for the more fun loving among you. Battambang boat trips are only in wet season and can be time consuming. However, if you are in no rush it is fun.

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