Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. Something similar I would suggest to you when you plan a trip to Cambodia.
Cambodia is famous for historical sites, scenic beauty and people with a bright wide welcoming smile on their countenance. Cambodia provides you with a number of things to do for a perfect trip.
Here is the list of 7 interesting things to do in Cambodia:
1. Explore Cambodia on a bike
Traveling in the midst of beauty in the car is certainly not a good idea. Ride a bike to feel the breeze gently touching your face and entangling your tresses. Inhaling in the freshness of the serene place. It is an easy and convenient way for sightseeing and surpassing all the traffic chaos. You can make use of Husqvarna motorcycles while exploring the country.
2. Try some Cambodian specialty in food and drinks
Cambodia serves you a platter full of variety, they don’t believe in usual staple food. A popular breakfast dish is k’tieu, a noodle soup prepared with pork, beef, or seafood. There are many other options you can try for breakfast.
For lunch and dinner, the most well-known preparation is amok, a curry made with coconut milk and served with milk. It is not very spicy food on the list. For desserts try some sweetmeat, a blended fruit drink.
When it comes to sipping some alcoholic drink, two most popular beers – Anchor and Angkor should be tried. They both are light and domestic. Wine like Angry Orchard and The Dimple Pinch Scotch are imported too.
3. Long Set Beach, Koh Rong
Are you looking for a place away from the real world where you can connect with yourself more? Koh Rong Sanloem Island is one of those places that you shouldn’t miss. Its pristine beauty is still untouched by tourism. White sand and clear blue water will make your stay here longer. Watch for different birds and animals that are rarely visible in daily life. This is the place where you can be at peace and listen to your thoughts. It is away from city chaos with limited electricity and wifi supply which makes it rustic and close to nature.
Location: Koh Rong, Cambodia
4. Shopping in Cambodia
Want to shop? Yes. Confused about where to shop from? Here are a few shopping sites scooped up for you:
- Daughters of Cambodia:
If you are interested in fashion accessories made from natural dyes and eco-friendly cotton then you are at right place. It is an NGO dedicated to providing support to the victims of sex trafficking and prostitution.
Things to shop: Bags, Clothes, and Accessories
If you want to buy some silk and cotton fabrics for yourself or your loved ones, you need to check Samota. It is a store which provides a unique blend of cotton and silk with lotus fibers. Natural fibers of plants such as lotus and banana are used to soften the texture of silk and cotton, sounds amazing!
Things to shop: Clothing made from plant fiber blend.
- Theam’s House:
The beautiful store is owned by Cambodian designer and artist who goes by the name Theam. His store features many traditional artifacts. The beautiful antique pieces can be bought as decorative items for your living area.
Things to shop: Lacquer creations and artwork.
- Angkor Night Market:
The market has different stalls that offer a variety of beautiful art pieces. It has nightclubs and bars too where you can enjoy live performances by talented actors. Do try fish massage, it is super relaxing.
Things to shop: Souvenirs, silk, handicraft
5. Visit Ta Prohm
Prohm is a most scenic temple located in the Angkor region. It is built in traditional Khmer style in the midst of trees and jungle. During 1992 this temple was declared as UNESCO world heritage sites. The temple can be visited from 5 am to 6 pm every day.
6. Scuba Diving
Cambodia is famous for scuba diving. You need to try this and experience marine life and rich presence of coral reefs. It provides unlimited entertainment to diving enthusiast all through the year. I would call it a lifetime experience.
You can also have this experience in Australia. There are many options such as Queensland, Tangalooma Wrecks.
While traveling in Australia, don’t forget to carry a roof basket on your car. It will keep your luggage protected.
Location – Koh Rong, Koh Rong Saloem, Koh Kon, Koh Tang and Koh Prins islands.
Preferable Season: All through the year; diving is open for tourists.
7. Visit War Museum
Visiting a museum may sound like a boring idea to you? But actually, it is the most interesting place to visit as it gives a detailed picture of a particular place and its history. It transports you back in the time and introduces to you the wars fought. This museum as name suggests tells the tale of war and sacrifice. The interesting thing is that many soldiers who once served in the war are the guides here. You actually get a first-hand experience of the Cambodian war history with a preserved collection of the jet fighter plane, helicopters, artillery, and other models.
Cambodia is a land of culture and beauty. I hope this article proves helpful to you in planning your trip to Cambodia. If you explore any new places except these, do share with us and other readers. Travel and explore to the fullest!
About the author:
Rebecca has been closely studying the travel industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends and also likes to write about food and beverages, particularly wine.
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