With an inspiring and also depressing history, Cambodia is a one-of-a-kind destination located in the heart mainland of Southeast Asia. Fabled temples and countless monuments still remind travelers of the history and the Khmer empire. But Cambodia is more than its temples. Not only the urban areas surprise with sophistication, especially the local people and their unbreakable spirit and optimism add something special to a visit of this enigmatic kingdom.
How to get there by plane?
Most visitors either fly to Siem Reap International Airport or Phnom Penh International Airport. Sihanoukville also has an airport available.
How to get there by land?
There are several options to travel to Cambodia via land. Most visitors cross borders via Thailand (Poipet – the classic one or Trat – by boat), Vietnam (Kampot – the classic one or Vinh Xuong – by boat) and Laos (Veun Kham).
You easily will get a visa on arrival at the Cambodian border crossings. You will also get one at the airport e.g. Siem Reap or Phnom Penh International Airport. The tourist visa allows you to stay in the country for up to 30 days and costs around 30 EUR.
The Khmer cuisine is dominated by water, rice and freshwater fish. Average meals typically consist of more than one dish and contrast flavors, textures and temperatures. Khmer cuisine reminds one of Vietnamese and Thai food with Chinese and French influences.
Did you ever dream of living on a lonely island? Koh Ta Kiev might be the right place. This remote island will surprise you with sandy beaches, wild jungle hikes, coral reefs, one-of-a-kind accommodation and untouched nature.
Close to Sihanoukville you will find a seemingly endless stretch of beach which is the clean, quiet and peaceful contrary to the often devaluated Sihanoukville beaches. Although Otres is no longer the empty stretch of beach it once was you can still find your own patch of sand.
Visiting the capital city of a country is always exciting. And Phnom Penh is a very vibrant and bustling one. The city still remains a lot of charme with its French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture.
Siem Reap and its province are famous due to one main reason: Cambodia’s major tourism hub, the world famous temples of Angkor, lie in the north of the city. These temple ruins turned Siem Reap into a boomtown in less than half a decade.