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Why Travel to Cambodia?

Ruins and lake

Cambodia is a striking country worth visiting as much for its people as for its culture. Many people run through this country too fast, ticking Angkor Wat off their list and moving on. But Cambodia is home to so much more in vibrant cities rich with history both ancient and modern, pristine white sand beaches, and passionate welcoming people.There are so many reasons to visit Cambodia, but here are some highlights: 

Siem Reap: The temples of Angkor have enough mystery and wonder to keep everyone entranced, both young and old. No traveler to the region will want to miss their extravagant beauty. Peddle through the countryside and temples avoiding the crowds for a truly singular experience to feel the spirit of Angkor. Explore the temples from sunrise to sunset! 

Tonle Sap Lake: This UNESCO Biosphere site supports hundreds of birds and other animal life, as well as several floating village communities to explore. Meet with locals and see how life is on the lake. Learn about the village life while visiting a local school, see the smoking of catfish, and speak to a fisherman while he is making repairs on his net. Cruise the lake until sunset! 

Sihanoukville: A small touristy town, but the sourrounding islands are mellow and pristine. Still relatively untouched by tourists, venture on to the nearby islands for laid-back beach-bungalow resorts. While they aren't a deserted paradise, the islands still possess a tranquility that is hard to find these days. Top pick is a stay at Song Saa on Kog Oun. Head to the islands! 

Phnom Penh: A chaotic yet charming city with one of the most beautiful river fronts in the region. This thriving city full of temples, markets, and bustling alleyways showcases the best of Cambodian culture and history. Witness the intersection of Cambodian, Chinese, and French influences that make this city the heart of Cambodia. Ride through the city on cyclo!

Kampong Thom: A small rural community between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, known for its Pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk. Take part in rural life by riding ox carts through villages, cooking class with a local family, and learning about rice farming in the fields of a local farmer. Soak up the countryside!

Ready to find out why Cambodia is such a great destination? Check out our custom trips to Cambodia or give us a call at 800-345-4453.

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