I consider Cambodia is a hidden gem in Southeast Asia and the Cambodia tour will allow you to see the unique culture and people along the pristine beaches and rivers in Cambodia.
You can enjoy Cambodia travel in the natural and historic monuments such as the famous Phnom Phen city, the national park, the flooded forest and many more.
A Cambodia tour also allows you to see the variety of animal life in Cambodia, including rare species of elephants, hippos, deer, and rhinos among many others.
In addition to seeing the animals, you will be able to find bird watchers to feed birds and eco-tourists to photograph the entire scenery.
The other side of the Cambodia tour offers trips to the Angkor Wat. This beautiful temple is located on the east coast of Cambodia and was built during the reign of the Khmer dynasty (in November 1969 – in April 1971).
On your Cambodia tour, you will be able to watch the sunset from the optimum position of the Angkor wat, which is located in the Valley of the Thousand Hills. Moreover, you will not get bored as there are more than a hundred different diving sites around the Angkorian Valley.
The other wonderful attraction of the Cambodia tour is the Gee Kim Ngan, where tourists can enjoy a traditional Cambodia dinner consisting of steamed chicken, vegetables, and boiled milk.
Cambodia travel also takes you to the Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat. The name of this ruin came from the former king of Cambodia. To get the full experience, make sure that you stay at the Siam Hotel located at Chedi stadium. This beautiful Cambodia hotel overlooks Chedi lake and is situated at a distance of 10 km from Angkor Wat.
Your Cambodia tour will be amazing if you go to this place, enjoy the sightseeing opportunity at Angkor Wat, and then head back to Chedi for a rejuvenating drink in the evening. Lets See Some Tourist Attractions in Cambodia
Sihanoukville is the most popular beach destination among travelers visiting Phnom Phen and the neighboring tropical islands of Cambodia. Sihanoukville enjoys a tropical climate, with pleasantly hot summers and cool winters. It is an ideal destination for families and friends who want to relax and unwind on the beach and have a good time.
Sihanoukville has long been a favorite family holiday spot, due to its peaceful ambiance, great beach access, and easy transportation accessibility from Phnom Phen. There are lots of resorts and hotels in and around Sihanoukville, catering to different tastes and budgets. and this is one of the best tourist attractions in Cambodia.
Sihanoukville has several attractions for travelers visiting the area, including the Sihanoukville Falls, which is only a few minutes away by road from the town. Waterfall visitors can get to the falls by riding the small white bus that travels along the Khao Suk Road, which is also a great way to get to other waterfalls in the area. Another great attraction is the Khao Suk Tree, a tropical forest of oak, maple, plum, and lychee trees, which offers spectacular bird watching and hiking opportunities.
Other forested attractions include the Sihanoukville Tiger Tours, the Sihanoukville Tiger Bait, and Sihanoukville Butterfly Garden. For nature lovers, the Sihanoukville Bird Sanctuary is a good option, as well as trips to the Sihanoukville Marine Science Center and the Marine Park.
#9 Preah Vihear
The original name of the temple was Preah Vihear Suryavarman, but it was later changed to Preah Vihear Cambodia, meaning the holy temple at Angkor. It was built during the reign of King Suryavarman 1. The ruins of this once beautiful temple can still be seen from the road that leads to the airport of Phnom Phen city. Since the time it was constructed, it has been regarded by the Hindus as a sacred temple, and all Hindus coming to the temple to pray to the God Shiva.
One of the most important attractions of the Preah Vihear Cambodia museum is the collection of relics from the Hindu religion, mostly from the Khmer empire and the former Sihanouk regime that used the site for both religious and political activities. Also, there are numerous small museums as well that display everyday items as well as fine art from the region such as the Preah Vihear Penhorn Museum, the Preah Vihear Falls, and the Preah Vihear Caves along with many other interesting exhibits.
The museum also has an interesting fish farm that offers visitors the opportunity to see the real-life fish, which migrate to the Angkor Temple at sunset.
#8 Tonle Sap Lake
Located in the heart of Cambodia, Tonle Sap is the second-largest freshwater lake in South-East Asia and has with a long history been a vital part of Cambodia’s culture and life. This vast freshwater lake supplies the residents with much of their fresh drinking water and also acts as an important irrigation source helping farmers in the Mekong Delta grow rice and other agricultural products.
Tonle Sap’s most important freshwater supply is the Tonle Sap River that flows through the central parts of Phnom Phen province and into the Mekong Delta. When the Mekong River overflows its banks, the Tonle Sap flows backward into Cambodia thus flooding the region once more. This flooding can last several years but some of this time is allowed for rehabilitation through draining low areas and establishing low water tables.
The Tonle Sap Lake has many interesting geological features such as an underwater fracture line that extends from the lower Mekong basin towards the Ngorongoro Crater, and cliffs running down the length of its bank. In fact, its steepness was one of the main reasons it was drained by the Mekong River in the first place; it was feared that if it kept on rising the whole of Cambodia would be underwater. In addition to the Mekong River, two other large rivers drain the Tonle Sap basin including the Lower Meghalaya River and Rachadaphisek River.
The main geology of Tonle Sap Lake relates to its seasonal flooding, which starts in June and ends in September. Although the flooding does not reach its full width during this time the upstream movement of the monsoon winds does result in a slow movement of earth and gravel further downstream which helps to keep the basin moist. It is not however possible to extract water from Tonle Sap Lake as it is no longer a waterfall and does not follow the seasonal flow reversal model. This lack of a waterfall means that the Tonle Sap Lake cannot support any sustainable fish farming, it is also not possible to develop anything at all on the land surrounding the lake.
#7 Silver Pagoda
The Silver Pagoda stands at the edge of a sacred lake on the edge of Phnom Phen city, Siem Reap and it is one of the best tourist attractions in Cambodia. It is an exquisite modern structure that looks like a pagoda with its metal roof and wooden structure. The construction took around seven and a half years and it became the biggest temple in Phnom Phen city. It is a unique example of Indo-Cambodia architecture with its 90-kilogram gold figure of a Buddha that is surrounded by temple decorations.
The pagoda stands on a terrace on top of a small hill. Inside it is a hall where rituals were performed and some secrets of Buddha’s life revealed. This is the main building of the temple and it contains the library where valuable works on religion and history were stored as well as the meeting room where Buddhist leaders and delegates gather to discuss matters of state. (Photography Not Allowed in Pagoda)
#6 Bokor Hill Station
A short drive from Angkor Wat, the Bokor Mountain, and the Chaweng River, a traveler heading towards Phnom Phen town in Southern Cambodia will find Bokor Hill Station. This beautiful hilltop destination is the final resting spot of former Royal Thai regime troops during their ill-fated invasion of South-East Asia in October 1976.
The fort and airfield were purposely built to provide the Thai Army with a temporary base from which to fight off an invading force of communist insurgents supported by the Khmer guerrillas.
The best time to visit Bokor Hill Station is from May to October. This is the optimum season in terms of tourist activity, as this is the time when most of the Khmer temples, monasteries, and historic buildings come into act.
#5 Koh Ker
Koh Ker, situated on the banks of the Angkor Bay is an archaeological hot spot located on the most sacred island of Angkor. Full day visit to the remote jungle-clad village of Garuda, a favorite haunt for travelers and artists alike, explores scenic palm-fringed coastal Cambodia to the north. The stunningly beautiful Khmer temples in this once-thriving region are a must-see, whilst the museums and galleries offer a fascinating insight into life in the Angkorian jungle
If you’re feeling brave and want to venture further afield from your holiday villas in Koh Ker you can plan a jungle trek to the eastern coast and Koh Tong, or if you prefer a more sedate trip to the far east to take in a balloon trip up the Angkorian mountain range or hire a motorcycle and go for a tour of the emerald forest from Phnom Phen town.
#4 Banteay Srei
The most famous of all temples in Cambodia, Banteay Srei is situated on Yohampou Island. The temple stands on a narrow island with the cliff that faces the sea. It was established around the time of Angkor Wat, which in turn was founded during the first century AD. Like many other ruins of earlier periods, this temple was built using red sandstone. Today, modern technology has given way to stonework and modern art which are evident in the artistic carvings that can be seen inside and outside the temple.
Banteay Srei offers a rare insight into early Cambodiaian architecture, as well as a rare view of how life was lived during the time of King Rajendravarman. The temple also has numerous small relief carvings of Buddha and other Hindu gods, as well as Hindu murals depicting different scenes from the saga of Rama, including scenes from the Yashimaland saga.
#3 Bayon Temple
The Bayon Temple at Angkor Wat is wealthy decorated Khmer ruins in Angkor in Cambodia. Built-in the mid-12th century as the sacred temple of the honored Mahayana Hindu King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon now stands in the center of Angkor’s main town, Angkor Thom, just south of Siem Reap.
The Bayon has been a favorite attraction of the tourist community coming to Angkor since the early days of the thirteenth century when it served as a royal burial site for the Hindu royal family. Today the ruins are admired by several devotees. The Bayon Temple has four principal rooms, which are decorated by a network of the staircase and can be climbed to the top of the minaret.
Each of the four main rooms in the Bayon Temple Complex is carved with elegant Hindu sculptures depicting smiling faces, These smiling faces of the divine are said to be representative of the gods themselves, who attend to the devotees of the Bayon Temple every day.
If you are looking for a unique Cambodian holiday there is no better place than Kratie. This region has been an important part of Cambodia’s history for centuries and is home to some of the finest natural wonders in Vietnam. Kratie is a seaside town along the Mekong River, about 7 miles from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, where it is by far the most populated city.
Kratie has little to offer tourists other than an evening stroll on the beachfront. However, it has plenty to offer tourists as the Mekong River runs through it is a great tourist destination with lots of historical interest. You will find here some rare species of dolphins knows as Irradwy Dolphins at present there are 70 dolphins in the river you will see a glimpse of the dolphins while traveling through the river.
#1 Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is one of the most visited tourist sites in Cambodia. It attracts thousands of visitors every year. The beautiful white temples and historic monuments are a sight to behold. There are many ruins in Angkor and some of them are quite old.
Angkor Wat in Phnom Phen is situated around five miles from the modern Cambodia city of Siem Reap, with a population of over 200,000 individuals. But when it first was constructed, it served as the chief administrative capital of the Khmer dynasty, which ruled this area at that time. A huge and very complex fort was constructed here, in the name of Angkor Wat. In the center of this fort, you will find the main Angkor Temple. This represents the god of wealth, who supposedly transported the Angkor Wat to Cambodia.
This Angkor Wat temple complex is just opposite the Angkor Wat temple. There is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Buddha. Besides, there is the Wat Khan wat, an ancient Hindu temple, inside the complex. The entire area boasts more than 460 Hindu temples, as well as a Buddhist temple for the Buddha.
It was also used as a royal palace, and today, it serves as a museum. The Wat consists of two sections: the Old Town, which houses numerous temples; and the New Town, which houses a Hindu temple as well as several other smaller shrines. The New Town is open to the public. But the Old Town is strictly off-limits, and only devotees of the Hindu faith are allowed to enter.
the best way to travel around Angkor Wat is by renting a motorcycle from the street vendors along the highway that lead into the Angkorian areas of the Wat. Tourists who rent a motorcycle can also sightsee while they are riding, and can visit any of the temples located in the vicinity.