Cambodia

Why Cambodia ?

Cambodia is a Kingdom of Wonders with a mixture of the ancient masterpieces and vibrant modern in big cities. Traveling to Cambodia, you will see the smiling faces of friendly and meek Khmer people whose country surpassed a glorious Angkor era, but pulled back by Khmer Rouge with tough and dark history. Those charm smiles are the positive belief to the brighter future. Cambodia is an awe-inspiring destination to experience unique attractions like mysterious Angkor temples, exotic nature, stunning beaches, beautiful countryside and wildlife. The country is available with good budget accommodation to high-end services.

Click City Names for infos Cambodia Phnom PenhCambodiaSiem ReapBattambangPreah VihearKampong ThomKampong ChamRatanakiriMondulkiriCardamom MountainsKepKampotSihanouk VilleKoh Rong

 

Capital: Phnom Penh

Situating in the center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh also sits right at the confluences of Mekong Rivers and country’s gigantic Tonle Sap Lake. Evidently, this perfect location made Phnom Penh the capital city of Cambodia and getting more and more vibrant. The city’s economy and all aspects of life getting recovered and developing after all the war impacts of either positive or negative; and the Khmer Rouge devastation. The French protectorate left with the heirlooms of colonial buildings like the National Library, Central Market, Royal Palace, National Museum and so on. Then the revolution Khmer Rouge brought the killings, deserts and setting up of prisons S21 and the killing fields. Along with Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Battambang, Phnom Penh is a significant tourist destination of Cambodia.

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Best time to go
Best time to go

November to February

SUGGEST ITINERARY
SUGGEST ITINERARY

Sunset cruises , architecture tours

Travel types
Travel types

Classic, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Sustainable

NEAREST TRANSPORTATION
NEAREST TRANSPORTATION

Phnom Penh International Airport



Cambodia gastronomy bears some influences of neighbors Thailand and Vietnam and does not sound outstanding to the visitor visiting this country for the first time. Indeed, Cambodia is a country comprised of big water reservoirs when locating at the conjunction of Mekong River and Tonle Sap giant Lake, seashore and plain rural area that the cuisine essence is unique with different unique recipes for fish and rice. Khmer people cook fish is many ways like boil, fry, grill, make fermented sauces and smoke them. Meanwhile, rice is the basic dish that served in any meals of Cambodian people. 

The very first dish to try in Cambodia is Fish Amok in which Khmer people use banana leaves to wrap fish with coconut milk and other ingredients and have it steamed. Amok, a mousse like texture dish, is among the most popular dishes of Cambodia. Other dishes worth a try are Kuy Teav or Cambodian noodle soup, Crab and pepper most famous in Kep province, Chive cakes made of glutinous rice, Tarantula found in most parts of Cambodia but most authentic in Skun spider market, Khmer curry, etc.

Traveling to Cambodia introduces fantastic journey to explore charming landscapes and amazing UNESCO Heritage of Angkor. The country topography is featured by plain, ocean and thick rainfall jungle that is appealing for any kinds of trips from classic exploration, wellness journey, beach leisure, adventurous journey or culture tours. 

The Classic Cambodia routes

The most highlighted and popular provinces of Cambodia for classic visits are Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Battambang and Sihanoukville. To explore the best of Siem Reap, it takes average 2 nights while seeing the most outstanding places of Phnom Penh can be done in a day. Battambang is a rural province around 165km in the south west of Siem Reap province which could be reached by car or local boat. Battambang feature peaceful countryside landscapes and the French colonial influences. Though day trip to Battambang from Siem Reap is possible, overnight itinerary is always highly recommended to gain an insight of the land. Sihanoukville is a south west province of Cambodia closed to Thailand Gulf site that treat the visitors with stunning pristine turquoise beaches. 

Other Cambodia routes to enjoy

There are scatters of national parks in almost parts of Cambodia that offers diverse categories of wildlife, nature, waterfalls, etc. for forest trekking, bird and wildlife watching, hill hiking. Cycling through rural provinces instead of flying or car driving offers more chances to interact with locals and beat the hidden trails. Some of routes to consider are southern seashore provinces Kep – Kampot, the paths to Preah Vihear temple, escapes on the plateaus in Mondulkiri, the conquer of Cardamom mountains, or the admiration of Mekong River in Stung Treng and memorable trek to minority villages in Rattanakiri.

Best months to visit Cambodia are from Nov to Mar when the weather is sunny, dry and moderate with temperature from 25 to 30 Celsius degree. April and May are the hottest months of 35 to 40 Celsius degree. During those two months, the Tonle Sap Lake level is also at its lowest level that make boat trip on the lake difficult. The rest months from June to October belong to green season with occasional rains of which September and October are with most heavy rains. However, the landscapes during this period are luxuriant. 

Tourists traveling to Cambodia can achieve e-visa or visa on arrival or are exempted. None is required to arrange the visa approval letters in advance.

Cambodia e-visa and visa on arrival

Almost countries in the world could either receive Cambodia visa on arrival or achieve Cambodia e-visa in advance via https://www.evisa.gov.kh and pay the visa fee of USD 30/ person. Those proceed e-visa in advance won’t have to prepare a passport photo for custom when arrive, meanwhile the guests proceed Cambodia visa on arrival should prepare. 

These nationalities can only get Cambodia visa on arrival: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Syria

Cambodia visa exempt

There are 9 nationalities get Cambodia visa exempt including Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. All of those nationalities get up to 30 days visa except Seychelles and Thailand receive 14 days exemption only.

By flight

There are three international airports in Cambodia for the entries to this country. The very first one is Siem Reap Airport where leads the passengers close to Angkor Temples. Direct flights from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore to Siem Reap are available. Phnom Penh Airport in the capital city of Cambodia is also available with the direct flights from those countries; plus, Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines. The third one is Sihanoukville Airport for trips to pristine beaches of Cambodia like Koh Rong and Koh Rong Saloem Islands; or the exotic jungle of Cardamom.

By land

Cambodia shares borders with Laos, Thailand and Vietnam that there are routes to cross the border to enter Cambodia

From Laos

After sightseeing in southern Laos with 4,000 islands, travelers can cross Nong Nok Khiene border in Don Det and get in Cambodia via Stung Treng Province. 

From Thailand

There are five international border crosses between Thailand and Cambodia which can be done by either train or land drive. They are Poipet, Cham Yeam, O Smach, Psar Pruhm and Choam borders in Thailand. Among those Poipet is the most popular gate.

From Vietnam

Traveling from Vietnam to Cambodia by land can proceed with the pass of borders Moc Bai, Vinh Xuong, Xa Xia, Tinh Bien, Le Thanh, Xa Mat and Loc Ninh. Among those, the Moc Bai and Vinh Xuong are the most popular points for the tourist with high quality tourism buses via Moc Bai; and the 4-hour speed boat to Phnom Penh via Vinh Xuong ports.

Cambodia tours
Indochina gastronomy 19 days

Indochina gastronomy 19 days

Culninary - 19 days 18 nights

3.000$
A life time journey to taste and learn of Indochina gastronomy with inspiring cooking classes in three countries as well as thrilling street food tours by either walking or local tuk tuk. Vietnam never disappoints you with full of dining experiences like a street food tour in Hanoi Old Quarter, and a cooking class at a local house nearby Red River, very unique lunch of “Rice with salts” which sounds monotone but quite sophisticated and a cooking class in garden house settings in Hue. Plus, you will have lunch to taste the fresh vegetable pick from Tra Que vegetable village in Hoi An and a special dinner “Dining in the Dark” in Ho Chi Minh City. Khmer Cuisine in Cambodia is somewhat influenced by neighbor countries but still make their unique taste. You will have a Phnom Penh street food tour with a local passionate chef; and an interaction with local villagers to create rice noodle and cook the noodle soup in a countryside region of Siem Reap. Laos gastronomy is inspiring; simple but tasty. The cooking class in Luang Prabang as well as a stroll to local market is intriguing. Nevertheless, all the best attractions of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are still input that reinforce your understand on those countries from different aspects.
Cambodia culinary 6 days 5 nights

Cambodia culinary 6 days 5 nights

Culninary - 6 days 5 nights

250$
Cambodia Culinary trip to explore the most highlighted attractions of Cambodia and gain insight on Cambodian cuisine. There are cooking class hosted by the passionate chef in Phnom Penh, an exciting street food tour in Siem Reap and the visit to rural village Bong Thom where you will hand on making rice noodle and preparing your own breakfast in traditional way. Paying a visit to the Angkor stunning Temples, the Royal Palace, the National Museum and so on enhances your understand on cultures and culinary of this country.
INDOCHINA HONEYMOON TRIP 17 DAYS

INDOCHINA HONEYMOON TRIP 17 DAYS

Honeymooners - 17 days 16 nights

3.000$
A awe-aspiring and pleasant honeymoon trip to explore the best of three Indochina countries Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. There are private moments for the couple to enjoy their time together like cooking class in Hanoi, a romantic dinner on bamboo raft in Hoi An and some of leisure day to just chill-out at the properties. All the highlights of each countries are input for your exploration to Hanoi capital city, marvelous Halong Bay overnight cruise, Hoi An ancient town, tumultuous Ho Chi Minh city and tranquil Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Siem Reap in Cambodia with the intriguing Angkor Temples of unique design and architecture with ornate of cultural and religious carvings. Luang Prabang in Laos will slow you down with leisure walk around the old town, pleasant cruise on Mekong River to Pak Pu Cave and the fantasy of Kuangsi Waterfalls.
Cambodia honeymoon 10 days

Cambodia honeymoon 10 days

Honeymooners - 10 days 9 nights

1.200$
A honeymoon package to explore Cambodia with some romantic arrangement, getaway of relaxing moments and escape on pristine beach in the gulf of Thailand. During the trip, you will expedite the highlights of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with the input of some free time for your own enjoyment. Visit the colonial city, the Royal Palace and Khmer fine art at National Museum in Phnom Penh. Plus, there is a half day cycling on isolated silk island with tranquil rural life. In Siem Reap, you will unlock the Angkor Temples, and interact with local life by participating in diverse activities with the villagers. Enjoy the romance while having dinner at Chandara Villa. In the end of the trip, enjoy the resorts with private beaches on Koh Rong Island.
Cambodia Beach Free & Easy 4 Days

Cambodia Beach Free & Easy 4 Days

Beach leisure - 4 days 3 nights

250$
Sihanoukville is a southern province of Cambodia offering the best beaches in Cambodia. Despite the fact that there are industrial and economic transforms which affected the pristine and exotic of Sihanoukville; travelers to Cambodia still able to find beach escapes. While Koh Rong saloem is the option for parties and reasonable price properties, Koh Rong is quieter and more pristine. Located on the Koh Rong are many higher-end resorts processing private beach. Plus, this island is not only for beach escape but also popular to divers and snorkelers. There are direct flights from Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur, Malina and some cities of China to Sihanoukville.
Cambodia wellness journey 08 days

Cambodia wellness journey 08 days

Wellness Journey - 8 days 7 nights

250$
A wellness package in Cambodia to explore the Angkor Temples in Siem Reap and spend most of time enjoy wellness at Navutu Dream Resort in Siem Reap and chill-out at a beach resort in Sihanoukville. Navutu is a Wellness Resort setting in lush gardens with 3 swimming pools. There are plenty of options for yoga, holistic treatment and healing spa. Travel to Koh Rong Island, you can spend time relaxing on private white sandy beach of Royal sand Resort and enjoy the Senses Spa as well as Yoga sessions available at resort.

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