12 Best Things To Do in Cambodia
Located in the southern part of Asia's Central South Peninsula, Cambodia is an ancient country with a long history of civilization. The overall level of consumption in Cambodia is relatively low. What to do when traveling to Cambodia? There are top 12 recommended things for you to do in Cambodia.
1、Explore the secrets of the ancient Khmer empire in Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat, the capital of the most powerful Khmer kingdom in Southeast Asia's history, was inundated by the jungle after the country's economic decline. It was not discovered until more than 500 years later that the world was circulating, and it was not known how many secrets were hidden. The mysterious Khmer smile, the ancient temples with broken bricks, the finely carved stone murals and the boulder-stacked air halls, all of which are unsolved mysteries, waiting for you to savor and explore the mystery.
2、Visit Vietnamese Floating Village in Tonlé Sap Lake
Tonlé Sap Lake, as the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, has nurtured the Khmer nation. Cambodian people have still regarded it as a mother lake. On the Tonlé Sap Lake, there are many people living on the water, forming one after another water village. As the most representative one, Chong Kneas Floating Village receives many international tourists every year. While visiting Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, if you still have time, you may wish to explore here and ease the visual fatigue caused by the relics of the temple.
3、Learn a dark Khmer history in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
The Museum is located in the south of the city. It was originally a high school. It was used as a concentration camp for prisoners in the Bobo period, also known as the S-21 prison. More than 17,000 intellectuals, civilians, women and children were imprisoned here, and countless people were tortured to death every day. Until the Yokoyama Forest regime entered Phnom Penh in 1979, there were only 14 bodies and 7 survivors left in the concentration camp. The instruments and presentations displayed in the museum are creepy. In addition, there are documentary film broadcasts every day at 10 am and 3 pm.
Location：Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh, 3, Cambodia
Opening hours: 7:30-17:30
4、Experience a unique bamboo train trip in Battambang
In Battambang of Cambodia, there is a kind of “bamboo train” that is known as the unique transportation in the world. The locals call the bamboo car Norry which is a kind of traffic that has disappeared. This so-called bamboo train is actually a bamboo board with a large bed and runs on these mottled and worn rails. After the acceleration, it starts to bump. Now it is an event that everyone will experience in Battambang. Bamboo trains are long and the speed is not exciting, but it is very interesting.
5、Enjoy the pristine beaches in Sihanoukville
The pristine and natural beaches in Sihanoukville are considered a holiday paradise by Western backpackers and rich local Cambodians. From Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Island, you can do scuba diving or snorkeling, oxygen cylinder diving or snorkeling. Masks and breathing tubes can be rented anywhere on the snorkeling island, and there are snorkeling spots everywhere.
6、Watch The Smile of Angkor
This performance with a huge lineup and wonderful content is magnificent. It was jointly created by artists from Cambodia and China. It uses modern high-tech techniques to condense all the essences of the Angkor dynasty. It was hailed by the audience as "The Museum of Culture and Art in Cambodia".
Location : Smile Angkor Grand Theater, Siem Reap (North of the Apsara roundabout on Apsara Road)
Time : The Smile of Angkor is 70 minutes long and is played every day from 19:15 to 20:25.
7、Sit on the Angkor Balloon
There are special companies near Angkor Wat to operate a hot air balloon sightseeing project. Take a hot air balloon, it can take you to a height of 180 meters. The entire Angkor dynasty is unobstructed. In addition to Angkor Wat, you can also enjoy the Bakken Temple and Bayon Temple and the entire Siem Reap city. There are two flights per day: 6:10-6:40 am and 17:00-17:30 pm. There are two types of flight experience: 200 meters from the fixed point, 10-15 minutes, and $15/person; The Angkor ruins and the Tonle Sap lake shuttle flight, 40 minutes, $125/person.
Location: 1 km west of Angkor Wat Entrance, Siem Reap, Cambodia
8、Ride Cambodian Helicopters
There are a number of helicopter companies in Cambodia that offer a full range of services, including Angkor aerial tours. For those who love flying, this is a thrilling and unique journey with a bird's eye view of the famous Angkor and the idyllic scenery. Helicopter tours range from 8 minutes to 48 minutes, with prices ranging from $90 to $430.
Location: 658 St Hup Quan, Siem Reap, Cambodia
9、Take a Casino tour
There are many casino games in Cambodia, and there will be wonderful music performances in the evening. There are a lot of people coming here every day, you can try your luck here.
10、Go to Pub Street in Siem Reap
Pub Street is a landmark in Siem Reap. The streets are full of restaurants and bars. It is very lively, and almost all tourists come to eat and spend time in the evening. When night falls, Pub Street is also bustling. There are many bars and stalls in Pub Street. Some of the bars here offer dance performances, and some have a comfortable environment where you can have a drink and chat with friends. In any case, here you can definitely relax and enjoy the night in Cambodia.
11、Buy things in Angkor Night Market
There are several night markets in Angkor, and the largest is the Angkor Night Market. There are more than 240 shops selling a wide variety of items, including traditional handicrafts, silk, paintings, wood carvings and more. Walking slowly here, you can definitely find the treasure you want. But remember to bargain with the merchants, sometimes you can buy what you want at an unexpected price!
12、Experience Cambodian massage
Massage SPA is an important industry in many Southeast Asian tourist destinations. The service environment and the level of travellers from high-end luxury to affordable, adapting to various economic situations. All large and medium sized hotels offer a variety of massages and spa services, and there are some very nice small massage parlours in the city.