3 places to visit in Cambodia

Cambodia is located in the center mainland of Southeast Asia, which conjures images of a splendid and mysterious past and rich of the cultural heritages, particularly the world’s renowned ancient temple city. 3 places to visit below will be good suggestions for you in a Cambodia visit.  Indochina travel Cambodia

  1. Siem Reap

The life-support system for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always the destination in Cambodia. It has reinvented itself as the cradle of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining, and sumptuous spas.

The temples of Angkor, Cambodia
The temples of Angkor, Cambodia

It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world popular temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is situated in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in Southeast Asia. The name of the city means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire win the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century. Cambodia travel pakages

  1. Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the vibrant busy capital of Cambodia. Located at the intersection of three rivers, the Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina.

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

The Cambodian capital is a chaotic yet charming place that has protected the shadows of the past to embrace a brighter future. Boasting one of the most wonderful riverfronts in the region, Phnom Penh is in the middle of a boom, with hotels, restaurants and bars ready to welcome urban visitors. Experiening emotional extremes at the National Museum and the Tuol Sleng prison, showcasing the best and worst of Cambodian history. As the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh is fast recovering its shine. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see.

  1. Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville (also known as Kompong Som in khmer), is a young seaside town in Cambodia, famous for its wonderful beaches and its surrounding islands. The city has the only one port in Cambodia that construction started in June 1955.

Kampong Saom in Sihanoukville
Kampong Saom in Sihanoukville

Covered by white-sand beaches and neglected tropical islands, Sihanoukville, also called Kompong Som, is Cambodia’s most happening beach place. Visitor numbers have risen steadily in recent years and look set to rise quickly now that flights from Siem Reap are operating daily, with more routes planned.

Nowadays, Sihanoukville is like a beach town as it is a port town, catering to beach-going travellers from Phnom Penh as well as a steadily raising number of international tourists. Still, the pace of life in Sihanoukville is very relaxed.

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